Taking good care of your teeth goes beyond daily brushing and flossing. We now know that there is a very strong connection between your oral health and whole body health. By keeping your teeth and gums healthy, not only can future dental problems often be prevented but can also aid in good overall health.
The essence of what Dr. Chee and her team love about pediatric dentistry is helping children enjoy their dental visits by infusing the office with fun, laughter, and comfort. She welcomes children of all ages, and encourages you to bring your child in after they turn one. The key to a healthy mouth is establishing a good oral hygiene regimen early in a child’s life.
Dr. Chee practices restorative dentistry, encompassing preventative treatment, crowns, bridges, bonded restorations, onlays and inlays, and advanced restorations including dental implant restorations and dentures. Restorative dentistry involves the diagnosis, management and restoration of the functional and aesthetic requirements of each individual.
Creating a beautiful smile and helping you to maintain that smile is what Dr. Chee and her staff love to do. There are several aspects of cosmetic dentistry, including whitening, veneers, bonding, crowns, and more. Ask Dr. Chee and she’ll help you understand what is possible and determine the next steps to getting the smile you’ve always wanted!
Dr. Chee is available for all types of dental emergencies including traumatic injury, lost restorations, tooth or gum pain, and broken appliances. In addition to our office hours, she may be reached during evenings and weekends. We are committed to providing emergency services to both new and existing patients. If a problem arises, please
Dr. Chee is available for all types of dental emergencies including traumatic injury, lost restorations, tooth or gum pain, and broken appliances. In addition to our office hours, she may be reached during evenings and weekends. We are committed to providing emergency services to both new and existing patients. If a problem arises, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 949-887-6121 or our after hours emergency line at 949-873-6114.
Dr. Chee and her team are excited to welcome you to experience exceptional general and restorative dental care with a thoughtful approach. The collaborative approach with her staff of hygienists and specialists provides each patient with services from experts for a lifetime of comprehensive care.
Dr. Chee and staff are dedicated to providing excellent dental care in a fun and caring environment, where both children and adults can feel comfortable with their dental visits.
Our mission is to provide you with personalized, high-quality care. Whether you need preventative care, cosmetic dentistry, or oral surgery, we can help you love your teeth. We realize that there is no such thing as one-size-fits-all treatment, so we never use a one-size-fits-all approach to your dental plan.
Loretta Chee graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology in 1985. After graduating with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco in 1988, she moved back to Southern California. Dr. Chee has been practicing family, pediatric and general dentistry in Orange County ever since.
Her gentle and careful approach has resulted in many of her pediatric patients continuing to enjoy her expertise as adults. Dr. Chee continues to broaden her knowledge and is committed to staying current with the newest dental techniques and approaches through ongoing Continuing Education classes.
When not at the office, Dr. Chee can be found helping out in her church or hanging out with her husband Mark, and their son Lucas. Her son Lucas is in high school and about to head to college. Foodie to her core, she enjoys trying different and new restaurants with friends and family. Whenever possible, she finds time for personal development, skiing and traveling around the world.
Alyssa Meister Burns was born and raised in Laguna Niguel. She graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2012 and Loma Linda University Dental School with a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2017.
Dr. Burns' passion for dentistry and patient care was stoked by her father, Dr. Robert Meister, who has practiced orthodontics in Orange County for over four decades.
Dr. Burns was awarded a Health Professions Scholarship by the U.S. Army for dental school and served for three years as a dental officer in the U.S. Army after graduation. She was stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington State. After leaving active duty in 2020,
Dr. Burns returned to her native Orange County and is excited to join Dr. Chee's practice.
Aside from being a veteran herself, Dr. Burns is married to a Marine Corps veteran. She is passionate about supporting military and veteran families and is active in Operation Help a Hero, based out of Camp Pendleton.
Dr. Burns and her husband Leland have a three-year-old daughter Emma. When she's not in the office, Dr. Burns enjoys spending time with her family, snowboarding, and Anaheim Ducks hockey.
A childhood in Tanzania, East Africa, her teenaged years in Allentown, PA and most of her adult life in CA, Tahera brings to our office an amazing global perspective and fluency in 4 languages.
What she loves most about being a part of our dental team, is to see patients walking out with clean shining teeth and a big smile on their faces.
On her free time, what gives her most joy is to go for hikes, long walks on the beach and just simply spending the time hanging out with friends and family. A self proclaimed neat freak, she prefers everything in order, however sometimes her tendencies even drives herself nuts.
Although, Sara started as an RDA in the back office, she has spent most of her 37 years in the dental field as a front office coordinator. Her specialty has become understanding the ever-changing insurance landscape. The satisfaction and joy she feels in her professional role is in meeting people from different walks of life, helping them understand and navigate their dental coverage to maximize their benefits and their dental care.
