Dr. Chris grew up in the California suburb of Walnut and obtained his Bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Berkeley. Thereafter he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry and completed his general practice residency and oral surgery internship at the Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center. Although Dr. Chris likes both the bay and Los Angeles areas, he identifies best with the community in Laguna Niguel.
Dr. Chris is a 4th generation dentist and while he likes to uphold tradition, his mission is to bring comfort and sophistication to dentistry to streamline the experience for the patient while using modern and contemporary treatment and techniques. This experience is enhanced by Dr. Chris’ application and approach of multidisciplinary comprehensive dentistry and offering all aspects of treatment. He also participates regularly in continuing education seminars and advanced training courses to stay on the leading edge of dentistry.
When Dr. Chris isn’t in the office, you can find him in the community or trading in his white coat for a pair of mouse ears and hanging out with Mickey Mouse at Disneyland and spreading the knowledge of good oral care as the “Disney dentist.” Dr. Chris also likes to dabble in foreign languages and photography, so you might just find yourself chatting en français or posing in front of the lens. Come say “Bonjour” to your new smile!
Serena grew up in southern California where Disneyland was just down the street from her. She received her Bachelor of Science in hotel restaurant management at The Collins College of Hospitality Management from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. After college, she went on to explore more of the hospitality industry, which led her to work for Forbes Top 500 companies like Walt Disney Company, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, and Marriott International. Serena brings her experience, personality, and 5-star service to our patients here at Smile Moderne. Don’t be surprised if she strikes a conversation with you. She loves to interact with everyone that comes through our doors and treats our patients as family. When she isn’t exchanging stories with you at Smile Moderne, you might catch her at Disneyland or maybe the airport, since she enjoys to travel as well. Also, she has a cute rescue dog named Boba.