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Our staff at the Children’s Dental Surgery Center is comprised of a team of highly skilled and caring health professionals dedicated to safely treating children who suffer from severe tooth decay and are unable to be treated with conventional means.

The team at the Children’s Dental Surgery Center strives for excellence in all areas of pediatric dental care. We understand that surgical procedures can be stressful for patients and their families. It is our goal to provide support, compassion and proper education before, during and after surgical procedures to reduce these fears. They pride themselves on staying on the cutting edge of pediatric dentistry and strive for the highest standards of quality and integrity, and are motivated to achieve the best results for our family of patients.

Our rigorous credentialing process follows Federal and State regulatory requirements, as well as accreditation standards for verifying the education, training, licensure and current competence in order to ensure that privileges are only granted to qualified Providers.

Our professional staff of pediatric dentists, anesthesia providers, specially trained nurses and dental assistants is dedicated to delivering the highest level of pediatric dental surgery to our patients and families.

Meet the Staff

Dr. Brian Hong

Pediatric Dentist

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Dr. Kevin Hszieh

Pediatric Dentist

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Dr. Rosemary Tran

Pediatric Dentist

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Dr. Richard S. Lee

Pediatric Dentist

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Dr. Soo Song

Pediatric Dentist

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Dr. Yun Song

Pediatric Dentist

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Dr. Karen Anderson

Dentist Anesthesiologist

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Dr. Gary Hszieh

Dentist Anesthesiologist

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Dr. Marjon B. