Skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care. As dental professionals, we stay up to date on the latest advancements in dentistry in order to provide the most current treatment options for our patients. As doctors, we recognize that our patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in our team. That is just one reason why we value each and every patient relationship.
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Dr. Kelley Hoang is a board-certified pediatric dentist and was born and raised in Orange County, California. She attended the University of the Pacific where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. Following graduation, Dr. Hoang completed her General Practice Residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York where she also served as a general dentist providing restorative, endodontics, and removable prosthodontic dentistry services for both adult and pediatric patients. Motivated by her passion for working with children, Dr. Hoang completed a second residency in Pediatric Dentistry at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. In the hospital setting, she received extensive training in treating children and adolescents, including those with special needs, using modern behavior management techniques such as sedation and general anesthesia. While in New York, she often treated pediatric patients in underserved communities and offered low-income patients complementary oral health screenings at pre-schools and at quarterly events in Brooklyn.
In late 2018, Dr. Hoang moved to London, United Kingdom with her family where she had the opportunity to build a more global perspective on pediatric oral healthcare while working at the National Health Services (NHS) in England and in a private practice.
Dr. Hoang isaffiliated with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, New York Dental Association, California Dental Association, and the British Society of Pediatric Dentistry. During her free time, Dr. Hoang enjoys travel, tennis, meditation, arts & crafts, and the culinary arts.
Dr. Leyster is a board-certified pediatric dental specialist. He attended the University of Washington, Seattle where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. While in dental school he was consistently selected to represent the entire University of Washington School of Dentistry at numerous national and international symposiums and conferences. In addition, he served as the President of the Student Research Group and was involved in many outreach opportunities to provide dental services and education for those with extensive needs and limited access. It was at this time he developed a passion for serving children and chose to pursue a specialty in Advanced Pediatric Dentistry. Upon achievement of his doctorate degree in dentistry he relocated to Los Angeles to complete his pediatric dental specialty residency at the prestigious University of Southern California, and Miller Childrens and Womens Hospital of Long Beach.
During his residency he received extensive training in a wide range of modern behavior management techniques, proficiency in providing dental care for patients with special healthcare needs, and expansive experience providing sedation dentistry and hospital based dentistry at the world renowned Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles and Childrens Hospital of Orange County.
He is recognized as a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He has served as faculty as an Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in the Division of Public Health and Pediatric Dentistry. While there, he was directly involved in the dental education of both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral residents by providing the most current clinical training to residents, dental students, and other local dentists. Dr. Leyster has also provided his services for an extended period to children of the Armed Services performing comprehensive dental care to those desperately in need in the Appalachian Region of the United States.
Dr. Leyster belongs to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, California Dental Association, Pacific Northwest Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. He is an avid music lover and sports fan, and cheers on many of the local teams, as well as his childhood favorite the Los Angeles Dodgers. In addition to his love for sports, he enjoys playing the guitar, hiking the outdoors, and spending quality time with his beautiful wife and two precious babies.
Dr. Leyster stays current and up to date by being on the forefront of preventive dentistry by attending numerous conferences and lectures both nationally and worldwide. He strives to educate his patients and their parents, and he looks forward to connecting with each patient and their family!
Dr. Kathryn Le is a dual board certified dentist anesthesiologist by the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology as well as the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. As a graduate of the dental anesthesiology program at Loma Linda University, her extensive training at the Veterans Affairs Loma Linda Health Care System, Riverside County Regional Medical Center, and Loma Linda Medical Center provided her with invaluable experience in cardiology, internal medicine, and medical anesthesiology. This training allowed her to successfully manage a large variety of complex medical and surgical cases. In addition to her hospital-based experience, she also has considerable experience in providing outpatient ambulatory anesthesia. At Loma Linda Universitys Special Care Dentistry Center, a clinic treating approximately 5,000 patients annually, Dr. Le provided general anesthesia for a variety of special needs adult and pediatric patients. Examples include patients with autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy, Downs Syndrome, and pre-cooperative young children.
Dr. Le is a member of the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists, the California Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists, and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. She is also certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. Prior to her training in anesthesiology, she received her bachelors in Neurobiology and Behavior from the University of California, Irvine in 2002. During her stay at UCI, she conducted research under the National Institutes of Health. In 2006, she received her doctorate in dental surgery from the University of California, Los Angeles. She was twice awarded the Regents Scholarship, the highest level of recognition within a UC, at both UCI and UCLA. From 2006-2007, she completed a general practice residency at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System. Dr. Le is actively working in her private practice and as an assistant professor at the Loma Linda University Department of Dental Anesthesia.