We at Palm Desert Center are a highly-experienced, uber-talented group of dental professionals who perform General Dentistry, Advanced Dentistry, Periodontics, Cosmetics and Dental Implants.
Let’s Meet the Professionals
Joan Pi Anfruns, D.M.D.
Dr. Joan Pi-Anfruns was born and raised in Barcelona, Spain. He earned his degree as a Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2004 from the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. He is an alumnus of the Advanced Implant Program, Department of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, New York University (2007). He joined the UCLA School of Dentistry in 2007, where he completed a Fellowship in Surgical Implant Dentistry (2014). Currently, Dr. Pi-Anfruns shares his time between private practice in Los Angeles, CA and as a part-time Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA with a dual appointment in the sections of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Restorative Dentistry. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Osseointegration and the International Team for Implantology.
A word from Joan Pi Anfruns, D.M.D.
• DMD, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, 2004
• Advanced Implant Dentsitry, NYU, 2007
• Surgical Implant Fellowship, UCLA, 2014
Research & Interests
• Dental Implants
• Bone & Soft Tissue grafting
2/20/13 – 1/31/14 OraPharma Clinical Research Grant OP-P-5267, “Multi-Center Phase 3 Trial of Minocycline HC 1mg Microspheres for the Use in Subjects with Peri-implantitis Co-Investigator (Pl: Aghaloo)
10/1/13 – 9/30/15 Biohorizons Clinical Research Grant, “Evaluation of a connective tissue attachment to a laser microgrooved surtace: a human-retrieval histologic study Co-Principal Investigator (P: Aghaloo)
4/1/14 – 3/31/16 Straumann Clinical Research Grant, “A randomized, controlled, multi-center clinical study evaluating the crestal bone level change of Straumann bone level 3.3mm NC SLActive Roxolid implants compared to Straumann bone level 4.1mm RC SLACtive Roxolid implants. Co-investigator (Pl: Aghaloo)
2/1/17 – 1/31/20 International Team for Implantology grant, Principai Investigator, “A novel implant design toevaluate primary stability and osseointegration”. Co-investigator (Pl: Aghaloo)
3/1/17 – 2/28/22 Straumann Clinical Research Grant, “Immediate placement of the Straumann bone level tapered implant with early loading in single tooth gaps in the maxilla and mandible compared to delayed placement”. Co-Investigator (PI: Aghaloo)
4/28/17 National Science Foundation Grant, “-Corps: Smart Health Platform for Dental Implant Treatment Planning”. Co-Principal Investigator.UCLA PATS Record Number: 20173990 ($50,000). Development of a Smartphone Application and Augmented Reality Library for Implant Dentistry Education
10/13/2017 Burst Oral Care Fund for Excellence. University Fund Number 49507 ($50,000) “A comparative study of electric toothbrushes for the efficacy of plaque removal and the effect on plaque accumulation and gingivitis” Principal Investigator
Fellow. international Team for Implantology (1TI). April 2019
Director. Zirconia lmplant Research Group. International Academy of Ceramic Implantology April 2018 – April 2019
Fellow. Academy of Osseointegration. March 2018
University and Community Service
2018- 2021 Member, Research Advisory Committee
Research Advisory Committee. UCLA School of Dentistry. Active
Dr. Jennifer Hearne MD, DDS
Jennifer Hearne MD, DDS began her career in Los Angeles, attending UCLA and obtaining her DDS degree. She then matriculated to the University of Southern California to attend medical school, complete her MD, and a residency program in Maxillofacial Surgery.
She continued in General Surgery and Maxillofacial training at LAC-USC Medical Center. During this time, she also worked as part of the Craniofacial Surgery team at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, California. Working with children with Dentofacial Deformities, Cleft Palates and Craniofacial Syndromes.
She continued her career in Facial Cosmetic Surgery, attending an American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery accredited fellowship in facial and full body Cosmetic Surgery. Working as part of the Institute of Facial and Cosmetic Surgery in Salt Lake City, she began the Maxillofacial division of this practice. Building upon her varied experience and technical surgical abilities, Dr. Hearne opened her practices in Palm Springs and La Quinta focusing on Facial and Cosmetic Surgery. As founder of F.A.C.E., it is her goal to offer her clients expert counseling, diagnostic work and cosmetic surgical excellence.
Dr. Kala Miller interviews
Dr. Jennifer Hearne MD, DDS post operation.
Dr. Hearne’s Memberships
• Chamber Of Commerce of Palm Springs
• American Associations of Oral and Maxillofacial (AAOMS)
• American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS)
• California Associations of Oral and Maxillofacials Surgeons (CALOMS)
Dr. Hearne and her experienced, highly trained and knowledgeable staff are here to ensure you achieve the best aesthetic results!
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PALM DESERT CENTER
for Advanced, General and Specialty Dentistry
73929 Larrea St Suite 2, Palm Desert, CA 92260