Dr. Jose M. Perez
Dr. Perez received his Fellowship award from the Academy of General Dentistry in 2010 and is a member of the ADA, AGD, PADA, PAGD and Lancaster County Dental Society.
Dr. Perez grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland. Being a son of a physician and growing up in a medical household, Dr. Perez developed an interest in the healthcare sciences. The family moved to Puerto Rico in 1975, where he was able to develop his bilingual skills. At the age of 16, Dr. Perez started college and finished his undergraduate with a B.S. degree in Biology with a concentration in Pre-Med from the University of Puerto Rico. After completing his undergraduate degree, Dr. Perez was accepted into the University of Puerto Rico School of Dentistry where he earned his D.M.D degree in 1983. As a distinguished student he was recognized in "The Deans List" 1982 edition. After graduation, Dr. Perez completed the North East Regional Boards with honors averaging 90% (over 50% of the dental students from Harvard, Tufts and Boston dental schools could not pass the boards during the previous session).
Dr. Perez was commissioned as a Captain in the United States Army in January of 1984 and served in the Dental Corps until July of 1995. During his 11½ years of active duty, Dr. Perez gained valuable clinical experience as an OR surgical assistant. He also completed several clinical rotations in Oral Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry, Prosthodontics and Endodontics. After his first tour of duty, Dr. Perez accepted an overseas assignment in Germany and was the Officer in Charge of the Strassburg Dental Clinic where he ran the clinic and was responsible for providing dental support to the local military community. During his tour in Germany, Dr. Perez served in support of Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
After 11½ years of dedicated service to our country, Dr. Perez received an Honorable Discharge with rank of Major. He earned the Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal for service during Desert Storm, Army Commendation Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals and the Expert Field Medical Badge. In July of 1995, after an exciting military career, Dr. Perez transitioned into private practice and moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. After 5 years, Dr. Perez built a state-of-the-art office and opened Crooked Oak Dental Associates in July of 2000. He strives to stay current through extensive continued education as well as keeping up to date with new technology in an effort to provide his patients with a wide variety of quality clinical services.
Dr. Perez married Dr. Coral Pou-Perez in 1983, also a dentist. Together they have a son, Anthony born in 1986 and a daughter, Stephanie born in 1990. Dr. Perez has been an active member of the community. He is a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church and has been singing with the choir for since 1998. He mentors with Big Brothers Big Sisters, volunteers for Habitat for Humanity and served as Secretary and Vice Chairman of the Board for the Lancaster Medical Bureau. He enjoys traveling and fitness and is an avid runner and cyclist.
Dr. Coral Pou-Perez
My grandfather was one of the first dentists in Puerto Rico, my uncle was an orthodontist and my father was a periodontist, so naturally I had to follow the family tradition. I attended the University of Puerto Rico Dental School where I met my husband, Dr. Jose M. Perez and graduated in 1983. I was commissioned as an officer in the U. S. Army Dental Corps in 1988, served during the first Iraq War and reached rank of Major. Being a mother of two, after moving to Lancaster in 1995, I chose to work at home and raise my family. I am currently the Office Administrator using my accounting and analytical skills to manage the office efficiently. I am working part-time at the office helping with re-care exams adding a soft, gentle touch and a personable, family feeling to your dental experience at Crooked Oak Dental Associates.
I have married Dr. Jose M. Perez in 1983. We have a son and a daughter mentioned above.