Dr. Jeni Perna grew up in Merritt Island, Florida, where she spent her early years performing as a dancer, singer, and actor. While attending the University of Florida for her undergraduate education, she worked as a dental assistant and saw how her two worlds of artistry and science could combine in a career in dentistry. Dr. Perna attended Nova Southeastern University and received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine in 2014. During her time in dental school, she participated in multiple dental missions trips and saw the life changing impact that dentistry can have on her patients. After finishing dental school, Dr. Perna advanced her dental knowledge by completing her General Practice Residency in Asheville, NC. Dr. Perna returned to Florida to practice as a general dentist while her boyfriend completed his Orthodontic residency. Dr. Perna is beyond excited to bring the same passion and attention to her patients in the Austin area to ensure an enjoyable and uplifting dental experience. She aims for every patient to feel at ease and comfortable with a complete understanding of their dental needs.
When she’s not thinking about teeth, Dr. Perna enjoys being active, yoga, traveling, hiking, cooking, and playing with her Doberman, Gio. Check out her dental instagram blog! @yogi_dentist