Meet the Doctors

Meet the Doctors

If you're looking for preventive, restorative, or cosmetic dentistry, it's crucial that you have a dentist with the knowledge and experience to meet your extensive needs. At Desert Family Dentistry, our dentists have spent years helping patients in our community get the healthy and beautiful smiles of their dreams. Dr. Golnar Berenji and Dr. Fernando Mercado genuinely care about their patients and strive to make you feel comfortable during your appointment. From creating your personalized treatment plan to breaking down our services, our dentists will work to make your time at our office as satisfying as possible.

Keep reading below to learn more about our talented dentists!

Dr. Golnar Berenji

Dr. Golnar Berenji is a Graduate of the University of Hamburg, Germany, after which she did her internship in a private practice focusing on cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Berenji has over 20 years of experience as a dentist and has performed thousands of cosmetic dental procedures throughout her carreer.

Her extensive experience and caring demeanor is greatly appreciated by her patients.  She specializes in working with people who have dental phobia.

She is also a member of the  ADACDASDDSALDAADC  and CADP.

Dr. Golnar Berenji enjoys her family.  Her hobbies are: reading, music, playing tennis, and traveling.

Dr Fernando Mercado

Dr Fernando Mercado-Garcia is an international and US trained dentist and has been practicing dentistry for over 10 years. Dr. Mercado received his dental degree from the Autonomous University of Baja California in Mexico in 2010 and earned his US degree at Loma Linda University of Dentistry in2016. Dr Mercado has continued his education, taking additional courses in the fields of endodontics, orthodontics and implantology. Dr. Mercado is licensed in both Illinois and California. 

He is best known for his compassionate and caring approach making sure patients are comfortable and satisfied with the care they are receiving. He treats each patient that comes in for dental care with great professionalism and educated patients to make the best decision based on their needs.

Dr. Mercado comes from a dental background, with his wife sharing his passion for dentistry, she is also a dentist. In his leisure time, Dr. Mercado enjoys biking, travelling to Mexico and visiting SoCal theme parks with his family.

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