AboutLaguna Niguel Cosmetic Dentist

Laguna Niguel Cosmetic Dentist is a Laguna Niguel based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Cristina Petit, Dr. James Shunk, and Dr. Thanh Do and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 949-625-1592 and experience why our patients think Laguna Niguel Cosmetic Dentist is the best dentist in Laguna Niguel.

Our site allows you to get to meet our Doctors and Staff before your appointment so please take some time to go over our biographies. We do not want our patients to have any needless anxiety about their dental appointments.

We specialize in Cosmetic and Family Dentistry at practices in Laguna Niguel and Upland. Our team is dedicated to offering only the highest quality dental care available. To achieve this goal, our Doctors and Staff all participate in Continuing Education courses in the dental field. We are proud to offer the latest in dental technology in our practices.

We will fight to make sure that your Insurance providers give you the coverage you deserve. We are always available to answer your questions and eliminate your concerns. Our website offers information about some of the services we have available. To speak with one of our Patient Relation Specialists, please call us.

Dr. Cristina Petit

Dr. Petit

Dr. Cristina Petit

Dr. Petit has been practicing Cosmetic and Family Dentistry since 1991. She completed her Undergraduate studies at the University of California Irvine and received a Bachelors of Science degree in both Biology and Psychology. Upon graduating, she then went on to complete her education at Southern Illinois University where she received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine. She was involved in the fraternity Delta Sigma Delta , Δ Σ Δ which is also the oldest international Dental Fraternity, while at SIU’s School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Petit has a passion for cosmetic dentistry and is continuously works on furthering her knowledge by attending continuing education courses. It is her goal to earn the confidence and trust of her patients because she truly appreciative them as individuals as well. Dr. Petit strives to deliver the best dental care possible and to achieve an aesthetically perfect final product for her patients. She is most proud of operating a small dental practice that enables her to focus on building real connections with her patients and helping them in any way possible.

Dr. James Shunk

Dr. Shunk

Dr. James Shunk

Dr. Shunk became a Dentist after a short career in the field of Engineering. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of California where he received a Bachelors of Science in Physics. He then attended Southern Illinois University’s School of Dental Medicine where he earned his Doctorate in Dental Medicine.

Upon graduating, he stayed for one year at Southern Illinois University’s School of Dental Medicine to do research. During that time he published the article “In vitro and in vivo measurement of remaining dentin thickness.” Dr. Shunk provides high-quality dental care and focuses on cosmetic dentistry, root canal therapy, and implant procedures.

Myrna Aguilar

Dental Assistant

Myrna has 12 years of experience in the dental field and began working for Dr. Shunk and Dr. Petit in 2000 as a Dental Assistant. Her job enables her to assist the doctors in all aspects of dentistry. She truly values the relationships she has with patients and provides the best service possible. Myrna is extremely dedicated.

Fabiola Velasco

Registered Dental Hygienist

Fabiola has been in the dental field for over 17 years, first as an assistant and then advancing her career as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Fabiola is personable, caring and extremely, motivated. She enjoys being a part of our team in delivering beautiful smiles and in her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Denise

Registered Dental Hygienist

Denise enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her family playing games and going on hikes. She started her career as a dental assistant and has received excellent training from various specialists. Having practiced over 10 years as a hygienist, she has developed a gentle technique and a friendly manner that helps her to connect with her patients on an individual level. We are pleased that Denise recently returned to our office, many patients were happy to hear the news!