Modern Dentistry with Care and Compassion
Originally from the Chicago area (Naperville, IL), Dr. Petrarca is a graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science and then earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery. This realized her lifelong dream. She says, “Believe it or not, I’ve wanted to be a dentist since I was 5 years old!”
After graduating from dental school, Dr. Petrarca practiced dentistry in San Diego, CA, where she met her boyfriend, a Washington native. She is delighted to work in Enumclaw, where she can build relationships with patients and be a part of the community.
Dr. Petrarca loves working with her hands and educating patients to help them improve their oral health. She enjoys helping people overcome their fear of the dentist. She says, "I treat every patient like I would treat a member of my family."
Modern dentistry is changing quickly and Dr. Petrarca loves keeping up to date on the latest technologies and techniques. She would even love to get into teaching at some point in her career. What she loves most about dentistry is building lasting relationships with her patients and helping them create and maintain smiles that they can be proud of.
Dr. Petrarca has experience practicing in multiple areas of dentistry, including private practice, community health centers, and non-profit organizations. She is a part of a service group that travels to Africa to provide free dental care. Most recently, in November 2018, she traveled to Africa to provide dental care to rural communities in Uganda.
Outside the office, Dr. Petrarca loves traveling, yoga, going to concerts, trying new food and restaurants, spending time with family and friends, and watching Chicago sports.