Meet Our Team




Evelyn Grace Neglerio, DMD

Dr. Evelyn Grace Neglerio received her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the Centro Escolar University, School of Dentistry in the Philippines. She started as a Registered Dental Assistant when she first came to California and worked her way up to pass the dental boards to obtain her dental license while working full time and supporting her family of 5. After working in several offices throughout northern and southern San Diego, she took the initiative to open a practice of her own to better serve the local community where she and her husband raised their three kids in Rancho Penasquitos.

She is very fun loving and enjoys getting to know her patients, and vice versa as everyone becomes family to her. Her gentle touch and attentive, caring demeanor are some of her greatest qualities that help make her patients feel at ease.

She loves tending to her garden (orchids are her favorite!), spending her mornings walking around her neighborhood and sometimes to the top of Black Mountain, and spending time with family especially with her two grandkids.





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.













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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