Meet Our Team
We provide talented, passionate dental healthcare professionals who love what they do. Together we can achieve the smile you dream of.
Dr. John Chung completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, San Diego, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. He then went on to pursue a master’s degree in Biomedical Science at Barry University in North Miami Beach, Florida before pursuing his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at Nova Southern University. He has been working in Southern California since his graduation and has a commitment to staying current with the latest advancement in dental technology and techniques.
Dr. John’s positive and gentle character with the personality to strive for perfection, allows him to treat patients with sincerity and with the highest quality dental work. He is passionate about conservative and preventative dentistry and strives to expand his dental expertise through various continuing education courses and continues to keep up with the most recent studies to deliver comprehensive dental care to every patient.
He lives in Brea with his newly wed wife and his black and white tuxedo cat named Oreo. He enjoys playing tennis, golf and hiking in his spare time.
Dr. John Chung, DMD
General and Cosmetic Dentist
Dr. Sanam Shakibi earned her Bachelor of Science and her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at The Ohio State University. She then attended advanced training in general practice residency at St. Luke’s hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.
She has practiced dentistry in Ohio, and Washington, and has made California her permanent residence.
She actively takes continuing educational courses to keep herself updated in modern dentistry and learn about the newest technologies.
Dr. Shakibi is gentle and caring. She strives to provide the best quality care possible for her patients and her main goal is to create healthy, beautiful, and Energetic Smiles.
During her free time, she loves painting, creating artworks, watching movies, and hiking.
Dr. Sanam Shakibi, DDS
General and Cosmetic Dentist
Karina graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. Her favorite part of dentistry is giving her patients a personalized recommendation for the best tools and techniques to maintain their oral health.
Outside of the office, Karina enjoys hiking with her dog. She also loves cooking and eating with her family and friends.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Stacy graduated from West Coast University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. She went into her field excited to help others and through the years grew more passionate than she thought possible.
As a health care provider it is her goal to serve her patients according to their individual needs while educating them on the link between oral and systemic health, especially since the mouth is the gateway to the rest of the body.
Her promise to her patients is to treat them and advise them as if they were her own family while listening to their needs and concerns to make their experience as comfortable as possible.
In her down time, Stacy loves cuddling up with her two dogs and cat who she considers to be her very own children. She enjoys getting outdoors for fresh air, more so if she can take her dog with her. She also has a wonderful family with beautiful nieces and nephews whom she loves spending time with.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Brenda lives in Ontario with her husband and adorable son. She went to American Career College for Dental Assisting and graduated in 2014. Shehas been a Dental Assistant for 6 years, and wanted to move up to become a Registered Dental Assistant.
She loves what she does! She loves to make her patients laugh and feel comfortable because she knows how scary it can be to go to the dentist. She loves to see her patients smile and leave satisfied and comfortable. Patient care beyond compare is important to her!
When she’s not making patients smile,she loves to be with her family, spend time with her baby boy, and root for her favorite football team. She also loves going on adventures and loves to barbecue!
Registered Dental Assistant
Julie is our office manager. Julie currently lives in the city of Santa Ana with her husband, Lupe, and her two beautiful daughters, Giselle and Bianca.
She began her dental career 18 years ago as a dental assistant through an ROP program that taught her the humble beginnings of this profession. After 5 years of working in the back office, she then transitioned to be an office team leader.
One of her biggest passions is to lead others to accomplish and discover their true potential. It brings her pride and joy to see people growing learning to become a better version of themselves both in the work field and as people.
To be able to see a growing healthy team providing top-notch customer satisfaction is priceless. She believes that delivering a service makes patients remember us personally and create long lasting relationships not only professionally but personally.
Her goal is to help the organization be at its best by delivering a world-class patient experience. She is excited to be at Energetic Smile; she believes the team has the core values that all patients are looking for. It is not about us, it is about the patient, YOU.
Paola is our Treatment Coordinator who will do her best to help each and every patient achieve their dream smiles. She is an enthusiastic learner and team member who enjoys giving our patients the best care and treatment.
She has been in the dental field for two years. During this time, she has taken on many roles and became well-versed within different departments.
During her time off, when she’s not in the office, Paola enjoys spending her time with both her family and furry friends. She likes to take her dogs on hikes, and embark on new and exciting adventures with her family.