Meet Our Doctors

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Dr. Stephen Chan, DMD

At Smilehaven Dental Center, we’re proud to provide all of the cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry treatments that you’ll find at any other dentist’s office in and around El Cajon and La Mesa, CA. However, where we differ from other cosmetic dentists is that our practice utilizes holistic dentistry, an approach where we focus on whole-body health instead of just the mouth. By visiting a holistic dentist, you’ll essentially get more for the same cost as our prices are comparable to traditional general and cosmetic dentists. As an added bonus, we’re also among the few holistic dental practices around that accepts insurance. We also have a Dental Wellness Club for those who don’t have insurance. We hope you’ll come visit us soon and meet our terrific holistic dentist, Dr. Chan!

Dr. Chan is a dentist with special emphasis in bio-compatible, biological, green, natural, and holistic dentistry. He has expertise in all major aspects of dentistry, including general and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Chan has over 30 years of experience, keeping in tune with all the latest techniques in dentistry. He is dedicated to utilizing the most effective bio-compatible, non-toxic technology to create outstanding smiles for his patients and help them to achieve better health.

Dr. Chan’s Associations and Certifications

  • American Academy of Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH)
  • International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
  • International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine
  • The Bio-Compatible Dentist
  • Holistic Dental Association
  • The Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation
  • ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer
  • Certified Health Coach
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Dr. Alma Sanchez

Hi everyone, I am Dr. Alma Sanchez. A little bit about my path to SmileHaven…My dental career started in 2005. Fast forward to 2012, when I earned my Periodontal degree in Mexico. I worked as a Periodontist for several years before getting married and moving to Southern California. I worked as a dental assistant for a couple of years and eventually realized my passion is to perform dental treatments and be more involved with my patients’ oral health. This led me to pursue my degree as a Dental Hygienist graduating from Concorde Career College in 2019.

Away from work, I have a healthy addiction to practicing “hot” yoga! I am a big fan of CorePowerYoga, as they have various locations around San Diego. I also enjoy scoping out all the new coffee spots around the city, in search of my favorite lattes!

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Dr. Todd Gereb

I’m a southern California native who has called San Diego home since 1996. I obtained my undergraduate, dental, and orthodontic residency degrees; all from UCLA. In my off time, I enjoy the outdoors with my four children, especially hiking in the eastern Sierras. I can deliver smiles for all ages with a variety of different treatment options including traditional braces, clear or gold brackets, SLX aligners, Clear Correct aligners, and removable and fixed appliances. I look forward to meeting you soon!

Request an Appointment

We invite you to contact us today to make your appointment with Smilehaven Dental Center for a consultation and learn more about our quality holistic dentistry in La Mesa, California. We are also happy to welcome people from the surrounding areas, including El Cajon, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, and East County San Diego, California.

We are eager to care for your smile!