Dr. Ronald Abaro
Ronald Abaro, DDS
"I tell my team every day that we are so blessed to be in a profession that gives back so much. As unique and challenging as the healthcare industry is, I receive so much gratification in helping others alleviate pain and live a healthier lifestyle.
It's not surprising how many people are afraid of dentistry, and it's always due to a bad experience. Unfortunately, it's the patient who continues with pain and deteriorating overall health. Our goal is to help patients by listening to their individual needs and educating them to take control of their condition. So little by little, they can live a higher quality of life...and maintain it!
And if i'm lucky, they'll teach someone else how to achieve that same health and happiness. A little patience, empathy, and encouragement go a very long way in an otherwise scary situation.
Dr. Matthew Chang
"Making a difference in people's lives is why I am in this profession."
Born and raised in Arcadia, California, Dr. Matthew Chang grew up among a family of health professionals that encouraged him to dedicate his life to helping others be their best selves. He spends time with his patients to ensure they understand their treatment options and make informed decisions regarding their dental care. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of California, San Diego, followed by his dental education at the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry. Dr. Matthew Chang is a member in good standing of the California Dental Association and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Alex Wong
Dr. Alex Wong was born and raised in San Diego who received his Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from University of California, San Diego, graduating summa cum laude. He then received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from University of California, San Francisco. Upon completion of his doctorate, Dr. Wong went on to complete a General Practice Residency at Tufts University in Boston, MA. Dr. Wong is a member of the American Dental Association and California Dental Association. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, tennis, and playing guitar.
Dr. Sandra Rodriguez
I love practicing orthodontics because I can see the results of my labor every single day. Having a better smile has its positive influence on a quality of life. My patients usually know me as a doctor who is sincerely concerned about their dental health, them personally and their families. I have been successfully treating both children and adults. I also work closely with your regular dentist and other dental specialist on a common treatment plan.
I speak English and Spanish.
I received my undergraduate DDS from Santo Tomas University in Colombia 1986 and my masters degree in orthopedic and orthodontics 3 years full time program also in Colombia.
I continued to study for 2 years more at University La Salle in Mexico.
I am a member of the International American Orthodontic AAO, World Federation of Orthodontics, Colombian Orthodontists Society, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Orange County Dental Association and I regularly attend continuing education courses.
I enjoy spending my time with my immediate family, my husband and my 2 kids. I take pleasure in traveling, sports, and dancing.
Dr. Patricia Stephens
Hi! My name is Patricia Stephens and I have the best position at Chino Family Dental! I transform smiles with orthodontics. I wanted to be a Dentist since I was in high school in Ann Arbor, Michigan and eventually I graduated from University of Michigan with my Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1985.
After graduation, I moved west and landed in beautiful California in 1989. I’ve received all my advanced orthodontic training in the Golden State along with continuing education in myofunctionaltherapy.
Outside of the office, I sing alto in my church’s choir, design and make jewelry and tutor calculus. I am blessed to have two children- one who is married and lives in San Diego and the other who attends Azusa Pacific University.
I look forward to helping my patients achieve a beautiful and healthy smile that they can share with the world!