H. Robert Stender DDS
Pasadena CA Cosmetic Dentist
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.
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Dr. Stender is an active member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the San Gabriel Valley Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Academy of Laser Dentistry, the World Clinical Laser Institute, the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry and the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry. Dr. Stender is currently the leader for a Spear Study Club – a think tank of General Dentists and Specialists for the advancement of exceptional patient care. He is also part of the visiting faculty to teach and mentor at Spear Education in Scottsdale, AZ.
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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. Dr. Stein is excited by all the changes in dentistry and is active in her continuing education. She is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and is working toward her Fellowship. She is a member of Spear Study Club in Pasadena where general dentists and specialists meet monthly to discuss difficult cases in order to offer the best treatment possible to their patients. Outside of dentistry. Dr. Stein is married to Joshua Michelangelo Stein. They have a toddler named, Joan and 2 toy poodles (Wallace and Sophia). Dr. Stein also stays active by practicing kempo karate and is working towards her black belt.
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.
Maricela Ibarra, RDA, Patient Coordinator
Maricela graduated from Concorde Career College in 2008, recieving her Registered Dental Assistant license. She joined our team that same year, working as a chair-side assistant for 2 years and is currently our front desk Patient Coordinator. Maricela is certified in California Dental Radiation Safety and Techniques and has received Certificates of Completion in Ultrasonic Scaling and Coronal Polishing. She enjoys taking continued education courses to advance her dental knowledge. With her warm personality, we are very happy to have Maricela as part of our dental team.
Connie Garcia, RDA, Registered Dental Assistant
Connie graduated from North-West College Dental Assisting Program in 2005 and received her registered dental assistant license that same year. She joined our team in April 2013. She is certified in California Dental Radiation Safety and Techniques, Coronal Polishing and Sealant Placement. Her dental experience includes Cosmetic Dentistry and front office administration. Connie stays current with the latest dental technology by taking many continuing education courses throughout the year. We feel fortunate to have her as part of our team.
Vilma DeLeon, CDA, RDA, RDH, Registered Dental Hygienist
Vilma graduated from Pasadena City College Dental Assisting program in 2000, receiving her Registered and Certified Dental Assistant licenses. She continued her education at Pasadena City College in the Dental Hygiene program and graduated with her Associate in Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 2002. Vilma joined our team in 2003. She is an active member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and the San Gabriel Valley Dental Hygienist Society. Vilma has certification for the Diode Soft Tissue Dental Laser and the Biolase Laser, Cerec 3D advanced training and Digital Radiography training.
Nora Atchabahian, RDH, Registered Dental Hygienist
Nora graduated from Pasadena City College Dental Hygiene Program receiving her Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 2005. She joined our team that same year. Additionally, Nora is the recipient of the 2005 Professionalism Award from Proctor and Gamble. She is an active member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and the San Gabriel Valley Dental Hygienist Society. Nora has certification for the Diode Soft Tissue Dental Laser and the Biolase Laser, Cerec 3D advanced training and Digital Radiography training.
Angel Jauequi, RDA, RDH, RDHAP, Registered Dental Hygienist
Angel graduated from Pasadena City College Dental Assisting Program in 2008, receiving his registered and certified dental assistant licenses. He continued his education at Pasadena City College in the Dental Hygiene Program and graduated with an Associate in Science degree in Dental Hygiene and an Alternative Practice certificate in 2010. Angel joined our team in 2011. He is an active member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and the San Gabriel Valley Dental Hygienist Society. Angel has certification for Diode Soft Tissue Laser and has had Biolase Laser and Digital Radiography training. We are pleased to have Angel as part of our team – he is a favorite hygienist for many of our patients.