Dr. Drilling was born and raised in Tulare. She is the daughter of Dr. Tom and Pat Drilling and attended local schools. She continued her education at Fresno State with a bachelor's degree in Functional Biology. With her father as her inspiration and mentor, she graduated with her doctorate from the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) Dental School in 1991. Dr. Drilling returned to Tulare and has been practicing dentistry for twenty-four years, building a state-of-the-art dental office in 2009. Dr. Drilling thoroughly enjoys working with and serving all of her patients to help them to attain optimum dental health and to achieve superior cosmetic results.
She resides in Tulare with her husband and two children. Dr. Drilling's interests include civic responsibility and giving back and investing in the community, serving on several local boards, and also participating in her children's school activities. Currently, she is spearheading a bi-annual free dental mobile clinic for Tulare's working poor.
Dr. Drilling's professional and community affiliations include:
American Dental Association
California Dental Association
Tulare-Kings County Dental Society
Tulare-Kings County Implant Study Club
Tulare Chamber of Commerce Board 2002-07
Past Tulare-Kings County Dental Society Board of Directors
St. Aloysius School Board 2009-12