Meet Our Team

Jenny Neglerio, DDS

Born and raised in Rancho Penasquitos, Dr. Jenny Neglerio is an alumni to Adobe Bluffs, Black Mountain and Mt. Carmel. She continued on to the University of California, Irvine to receive her Bachelors degree in Biological Sciences before receiving her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry. She spent a year working in Hawaii to complete her Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency in a community clinic setting and admits she had the time of her life out there.

She decided to come back to San Diego shortly after because she is hoping to one day raise a family here with her husband. Just like her mom, she takes pride in the care she has for her patients and does her best to build trust and a lasting relationship with everyone.

On her free time she loves to spend the time relaxing, and her other hobbies include scuba diving, surfing and photography. Two of her largest passions are travelling and volunteering, both locally and abroad. She has been recognized by the American Dental Association for her work serving underprivileged communities internationally in 2014 and again in 2019.

Kaitlyn Neglerio, DMD, MPH

Also Rancho Penasquitos-raised, Dr. Kay attended the University of California, Riverside to obtain her Bachelors degree in Biology. She received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Arizona School of Dental and Oral Health in Phoenix, Arizona. After moving to New York City, she completed her General Practice Residency working in several hospital clinics including Mount Sinai Hospital, Jamaica Medical Center, James J. Peters VA Medical Center, and Lincoln Medical Center.

While working towards her dental degree, she also furthered her education with a Masters in Public Health to become a strong leader in her community to educate about good oral health and its benefits in our overall health. She has also volunteered abroad on dental mission trips with both Dr. Neglerio (Philippines) and Dr. Jenny (Panama, Honduras).

What she loves most about coming back home to San Diego is being able to be closer to family and also the weather. She enjoys paddle boarding and going to La Jolla Cove for a good swim. She is also an avid runner and hopes to one day complete the 7 Continents Challenge to run a marathon on every continent. Unfortunately, her Antarctica marathon was cancelled last year due to Covid but she hopes it will continue next year to get closer to her goal.

Cynthia Espares, RDA

Cynthia is the right and left hand for both Dr. Neglerio and Dr. Jenny. She has been assisting Dr. Neglerio since the practice opened in 2001. Cynthia enjoys her role in patient education and comfort, meeting new people, and being part of a team who has become her second family. Dr. Neglerio believes Cynthia is an essential component of the office since she is always loyal to her work, and always provides excellent care for our patients.

When you meet Cynthia you’ll learn her laugh is just as contagious as her smile. In or out of the office, Cynthia enjoys dancing. She also loves to spend her free time with her husband, two daughters, and youngest son.

Joanna De Jesus, Office Manager

Joanna has been with Dr. Grace Neglerio since 2012. As soon as you walk into the practice, she welcomes you with the biggest smile. She works hard to make sure the operations of the office is running smoothly, and will do her best to accommodate to every patients needs. From coordinating the schedule, to billing your dental insurance, and even presenting treatment, Joanna can you help you in every means possible.

She loves getting to know our patients, and their families. So please don’t be shy to open up to her. Joanna who also grew up in Rancho Penasquitos, is an alumni of Mt. Carmel High School.

During her free time, she enjoys watching her daughter play soccer for the local club league. Her dream is to see her play someday for the national team! Joanna is an avid coffee drinker, enjoys going out for brunch on the weekend, and recently got back into indoor cycling

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