Coming from a family of dentists back on the east coast, Dr. Pfeffer decided on dental school after working in Cancer Research. She missed the personal interaction that she saw in her family’s dental offices. This prompted her to obtain her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from an Ivy League institution while also obtaining a Masters in Biomedical Ethics from University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine. Here she served numerous leadership roles while winning 1st in the Nation for her scientific research and was one of 5 nationally to Intern at the American Dental Association. She carried out an Internship at two Dental Hospitals in London before being selected by her 1st choice, the University of Southern California for Hospital Residency. Here she worked with veterans, trauma victims, medically compromised, cancer patients and in the operating room for those patients with special needs. After which she continued on as the Top 1% to be accepted into Orthodontic Residency. From there Dr. Pfeffer pursued not only professional success but also has been recognized for her wide-spread philanthropy in the community. Winning numerous awards, serving on multiple boards and her continuous recognition in magazines and news sources, she has been a leading force in Dentistry for California as well as those less fortunate. When she’s not in the office she Volunteers as Faculty for UCSD’s Free Clinic and provides free screening and free treatment to those in need. Giving back to over 150 organizations both with her time and resources; she has spent her life becoming a role model for philanthropy in her community. Apart from dentistry much of her free time is spent outside of her profession, helping improve the lives of foster youth and the homeless.