Dr. Mary Regina Pham was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama and studied at Auburn University before attending dental school at the University of Southern California. While in dental school, Dr. Mary realized that pediatric dentistry was her passion! She became president of the Pediatric Dental Selective while at USC and organized the first-ever pediatric dental volunteer trip to Vietnam; which still goes on to this day! Dr. Mary then moved to Chicago, Illinois to complete an additional two years of specialty training in pediatric dentistry. She is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, which means she is a part of a small percentage of pediatric dental specialists who are board-certified and have demonstrated exceptional knowledge and skill in the specialty of pediatric dentistry. Dr. Mary was named Top 40 Under 40 Dentists in America by Incisal Edge Magazine
Dr. Marys philosophy is to provide a warm, inviting, fun, and educational experience to you and your family with exceptional customer service. As a pediatric specialist who receives even the most challenging referrals from other dentists, she is trained to use kid-friendly words and a calm demeanor to make every dental experience an enjoyable one. One of the things that Dr. Mary absolutely loves about pediatric dentistry is having the opportunity to educate parents, patients, and expectant mothers on how to maintain a lifetime of healthy smiles.
Dr. Susan Do grew up just to our north in the infamous technology hub, Silicon Valley. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in microbial biology from UC Berkeley and went on to obtain her D.D.S. degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, where she graduated with high honors and was elected to join the Tau Kappa Omega Dental Honor Society. As a board-certified pediatric dentist, Dr. Susan believes in early intervention and strives to create an atmosphere that is both fun and nurturing for her patients. She aims to create positive lifelong experiences and hopes her love for dentistry is equally infectious with her patients.
She is a devoted sports fan, particularly when it comes to the SF Giants, Golden State Warriors, and San Francisco 49ers. You can also expect to see Dr. Susan and her husband walking their two pups along the coast.
Dr. Kin Cho Johnson Wong is a board-certified pediatric dentist who received his training in pediatric dentistry at the Yale-New Haven Childrens Hospital/Yale School of Medicine, which is a prestigious teaching institution in the northeast. Prior to that, he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from UCLA School of Dentistry, where he received the Southern California Society of Dentists for Children Award, given to one selected senior for his potential and accomplishment in the field of pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Wong has a compassionate and relatable approach with his patients and parents. With a conservative and comprehensive care philosophy, he is well trained in up-to-date treatment options for different restorations of baby and adult teeth and various behavior management modalities. His goal is to make the entire family feel welcomed, and to begin a positive culture of oral health starting at a young age for his patients.
Dr. Karla Basa was born and raised in Long Beach, California and received her degree in biological sciences from the University of Southern California where she graduated on the Deans List. A lifelong Trojan, Dr. Karla then continued her studies at USC Dental School where she obtained her D.D.S. degree. In dental school, Dr. Karla volunteered with the USC Mobile Clinic providing dental care to underserved children in the greater Los Angeles area, and it was during this time that she developed her love for pediatric dentistry. She also participated in humanitarian work abroad and volunteered in dental mission trips to Mexico and Honduras.
Dr. Karla is a board-certified pediatric dentist that understands that each child is special and strives to provide personalized care in a warm, inviting, and fun environment. She stays current with the latest information in pediatric dentistry by maintaining active memberships with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, Harbor Dental Society, and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Gabriela Gabby Cervantes was born and raised in Orange County, CA. With her father in education and her mother as a pediatrician, she was naturally drawn to healthcare. She graduated with the highest honors from California State University Long Beach with a B.S. in biology. She went on to complete her Doctor of Dental Surgery and graduated from the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry. She then completed her General Practice Residency at Harbor UCLA medical center where she was awarded Resident of the Year. After practicing for several years, she was blessed to find her true passion and received her pediatric dental specialty training at UCLA, where she also received the Award of Excellence Outstanding Resident, which is only given to one selected resident.
Dr. Judy Yip was born and raised in the northern part of sunny California. She obtained her undergraduate degree at UC San Diego, receiving her D.D.S. at UCLA School of Dentistry, and completed her specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Judy believes that pediatric oral health involves the entire family and aspires to make each dental visit a positive environment for all. Providing high-quality care is important to Dr. Judy, especially when it comes to patient education, dental treatment, and patient-provider relationships.
Dr. Rakhee Mody was born and raised in a small suburb of New Jersey. She attended The College of New Jersey and graduated magna cum laude with a major in biology. She subsequently attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, PA.
During her time in dental school, she realized her passion for working with children and decided to pursue a pediatric dental speciality. Dr. Rakhee completed her pediatric dental residency at The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia/University of Pennsylvania where she received extensive training in hospital dentistry and caring for medically compromised patients. Following graduation, she moved to Southern California with her husband to work in private practice.
Outside of work, Dr. Rakhee and her husband are keeping busy with their newborn son. When not changing diapers or catching up on sleep, they enjoy going to the beach, hiking, and traveling. Dr. Rakhee is excited to serve the CA community and provide your family with the best dental care at Lollipop Dental!
Dr. Kristine grew up in Orange County and is happy to call sunny Southern California home! She went to UCLA for her undergraduate degree in Psychobiology and earned her degree as a Doctor in Dental Surgery at USC where she found a passion for helping children through dentistry through local outreaches with Mobile Clinic as well as abroad. In addition to her many extracurricular endeavors, she was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a prestigious national dental honor society inviting only the top 12% of graduating dental students.
