After earning his degree at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Joshua Armijo completed his Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe residency in El Paso, TX. Serving vulnerable populations has been his calling since high school when volunteer dental trips showed him the impact of caring hands-on for those in need. Dr. Armijo deliberately chose training sites and a public health dentistry career to directly help underserved communities through quality, compassionate oral care.
His undergraduate degree in developmental studies provided a global perspective on the roots of poverty to understand patients’ experiences better. Dr. Armijo aims to educate that oral health is tied to overall well-being and quality of life. He strives to instill the importance of preventive dental care.
When not caring for patients, Dr. Armijo enjoys soccer, hiking, traveling, and time with family.
Veronica Brassea, DDS received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the School of
Dentistry, Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa, Mexico. Dr. Brassea is board certified by the
Dental Board of California. Dr. Brassea speaks Spanish, English, and French.
Julia Edgerton, DDS graduated from Dental School at University of Southern California. Dr Lerch currently serves as a Clinic Instructor for the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC, Division of Dental Public Health and Pediatric Dentistry as well as Adjunct Clinical Faculty for A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health.
Dr. Ryan Cordero, DMD, is a dedicated dentist who contributes to the dental health of our community with a passion for comprehensive dental care. With a diverse skill set that includes proficiency in all aspects of dentistry with personalized and high-quality care.
A commitment to public health and community service started Dr. Cordero’s journey in dentistry. With a background in real estate finance, he transitioned to dentistry inspired by a dentist’s mission trips to Africa, bringing dental care to remote areas. His educational journey took him to the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, and his commitment to service continued through residencies in Alaska, Phoenix, Colorado, and Washington State.
Beyond the dental chair, Dr. Cordero’s personal touch extends to his interests and hobbies. As an avid skier, enthusiastic e-biker, and appreciator of local wines, he cherishes spending quality time on the Central Coast with his family and loved ones. When you meet Dr. Cordero, his dedication to patient education will shine through, ensuring that you feel cared for from the moment you walk through our doors. At CHC, we are proud to have Dr. Ryan Cordero as one of our valued dental practitioners, bringing expertise, compassion, and a genuine smile to every appointment.