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Peter Joe, DDS
Pediatric Dentist

Board Certified: Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
DDS: University of Southern California
Pediatric Specialty: Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Family man, nature lover, high-five giver!

Where I grew up: La Canada, California

“I enjoy helping families and children by tailoring treatment based on their needs.”

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Neelon Patel, DDS, MS
Pediatric Dentist

Board Certified: Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
DDS: University of Michigan
Pediatric Specialty: University of Michigan

Wife, Mommy, Hugger, & Bollywood Dancer!

Where I grew up: Troy, Michigan

“My philosophy is to always do the right thing and treat patients like family. It’s a privilege to help little ones smile so big!” 

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Melissa Grant, DDS
Pediatric Dentist

Board Candidate: American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
DDS: University of California, Los Angeles
Pediatric Specialty: University of California, Los Angeles

Loves cooking, live music, and outdoor adventures. Will attempt to pet any dog she sees.

Where I grew up: Manhattan Beach, CA

“I am passionate about education and prevention, and hope to inspire kids to embrace healthy habits beyond the dental office. I treat every patient as though they were part my own family, and I love to make people smile!” 

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Alice Kim-Bundy, DMD
Pediatric Dentist

Board Certified: Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
DMD: Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Pediatric Specialty: Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Walking/hiking/playing with my 3 kids. Experimenting with new recipes. Service to others.

Where I grew up: San Diego, California

“I enjoy working with children and developing lasting relationships with families. As pediatric dentists, we have the opportunity to prevent the most common chronic disease (cavities) among children between ages 6-11. Making a difference in children’s lives and in turn their parents is a joy and honor.”

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Kimberley Wu, DMD, MS
Orthodontist

Board Certified: Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics
DMD: University of California, Los Angeles
Orthodontic Specialty: University of California Los Angeles

Smile maker, Mom of 2 silly boys & MIT admissions interviewer!

Where I grew up: Canada, North Carolina, Beijing, Shanghai, Boston


“I am so grateful that I do what I love everyday! There is nothing more rewarding than helping others and enhancing their self-confidence. I feel lucky that I have this opportunity to give my patients a reason to smile more.”

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Soo Kyung Song, DDS, MS
Pediatric Dentist

Board Certified: American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
DDS: Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
Pediatric Specialty: NYU Langone Hospitals at Rady Children’s Hospital (San Diego, CA)

Loves snowboarding, recreating recipes, and singing along to Korean pop (k-pop)!

Where I grew up: San Jose, California

“It is a privilege to influence children toward healthy lifestyle choices in their most impressionable years. My aim is to guide my young patients with patience and compassion through each step of their dental growth.” 

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Cara Hodgson, DDS, MS
Orthodontist

Board Candidate: American Board of Orthodontics
DDS: University of California, Los Angeles
Orthodontic Specialty: Loma Linda University

Ocean lover, hiking connoisseur, pianist, brownie baker, and paddle boarder (with my pups, Kona and Lei)!

Where I grew up: Hong Kong, Los Angeles

“There is nothing more rewarding to me than seeing my patients transform into more confident, happier versions of themselves. Having been a high school teacher, my passion is working with kids and young adults to help them gain their confidence. I love exchanging stories and getting to know each and every one of my patients.”

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Wesley Choi, DDS
Pediatric Dentist

Board Certified: Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
DDS: Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
Pediatric Specialty: Yale-New Haven Hospital

Casual tennis player, avid soccer fan, and a Madridista.

Where I grew up: Palos Verdes, California

“My philosophy is in making dental visits fun and educational early on in the child’s life to set the course for good oral health and overall well-being.”

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Jean Kang, DDS
Pediatric Dentist

Board Candidate: American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
DDS: University of California, Los Angeles
Pediatric Specialty: University of California, Los Angeles

Loves cycling, hot yoga and trying new restaurants. When she is not fighting sugar bugs, you can find her teaching at UCLA!

Where I grew up: Diamond Bar, CA

“I believe in long-lasting relationships with my patients and their families and to provide them a dental home where they can learn to lead happier, healthier lives. I also believe in empowering children and families to make choices for a lifetime of good oral health and providing experiences that will enrich their lives.”

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Jessica Pack, DDS
Pediatric Dentist

Board Certified: Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
DDS: University of California, Los Angeles
Pediatric Specialty: University of Southern California

Studied French art and music. Enjoys fashion and travel. Loves a good book and her dog.

Where I grew up: Brentwood, Tennessee

“I like the emphasis on prevention and behavior management for patients. It’s rewarding to work with a patient who was initially fearful to feel comfortable and at ease at the dental office. Also, I enjoy that I get to see the patient and family regularly and develop a lifelong relationship with them.”

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“adult” permanent teeth

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times in a child’s development when sealants are recommended (ages 6 &12)

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years old when the last “baby” tooth falls out (average)

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years old when the first “baby” tooth falls out (average)