Meet Our Irvine Dental Team
Meet Dr. Choi and his team of friendly dental professionals. Their commitment to quality and excellence makes Smile by Design Dental Group the ultimate go-to resource for sought-after dental solutions.
Zara, Office Manager
Zara was born in Korea, grew up in Las Vegas and comes to us by way of San Diego. Zara fell in love with dentistry when she came to the realization that she could be in a field where she can deliver smiles for a living. She originally completed school as a dental assistant then was fast tracked into management. Zara holds high standards when it comes to your quality care and providing you outstanding customer service.
Zara understands how it feels to be a patient, the fear of dentistry as well as how costly it can be. She’s dedicated to ensuring that your needs are met and strives to create a memorable and gentle experience for you. Her commitment is to treat you and every patient with gratitude and kindness. The best compliment Zara feels she can receive is when she sees you enter and leave the office with a big smile on their face.
In her free time, Zara enjoys weightlifting, going on adventures with her two dogs Whitey and Ozzie and playing tourist around sunny Southern California.
Michelle, Scheduling Coordinator
Michelle schedules patients, handles billing insurance, and assist patients with transactions. Before you can receive high-quality treatment from our dentist in Irvine, CA, you will meet her first. She is from Dallas, Texas, but currently makes her home in Irvine, California. She’s been in the dental industry for three years, and is one of the newest members of our team. She attended Texas Women’s University, focusing on nursing and music theory. She loves the heartwarming atmosphere of Dr. Choi’s dental practice. She loves that she can trust Dr. Choi’s excellent skill and care for his patients. Everyone in the office helps each other, and we always work as a team.
Michelle loves to sing and play piano and spends most of her free time at church with her friends and family.
Angie, Head Dental Assistant
As Dr. Choi’s dental assistant, Angie looks forward to working with patients and caring for their needs. She not only acts as Dr. Choi’s “third and fourth hands,” she also handles all the back office duties. She enjoys working with Dr. Choi and loves his perfectionist attitude, his honesty, and his skill. She also loves the fantastic teamwork in the office and she really likes seeing patients walk away with healthy smiles. When not at work, Angie loves spending time with her husband. She’s traveled extensively in the United States and parts of Asia, and wishes to explore the rest of the world. She loves coffee, and chatting with her friends—preferably while drinking coffee.
Cinthya, Dental Assistant
Dr. Choi’s dental assistant Cinthya has been in the dental field since the age of 18, she got her first job as a back office assistant and enjoys every minute of it. She is very dedicated and loves to assist Dr. Choi in providing patients with their most beautiful smile as well as their best dental experience. She always has a smile on her face and loves to see patients walkout with one too. She loves to play the guitar on her free time, and have a healthy lifestyle.
Shanelle, Dental Assistant
Shanelle is a Dental Assistant here at Smile By Design. She went to school at American Career College. Shanelle works in the front office and the back office. She is very lively and friendly and loves to talk. Her favorite aspect of dentistry is that there is always something to learn and so many people to meet. In her free time she likes to go to her dance classes, the gym and spend time with her family and friends.
Anya, Dental Hygienist
Anya joined Smile by Design in 2011 as a dental assistant who has a background in dental laboratory technology and now, as a registered dental Hygienist, she became our very own. Anya loves spending one-on-one time with patients and educating everyone about oral health & hygiene. Dentistry has a special place in her heart and she has a passion for helping patients achieve a healthy smile.
She lives with her husband Huntington Beach, but can be found all over Southern California doing anything from hiking, paddle boarding, snowboarding, playing volleyball or riding beach cruisers.