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Meet Dr. Comfort

Santa Ana dentist Janelle Comfort DMD

Dr. Janelle Comfort is originally from Orange, California, just 10 minutes away from Santa Ana, and after attending dental school and practicing out of state, she’s so happy to be back home. She knows it sounds cliché, but she says the best part about her job is getting patients out of pain as well as giving them beautiful smiles they can be proud of. She truly enjoys getting to meet new people every day, and before she meets you, you can get to know her a little better by reading on below.

dr. Comfort

Why did you decide to become a dentist?

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Dr. Comfort always loved art growing up, from ceramics to sculpting to woodshop to just painting and sketching. She was also always good at math and science, but she didn't find true love for science until she took physiology/anatomy in high school. This led her to the health field. When she initially looked into dentistry, she didn't know too much about it. Only after working as a dental assistant for 2 years in college did she see how it was the perfect combination of science and art. She deeply enjoys working with her hands and creating meaningful relationships. From surgery to cosmetics, she strives to be a dentist that does absolutely everything for her patients. In her words, “I love to be the one to gain the trust of the patient, and then be able to tell them with confidence that I can execute their treatment to the highest of standards.”

Where did you study dentistry?

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After graduating from UC Irvine, Dr. Comfort was accepted into the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Since obtaining her dental degree, she has feverishly pursued continuing education in basically every category of dentistry: dental implants, Invisalign, endodontics (root canals), restorative dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry. She also stays up to date on the latest findings and advancements in the field through various professional organizations, including:

American Dental Association logo Academy of General Dentistry logo California Dental Association logo Spear Study club logo

What do you like to do outside of the dental office?

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In her quieter moments, Dr. Comfort likes to spend her downtime with her husband Matt, who is a dentist in the Army, as well as their dog Kira, a Shiba Inu. Otherwise, she tends to be a bit of a thrill seeker and enjoys sky diving, bungee jumping, white water rafting, scuba diving, and pretty much anything else that gets her heart pumping. She’s also an avid cook and loves the occasional bottle of wine along with some meat and cheese.