Dr. Cardenas was born in San Jose and grew up in the Carmel area.
He received his Bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University and continued his education at Creighton University, where he earned his Master’s degree in Clinical Anatomy.
In 2009, he received his D.D.S. degree and graduated with honors from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.
His interest in learning led him to complete a General Practice Residency at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs hospital with surgical rotations at Stanford University and Highland Hospital in Oakland.
Dr. Cardenas is fluent in Spanish. His interests include traveling, fitness, tennis, and spending time with his family.