Dentist in Temecula, CA
The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.
John Ruzzamenti, D.D.S.
Temecula, CA Cosmetic Dentist
Vineyard Valley Dental, Inc.
Dr. John Ruzzamenti received his DDS from Loma Linda University, graduating in the top 10% of students with clinical experience from one of the nation's most rigorous clinical dental programs. Before opening Vineyard Valley Dental, Inc. in Temecula in 2002, Dr. Ruzzamenti worked in a group office in San Bernardino. A strong believer in using his skills to help those in need, he has provided missionary dentistry in Brazil and the Marshall Islands as well as free clinic days for the underprivileged at Loma Linda. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the Tri-County Dental Society. Dr. Ruzzamenti is committed to providing the most up-to-date, effective, and comfortable dental care possible. His goal is a lifetime of health and attractive teeth for every patient. Dr. Ruzzamenti lives in Temecula with his wife and their 4 children.
Erica Janik, D.M.D.
Dr. Erica Janik was born and raised in Massachusetts and completed her undergraduate studies in Biochemistry in North Carolina. She then moved back north, where she received her DMD degree from Boston University, graduating first in her class. She joined Vineyard Valley Dental in August of 2019 and feels honored to be part of a team that values quality patient care above all. Dr. Janik is very passionate about volunteer work, and has participated in trips to Honduras and Panama to provide dental care to the underserved. She is a member of the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association, and San Diego Dental Association. In her spare time, Dr. Janik enjoys playing tennis, traveling, and exploring her new home of Southern California with her husband, Jordan.
Andi - Dental Assistant
Andi was born and raised in Southern California. Her husband currently serves with the United States Marine Corp. Throughout his career they’ve had numerous places to call “home”. They have 3 grown children. She enjoys spending time with her family and loves the beach. Andi has been an RDA since 1997 with experience in both front and back office. She joined Vineyard Valley Dental in 2013. “One of the rewarding parts of my job is getting to know our patients, their families, and making them feel comfortable during their appointment”, she states.
Kali - Dental Assistant
Kali was born and raised in Temecula, CA. She joined the Vineyard Valley Dental Team in May 2017. Kali has been working in the dental field since 2010 with experience in the front and back office, but has been a RDA for the last few years. She loves getting to know her patients and helping them feel comfortable in the treatment chair. When away from the office, Kali loves spending time with her loved ones and cooking/baking.
Lori - Office Coordinator
Lori was born and raised in Maryland. She moved to California in 1994. Lori is married and has three daughters and a son in law. She joined the Vineyard Valley Dental team in April 2004. Lori has worked in the dental field, in a variety of positions, since 1980. Her favorite position by far is her present one. Lori feels being able to help her patients understand their insurance benefits and taking the fear out of the unknown in their dental experience brings her the greatest joy. Working with Dr. Ruzzamenti and our staff has been very rewarding. Lori has been known to tell our patients that we have the best hygienists in “The Valley” and by far the most sincere and excellent dentist. Lori strives very hard to give all of our patients the best customer service available to help make their experience positive and rewarding.
Cindy was born and raised in San Diego and graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a BA in Business Administration. She moved to Temecula with her husband and three girls in 2002 and has loved living and raising her children here. She has been a part of the Vineyard Valley team since 2013. Cindy feels fortunate to get to work with such a wonderful group of people and enjoys getting to know the patients while helping them to understand their insurance benefits.
Lori Anne- Office Coordinator
Lori Anne joined the team in April of 2015. She has been in the Temecula Valley since 1991 and has two grown daughters and a grandson. She's enjoying getting to know all the wonderful patients and their families. She feels extremely fortunate to be part of such a caring atmosphere. Away from the office, she loves interior design and spending time with her 18 month old grandson.
Landi - Hygienist
Landi was raised in Murrieta, California and currently lives in Murrieta. Landi graduated from Loma Linda University with a BS in Hygiene. Landi enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her family and friends. Landi states, “I love working at vineyard valley, where patient care and education is my main goal. I love my patients, and the team here.”
Tiffany - Hygienist
Tiffany received her Dental Hygiene degree from San Joaquin Valley College. She joined the Vineyard Valley Dental team in 2010. She grew up on the Central Coast, but has lived in Murrieta for the past 8 years. Tiffany and her husband have loved raising their 3 children among this great community. She loves being outdoors in the sunshine and enjoys running as her favorite past time. Tiffany feels so fortunate to be a part of such a remarkable practice, where the office as a whole cares so deeply for all of their patients.