Dr. Tran was inspired to pursue orthodontics after her own treatment in braces with Dr. Wadden when she was a teenager. Having experienced first hand how orthodontics can transform a person’s smile and boost one’s confidence, she is excited to provide that service to her own patients to help them reveal their beautiful smiles. Knowing that orthodontics was her calling, Dr. Tran chose the University of the Pacific’s (UOP) accelerated Pre-Dental program. While at UOP, she received her Bachelors in Science graduating summa cum laude in 3 years majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry. She also studied abroad in Alicante, Spain where she learned Spanish and studied Spanish cuisine. Dr. Tran completed her dental education at the UCLA School of Dentistry. During her time at UCLA, she was President of the Vietnamese Dental Student Association and was able to provide dental treatment to the locals in Da Nang, Vietnam. Dr. Tran was chosen to represent UCLA in a Dental Exchange program where she spent time at the Universities of Asahi and Meikai Dental schools in Japan. Immediately following dental school, Dr. Tran completed her Masters in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at Loma Linda University. Dr. Tran went on to complete and pass a rigorous set of written and clinical examinations to become a board certified orthodontist. Board certification is the highest level an Orthodontist can aspire and is one step above a licensed orthodontist. In her free time, Dr. Tran enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Her hobbies include exercising and traveling.
Dr. Wadden has over 35 years of experience and is a university-trained orthodontist with two years of formal schooling beyond the four years of dental school. He is board certified, which means he's one of a small number of orthodontists who have passed rigorous testing and demonstrated the highest standards of treatment. Dr. Wadden belongs to the most respected organizations in the field, including the prestigious Edward H. Angle Society. He stays up-to-the-minute with a steady stream of courses and study clubs; always alert for new and better treatment options. Notwithstanding all of his formal training, he also has a great eye for the aesthetic. He has a special artistry that allows him to envision the best possible smile that lies within a particular facial structure.Top off all of his qualifications with a kind and gentle personality and an enthusiastic love of his work, and you have one special orthodontist!