Team Member

Michelle Stepanek

Orthodontist


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Education & Credentials
DDS

University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry; San Francisco, CA

MSD

University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry; San Francisco, CA

BS

Biology, University of California, Los Angeles; Los Angeles, CA

Specialty Certificate

Orthodontics, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry; San Francisco, CA

Quote

Creating a beautiful, straight smile is a work of art, and I promise to be the artist of your dreams! My goal is to provide you with a functioning bite and an esthetic smile that others will admire!

Favorites

My favorite books are When Breath Becomes Air, The Alchemist, and #GIRLBOSS. My favorite movies are Pan's Labyrinth, Wicker Park, and Parasite. My favorite TV shows are Breaking Bad, Euphoria, and The Bachelor.

Volunteer/Service Experience

Student Community Outreach for Public Education, ADEA's High School Outreach Conference, AYUDA International, UCLA Health Chase Child Life

Biography

I have been practicing orthodontics since 2017. I love living in Santa Monica, where I spend time at the beach, exploring new restaurants, and hiking with my boyfriend. I am also an avid traveler and love visiting my family in the Czech Republic at least once a year.

Professional Associations

American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, California Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, California Dental Association

Awards

UOP Dugoni School of Dentistry Clinical Excellence Award

Achievements

Author and Illustrator of 3 Children's Dental Books, Presented at 11th World Cleft Lip, Palate and Craniofacial Congress in China, Developer of Children's Finger Puppet Bite Block, Tau Kappa Omega Dental Honor Society, UCLA Dean's Honor List, High School Valedictorian