About Us

When you visit our Hemet dental office, your comfort and dental care are our top priorities.  We strive to give everyone the detailed, gentle, and thorough care we give to our own family.

We believe in preventing decay and periodontal disease, not just treating it.   We want to help raise awareness and help you develop skills to keep your teeth in the best possible health.

Call or Email  us today!  (951) 925-6444 or drformicasoffice@gmail.com

Feel free to browse through our website and be sure to give us a call if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment.  We offer interest free financing options through Care Credit.

Dr. Edward Formica

My goal is to provide you and your family with exceptional dental care, in a fun, comfortable environment.

I have been practicing Dentistry in Hemet since I graduated from UCLA in 1990.  I am a member of Tri-County Dental Society, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Hemet/San Jacinto Exchange Club, Healthy Valley Foundation, Valley Trails Alliance and the Western Science Board.  For information on these charities click on the Community Tab.  

We have been working for years with valley charities and education, including Valley Wide Recreation, valley schools, boy scouts, Ramona Bowl, Western Center and many individual athletic and student groups.  Our efforts helped build the aquatic center, Diamond Valley recreation center, Searl Park, Bill Gray park exercise trail and the upcoming Jim Venable Exchange Club park in Valle Vista. 

My wife Chris & I have lived in the Hemet area since 1990.  We are active in both this community and our church.  We have enjoyed raising our 4 children in this valley. We hope the next generation has the same opportunities.


Our Dedicated Team

Jane Shepherd R.D.H.  (Registered Dental Hygienist)

Hi! My name is Jane Shepherd. I’ve been married to my wonderful husband, Tom, for 37 years. We have four awesome children and two pet dogs. Through the years we have enjoyed travelling the U.S. and abroad, both together and as a family. One of our goals is to visit as many of our National Parks and Monuments as possible.

I was born and raised outside of Buffalo, New York a long time ago! It’s a great place to be from, and where my husband and I will retire, except in the winter months. We have brothers, sisters, a son, and many other family members and friends in that area, so we visit Western New York often.

I’ve been a dental hygienist for 30+ years. After moving to California, I worked and lived in Torrance, Laguna Hills, Rancho Santa Margarita and now live in Temecula and work in Hemet.

Working for Dr. Formica the past 8+ years has been a blessing. Our dental office is professional, comfortable, and friendly. It is a great place to work and I know I will have long lasting friendships with my fellow staff.

Gail Starling R.D.H. 

Hello!  My name is Gail Starling.  Though I have recently moved to Menifee from northern California, I have childhood roots in Riverside and Moreno Valley.

After graduating from Moreno Valley High School and 2 years at UC Riverside I transferred to Fresno State University.  In Fresno I married my high school sweetheart (true story!). I completed my education to become a dental hygienist and receive a BA in Public Health. Following graduation my husband and I remained in the Fresno area for another 15 years. This is where my son and two daughters were born and where we built lasting friendships. We loved spending time in the mountains and lakes in the Sierras as well as Fresno State sports!!

My husband accepted a job transfer to Santa Rosa, CA where we spent the next 27 years. I was also employed by one dentist for that entire time period.  Though we enjoyed the beauty of Sonoma County my husband was offered yet another employment opportunity back in southern California. I miss the family I left up north including grandchildren but have embraced this new adventure.

After 9 months with Dr. Formica’s team, I feel ‘at home’.  As a veteran hygienist, I continue to be passionate about my profession.  I also recognize an equally passionate dentist! I value ethics, commitment and building trusting relationships with patients as does Dr. Formica.  I am grateful to be a team member with Formica Family Dentistry and continuing my professional growth and career.

Jennifer Bagshaw R.D.H. 

Jennifer is new to our team.  What we love about Jenn is her passion for good work and her professionalism.  She maybe a new to hygiene, but she brings with her a wealth of experience, she was a registered dental assistant for 12 years.  When Jenn is your hygienist, you have a great cheerleader and advocate on your dental health team.
 Jenn loves her husband Brandon, and their two puppies.  One is well behaved and …
 She loves hiking and jogging and all things teeth.

Edith Hall D. A. (Front Office Lead)

Edith Hall is our scheduling and financial coordinator here at Formica Family Dentistry. Edith started in the dental field 11 years ago and became a part of our team in 2012. She started as a dental assistant and has learned how to do all things in the front office.
In her spare time Edith loves spending time with her husband and daughter. They love hiking and spending time by the pool during the hot summer. On weekends, Edith dawns camouflage and goes paintballing with her husband and friends.
Her favorite part of her job is talking to patients and making them smile even if they are numb.
If you ever have any question Edith said it would be her pleasure to try and answer them.

Krista Macintosh R.D. A. (Registered Dental Assistant)

Krista Macintosh Has been an Registered Dental Assistant Since 2011; she Joined our team at Formica Family Dentistry in 2015.
Krista has five children ranging in ages from 9 to 21, one of her favorite things is to watch them play baseball and softball. She also likes to take them camping and hiking.
In her spare time, she enjoys baking. (Opinion by Doc. “Krista is being modest here, she is a talented cake decorator, she is creative and passionate about baking from scratch.”)
Krista says the thing she enjoys the most is dentistry, especially extractions. (Is that weird?)
We have enjoyed having Krista with us for the last 3 years; she is hard working and kind which is a win-win for our patients.

Louella Giles R.D. A.

I have been working in dentistry for 10 years, the first 3 years were volunteering for the Red Cross in Italy. Before I began work for Dr. Formica, I worked in Murrieta assisting with general and implant dentistry.

My Husband is a retired Navy veteran and together we have 2 daughters, the oldest currently goes to San Francisco State University and the youngest is still in high school.

I was born in the Philippines and raised in Japan. I met my husband in Okinawa. Our family moved to the United States after the birth of our second daughter.

We like to travel all over the world and experience many new things and sights, including my favorites, Munich Germany and the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

I am coming up on my Second year here with doctor Formica. I look forward to helping our patients with their dental health.

Kacie White, Recall Specialist 

Kacie has been with our practice for 25 years.  First as a patient when she was a little girl.  In her later teen years she worked for us after school and became a registered dental assistant.  Since she is married and has small children, we only get Kacie for a few hours each week.  But she does a bit of everything.  At the desk and in the treatment rooms, you have seen her do it all.
She was born and raised in the valley; she and her husband Bryson have three children 2 blondie’s and a ginger.

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. Our dental assistants and hygienists are licensed professionals who pride themselves on staying on the cutting edge of dentistry and patient communication. They are excited about what they are doing, have high standards of quality and integrity, and are motivated to achieve the best results for our family of patients.

Our dedicated and motivated staff have two primary goals—your health and your utmost comfort!  We feel  it’s important that you understand the treatment that you’ll be receiving so that you can relax during the procedure. Our staff is eager to answer any questions regarding your dental care. Please feel free to share with us your needs and concerns.

Office Phone Number (951) 925-6444

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