320 South Garfield Ave., #306, Alhambra, CA 91801

626-458-8898

Dr. Christine Stepanek, DDS, MSD

Orthodontist

Orthodontics and treating patients is not just a career for Dr. Christine, it is her passion and calling. Having had three rounds of braces that changed her self-confidence and health as a young child, she fell in love with the transformative aspect of her profession as well as the upbeat and welcoming atmosphere that can be incorporated into an orthodontic office. Now, as an orthodontist herself, she aims to treat every patient with respect and kindness, and she strives to create a modern, refreshing environment that children, teens or adults will look forward to during every one of their visits. Outside of the office walls, Dr. Christine’s career accomplishments include writing and illustrating three children’s books pertaining to oral health and braces with her twin sister, who is also an orthodontist, developing a novel children’s finger puppet bite block and presenting at the 11th World Cleft Lip/Palate and Craniofacial Congress (ICPF) in China in 2017. Her motto in her own words is, “As your orthodontist, I strive to provide you with exceptional care in a modern, state-of-the-art setting. Together we will explore your wants and needs to ultimately achieve a beautiful and functional smile you will be proud of. I am excited to exceed your expectations for what is possible with your orthodontic care!”

Education and Orthodontic Training

Dr. Christine attended University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) for her undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree, followed by dental school at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Finally, Dr. Christine stayed in San Francisco at UOP for her orthodontic residency, completing her Master of Science in dentistry and certificate in orthodontics attestations.

Outside of the Office

In her free time, you can find Christine riding her bike around Santa Monica with her boyfriend, indulging in restaurants and exploring Los Angeles with her friends. Originally from the Czech Republic, Christine has a passion for travel, including going back to visit her whole family in Europe.

Fun Facts!

  • Christine is a first-generation American, and her whole extended family still lives in the Czech Republic in a tiny village that is still her favorite place on Earth.
  • Her favorite color is pink.
  • Her favorite movie is “Slumdog Millionaire.”
  • Her favorite book is “Love in the Time of Cholera” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
  • She enjoys cooking and baking, including her grandma’s famous goulash recipe.

Dr. Michelle Stepanek, DDS, MSD

Orthodontist

Dr. Michelle Stepanek is a dedicated orthodontist who specializes in braces and Invisalign® for children, teens and adults. Having strived to become an orthodontist since she was 11 years old, Dr. Michelle is not only passionate about crafting beautiful smiles, but she is also committed to creating a personalized, attentive patient experience for every person who steps through the door. In her own words, “Creating a beautiful, straight smile is a work of art, and I promise to be the artist of your dreams! Together we will find the best approach for your treatment that will be tailored to your wants and needs. My goal is to provide you with a functioning bite as well as an aesthetic smile that others will admire!” In addition to serving patients in the office, Dr. Michelle has co-written and co-illustrated three children’s books on oral health education, orthodontics, and cleft lip and palate, as well as patented a novel children’s finger puppet bite block.

Education and Orthodontic Training

Dr. Michelle earned her undergraduate degree from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). After gaining her Bachelor of Science degree at UCLA, she attended dental school at University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry (UOP) in San Francisco for her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree where she graduated top of her class! She continued her studies at UOP, gaining her Master of Science in dentistry and certificate in drthodontics at the residency program.

Outside of the Office

Dr. Michelle loves living in Santa Monica, where she spends time at the beach, explores new restaurants and goes on hikes with her boyfriend. She is also an avid traveler and loves visiting her family in the Czech Republic at least once a year, among other countries abroad.

Fun Facts!

  • Michelle’s first language was Czech! She has strong roots in the Czech Republic, where both her mother and father are from.
  • She played lacrosse and ran cross country in high school and continues to love running and being outside to this day.
  • Her favorite color is yellow.
  • Her favorite movie is “Wicker Park.”
  • Her favorite book is “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi.

Dr. Monica Madan, DDS

Orthodontist

Check back later to meet Dr. Madan!

Nehi Ogbevoen, DDS, MS

Orthodontist

Dr. Nehi Ogbevoen believes in delivering compassionate, customized care to all of his patients. As a Board Certified orthodontist, a distinction accomplished by only 1 out of 4 orthodontists, Dr. Nehi has seen first-hand the impact of a beautiful and confident smile. He understands the fact that patients and families have individualized needs and Dr. Nehi is able to tailor various treatment modalities including bracesself-ligating braces and clear aligners to fit all lifestyles and case complexities. By staying current with all the newest technologies and techniques, Dr. Nehi remains committed to ensuring your orthodontic treatment is both as efficient and effective as possible. He has lectured internationally about orthodontic treatment planning and simulating virtual treatment objectives. To this day, he remains passionate about serving his wonderful community and knows there is no greater investment than the one in a beautiful, new smile!

Education and Orthodontic Training
Dr. Nehi is a Triple Trojan, as he has graduated from USC 3 times! He completed his Bachelor of Science, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Master of Science in craniofacial biology and Specialty Certificate in orthodontics all at USC and could not be prouder to be a Trojan. He even met his wife at USC.

Outside of the Office
Dr. Nehi believes strongly in giving back to the global community and has travelled all over the world to provide free dental care to communities that would otherwise have no access. Recent mission trips have taken him to Colombia, Guatemala, Kenya and Jamaica.

When Dr. Nehi is not treating his amazing patients, he can be found perfecting his swing on the golf course, taking workout classes, cooking delicious meals for friends or exploring the trendiest restaurants around LA with his wife, Sienna.

He is also a member of several organizations including:

Awards

  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society(OKU)
  • American College of Dentist Outstanding Leader Award
  • Delta Dental Student Leadership Award
  • Dental Foundation of California Leader Award
  • USC Order of Arete
  • USC Colby Dental Scholarship
  • USC Trustee Scholar
  • Coca- Cola Scholar