Fifty Years of Smiles

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From Corona Business News:

New Owner of Long-Standing Dental Practice Announced

It has been nearly one year since Dr. Timothy Rhee DDS, moved his dental practice from Orange County to Corona. The Dr., along with his wife and two young children, joins the throngs of Coronans that live and work in the Circle City, skipping the daily aggravation of traveling on the 91 freeway. Dr. Rhee is Southern Californian all the way, having graduated from Villa Park High School and receiving his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from UCLA.

Graduating from the University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery medical school, he completed an industry-respected two dentistry residencies to prepare him for his career that is now over 17 years old.

Dr. Rhee is taking over the practice of a man who local historians believe has been involved longer in the medical field here than anyone in Corona history. After nearly 55 years as a Corona dentist, Dr. Lionel Rentschler decided it was time for him to scale back his hours of service. While his daughter, Dr. Lisa Rentschler, will continue her practice in their shared office location, the vacant niche left by Dr. Lionel’s departure required a full-time replacement.

Over Dr. Lionel’s long career, he has earned the complete confidence of his patients. As far as they are concerned, he is their best resource where dentistry is involved. He has always shown how much he cares for his patients, calling them in the evenings after performing procedures to get an update on their recovery. With his departure, Dr. Lionel left this advice to his treasured patients: “I want to reassure all that this will remain the same practice that our patrons have trusted. I have chosen Dr. Rhee to take over my practice because of his integrity and knowledge of our profession. He has more experience and clinical skill than I had when I started. Our devoted staff fully supports Dr. Rhee and his ability to take care of all our patient’s dental needs.”

Corona Chamber Chairman of the Board Don Williamson traces Dr. Rhee’s arrival to the opening of Dr. Waldo Wareham’s dental practice in Corona in 1957. “Dr. Wareham was the first dentist I ever visited. He was also a dental professor and chose one of his top students to join him here in 1965. That was my most recent dentist, Dr. Lionel Rentschler. Adding Dr. Rhee continues the practice’s long legacy.”

The Corona Chamber welcomes Dr. Rhee and his family. His office is located at 260 E. Ontario Ave., Ste. 205, Corona, and you may call for an appointment at (951) 735-2609.