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SOCPD Doctors

Your Trusted Pediatric Dentists

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With decades of experience lighting up little smiles, our crew of highly accredited, board-specialized pediatric dentists are dedicated to providing quality care and preventive education for your child’s growing smile.

Dr. John De Lorme

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. John De Lorme is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is a healthcare leader in his local community, speaking for the last 22 years at parent/child classes throughout South Orange County.

PEDIATRIC DENTAL RESIDENCY:

Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Boston Children’s Hospital

DENTAL SCHOOL:

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

UNDERGRADUATE:

Saint Mary’s College

PEDIATRIC DENTAL RESIDENCY:

Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Boston Children’s Hospital

DENTAL SCHOOL:

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

UNDERGRADUATE:

Saint Mary’s College

HOSPITAL AFFILIATION:

MobiSurg – an Accredited Surgery Center

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
California Society of Pediatric Dentistry
American Dental Society
California Dental Association
Orange County Dental Society
American Academy of Pediatrics

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Dr. Sam Wu

Pediatric Dentist

Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Sam Wu is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is active in his local church and community. Dr. Wu also has a passion for medical missions, and leads an annual medical/dental mission trip to countries across the globe including Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.

PEDIATRIC DENTAL RESIDENCY:

Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Boston Children’s Hospital

DENTAL SCHOOL:

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

UNDERGRADUATE:

University of California, Berkeley

PEDIATRIC DENTAL RESIDENCY:

Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Boston Children’s Hospital

DENTAL SCHOOL:

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

UNDERGRADUATE:

University of California, Berkeley

HOSPITAL AFFILIATION:

MobiSurg – an Accredited Surgery Center

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
California Society of Pediatric Dentistry
American Dental Society
California Dental Association
Orange County Dental Society
American Academy of Pediatrics

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Dr. Chris Carillo

Dr. Chris Carillo

Pediatric Dentist

Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Chris Carillo is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Southern California native. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a business degree. After completing his undergraduate studies, he decided to pursue dentistry.

PEDIATRIC DENTAL RESIDENCY:

University of Southern California

DENTAL SCHOOL:

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

UNDERGRADUATE:

University of Arizona

PEDIATRIC DENTAL RESIDENCY:

University of Southern California

DENTAL SCHOOL:

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

UNDERGRADUATE:

University of Arizona

HOSPITAL AFFILIATION:

MobiSurg – an Accredited Surgery Center

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
California Society of Pediatric Dentistry
American Dental Society
California Dental Association
Orange County Dental Society

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Dr. Edward Balasanian

Oral Surgeon

Diplomate of American Board of Oral Surgery

Hailing from the greater Los Angeles area, Dr. Edward Balasanian graduated Cum Laude from California State University at Northridge in 1997 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Minor in Chemistry. After earning his dental degree at the UCLA School of Dentistry, Dr. Balasanian found his true calling. He remembers his first time in the operating room during a corrective jaw surgery as the moment he decided that a career in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery would be his profession of choice. He earned the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Award for the UCLA School of Dentistry graduating class of 2001.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania & The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Medical SCHOOL:

University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine

UNDERGRADUATE:

California State University at Northridge

Following graduation from dental school, Dr. Balasanian attended the combined 6-year MD-Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency program at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his medical degree from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine, graduating in 2004. He completed his general surgery internship and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, completing the program in 2007 after serving as Chief Resident for the program in his final year.

Dr. Balasanian is currently an active member of the Orange County Dental Society (OCDS). He has been a delegate to the California Dental Association (CDA) House of Delegates since 2010 and has been on the OCDS Board of Directors since 2012. He is currently nominated for President-Elect of the 2018 OCDS Board of Directors.

He is also an active member of the California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (CALAOMS). Dr. Balasanian has a particular interest in legislation that pertains to healthcare and has made several trips to Sacramento on behalf of the CDA, OCDS, and CALAOMS to meet with state legislatures to advocate for the highest of professional standards and public health initiatives. He also serves as a General Anesthesia Examiner on behalf of the California Dental Board conducting examinations of other dentists and oral and maxillofacial surgeons who are in the process of obtaining their office anesthesia certification.

Dr. Balasanian is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a fellow in the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is also one of few Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons to be a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

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Dr. Chris Carter

Orthodontist

After completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), Dr. Chris Carter went on to dental school and residency at Oregon Health and Science University. His experience at the University of California – Irvine, Plastic Surgery Department allows him to craft smiles that perfectly complement each patient’s unique facial features. As a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, American Association of Orthodontists, Orange County Dental Society, California Dental Association, and American Dental Association, Dr. Carter is fully committed to his craft and dedicated to expanding his skills.

DENTAL SCHOOL & RESIDENCY:

Oregon Health and Science University

UNDERGRADUATE:

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

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