Meet Rebecca Irene A. Peña, DMD
Dentist in Lakewood, CA
Education and Career
Dr. Peña graduated from the University of the East, Manila, Philippines in 1991. She passed the Philippine Board of Dentistry in July 1992 in Manila, Philippines. She practiced in the Philippines for five years and served as a Civilian Dentist in the Philippine National Police until her family moved to California in 1995.
Dr. Peña passed the California State Board Examination in 2001 and started her dental practice in February 2002 in the City of Long Beach. Dr. Peña then moved her practice to a new location in the City of Lakewood in October 2009.
Dr. Peña belongs to a family of dentists: her mom, her grandfather, her grandfather’s sister (her grandaunt), her uncle (her father’s brother), her aunt (her uncle’s wife), and their son who is her first cousin. Dr. Peña believes that her desire for dentistry is deeply rooted in her family and the natural skill and talent run through her veins, no doubt.
Dr. Peña has three children. Jonathan Robert Peña, who is in the US Navy Reserve, married Fuzuki Okada from Japan, and Jessica Lourdes Peña, married Joel Reyes in November 2016. Her youngest, John Rafael Peña, joined the US Air Force in July 2017 and was trained at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi. He is now stationed in Ellsworth Air Force base in South Dakota.
She tied the knot with Martiz Ware on April 21, 2012. He was installed as Associate Pastor of New Hope International Christian Center in November 2015.
Pastor Martiz Ware is also Director of Administrative Services at Cal State, Long Beach University. So Dr. Peña is not only a dentist by profession but also a pastor’s wife.
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