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. 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. She loves to read, ski, travel and to enjoy good food with friends and family.
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.
Katie started as a dental assistant in 2001 and became an R.D.A, working as an assistant until 2008 when she graduated hygiene school. She has been working as an R.D.H. since 2008. Katie likes developing relationships with patients and educating them about their oral health. A good, clean mouth makes her feel accomplished. Katie grew up in Camarillo, California, and enjoys spending time with her three kids and going to Disneyland. She finds her passion and joy in life comes from focusing a lot on what brings her happiness. She has a lot of love for her family and enjoys trying new things, from food to new skills.
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.
A native of California, Dee Dee has worked for over 35 years as a hygienist after graduating from Loma Linda’s Dental School of Hygiene. She has known Dr. Chee for the last 18 years. Dee Dee has an enthusiastic, friendly and caring approach to her patients and hygiene. She sees that she is instrumental in improving the health of her patients, and enjoys getting to know them and their families throughout the years. Dee Dee finds joy and purpose in life when she makes a difference in other people’s lives. In her free time, she enjoys Bible study with friends, yoga classes and traveling near and far with her family.
-Kim became a hygienist in 2005, and attained her RDHAP-Registered Dental Hygienist Alternative Practice- in 2011. To Kim, it meant that she could treat patients who are not able to come into the dental office, and be able to go into nursing homes and homes to help seniors and patients with special needs. Building relationships over the years with patients is what she cherishes, as she enjoys becoming a part of their lives while helping them become healthy. In her free time, she loves spending time with her son and husband, just goofing around and watching movies. Kim feels that anything is achievable, and that her joy, fulfillment and gratitude is that she is able to be a professional, an entrepreneur, mom, and wife.
Fun fact: she used to drive large floats in the Disneyland Parades.
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.
Terrea, or T, grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and moved to Southern California as a teenager.
She has been an RDA for 4 years, however, in the dental world, she has found her passion and forte in the front office. She loves interacting with patients and enjoys making them feel at home with her bubbly and caring personality. Seeing people enter the dentist's office with doubt and hesitation, but leave with a smile makes her job worthwhile every day.
T enjoys traveling and spending time with her growing family in her free time. As her first joy in life is being a mother, along with continually giving to others, she takes the time to make sure every patient feels like part of the family as soon as they step in the office. She loves to use her creativity to plan events and design or make Etsy-esque gifts for family and friends.
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.
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.
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. However, we will add a couple more protocols that will enhance our current practices. 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!
In our front office and waiting area, our current protocol is to wipe down all counters after each patient. However, 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 new procedures and protocols together.