Dr. Lori C. Cho
Dr. Lori C. Cho was raised in Torrance, Southern California. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Cellular Biology Department in 1995. Dr. Cho then spent two years doing research at DNAX in Palo Alto, CA, one of Schering-Plough’s research centers before she decided to go to a dental school.
From childhood, art and science have always been Dr. Cho’s favorite subjects. She appreciates beautiful artistic works and enjoys drawings and paintings. Science, on the other hand, inspires and challenges her and she gets fulfillment in the process of finding answers. It is no wonder she chose the dental profession as her career, because to her, dentistry is a field where science and art are well-integrated.
Dr. Cho graduated from Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1999. After graduating from Harvard, she decided to go back to Southern California to live closer to her parents. She has worked as an associate dentist in a large group practice about 15 years in Southern California until her family decided to move up to a bay area in 2015. After her family has settled in San Jose area, Dr. Cho has worked with her sister who has a private dental office in South San Jose. Dr. Cho has now joined our practice.
Dr. Cho is a family-oriented person with a 9 years old daughter. She likes spending time with her daughter and her husband together whenever she can. They go ice skating together since her daughter loves ice skating. Dr. Cho has taught herself crocheting amigurumis (stuff toys) for her daughter. Now those have become her and her daughter’s precious collections. On her free time, she enjoys painting with water colors and acrylics.
Dr. Michael O. Bambico
Dr. Michael O. Bambico was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Bambico moved to Washington state to attend college at the University of Puget Sound. He received a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Business Administration. He worked for a major corporation for three years before he decided to pursue his childhood dream, dentistry. He attended the University of California San Francisco Dental School. He met his wife, Mary A. Marshall, in dental school. They both graduated from UCSF Dental School in 1987. Dr. Bambico received the Operative Dentistry Award. After graduation, Dr. Bambico followed his wife to Texas to support her military career. After passing the Texas State Board, he volunteered at the University of Texas, San Antonio Dental School Prosthodontic Department. Colleagues invited him to join their practices at Carillion Hills Dental Center. But, his heart was set on returning to California. He contacted his former dental school instructor, Dr. Irving Belfield, and inquired about an associateship. He and his wife, Dr. Marshall, were extremely fortunate to acquire Dr. Belfield's well established and high quality general dentistry practice in 1988. After ten years, Dr. Bambico moved the practice to its present location.
Dr. Marshall was forced into an early retirement in 1993 due to bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome. Surgery did not correct the problem.
He has coached basketball at various levels, including AAU. He likes anything Art Deco, Art Noveau, and Frank Lloyd Wright. These were the inspirations for his office design and logo. He is an avid supporter of the Tiny House Movement and has converted a Sprinter van into quite a functional and versatile mobile home. He travels and golfs along the West Coast and hopes to slowly venture and discover more of the United States.
Dr. Bambico is a member of the Santa Clara Dental Society, California Dental Association and the American Dental Association.