Patricia Jeanne Drilling has offices in Tulare, CA 93274-2246 and is a licensed Dentist in the state of CA. For more information and to set up an appointment call 559-686-5184. License #39524.

Patricia J Drilling DDS

Patricia Jeanne Drilling
877 E Merritt Ave
Tulare CA 93274-2246
License: 39524 CA

We are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles!

High Standards

A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health. Should a dental emergency occur, we make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.

Education & Prevention

As a practice, we care about you as an individual. We truly believe that preventative care and education are the keys to exceptional dental health. We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”; that’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking X-rays when necessary. We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease.

Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we’re also concerned about your health and the role in which your teeth affect your health. A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.

Uncompromising Safety

Infection control in our office is also very important to us. To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Training & Expertise

As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care.

We, as professionals, have an enthusiasm and inquisitiveness which keeps us striving to learn and improve. Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.

A Positive Experience

Building a strong foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We begin with the premise that our patients are extensions of our families, and treat our patients as we or our own family members would want to be treated in a healthcare setting. We pride ourselves on attention to detail and satisfying the individual needs of our patients.

Even so, we acknowledge and understand how uneasy some patients, due to past experiences, can feel about their dental visits. We are confident that we can make a difference by providing a relaxing and positive experience, and we will go the extra mile to see this happen. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as we can.


Dr. Drilling was born and raised in Tulare. She is the daughter of Dr. Tom and Pat Drilling and attended local schools. She continued her education at Fresno State with a bachelor's degree in Functional Biology. With her father as her inspiration and mentor, she graduated with her doctorate from the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) Dental School in 1991. Dr. Drilling returned to Tulare and has been practicing dentistry for twenty-eight years, building a state-of-the-art dental office in 2009. Dr. Drilling thoroughly enjoys working with and serving all of her patients to help them to attain optimum dental health and to achieve superior cosmetic results.

She resides in Tulare with her husband and two children. Dr. Drilling's interests include civic responsibility and giving back and investing in the community, serving on several local boards, spearheading a free dental mobile clinic for Tulare's working poor. She was instrumental in saving Tulare hospital.

Dr. Drilling's professional and community affiliations include:

American Dental Association

California Dental Association

Tulare-Kings County Dental Society

Tulare-Kings County Implant Study Club

Tulare Chamber of Commerce Board 2002-07

Past Tulare-Kings County Dental Society Board of Directors

St. Aloysius School Board 2009-12

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