Dr. Clara Mora was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California. She attended Laguna Blanca and Westmont College locally, and went on to study at Loma Linda School of Dentistry, where she participated in the advanced anesthesia program and graduated in the top 20% of her class. The passion for dentistry runs in the family, with both her mother and father practicing dentistry locally for over 20 years. Her mother, Dr. Patmore, is an accomplished endodontist who has regularly been awarded for excellent patient care and performs root canal treatment in the same office. Her father, Dr. Mora, has recently retired from his prosthodontic practice and Dr. Clara Mora has taken over his tradition of quality patient care.