Dr. Patricia Torres-Molina was born and raised in Porterville, California. Her parents emigrated from Mexico and instilled in her the importance of education. As a result, she graduated from Porterville High School as Valedictorian and earned a full ride scholarship to Fresno State through the Smittcamp Family Honors College. While at Fresno State she was a member of the NCAA Division 1 Track and Cross Country teams. In 2008, Dr. Torres-Molina graduated Magna Cum Laude from Fresno State University with a B.S degree in Biology.
Dr. Torres-Molina did not always know she wanted to pursue a degree in Dentistry, but she always had a passion for serving people and a profound interest in science. Through her collegiate education she became engaged in the Dental Club at Fresno State. It was in the Dental Club that she first met her now husband, Dr. Jose Eduardo Molina. Upon graduating from Fresno State, Dr. Torres-Molina was accepted into the prestigious Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, CA.
While in dental school, Dr. Torres-Molina organized various community service projects and participated in multiple study clubs. She also managed to plan a wedding during her first year of dental school and got married shortly after. During her last year in dental school, Dr. Torres-Molina soon found out her journey as a mother was just about to begin. Her first born, Xavi, entered the world 6 days before Dr. Torres-Molina walked across stage to receive her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in June of 2011.
Soon after graduation, Dr. Torres-Molina relocated back to Fresno to start a one year hospital residency at Community Regional Medical Center and Veterans Hospital in Fresno. While in residency Dr. Torres-Molina received additional training in trauma, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, surgery and hospital based dental care. At the completion of her one year residency she moved back to the bay area to support her husband through dental school. Dr. Torres-Molina found work at a Community Clinic and provided dental care to the underserved communities of Contra Costa County for 3 years.
Currently, Dr. Torres-Molina is practicing as a General Dentist in Visalia and is enjoying being back in the San Joaquin Valley. She loves to spend time with her husband and two boys, Xavi and Sebastian, 4 and 1, respectively. She loves being a dentist and the flexibility of being a mother, wife and health professional.
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