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Dr. Jacob Weissich

Dr. Jake Weissich was born and raised in San Francisco, California, but has lived in many other places including New York City, Jerusalem, and now Fresno. Before dentistry he pursued a career in music and still writes music for fun.

Upon obtaining his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, Dr. Weissich completed a post-doctoral residency at Community Regional Medical Center and Veterans Affairs Hospital in Fresno. There he provided comprehensive dental treatment for children and adults in the clinic, operating room, and the emergency department.  Currently Dr. Weissich has operating room privileges at Valley Children’s Hospital and Kaiser.

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He is passionate about helping those in need and regularly volunteers at community outreach events, such as CDA Cares, Save Our Smiles, and Veteran’s Dentistry Day to provide free dentistry to those without regular access to dental care. 

Dr. Weissich  is married to his high school sweetheart and together they have two beautiful daughters. In addition to songwriting, he enjoys running, cycling, hiking, traveling, attending live music performances, and is a life long San Francisco Giants fan. Dr. Weissich  has established himself as a trusted member of the Central Valley dental community and is excited to join Dr. Buck and his fantastic team!


Dr. Fredric Weissich

Dr. Fred Weissich was educated at University of California, Berkeley, earning a degree in Zoology, followed by his dental education at University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, where he earned his DDS in 1983. He built a traditional solo general dental practice in San Mateo, CA. When one of his patients was hospitalized, he went to the hospital to smooth the sharp end of a broken tooth for her. It dawned on him that patients confined to health care facilities had extremely limited access to dental care. His practice slowly changed, to the point that he ultimately found himself serving over 40 skilled nursing facilities in four Bay Area counties, providing a full array of dental services using portable equipment. It was a unique practice, serving a population of patients that, to this day, receive either no dental care or woefully inadequate care.

Several years later, Dr. Weissich found himself in San Diego, where he joined the dental staff of a non-profit medical/dental facility on an Indian reservation, he worked there for over 10 years. Throughout his career, Dr. Weissich has been keenly aware of the interaction between oral health and general physical health. The relationship between periodontal disease, diabetes, and cardiovascular health is important, but he is now focusing on the relationship between obstructive sleep apnea and a host of diseases and conditions. Dr. Weissich is now attending his second mini-residency in dental sleep medicine, this time at UCLA. He has retired from general dentistry and is now focused on identification of patients at risk for obstructive sleep apnea, as well as treatment of sleep apnea with intraoral devices.

Dr. Weissich lives in Escondido, CA. He is an avid gardener, with an extensive collection of cactus and other dry climate Old and New World plants. He also loves photography, hiking and camping, collecting minerals, and is now busy putting together a wood shop. He also loves spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Dr. Fred Weissich is committed, as he says, to living forever or die trying.


Erica Santos

Office Administrator

I am the practice scheduling/financial coordinator. I started my dental profession in 1997. I have been a part of this practice since August 2010. I really enjoy getting to know our patients and I love being a part of this amazing team.

When I'm away from the office, I enjoy baking, gardening, trips to the coast and mountains with my hubby of 20 years and our two daughters.


Jill Tucker

Registered Dental Hygienist

Hello, my name is Jill Tucker and I entered into the field of dentistry as a Registered Dental Hygienist in May of 2014. Early in my career, I had the honor of meeting Dr. Weissich and now I am proud to say that I am now a proud member of his dental practice as of June 2018.

As a team member of W DENTAL, it is my pleasure and passion to extend and share my professional knowledge with you in an environment which provides you the comfort and ability to enhance and improve your overall oral health.

The most rewarding part of my job is establishing and building relationships that are founded on trust, trust that we are listening and understanding your dental needs.

In my spare time, my husband and I enjoy watching our son play college football and our daughter dance competitively.  As a family, we enjoy physical fitness and making as many trips to the beach as possible.

I look forward to meeting you and your smile! And remember, ALL smiles, no matter the shape or form, are welcome at W DENTAL.


Saundra Fisher

Registered Dental Hygienist

I have been a Dental Hygienist for 18 years. Getting to know our patients, and giving personal guidance for their oral health success is really important to me.

I am married and we have a son. I also love my dogs, crafting, and travel.


Clorinda "Cody" Lopez

Registered Dental Assistant - Extended Function

I am a valley native who has worked in the dental industry for over 30 years. I started a as a dental assistant at 17 years old and continued my education at UCLA to become a RDAEF (Registered Dental Assistant in Extended Functions). I am passionate about helping people with sleep apnea and witnessing their lives change has become a rewarding experience.

In my spare time, I love to travel and spend time with my family and friends. I enjoy working with Dr. Weissich and our professional team to provide thorough and quality care to our patients.


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