A native of Orange County, Sara has the luxury of having her extended family living in proximity, where get togethers are common occasions. In her free time, she finds opportunities for weekend getaways, cooking elaborate meals for her family or spending time in her garden.
Judy is the brain and heartbeat of the back office and has been in the dental field for the last 38 years. Ever the foodie, she engages patients in mouthwatering conversations during their appointments. She loves getting to know patients and creating a dental family and helping them overcome any dental anxiety they may have. Judy grew up in Monterey Park and settled in Fountain Valley after she married. In her spare time, Judy’s passions include her family and love of animals. She loves spending time with family and friends, having backyard get-togethers and barbecuing, taking road trips, gardening, trying new restaurants and tending to her animals. If she could, Judy would love to see all dogs rescued and find forever homes.
Di started out in the dental profession as an RDA in 2007, and has been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2017. She believes that the best part of her profession is people! Between hanging out with her dental family and all the sweet patients she gets to meet each day.
Born and raised in Orange County, Di currently lives in Huntington Beach. She enjoys being out doors, riding her bike on beach days and reading on reflective contemplative days. Her passion in life is to make people laugh.
Her one fun crazy time was when she touted a pink mohawk!
Growing up in the shadow of Disneyland and Angel stadium, Aline is a true Orange County native.
She has been in the dental field for over 10 years with a wide range of experience from the dental lab to the front office. Aline decided that connecting and forming relationships with patients in the clinical setting is where her true enjoyment is in the dental world. This propelled her to go back to school to be a Dental Hygienist. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors with family and friends, going to the beach, hiking and camping. For Aline, being ambidextrous is a quality that has been surprising helpful as a hygienist.
Tara grew up in Alhambra, California. After graduating from UCLA in Art History, she relocated to the East Coast to attain her Masters in Radiation Physics. When she returned to Southern California, Tara earned her dental hygiene degree at Cypress College and has been a dental hygienist for 20 years.
Tara loves to spend time with her nieces and nephew, whether going to the movies or browsing antique shops. One of her favorite things to do is collecting Mid-Century furniture. Most weekends, she also goes hiking with friends. Her passion in life is to help the under-served people--she continually offers her dental skills at orphanages in Cambodia and the rural minorities in China. Her other joy in life is visiting countries and people around the world with her family.
Karely grew up in Los Angeles, CA and loves living in the OC. She was a RDA for 8 years and was recently licensed as a hygienist. She decided to embrace the dental field because when she was younger she lacked awareness for oral hygiene. Now, Karely can share the importance of oral health to others. She thinks that the best thing about her profession is building rapport with her patients and making them feel comfortable for their cleanings.
In her free time, she likes to visit new places, be a foodie, watch movies, read books, and engage in outdoor activities with family and friends. Her joy is seeing how beautiful the world is. She’s excited to start her traveling journey.
A fun fact about Karely is that she’s been watching Spanish soap operas “Novelas” since she was a teenager.
Leilanee grew up in Irvine, California. She is a full time student at Mount St. Mary’s University, Majoring in Biology. She enjoys working at our dental office because of the professional women who encourage her to be the best version of herself everyday. They inspire her to set high goals for herself and work hard to achieve them. Leilanee enjoys watching sports, specifically baseball. She also likes to unwind by swimming, listening to music and spending time with family members and loved ones. Her determination and her family and friends bring her joy and peace. In 5 years, Leilanee sees herself attending and excelling in Medical School.
She is good at telling dad jokes and she keeps them in her dad-a-base.
NEW PATIENTS: For an efficient and smooth experience, please complete the New Patient form and bring it in to the office for your First Appointment.
Although the revised CDC and CDPH guidelines removed the mask requirement for fully vaccinated individuals in most indoor work settings, unfortunately CDC and CDPH recommendations for fully vaccinated individuals clearly state that the recommendations do not apply at health care facilities.
I ask for you to familiarize yourself with the environment we have designed for you and for our staff. So that when you have an appointment with us, you can be a part of our protocols, and will have some peace of mind coming in for your visit.
In our clinical rooms, we already have stringent infection control policies as our Standard Universal Protocol that has always been in place, assumes that any patient may have infections unknown to them and us- some infections, like CoVid 19 are also airborne diseases. To enhance our current practices, we have added a couple more protocols. One of the new safety features we are excited about are the 7 medical grade HEPA filter air purifiers we have added in our office!
There are a few additional measures we are taking, and we ask for you to review and support them, as they are to provide an additional level of safety for everyone.
We are confident that in both the clinical rooms and non clinical office areas, we are able to keep both the patients and staff safe and healthy.
Please review our protocols for patients who will visit our office:
We ask for your patience as we all walk through these procedures and protocols together.
November 1st 2022
Loretta Chee DDS Dentist Irvine