The inland dental center team
Dr. Anthony Boyd has been practicing dentistry in Southern California since 1990. He completed his primary, secondary, and advanced education in Loma Linda, California and is a 1990 graduate of Loma Linda School of Dentistry.
In 1993, Dr. Boyd joined Inland Dental Center in San Bernardino as an associate, later becoming a partner and in 2000 purchased the practice with Boyd Dental Corporation. Under their guidance, Inland Dental expanded, adding additional offices in Highland (2006) and Heritage Court-Indio (2007).
Dr. Boyd has been married 16 years and has 3 beautiful children, a son and twin daughters. He and his wife, Caroline are very involved with the children’s school activities and interests. Dr. Boyd serves as a member of his son’s School Board.
Having homes in Redlands and Indio allows Dr. Boyd to pursue his passion for ulta-endurance cycling year-round here in the Valley. He also enjoys water and snow skiing with his family.
Dr. Boyd is a member of the California Dental Association, Tri County Dental Society, American Dental Association, and the American Academy of Dental Group Practice. He supports Canine Companions for Life and is a Panel Lecturer at the Loma Linda School of Dentistry.
Dr. Melvin Glick is a graduate of the University of Illinois. After graduation he served in the United States Army and was honorable discharged as a Captain. He was in private general dentistry practice in Chicago and later in San Jose, California. While in Illinois he served as a state board dental examiner for licensure. He also appeared on radio and television programs in Northern California as both host and speaker and has written articles for various newspapers and magazines. Dr. Glick moved to the Coachella Valley in 2000 and has been a member of the Inland Dental Team since 2010. He remains Clinical Assistant Professor of Dental Medicine at Western University Dental School in Pomona, California and continues as a guest lecturer at dental meetings.
In 2010 Dr. Glick worked with Desert’s Friends of the Developmentally Disabled to start a dental practice for the developmentally challenged and disabled. He volunteers as a dentist and serves as administrator.
Dr. Glick is married with two grown children and three grandchildren.
Dr. Victor Cuccia studied at the University of Southern California and received his dental degree from Creighton University School of Dentistry in Nebraska. After graduation, Dr. Cuccia opened an office in Los Angeles where he practiced dentistry for 35 years. When his son graduated from dental school, they began another practice together in Pasadena.
In 2005 Dr. Cuccia relocated to the Coachella Valley, supposedly to retire. Fortunately, his passion for dentistry led him to associate for many years with a practice here in the desert and ultimately join the IDC Team of Professionals.
Dr. Cuccia is a lifelong learner with enthusiasm for staying up to date with the latest advances in dental care. He served on the Peer Review Committee with the Los Angeles Dental Society for 17 years. Currently he is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Los Angeles Dental Society, Coachella Valley Dental Society and the American College of Dentists.
Beyond dentistry, Dr. Cuccia enjoys golf, traveling and attending his grandchildren’s lacrosse and baseball games.
Dr. Christopher Jeon resides in Palm Springs with his fiancé, Jessica and their Australian cattle dogs, Pepper and Curry. He is a graduate of Pacific Union College where he earned a BS in biology. Dr. Jeon continued his schooling at the University of CA Santa Cruz receiving additional education in physics, then ultimately graduating from Loma Linda School of Dentistry in 2014.
Dr. Jeon and his younger sister were raised in San Jose by his father who was a dental technician and his mother, a seamstress. This early introduction to dentistry influenced his sister’s career as a dental office manager and Dr. Jeon’s ultimate decision to become a dentist. His love of interacting with people, developing relationships with patients and team members has made Dr. Jeon a valued member of the IDC Team.
Dr. Jeon is a huge basketball fan and a Golden State Warriors supporter. In fact, he is loyal to any team based in the Bay area! He loves good food, particularly Korean barbeque and carne asada burritos. Ask him about his favorite restaurants in Sunnyvale, CA. He and Jessica are in heaven with all the great restaurants Coachella valley has to offer. Fortunately, Dr. Jeon loves long walks at the beach and hiking with his dogs.
Dr. Cecilia Kao was raised in Northern California. She attended college in San Diego, California. Following graduation, she attended the University of California at San Francisco Dental School. After earning her DDS degree, Dr. Kao completed a Residency at the Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California, where she received a Masters Degree in Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Kao entered into private practice in 2003. She is also a part time faculty member at Loma Linda University Department of Pediatric Dentistry.
She is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Kao has many interests outside of her dental specialty. As a dedicated wife and mother of three children, she also enjoys cooking, gardening, and riding her dirt bike.