MEET THE TEAM

We recognize that all our young patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your child to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


Lisa

Front Office Administrator

As our front-line representative for the office, you’ll find me at the front desk: welcoming patients as they arrive. Meeting our young patients and seeing their smiles after a smooth dental appointment is the best part of my day. I enjoy the friendships that develop between our team and those we care for, and getting to see how happy people are when they come in for a checkup.

Outside the office, I enjoy raising my kids and watching their sporting events.

Katerinee

Registered Dental Assistant / Orthodontic Assistant

I am 1st generation graduate in the family. I graduated from California State University of Long Beach with a Bachelor in Health Science. I have worked in the dental field since 2017. I have always been very passionate about helping others and what more fascinating way to do it than work on giving them a perfect smile! It is very rewarding to make everyone happy with your service. I joined Dr Chu’s team in 2021 and it’s been exciting since then. I am always learning new things. The work environment is fast and fun! We support each other and that is the key that motivates me to always do my best.

Aside from my work, I was born in Guatemala and my main language is Spanish. I travel to visit my family as often as I can. During my free time, I love to go for adventures such as hiking, skydiving, kayaking, parasailing, mostly water activities. I have 2 Nephews, “Mishi (9) and Oli (5)”, both my partners in many of my adventures. I also enjoy dancing and listening to all types of music.

Johanna

Registered Dental Assistant / Orthodontic Assistant

I am bilingual in Spanish and English and have been in the dental field since 2001. I have a huge passion for kids and strive to help children and families feel at home and at ease while in the office. Working with Dr. Chu and the team has been great! We all share a common goal: to provide the highest quality care to patients.

I am married to my husband Frank. We have two beautiful daughters named Isabella and Daniella. I enjoy serving at church and often host game nights for kids at church.

Tammy

Registered Dental Assistant

I was a stay at home mom for 16 years, after that point I attended Orange Coast College in 2011. When I completed my general education, I enrolled in the Dental Assistant Program and completed my studies in 2014. I have been working in Pediatric Dentistry ever sense.

My favorite part of my job is working with the kids! Dental offices aren’t always their favorite place to visit, so being able to calm their nerves and have fun being silly with them brings me such joy. In addition, Dr. Chu is an amazing woman and boss and is so easy to work for. She is so compassionate with the kids and is always putting them at ease. My co-workers are so wonderful! They’re helpful, fun and encouraging. I see them more as my friends & team mates.

I have lived in the Huntington Beach area for 25+ years. I am blessed with 2 wonderful children and a sweet grandson. I am married to my incredible husband, Ernie and we enjoy hanging out with friends and family, and traveling around the world as often as we can. We love going to concerts, from big band names to new and upcoming young adults getting started. I also love to cook and entertain.

Staphany

Registered Dental Assistant / Orthodontic Assistant

My education in the dental field prepared me to work in any dental office setting, so I can do anything from placing sealants on our pediatric patients to orthodontics. I love working one-on-one with patients of all ages: providing a great service and at the same time creating meaningful relationships. I am so happy to be working for Dr. Chu and the team because they have helped me broaden my experience and taught me so many new things. It’s a truly great environment.

Whenever I am not working, you might find me at the movie theater catching up on all the good movies this month. I enjoy shopping, hanging out with my sisters, watching movies with my family, getting mani/pedis, trying out new recipes, and cycling.

Dan

Registered Dental Assistant / Orthodontic Assistant

I earned my RDA license at Orange Coast College back in 2019. I have been in the field since then. I love providing dental care for children and seeing them smile with confidence. Besides the patients, my teammates are very supportive and friendly every single day. We develop professionally and gain experiences together so that we can provide the best dental care service to all our patients.

Outside of work, I love spending time with my parents and nephews. I also enjoy traveling and visiting new places when possible. Any free time, I do short hikes and enjoy walking on the beach with fresh sea breeze.

Veronica

Registered Dental Assistant / Orthodontic Assistant

I have worked in the dental field since graduating from Bryman College in 2008. The thing I like most about my job is working with our youngest patients. I work hard to earn their trust and friendship, to convince them that they are safe and being allowed to follow through with their dental cleaning.

I am married with two kids: Nick, who has been playing soccer for eight years, and Priscilla, who also loves soccer. We have a pet turtle that I found on my doorstep a day after our four-year-old fish died. As a family, we are involved in church and spend most of our weekends at soccer games. I also love to cook and watch movies.


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