With a passion for further education, she completed an additional year long hospital residency at UCLA where she trained with anesthesiologists, oral surgeons, and her colleagues in the medical community for advanced training in treating patients with special needs.
Dr. Kristine spent some time on the East coast when she went to Yale for an additional two years to become a specialist in pediatric dentistry. She is specialty trained in prevention, development, trauma, sedation, and the comprehensive dental treatment of children and adolescents.
Dr. Quinn Yost DDS, MSD received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from University of California Los Angeles. He completed a Pediatric Dental Residency at the University of Washington and Seattle Childrens Hospital, where he served as Chief resident. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Yost is interested in providing comprehensive care to all children; he has made a focused effort to understand the best dental approach for those with special health care needs. He spent two years researching dental care for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. His work was published in the 2019 journal of Pediatric Dentistry. He approaches every patient with the mindset of, How would I treat this patient if it was one of my own children? This makes work very rewarding and fun at the same time.
Dr. Yost is currently a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the California Dental Association, the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, the Western Los Angeles Society of Pediatric Dentistry, the Southern California Society of Dentistry for Children, and American Academy of Oral Systemic Health.
Dr. Yost met his wife, Jessie, in college. Jessie has worked as a preschool teacher, behavioral therapist for children on the Autism spectrum as well as a professional ballroom dance instructor. They have a four-year-old daughter, Brightlyn, one-year-old son, River, and a new baby, Everly. As a family they enjoy hiking, skiing and the beach. Dr. Yosts favorite sports to do are CrossFit workouts, beach volleyball, snow ski and ice hockey.
Witnessing someones smile transform and their confidence blossom as a direct result of something you helped create makes Dr. Bethany Jungs feel like her job is the best job in the world! She feels incredibly lucky and honored to be able to impact lives in this way and its what motivates her to provide the best quality of care and overall experience for her patients every day. Having been through braces myself, Dr. Jung can relate to what her patients are going through and it is her goal to make orthodontics a fun, comfortable, and enjoyable experience for all her patients, just as it was for her.
Dr. Jung is originally a Texas gal, but moved to sunny SoCal for orthodontic residency where she met her wonderful husband Nick, whos a physician at Kaiser. They are blessed to have one beautiful daughter. When Dr. Jung is not practicing orthodontics, she loves spending time with her husband and daughter, going to the beach, exploring new restaurants in LA, snowboarding, and traveling to new places.
Dr. Albert Soulema is a board-certified orthodontic dentist who was born and raised in Los Angeles. He graduated with a degree in biological sciences from the University of Southern California, then continued his studies at the highly competitive USC Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Following dental school, Dr. Soulema enrolled in an intensive year-long General Practice Residency in hospital dentistry at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, where he treated medically compromised patients with complex surgical and restorative needs. It was also during his residency that he discovered his passion for orthodontics.
He pursued his orthodontic training at New Yorks esteemed St. Barnabas Hospital where he treated a variety of malocclusions while conducting research, and providing emergency on-call care at a level 1 trauma center. Dr. Soulema loves seeing how a perfect smile enhances the confidence of his patients and returns to Los Angeles to bring his skill sets to his own community.
In his free time, Dr. Soulema enjoys board games, playing the piano, spending time with his family, and exercising. He also gives back to the community, and has volunteered with various organizations in and around the Los Angeles area.
Dr. Oscar Reyna is more than just about teeth. As a specialist in this field, he believes that he truly gets the opportunity to positively impact the lives of so many people. There is nothing more rewarding to him than being part of his patients transformations into a more confident and happy version of themselves.
Dr. Reyna was born and raised in southern Mexico. He moved to the United States with his family at 15 years old. He attended the University of Washington on a full academic scholarship where he received a Bachelor of Arts in business administration with a certificate in management. For his Doctorate of Dental Surgery, he attended the University of California, San Franciscos Dental School where he was awarded the prestigious Deans Opportunity scholarship, given to only two members of each entering class. Following dental school graduation, he attended the Harvard School of Dental Medicine where he completed his Masters Degree in oral biology with a certificate in orthodontics.
Dr. Reyna loved experiencing the east coast but is extremely grateful to be back in the west coast and working in southern California. In his spare time, he enjoys staying active by attending workout classes and going to the gym. As an advocate for the outdoors, he spends his free time exploring all the beautiful nature that California has to offer all along the coast.
Dr. Teresa Nguyen was born and raised in Orange County. She attended University of California, Irvine, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Upon graduation, Dr. Teresa pursued a career in the dental field. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from UCLA, and it was during her time at UCLA that she found her passion in orthodontics. Following dental school graduation, she moved to Florida to pursue her orthodontic training at Jacksonville University where she obtained her Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Orthodontics and a Master of Science in Dentistry.
Dr. Teresa loves seeing the positive impact she is able to provide by creating beautiful and healthy smiles. Being able to witness the change in confidence with a smile transformation motivates her to provide the best care possible every single day. She is grateful to have joined such a wonderful practice dedicated to providing excellent orthodontic care to the community.