40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

Daniel Ionetti

  • Santa Clarita, California
  • General

Age:

36

Name of Practice:

Daniel J. Iannotti, DDS, Inc.

Education:

DDS, Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine


Why He Was Nominated

Dr. Iannotti opened

a practice in the Santa Clarita Valley outside Los

Angeles with his wife, Dr. Alexis K. Moore (see page

49), after completing two years of advanced training

in general dentistry at the Sepulveda Veterans

Affairs Hospital, where the pair met. Dr. Iannotti

gives back to the community, too, most recently

by donating surgical care to patients at the Bridge

to Home Santa Clarita homeless shelter.

Most Memorable Patient

“I was scheduled to

prep a crown on a lower molar, and the patient’s

beard was overgrowing his mouth! I said, ‘Don’t

worry, I used to cut hair—let me trim that back, and

I can get to the tooth without any problem.’ The

assistant suctioned the hair clippings as I trimmed

this dude’s mustache in the dental chair.”

Biggest Challenge

“Taking a daily lunch.”