Meet Dr. Donald Trunkey
Dr. Donald Trunkey
Dr. Trunkey is a gentle, caring dentist who uses the most advanced materials &
procedures available. He practices comfortable, health-centered dentistry with a strong emphasis on getting to know each of his patients. In addition to his technical proficiency, Dr. Trunkey is a careful listener & will explain beforehand what treatment is best for your individual needs.
After earning his bachelor’s degree from Loma Linda University, Dr. Trunkey
received his doctorate from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He has since taken many continuing education courses, including those in implants, orthodontics, digital diagnoses, teeth whitening & cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Trunkey is a member of the
Kern County Dental Society,
the American Dental Society
& a Bakersfield-based study club.
Dr. Trunkey looks forward to your visit & to showing you how exceptional dentistry can improve your life.
Meet Our Wonderful Staff
Brandi, Patient Coordinator
Brandi is the wonderfully friendly voice you hear answering our phone. She beautifully wears many hats, handling all our scheduling, financial agreements, & front office administration. She takes great pride in finding solutions to patients’ concerns & is an expert in figuring out ways to make dentistry affordable.
Brandi is a Bakersfield native who loves to entertain, vacation in Tahoe, & juggle 3 leashes while walking the dogs (or do they walk her?). She is a mother of 2 very spirited children & yet still manages to take great care of all our patients!
Kathy, Office Administrator
Kathy does the books, bills & tax stuff as well as provides back up for our wonderful Patient Coordinator, Brandi. She met Dr. Trunkey while she was in Nursing school & he in Dental School. They got married two weeks after their graduations and, in January of 1981, they purchased a dental practice here in Bakersfield. Kathy & Dr. Trunkey are committed to providing a warm & caring haven for their dental family.
If you don’t see Kathy at her desk in the corner, she’s either exercising with her best bud or off with her very precious grandkids!
Melanie, Registered Dental Assistant
Melanie is an outstanding dental assistant with over 10 years of experience. Earning her RDA in 2003, she enjoys helping her patients have healthy smiles. Our patients appreciate her soft touch & know they are in excellent, caring hands as she has made the comfort of her patients a top priority.
Melanie & her husband Josh have three adorable daughters who want to be “real” princesses when they grow up. She enjoys family movie nights, trips to the beach, gardening & creative art projects.
Kim, Registered Dental Hygienist
Kim has over 17 years of dental hygiene experience & has been helping our patients here for the past 12. Well known for her gentle & thorough touch, she makes sure all our patients have beautifully clean teeth.
Kim is a wife & mother of two daughters, & grandmother to a little girl. If you love hockey, you’ll have a lot in common with Kim, who is a major Bakersfield Condor fan. Kim also loves to travel to the beach & mountains.
Jen, Registered Dental Hygienist
Jen chose dental hygiene as a profession because she wanted to help people improve their dental health. She loves working with patients, especially children, who love her gentle & friendly care.
Jen is a newlywed & has an adorable stepdaughter named Bella. A world traveler, she has taken many trips throughout Europe, visiting family in England & enjoying the beautiful sights of many other European countries. Jen loves the beach & is an avid football & Lakers’ basketball fan.
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Why Patients Love
“As a person who appreciates the work of a gifted craftsman, I continue to be delighted with the results of my restoration after all these years.
It is the finest personal health investment I have ever made. Thank you so much,
–Patrick W., Bakersfield
“For most of my adult life I avoided dental care at all costs as the result of traumatic experiences as a child. Eventually, I was forced to seek treatment after weeks of pain & a co-worker recommended Dr. Trunkey. The compassion I received from the moment the doctor met me was overwhelming. I was never made to feel ashamed & was treated with respect & loving care from not only Dr. Trunkey but from everyone in the office. I feel truly blessed because I know that Dr. Trunkey & his staff absolutely care & always make me feel like their very favorite-dental-cripple.”
–Donna C., Bodfish, CA