Meet the Doctors
Jeanne Nguyen, DDS - Pediatric Dentist
I love being a Pediatric Dentist! Nothing is more rewarding than connecting with young children and making them feel comfortable in the dental office. Every time a child or parent tells me that they’ve loved their visit, I know I have made a difference. Equally as fulfilling is educating patients and parents about the importance of oral health and establishing a lifetime of good habits. Between helping children feel safe in the dental environment and teaching them how to keep their teeth healthy, I hope to set them on the path to a lifetime of healthy smiles!
I spent my early years in Paris, France, and then moved to Southern California with my family when I was a young girl. I attended the University of California, Irvine, for my undergraduate studies, then obtained my Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the New York University College of Dentistry. I have always enjoyed working with children and teens: creating happy smiles and alleviating the fear of going to the dentist can change a child’s life. So after Dental School, I decided to stay at NYU and completed my Pediatric Dental Residency.
In addition to caring for children at Santa Margarita Pediatric Dentistry, I serve as an Adjunct Faculty at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC and train USC Pediatric Dental residents at Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County - a nonprofit organization. Helping train the next generation of pediatric dentists brings me great joy! I am a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and the Orange County Dental Society. These organizations provide numerous avenues for me to learn from the leading practitioners, along with my peers, and incorporate that knowledge into patient care.
On my days off, I love spending time with my Husband Long, our son and our Cockapoo dog, Bear. Our weekends are filled with fun adventures with our son! I am an avid home cook and love trying out new recipes at home, along with exploring new restaurants and traveling.
I look forward to meeting and caring for your family.
Jessica Machado, DMD - Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Jessica Machado was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and completed her undergraduate education at the University of Texas at Austin. She moved to California to pursue a career in dentistry and received her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from Western University of Health Sciences. Through her involvement in community outreach and school-based oral health programs, she realized her desire to be an advocate for children through pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Jessica completed her pediatric residency at Loma Linda University. Her training has given her extensive experience in all aspects of pediatric dental care, including treatment of infants and those with special healthcare needs. With an emphasis on early education and prevention, Dr. Jessica hopes to promote good oral health while providing comprehensive compassionate care to the children that inspire her.
Dr. Jessica and her family live in Orange County. Her hobbies include going on adventures with her husband, son, and their kitty cat, trying new foods and restaurants, and relaxing at the beach.
Dr. Jessica looks forward to being a caring member of your dental family!
Christopher Chau, DDS - Orthodontist
Dr. Chau is a board-certified orthodontist, a distinction achieved by only a third of orthodontist. He treats children of all ages, as well as adults. Dr. Chau offers treatment with Invisalign®, clear braces, and traditional braces. He takes care of all his patients like family and strives to get everyone their best smile possible. He is confident that he can make your smile beautiful!
Dr. Chau is a native of the Bay area and has made Orange County his home. He is happily married to his wife Amy, who he met at UCLA. They have a son, Cameron, and a Shiba Inu puppy named Azuki. The Chau Family enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time outdoors such as hiking and playing tennis.
Dr. Chau is also an avid fan of the Golden State Warriors, San Francisco 49ers, and of course the Bruins!