Dr. Ernie Maggioncalda is a native San Franciscan, born and raised in the Sunset District
and a graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School where he met his future wife, Lynne. They have 4 grown children and 8 grandchildren and have lived in Pacifica, California since 1971.
Dr. Maggioncalda earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology at the University of San Francisco and later attended USF graduate school to study entomology in the Masters Degree program. With 4 small children to raise and educate, Dr. Maggioncalda decided to become a dentist and attended Loyola University College of Dental Surgery in Chicago, Illinois, where he later graduated second in his class upon earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Shortly after, Dr. Maggioncalda enlisted in the United States Public Health Service to satisfy his military service commitment. He was accepted to a general dentistry hospital internship program for one year at the Marine Hospital in Seattle, Washington. His internship program was followed by a two year assignment with the Bureau of Prisons at Terminal Island, California, where he served as Assistant Dental Officer and Chief Dental Officer with the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
Continuing his dental training after completing his 2 year service obligation with the USPHS, Dr.Maggioncalda was accepted to the postgraduate Orthodontic Residency program at the University of California Hospital in San Francisco for a 2-year postgraduate degree in the dental specialty of orthodontics. Dr. Maggioncalda has been practicing orthodontics exclusively for the past 35 years, and is a certified Invisilign provider. Along with his excellent staff, the total years of orthodontic experience currently in his practice amounts to more than 95 years! Dr. Maggioncalda’s broad background in general dentistry allows him to coordinate comprehensive treatment requirements with general dentists and oral surgeons for adult patients who present with difficult restorative problems. For 18 years Dr. Maggioncalda served as Associate Professor of Orthodontics in the post-doctoral orthodontic residency program at the University of the Pacific, Arthur Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco.