Our office philosophy is to treat everyone the way we would like to be treated and keep you in the best oral health possible. Dentistry is one of the things people dislike the most so our goal is to make you feel as comfortable as you can.
We offer you headphones or I Touches with Pandora to distract you from the noise of the instruments that must be used.
We offer IO glasses for some of the longer appointments.
Sunglasses for the light in your eyes.
We are also open to suggestions if there is anything we can do to make you more relaxed and comfortable.
Our Office Staff
Steven Montano DDS
Steven Montano DDS
Graduated from University of the Pacific, 1992.
Practiced with Richard J Montano, DDS from 1992 till Richard retired in December of 2001
Member of the American Dental Association
Member of the California Dental Association
Member of the Harbor Dental Society
Our office has been in practice since 1959 with my father hanging a sign off of Studebaker Rd right next to Studebaker Hospital. I was blessed to be able to follow in his footsteps and work together for about ten years. He taught me everything I know and I hope he is proud that we have kept the practice a family practice, caring for our patients like family.
Angie is the pleasant voice you hear when you call the office 90 percent of the time. She is the girl that helps you make your appointments as well as helps you with your accounts. She has been with since 2008 and will do her best to help you with your apppointment needs.
Linda M. Rieu RDH
Graduated for the Dental Hygiene Program in 1982 from Cypress College
Member of The Association of Dental Hygienists Linda has been the Hygienist in our office since 1982 and has been great continuity since Dr Richard had retired. She treats everyone like they are her family. She has recently gone back to just Tuesdays so she can spend time with her grandchildren.
Melissa Alvarez, RDA
Melissa started working with us as an dental assistant intern and has become an integral part of this dental practice. She received her RDA this year and is continuing schooling to become a dental hygienist.
Tina Bhakta, RDH
Graduated from West Los Angeles College 2008 with her RDH Member of the Association of Dental Hygienist
Tina has experience in the dental field as a registered dental assistant as well as completing her hygiene degree with honors. Tina completed externship studies at the University of Southern California relating to systemic illnesses and their effects on periodontal disease and oral health. She is gentle and thorough and will do her best to keep your teeth clean and healthy. Tina iss currently working every other Friday when the office is open so she can spend more time with her two children.