Dr. Choi

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Angela Choi earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from UC San Diego and her Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. Wanting to combine her love of kids with dentistry, she did a General Practice Residency at Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University where she had extensive training in hospital dentistry and working with children and adults with special needs. She continued her specialty training in Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine where she received further training in hospital dentistry, oral conscious sedation, behavior management, and comprehensive orthodontics.

Dr. Choi continues to be active in her dental community. She has organized and participated in dental mission trips to many places overseas including Juarez, Mexico and Maricaibo, Venezuela. She hopes that she will be able to participate in more trips in the future. Dr. Choi maintains active membership in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), California Society of Pediatric Dentistry (CSPD), California Dental Association (CDA) and American Dental Association (ADA).

Fun Fact:

Dr. Choi enjoys traveling, DIY projects, and spending time with friends and family
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Dr. Chen

Pediatric Dentist
Dr. John Chen was born in Singapore, but he is a true Angelino, never having left the county of Los Angeles since his family moved here when he was one. He grew up in Arcadia where he attended Arcadia High School, and continued his education at a small liberal arts school, Pomona College in Claremont, where he studied Neuroscience. He has been a Bruin ever since he went to UCLA for his dental degree and Pediatrics specialty training. He is Board Certified, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD).

Besides the ABPD, he is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), California Society of Pediatric Dentistry (CSPD), American Dental Association (ADA), and California Dental Association (CDA).

Fun Fact:

Dr. John currently lives in San Gabriel with his amazing wife, son, and two dogs. He loves many things in life including traveling, music, photography, and reading; but he has a special place in his heart for cooking and eating delicious food with his family and friends.
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Our Mission

Smiling Seal Pediatric Dentistry is committed to being the leading pediatric dental practice in Santa Clarita Valley. By providing a fun, safe environment, and practicing with compassion, we hope to create a positive dental experience for every family.
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Our Commitment

To Our Patients:
We will treat our pediatric patients in a compassionate, respectful, and safe manner. We will provide a welcoming atmosphere that will help create a positive dental experience. We want our patients to be thrilled about visiting the dentist.
To the Parents:
We recognize that parents can be anxious about their child’s dental visit. We will do our best to put them at ease by clearly explaining what they can expect. We also recognize that dental emergencies can arise without warning, and are committed to providing an after hours service to help during these times.
We will communicate in a professional and knowledgeable way to ensure that every question and concern is met. We want to build a long-lasting, trusting relationship with every family.
To the Community:
We believe that with proper nutrition and oral hygiene, every patient can be free of dental disease. Therefore, our focus in the community is to make sure patients and parents are equipped with the most up-to-date information regarding prevention and a proper diet. We want our community to be educated in the most effective ways to maintain a healthy life.
To Ourselves:
We will continue to learn and grow professionally in order to ensure our patients receive the highest standard of care. We promise to put our patients first. This means that no matter what the circumstances, we will treat our patients with integrity. We want to be a dental home that is committed to you!

A Whale of a Good Smile

With highly-trained doctors specializing in pediatric dentistry and a fun-filled office that makes your child feel at ease, Smiling Seal is the perfect place to begin a lifetime of great smiles.

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