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Get to Know Suzanne Popp, DDS

Coronado dentist Suzanne Popp DDS

Dr. Popp has been helping patients from Coronado, San Diego, and surrounding communities pursue their dental dreams since 1987, and her decades of tried and true experience have resulted in countless healthier, happier smiles. If you’d like to learn more about her, just keep reading below.

Why Did You
Decide to Become a Dentist?

The Advanced Dentistry team

Dr. Popp knew from a relatively young age that she wanted to work in healthcare – but she didn’t like her own family dentist! While in grade school, she worked for her grandmother’s dental mail order company, which was eventually handed down to her mother and then to her. She also worked as a dental assistant throughout high school. She eventually decided that she liked the thought of having her own small business in the form of a dental office and doing a much better job than the doctor she used to visit. Her love of helping others is a perfect fit for the profession. Over time, she developed a passion for cosmetic care, restorative treatment, and eventually sleep dental medicine and sleep breathing disorders. She is proud to now offer dedicated screening for sleep apnea and effective snoring treatment.

Where Did You
Study Dentistry?

Outside view of dental school building

After completing her undergraduate degree at Marquette University, Dr. Popp remained at Marquette’s School of Dentistry to accomplish her Doctor of Dental Surgery. She also attended further advanced training at the Las Vegas Institute, graduating from their program with new specialty education in Invisalign, cosmetic dentistry, full mouth rehabilitation, and more. She is also extensively trained in dental sleep medicine. To this day, she takes many more continuing education courses every year than what is actually required. Her current dental memberships include:

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy

Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?

Coronado dentists Dr. Popp and Dr. Bailey

Dr. Popp has two grown children – Natalie Bailey, who has now joined her as a dentist in the dental office, and George Bailey, who works in San Diego for Olympus Controls as an Applications Engineer. In her spare time, she still keeps herself very busy. Traveling is a big priority (she’s been to 65 countries so far!), as well as entertaining, hiking, biking, kayaking, reading, gardening, welding, and painting. She is an active member of the Rotary Club of Coronado and was the first female president as well. She is also active in the Coronado Roundtable, PEO, the Jandy Strong Foundation, and other philanthropic organizations. She is the proud founder of the “Sue Project,” which is a fundraising group that raises money for underprivileged women in need of sanitary products in Africa.