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Dr. Amanda Ankrom!



Dear Friends,

It is that time of life folks! Jeanette’s and my body will not allow us to continue providing you, much longer, with the quality of dental care that you have become accustomed to.  So instead of “hanging on” until we start compromising your dental treatment, we knew we needed to start planning for the future of the practice and your care. We have carefully evaluated a number of candidates who were interested in assuming our practice.  We have worked with and selected Dr. Amanda Ankrom, a caring, gentle and excellent dentist.  

Dr. Ankrom grew up in Sonora and graduated from Sonora High School. She is a family friend and we are confident that you will like her as much as we do.  We actually wrote her a letter of recommendation for dental school all those years ago. We are confident Dr. Ankrom will provide you with excellent dental care.  She will also become our dentist! She and her husband, Reid Hallett, made the decision to return to Sonora specifically to join this practice, as she believes it is as special as we do. Dr. Ankrom received her DDS degree from UCLA. After dental school, she chose to further her education by pursuing advanced training in a residency program.  Dr. Ankrom completed a General Practice Residency (GPR) at the West Los Angeles VA Hospital. Thus, she is highly qualified to provide you with exceptional dental care in a very gentle and painless manner. 

Dr. Ankrom will be expanding the number of days during which appointments may be made, making it easier to schedule appointments.  The office location and telephone numbers will remain the same.  We are also happy to let you know that everyone else on the team will stay on with Dr. Ankrom. Ann and Mariah will continue to provide you with excellent hygiene care.  Jane will still assist you with her contagious laugh.  Leanna will still greet you with her friendly and positive attitude.  Kaitlin has been working on her EMT certification, so she may be moving on to bigger things.  We will miss her.

It has been an honor and privilege to have served you over the past 35 years.  We will miss seeing all of you on a regular basis.  We are not moving, so hopefully our paths will cross in Sonora from time to time.  Thank you all for your support throughout these years. 

 We have worked closely with Dr. Ankrom to ensure a smooth transition in response to your specific needs. We know you will be pleased with Dr. Ankrom and will extend to her the same courtesy and loyalty that you have afforded us.  Have faith and trust in Dr. Ankrom as she is a gifted dentist who truly puts her heart, soul, and technical excellence into her work.

Yours truly,

Rick and Jeanette

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Meet Our Doctors

  • Dr.
    Amanda Ankrom
    D.D.S., Inc

    Dr. Ankrom grew up in Sonora and graduated from Sonora High School. After she graduated from Sonora High, she attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo majoring in Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Ankrom worked as a biomedical engineer for a couple years primarily designing and performing neuro research with wireless EEG headsets on veterans. 


  • Dr.
    Richard Emery,

    Dr. Richard Emery graduated from Loma Linda University in 1977. He has been in his current location in Sonora since 1990. From 2007-2009, Dr. Emery was an Associate Professor at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. Since he began practicing dentistry, Dr. Emery continues to keep up on all current and new technologies, ensuring that his patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced dental care possible.



Featured Testimonials

    Attentive to my concerns, professional care. Very pleased with every aspect of my service. 

    Gertrude R.

    Great people and great care. So happy to work with everyone in their office.

    Janet G.

    Most people would say that they do not enjoy going to the dentist, not so at Dr. Emery's office. I enjoy the friendly staff, compassionate care and wonderful cleaning, I get every time! 

    Tracey W.

    I am new to the area and had a great experience with Dr Emery and his hygienist. Both were amazing, gentle and great at explaining and answering all the questions I had. I just found my new dentist! 

    Tamatha P.

    Staff is very friendly and very knowledgeable

    Glenn W.

    Friendly front office, excellent hygienist, beautiful space, kind, professional, and knowledgeable dentist.

    Briana F.

    It's always a pleasure having my teeth clean by such professionals. They are welcoming, friendly, and always ready to do the best they can to take care of you smile. Love them!

    Karen J.

    Jeanette and Rick are the best. Friendly. Professional. Just great people. I wouldn't go anywhere else.

    David C.

    The staff were as kind and as thoughtful as always. I appreciate their work.

    Wendy L.

    Cracked a tooth/crown one night, woke up the next morning in extreme discomfort and pain. Dr. Emery fit me in his schedule that day and removed the cracked portion, made a temporary repair, and set up a replacement crown appointment. I could not be happier with his staff, his attitude or the performance of his duties. Great dentist and a great guy to boot!

    David S.

    Best Dental Group in the Area, Hands Down!

    Jimmy B.

    Very professional staff. Got me in and out very quickly and were still very thorough. Great dentist and hygienist.

    Doug D.

    Dr. Emery great! The entire staff is very friendly and sooo efficient! Highly recommend them!!!!

    Rae Ann B.

    Everyone is friendly and the skill level of the professionals is great. Always feel relaxed and in good hands when I am there.

    Bonnie H.

    Great dentist have been going to him for years. The entire office is friendly and Dr. Emery provides excellent dental care!

    Joan S.

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820 Delnero Drive, Sonora, California 95370

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