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Town Centre Dental Group - Chula Vista Dentist

Our purpose is to serve you in achieving optimum dental health and each member of our professional team is committed to this purpose. We provide a flexible appointment schedule and Spanish speaking personnel. If there is anything we can do to make your experience more pleasant, please let us know. When we succeed, we encourage you to be our ambassador for excellent dentistry by recommending us to your friends.  Your confidence and good will provide our greatest reward.

Excellence in dentistry begins with a careful co-diagnosis and treatment plan to establish the goals we will achieve together. Communication and long-term relationships are important to us. Let us know what is on your mind and ask questions. We will help you realize an investment in yourself pays dividends for a lifetime.  

We are caring, skilled professionals, dedicated to simplifying what is often a very complicated and confusing area of health care. We want all our patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their dental health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage.

Dr. Hoa Nguyen Audette

Dr. Audette earned her bachelor’s in Biology at UCLA in Westwood, California.  She then went to rival, USC, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. Her passion for dentistry led her to pursue and earn her Doctoral of Dental Surgery at USC, graduating at the top of her class with the highest honors: - she was elected as member of prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a national dental honor society distinction awarded to the top 12% of each graduating dental class in the nation. Dr. Audette has received awards for her talent in the field of dentistry as well as her contributions to the community.  Among the awards bestowed to Dr. Audette are the Colgate Bright Smile Award, which recognized Dr. Audette's outstanding efforts towards improving the oral health of inner-city children, and the USC Faculty Award, for her dedication to training dental students who serve in USC’s School of Dentistry mobile clinics which provide dental care to remote and underserved areas of California.  Dr. Audette also serve on the San Diego Dental Peer Review Committee.

In her search for a practice, Dr. Audette wanted one with a history of family values and commitment to quality dental care. Town Centre Dental Group stood apart from every other practice she looked at.  There's a legacy of fine dentistry here dating back to the 1970s that attracted Dr. Audette and appealed to her standards of excellence.  Dr. Audette brings extensive clinical experience, and also remains academically active and up to date on the latest dental procedures and technologies.  She annually attends continuing education seminars and stays abreast on the latest research by keeping up with multiple dental publications.  She holds professional memberships with the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and the San Diego County Dental Society.  In addition to her extensive clinical background, she was an adjunct clinical professor for the past six years at her alma mater, the USC School of Dentistry where she volunteers to teach 3rd and 4th year dental students. 

Dr. Audette loves dentistry and more importantly, she loves her patients.  She treats all patients as family and emphasizes preventative care as the first step in good oral health. She has a gentle and calming presence which sets the tone for the conduct of each member of Town Centre Dental.  Dr. Audette wants her patients’ dental chair experience to be pleasant at every visit.  She prides herself in not just treating the patient in the chair but extending that care to their friends and relatives, and has been honored to become the dentist to multiple generations of  patient families.  Her top priority is to provide the highest quality dental care with a gentle touch. 

Dr. Audette is deeply rooted in southern California and moved to San Diego 4 years ago. She and her chef husband are active in the community and enjoy being parents to their 20 month old high spirited son and 2 month old daughter and their Maltipoo, Oliver. Dr. Audette loves to volunteer and give back to the community on her free time.  She enjoys art and food and loves to spend time with friends and family. 

Dr. Audette is an active member of the following Dental Associations: 


Dr. Bruce Goldman

Dr. Goldman was raised in Youngstown, Ohio where he attended undergraduate college. He received his dental degree from Ohio State University.
"It was my privilege to join Town Centre Dental Group as a partner in 1980. Since then I have loved watching our dental practice grow and progress into the wonderful place it is today. I am excited to welcome our associates and we all benefit from their youth and enthusiasm."




 Dr. Bruce Goldman is an active member of the following Dental Associations: 


Dr. Leigh D. Perlmutter


Dr. Perlmutter received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.  She went on to receive her specialty Certificate in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry from the New York University College of Dentistry.

Dr. Perlmutter has advanced training in all aspects of surgical and non-surgical periodontal therapy including regenerative, cosmetic and implant procedures.  She prides herself in providing her patients with gentle, compassionate and individualized care.

When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Perlmutter enjoys running, hiking, rock climbing, yoga and cooking.



Dr. Bruce Goldman



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