Dr. H. Robert Stender
Dr. H. Robert Stender has offered comprehensive family-oriented dentistry in Pasadena since 1970.
His extensive repertoire of treatments includes pedodontics (children’s dentistry), orthodontics (Invisalign), periodontics (gum disease), endodontics (root canal therapy), prosthedontics (fitting with prosthetic devices such as dentures), oral surgery, cosmetic dentistry, and restorative/reconstructive dentistry, and pain management. Dr. Stender earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Southern California in 1970. Since that time, he has completed thousands of hours of continuing education to keep current on developments in his field and is a self-described “continuing education junkie.” Following graduation, Dr. Stender began his dental career by opening up a private practice and has been a private practitioner ever since.
Dr. Joyce Stein
Dr. Joyce Stein grew up in La Crescenta. She knew at young age that she wanted to become a dentist through her experience volunteering as a Spanish translator at a nearby nonprofit dental clinic in San Fernando, MEND. Dr. Stein became a first generation college graduate in her family in 2008, when she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of La Verne.
She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 2013 and continued her dental education by completing a general practice residency at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, CT in 2014. A record-breaking cold winter in New England that year made Dr. Stein's family decide to move back to sunny Southern California.
Pearl Maciel, RDA, Office Manager
Pearl graduated from Citrus College Dental Assisting Program in 1984, receiving her Registered Dental Assistant license. She joined our team that same year. Pearl is an active member of the American Dental Assistants Association and has certification for the Diode Soft Tissue Dental Laser, Cerec 3D advanced training and Digital Radiography training. Her vast knowledge and respect of the dental field including her expertise in dental insurance is a great asset not only to our office but to our patients as well.