40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

REBECCA A. CORNILLE

  • Vista, CA
  • Vista Community Clinic

Age:

36

Name of Practice:

Vista Community Clinic

Specialty:

General dentistry

Education:

DDS and advanced education in general dentistry residency, University of Missouri– Kansas City School of Dentistry


Why She Was Nominated

Dedication to serving those in need. “I really enjoy being a part of something larger than myself,” Dr. Cornille says. “I enjoy developing new ways to reach
out to patients who might not otherwise receive dental care.”

Biggest Challenge

“Finding my way within my profession, there have been huge periods of growth and learning. As with most things in life, how you envision it may not be how it ends
up, but knowing that where you are is where you were meant to be is what it’s all about.”

Tools She Can't Live Without

“My energy and positivity. Working in community health, the list of solutions is almost always chasing an ever-growing list of problems, and it’s very easy to get tired and feel defeated. I do the best I can with what I have.”

Something People Don't Know

“When I’m not doing dentistry, I’m in the gym. I use my time there to listen to music, tune out and decompress. I leave feeling refreshed, renewed and ready to tackle the next project.”