Pioneer Dental Center and Orthodontics
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Meet The Doctors

Meet Our Top Rated Dentists in Sunnyside, WA

Dr. Navjot Khurana, D.M.D.

Dr. Navjot Khurana began his dental training in 1985 at the Government Dental College of India in Patiala, India. Here he obtained his Bachelor of Dentistry degree in 1989. Upon completion of his dental internship, Dr. Khurana instructed at the Guru Ram Das Institute of Dental Sciences from 1992-1993.

In 1993, Dr. Khurana moved to Canada where he passed both the Canadian Dental Board and American Dental Board examinations. From 1995-1997, he completed his DMD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry. Dr. Khurana then worked in private practice in downtown Philadelphia until 2003.

In January 2004, Dr. Khurana moved to the Columbia Basin and began working in private practice at the Pioneer Dental Center in Sunnyside, WA. In September 2007, he began work at his second dental practice, Broadmoor Family Dentistry, in Pasco, WA, following the retirement of Dr. Victor Robisch.

In his spare time, Dr. Khurana enjoys spending time with his wife, Ekta Khurana, a pediatrician in Pasco, WA, and his two young daughters, Navnoor & Elahee.

Dr. Khurana is a member of the Benton-Franklin Dental Society, the American Dental Association, the Washington State Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.



Dr. German Trujillo, DDS

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon



Dr. German Trujillo was born and raised in Colombia, South America, where he received a degree in General Dentistry from the Health Sciences Institute CES in Medellin. After graduating, Dr. Trujillo worked as a family dentist for 10 months in a rural area of Colombia, before moving to Chicago where he received his degree in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery specialty from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
 
Dr. Trujillo practiced OMFS for five years in the greater Seattle area as an Associate Oral Surgeon at BrightNow! Dental. In addition to a busy surgery schedule, he taught dental students as an affiliate instructor in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at the University of Washington, and was an active staff member at the Overlake Hospital Medical Center.
 
Dr. Trujillo has recently opened his own private practice in the San Diego area, and is also a member of the California Dental Association and the San Diego County Dental Society. He practices full-scope OMFS and would like to offer his services to patients who need treatment in the specialty. He looks forward to working with you.
"I understand Oral Surgery is something most patients do not look forward to, so making their experience a pleasant one is my number one goal."


Dr. Rick Rogers, DDS

Orthodontist

Dr. Rick Rodgers began his career as an Electrical Engineer, but was drawn to dentistry because of the opportunity to connect with patients.  He completed his dental training at Baylor College of Dentistry, and then practiced for seven years as an Army general dentist.  Dr. Rodgers then began his orthodontic residency at the University of Texas at Houston.

After operating his own private orthodontic practice in Texas for eleven years, Dr. Rodgers returned to active duty with the Army.   Dr. Rodgers is certified by the American Board of Orthodontics.  He has practiced orthodontics for over 30 years, and brings a wealth of experience in treating adults, adolescents, and children to our clinic.   Dr. Rodgers believes that orthodontic treatment is unique for each person, not one treatment fits all.  

Having lived in Europe and several places in the states, and having completed his Army career, Dr. Rodgers, and his wife, Linda, have decided to make Washington their permanent home.   Dr. Rodgers enjoys outdoor sports, especially bicycling, skiing and sailing.  Since moving to Washington, he has discovered the fun of ballroom dancing.  Having raised 3 boys and 3 girls, Dr. Rodgers understands the challenges of having children in treatment, and will admit that all of his children lost their retainers at one time or another.


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