Meet Dr. Chien
Phillip Chien, DDS, is an expert dentist with over 20 years of expertise in general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and preventive dentistry at Sunshine Dental, Inc. Located in Temecula, California, Dr. Chien is certified in a full suite of dentistry services, including orthodontics and implant placement, dental veneers, and wisdom tooth removal.
Dr. Chien began his professional education at the University of California Los Angeles, where he earned his bachelor of science in electrical engineering in 1994. After graduation, Dr. Chien remained in Los Angeles and enrolled at the UCLA School of Dentistry. He excelled in the program and graduated four years later with his doctor of dental surgery. Shortly after that, he entered private practice.
In 2002, Dr. Chien relocated his family to Temecula and opened Sunshine Dental, Inc., where he provides families and individuals with compassionate dental health care. Oral health care is more than Dr. Chien’s profession; it’s his passion. He takes great pride in presenting patients with a warm, welcoming, and relaxing atmosphere and is committed to pain-free treatment.
When he isn’t working with patients, Dr. Chien enjoys furthering his professional expertise. He completes dozens of continuing education hours every year and is an active member in professional organizations such as the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the Tri-County Dental Society.
Meet Our Staff
Christine, Office Manager
Christine began Dental Assisting school in 2003. She has extensive experience in the back office as a Registered Dental Assistant which has increased her abilities in the front office to be able to educate our patients with confidence. With multiple years of dental experience our office has come to rely on her as our Office Manager. Our patients see Christine helping them with insurance questions to treatment coordinating and even assisting the doctor. She truly enjoys working with our staff and helping our patients. In her free time, Christine spends time with her family and friends. Her hobbies include quilting, camping, hiking, and home brewing beer with her husband.
Shawna, Registered Dental Hygienist
Shawna began school to become a Dental Hygienist in 2015. She graduated from Moreno Valley College Dental Hygiene Program. Her patients love her gentle yet thorough touch. She spends time with each patient providing education on gum disease and preventing measures. Shawna has a twin sister that is also a dental hygienist. She enjoys spending her free time with her dog Toby and her family and friends.
Janelle, Treatment Coordinator
Janelle is on of our first treatment coordinators that will greet you with a smile. She started her career in a Children's dental office. She loved it so much that she decided to further her experience and become a front office Insurance/Treatment Coordinator. She graduated from Concord Dental Assisting in 2013. She enjoys working with the public and meeting our patients' needs and concerns. Patients love her friendly personality. She spends her personal time being a great soccer mom to her two children.
Crystal, Treatment Coordinator
Crystal is our Treatment Coordinator and has been in the dental field since 2004. She takes great pleasure in helping our patients understand their insurance benefits. She is always complimented by our patients for her accuracy and for taking the time to make sure that each patient is cared for. Crystal grew up in southern California, she enjoys spending time with her family and enjoys crafting in her spare time.