|Dr. Ruth Bol with her parents, sister Rosemary, and Deogy.|
Dr. Ruth Bol of The Children's Dental Practice of Menifee uses a combination of the latest in sedation medication, psychology and technology to put even the smallest patients at ease. The waiting room boasts a television tuned to Nickelodeon, iPad stations preloaded with kid-friendly (and mom-approved) apps, and two gaming recliners for kids to play their favorite Playstation video games.
The non-clinical look extends to Bol's staff, who wear fashionable athletic wear in place of traditional scrubs. Bol herself skips the lab coat for more sporty attire.
"Dentistry is still a top fear, right alongside death and public speaking," she said. "My passion is to prevent and treat this fear. It makes me happy to bring joy to others."
Hailing from Bakersfield, Bol is one of five children born to missionary parents. Her father, who is half Comanche Indian, worked alongside Bol's mother in the Bakersfield Rescue Mission as supervisors of the Men and Women's Shelter. Both recovering alcoholics - a widespread problem on the reservation - they used their experiences to assist others on the road to recovery.
It was growing up at the mission that led Bol to want to assist others and to use her career as a conduit of public service. Working on the reservation as a general dentist helped Bol to realize how she could best help children adjust to dental visits.
Another important and friendly face at The Children's Dental Practice is Deogy. A registered therapy dog, Deogy delights young visitors with her calm and loving demeanor. Her presence puts the patients at ease, and adds to each child's positive dental visit.
When seeking a location for her practice, Bol chose Menifee because of its small, close-knit community feel.
"I really put an emphasis on relationships," she said. "This is also why I am not part of a franchise."
Bol is continuing to deepen her relationship to the city. She sits on the Rotary Club board, is heavily involved in Arts Council Menifee, and is a familiar face at Chamber of Commerce events.
The Children's Dental Practice of Menifee
Ruth Bol DDS, MPH
27180 Newport Road
Menifee, CA 92584
Monday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.-3
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