ABOUT Our Practice

Welcome to Kobliska Dental Co., where your dental experience is all about you. We believe you deserve more than a just typical appointment – you deserve a visit that you genuinely enjoy. At the end of the day, we’re committed to caring for you, your smile, and your overall oral health. The Kobliska Dental Co. experience is all about treating you like family and sending you home with a smile that looks and feels amazing.

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Dr. Kevin Kobliska

Dr. Kevin Kobliska is a proud Bakersfield native who is honored to care for his hometown community with compassionate, cutting-edge dentistry. His dental journey began at Chapman University in Orange, CA, where he not only pursued a degree in business and entrepreneurship but also excelled as a college football player.

During his junior year, an internship in Costa Mesa provided Dr. Kobliska with crucial insights into his career path. Working in a corporate setting, he quickly realized his passion for a more people-oriented profession. After shadowing his cousin in a dental office, he decided to pursue dentistry head-on.

Dr. Kobliska completed his business degree and took additional courses to meet dental school prerequisites. He gained practical experience in the dental field at Glidewell Dental labs and furthered his hands-on learning as a volunteer dental assistant at the Lestonnac Free Clinic in Orange. His hard work and dedication led to his admission to dental school in 2014.

Today, Dr. Kobliska brings his comprehensive education, diverse experiences, and a deep-seated love for his community to his practice. His journey from a business student to a skilled dentist is marked by a relentless pursuit of his passion for dentistry and a commitment to serving the community that he has always called home.

Beyond dentistry, Dr. Kobliska is an avid sports fan, with a passion for golf, baseball, college football, and more. He loves spending time with his family, including his wife Laura, his 5 year old son Rowan, and his 2 year old daughter Charlie. Dr. Kobliska enjoys traveling, cooking, staying active, working on home improvement projects, and continuous education to stay updated with the latest advancements in dentistry.

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Dr. Regina Rivera

Born in Manila, Philippines, Dr. Rivera moved to the U.S. in 1981 with her family. But family ties and the community make Bakersfield feel like home. Dr. Rivera’s father, a physician, influenced her decision to become a dentist. She noticed that he practiced medicine with tenacity, integrity, and compassion. She felt that a career in dentistry would also be rewarding as she interacted daily with patients and showed them compassion and care. 

After earning an undergraduate degree from Loyola Marymount University, Dr. Rivera attended the University of California, San Francisco, and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Dr. Rivera has practiced dentistry with Dr. Woolf (a former dentist at our practice) since 2000.

In her free time, Dr. Rivera enjoys spending time with her husband, Aaron, their children, Rebecca and Benjamin, and their cat, Snowball. Dr. Rivera’s hobbies include singing and painting. She is fluent in English and Tagalog.

Certifications, Memberships, and Education

-American Dental Association
-California Dental Association
-Kern County Dental Society
-University of California, San Francisco – DDS
-Loyola Marymount University – Undergraduate
-Garces Memorial High School
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Dr. Jon Wong

Dr. Wong is proud to offer patients with full-scope periodontic care. After graduating with honors and earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, he completed an intensive three-year residency emphasizing periodontal therapy and medicine, sedation, and surgical/restorative implant treatment. Dr. Wong received his board certificate in periodontology from Oregon Health Sciences University.

Dr. Wong has represented dental students, dentistry, and periodontics on a local and national level. He has also held leadership positions in the American Student Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Academy of Periodontology. In addition to writing numerous publications, he has presented at events sponsored by the California Dental Association, American Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontology, and the Academy of Osseointegration.

Certifications, Memberships, and Education

-American Academy of Periodontology Award
-Chief resident and program representative: Oregon Health and Sciences University
-Associated student body president: University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
-California Dental Association Foundation Dental Student Scholarship
-California Dental Association
-Santa Barbara Ventura County Dental Society
-Academy of Osseointegration
-Academy of Periodontology
-Committee for Volunteer Placement: California Dental Association
-National lecturer for contemporary periodontal and implant therapy
-University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry – Doctor of dental surgery, with honors
-Oregon Health and Sciences University – Periodontology certificate
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Dr. James Sunwoo

Dr. James Sunwoo enjoys helping people and providing excellent care on an elite level at Kobliska Dental Co. 

Besides being a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Sunwoo also focuses on cosmetic surgery and orthognathic surgery. He earned his medical doctorate degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine and his dental doctorate degree from the Columbia University School of Dental Medicine.

In his free time, Dr. Sunwoo enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, traveling, and watching his favorite team, the Los Angeles Lakers.

Certifications, Memberships, and Education

-Diplomate — American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
-Fellow — American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
-Fellow — American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
-Fellow — California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
-Southern California Superdoctors, 2019, 2020
-New York’s Top 10 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Specialists, 2014
-Top 10 Doctor of 2014
-Patients’ Choice Physician Award, 2010
-Most Compassionate Doctor Award, 2010
-University of Southern California Van Zile Endowment Scholarship, 2004
-University of Southern California Kistler Scholarship, 2003
-Quintessence Award for Academic Achievement, 2003
-Columbia University Research Excellence Award, 2003
-American Association of Oral Biology Award, 2003
-Columbia University Divisional Excellence in Oral Biology, 2002
-Milton G. Schlesinger Research Award, 2001
-Columbia University Appointed Research Assistant, 2001
-Columbia University Appointed Assistant Editor of Columbia Dental Review, 2001
-ADA/NIDCR/Pfizer 38th Annual Dental Student Representative, 2001
-NIH/NIDCR T35 Research Training Grant, 2001
-Percy T. Phillips Student Scholar Nomination, 2001
-ADEA/Warner-Lambert Listerine Preventive Dentistry Scholarship Recipient, 2001
-William J. Gies Research Scholar, 2000


Our Team

At Kobliska Dental Co., our team is more than just a group of professionals – we're a family dedicated to your well-being. With warm welcomes and friendly smiles, our team goes above and beyond to make you feel right at home during your visit. Photos coming soon!

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Visit Experience

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Welcome In

As soon as you arrive, you'll be greeted with warm smiles and prompt assistance. After you check in, feel free to enjoy our refreshment bar.


Let’s Chat

Our team takes the time to get to know you, beyond just your oral health goals, so you feel right at home.


Sit Back and Relax

Our heated neck rolls, cozy blankets, hand massages are all designed to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.

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Why We Love


Dr. Kevin Kobliska, along with most of our team, was born and raised right here. We're your neighbors, friends, and fellow Bakersfield locals. Caring for the smiles in our community isn't just a job; it's our passion. We take immense pride in giving back to the city that has given us so much.

How We Give Back

Community Outreach

At Kobliska Dental Co., our commitment to making a difference extends far beyond our practice doors. We’re driven by a deep passion for caring for others in our community. When our team is outside of the office, you'll often find us volunteering with nonprofit groups and dedicating our time to the well-being of our Bakersfield community.

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