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Dr. Michelle: You can take the dentist out of California, but you can’t take California out of the dentist.

A Huge Fan of the Golden State

Dr. Michelle is a huge fan of the Golden State. Originally from Redondo Beach, she completed her undergraduate degree from the University of California at San Diego. She received her dental training from the UCLA School of Dentistry.

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However, for her general dentistry residency, she traveled to the East Coast where she worked at a Trauma 1 Center in New York. This meant she saw a lot of emergency patients. While it was very valuable training, it also made her realize how much she missed the relationship-building that is the hallmark of family dentistry.

After her residency, she headed back to the West Coast to focus on family, especially pediatric dentistry. Dr. Michelle is very familiar with family dentistry: both her dad and her brother are orthodontists!

A Fun & Enthusiastic Dentist for Kids

“I’m a California girl!” she says enthusiastically. “I also love treating kids—and as they’ll tell you, I also like hearing and telling silly jokes.”

She is a huge fan of the hiking and biking trails that wind throughout the San Diego area, which she enjoys with her boyfriend of five years.

“My favorite hiking trial is the Kwaay Paay Peak, a one-hour loop that takes me above the clouds,” she says.

Dr. Michelle speaks English, Spanish and Vietnamese. Visit her at our Downtown location…and be sure to tell her your favorite silly joke!

Want to know more? You can learn more about Dr. Michelle and our other Dental Express care providers. _____ Dental Express offers dental care for the entire family, including SmileCorrect, implants, emergency dental care and maintenance services. With four convenient locations in San Diego, our practice features compassionate care coupled with state-of-the-art technology. Contact us to schedule an appointment today. _____