Meet our Team

Canyon Dentistry in Irvine, Orange County, California

Canyon Dentistry strives to provide exceptional and comprehensive dental care to our patients.  Our friendly, professional dental team has established a comfortable and caring practice environment, respecting each patient's individuality.

Utilizing knowledge, expert skills and experience, Dr. Michael Chen incorporates advanced technology and continuing education in his team's commitment to enabling our patients to achieve goals of optimal oral health and well-being.

Our desire is for each patient to achieve and maintain a healthy and confident smile that will last a life time!


Office Coordinator

"My name is Peggy.  I love to assist patients to attain their goals toward a healthy and confident smile.  I coordinate our front office, utilizing my RDA experience as an important advantage in serving our patient's needs.  My job is to make sure the treatment plan we design for you is in your best interest.  Our front office is committed to providing a welcoming and comfortable environment that fosters well-being and confirms our patient's trust in our commitment to provide a higher standard of dental care.  I enjoy concerts and bicycling to the beach with my husband and our three adorable grandchildren.  Volunteering with Royal Family Kids Camp is a passion for me and my husband.  My favorite vacations include Scuba diving."


Office Coordinator

"My name is Megan.  I have worked in the dental field for nearly ten years.  I enjoy working with patients and getting to know them on a personal level.  I take pride in using my years of experience to help patients feel comfortable that they are in the right office and make them feel at ease. I have worked with many dentists and feel very fortunate to be working with Dr. Chen.   I am so impressed with his attention to details and how much he cares for each of his patients.

I enjoy spending time with my husband and my son.  We love to cook and I am teaching my son to bake!  I also enjoy gardening and photography."


Registered Dental Hygienist

"Originally from Northern California I now get to enjoy beautiful Southern California.  I have been a dental hygienist for over 10 years and was so happy to find Dr. Chen’s office. I enjoy being on his great team. I like to regularly attend seminars and continuing education classes to keep myself and my patients on the latest findings in oral care.  I have a passion to  provide an unparalleled level of care for all my patients.  When away from the office, i enjoy going to the beach and spending time with my two dogs."



Registered Dental Hygienist

"My name is Nina.  I graduated from University of Southern California with a Bachelor degree in Dental Hygiene.  My enthusiasm for the university and the passion for the program lead me to attain a clinical instructor position at USC.  Shortly after, I joined Dr. Chen's practice where I have enjoyed helping patients maintain and improve their oral health.  The best part of joining Dr. Chen's practice has been his patients; it just feels like one big family.  When not working, I love spending time with my husband and my son.  I enjoy traveling back to Hawaii to visit family and relax on the warm sandy beaches."


Registered Dental Hygienist

"My name is Linda. I've been a hygienist for 25 years and have been practicing in Irvine for the last 18 years.  I respect the knowledge, excellent skills, and the passion for dentistry that Dr. Chen brings to the practice.  Along with the team, we strive to provide the best dental care needed for our patients.

I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygienist from UCSF and also hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology from UCLA.  There are many activities I enjoy while not at work, such as running, working out, and have recently picked up yoga.  However, what I enjoy the most is spending time with my wonderful husband and three kids."


Registered Dental Assistant

"My name is Dawn.  I'm a Registered Dental Assistant, certified in coronal polishing, X-ray, and CPR.  I graduated from Bryman Everest College with honors where I obtained my RDA license.  I've been  in the dental field for nearly ten years.  I enjoy assisting Dr. Chen and watching the magic he performs on our patients.  Nothing gives me more satisfaction than seeing the big smiles of our happy patients at the end of their treatments.  I'm very friendly, gentle and detailed.  I listen to our patients' needs and make sure they are comfortable throughout their dental procedures.  In my free time, I enjoy riding my motorcycle and spending time with my family and friends."