Meet our Dental Staff in Sunnyvale, CA!
Our dental practice is privileged to have a team of well qualified, gentle, and caring staff members. All are CPR certified and licensed in their area of expertise. Staff members keep current in dental procedures and technology through frequent continuing education courses. They are committed to making your dental experience as pleasant and as satisfying as possible.
Thomas Carr, D.D.S. & JoAnne Carr, D.D.S.
Drs. Thomas and JoAnne Carr are 1983 graduates of Loyola University School of Dentistry.They met in dental school where they were seated alphabetically next to one another in their classes. Dr. Tom convinced Dr. JoAnne, an Illinois native, that California was the place to be, and so after graduation they relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where they have lived ever since.
They have practiced dentistry in the Sunnyvale office since 1989, where they love seeing both new and long-time patients and helping them keep their mouths healthy.
Both doctors are active members of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and the Santa Clara Dental Society.
Dr. JoAnne spent the year following dental school in a general practice residency at the VA Hospital in San Francisco. She currently spends her time in the office in the hygiene portion of the practice, doing cleanings and exams. Maintaining teeth and gums for the long term (“oral health for life”) gives her great pleasure. Out of the office, Dr. JoAnne plays piano in a variety of settings, including her church choir, community choral groups, and as an accompanist for solo vocalists and instrumentalists. When she’s not doing music, she loves to hike, cook (using produce from her garden), and she even tries her hand at knitting.
Dr. Tom’s post-graduate studies include FACE (Foundation for Advanced Continuing Education) www.facedentistry.org, the Restorative & Adhesive Study Group at UCSF, and the Silicon Valley Study Group, focusing on implant dentistry. Drs. Tom and JoAnne and team have participated in programs at the Shuster Center for Professional Development and Mercer Global Advisors, allowing them to better serve their patients through development of their personal and professional values.
Dr. Tom enjoys the beauty of God’s creation through backpacking, hiking and photography. His photos are displayed throughout the office, and he invites you to see his more of his work at www.thomascarrimages.com .
The Carr’s have had the opportunity over the years to serve those in need both in California through CDA Cares (https://www.cdafoundation.org/cda-cares) and in Central and South America with Global Health Outreach (https://www.cmda.org/missions/detail/global-health-outreach) and Dental Community Fellowship (www.dcf.org). Their most recent trip to Ecuador included dental students and experienced dentists who worked together in a clinic helping those in Quito who sought dental care.
The Carr’s are blessed to have a daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter who live in Santa Barbara.
Jill – Registered Dental Hygienist
I have been a hygienist with Drs. Carr since 2001 and have worked in the dental field since 1987. I graduated from Foothill Dental College in 1991. I grew up in the Sunnyvale area and love bumping into people I knew in my childhood. Outside the office, you’ll find me spending time with my husband and two daughters. We enjoy biking, reading and playing with our Chihuahua mix, Cap. I love helping my patient’s mouth stay tip top healthy at Drs. Carr’s!
Linda – Registered Dental Hygienist
I have been part of Drs. Carr’s team since 1994. I like to read biographies, paint and sew (my goal is to make a quilt!) I enjoy attending Oakland A’s games with my children, who played a big part in getting me excited about baseball. I’ve really enjoyed getting to know my patients over the many years here with the Carr’s.
Nicole – Business Administrator
I have worked for the Carr’s since 2000 and in the dental field since 1994. It gives me great pleasure to make our patients feel like part of our extended family, and make their dental experience as easy and enjoyable as possible. When I’m not at work I spend countless hours at my daughter's dance studio, volunteering at her school and volunteering at our church. I also enjoy reading, hiking and spending time with my family and friends.
Jenni – Dental Assistant
I am the newest member of the Carr's dental team, and have been working in the dental field since 2006. Making my patients smile is my #1 goal of each day. When I'm not at work I love spending time with my husband and two boys. My favorite hobby is baking - which takes up a lot of my time and doesn't leave much for anything else!
Daisy Rose Carr - Office Mascot
I was born in the Ozarks of Missouri to a litter of nine. My dad is a cocker spaniel and my mother a golden retriever. My sister and I flew to California when I was ten weeks old. I like to bark at squirrels and crows, smell stuff, chase my tail, sleep, and eat anything that comes my way. But, by far, my favorite thing to do is destroy stuff people leave laying around on the floor.