Dr. Bancroft was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. Her father was an anesthesiologist and her mom was a pharmacist, so she was familiar with health sciences from an early age. It wasn’t until she shadowed a few local dentists, however, that she considered the dental field as a possible career path. Dr. Bancroft was excited to start a career in a field that would allow her to work with her hands while improving patients’ health.
Dr. Bancroft is passionate about improving her practice by attending continuing education courses and using the latest technology and high-quality materials. Dr. Bancroft loves to help educate her patients because she believes that understanding oral health is integral to maintaining it. As she studied dentistry, Dr. Bancroft also pursued her love of music as a hobby. She is a talented violinist and has traveled through Europe on two separate occasions, played with the Symphony Orchestra in college, and was in a quartet that played for the world-renowned Tokyo String Quartet. She has even played in three live concerts with Kanye West!
Dr. Bancroft and her husband met in high school and went to SUNY Buffalo together where she received her bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences. After graduating from SUNY Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, she went on to attend the VA Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for one year as a General Practice Resident. Now, Dr. Bancroft is a member of the ADA, CDA and San Diego County Dental Society. Family is very important to Dr. Bancroft and her husband. When she isn’t in the office, you can find Dr. Bancroft spending time with her husband and their two children, Zachary and Vivian.
You’re in good hands with our skilled, knowledgeable staff. Our goal is to work with you and encourage you along your journey to optimal dental health. If you have any questions at any point during your visit, don’t hesitate to ask! We strive to take time with each patient to establish a relationship and thoroughly explain any recommended treatments. By educating our patients, we are enabling them to take their dental health into their own hands by improving their at-home preventive care. We want you to enjoy your time with us, so if there is anything we can do to make your appointment more pleasant, please let us know!
At Carmel Valley Dental, we take pride in treating patients like our own friends and family, starting with a warm welcome the moment you walk in our doors. Your comfort is very important to us. We have TVs on the ceiling of each operatory and provide wireless headphones so you can relax during every appointment no matter what brings you in. We implement advanced technology, including digital x-rays and laser therapy, which allows us to provide our patients with the most comfortable, highest-quality care possible.