Meet Celina M. Prince, DDS, MS! A Michigan native, Dr. Prince relocated to beautiful California in the spring of 2021 to join Dr. Capponi’s team of accomplished doctors. Dr. Prince graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Neuroscience and a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Psychology. She attended Creighton University to earn both a Master of Science in Clinical Anatomy and a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Dr. Prince has also completed two externships in periodontology at the University of Michigan. She enjoys challenging cases that integrate medicine and dentistry, esthetic cases that raise patient’s self-esteem, and working with patients with high dental anxiety to overcome their fear and achieve a healthy state of being. She is also passionate about holistic dentistry and the use of behavioral science to improve patient outcomes. Dr. Prince believes there is no greater reward than a job well done, and that, “There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience.” She is enthusiastic about building lasting relationships that feel more like visiting a friend or family member rather than a traditional doctor-patient relationship.
Dr. Prince is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry. She enjoys challenging herself with advanced continuing education classes ranging from surgery and sedation to cosmetics and orthodontics.
While not at work, Dr. Prince and her partner, Dr. Chad Wagner, spend as much time outside as possible. They have an Australian Shepard, Gryffin, who goes everywhere with them and is more like a son than a dog. Dr. Prince is an avid equestrian, having practically grown up on the back of a horse. When confined to the indoors, she and Chad are kept busy maintaining their home’s pride and joy, a 240-gallon mixed reef aquarium.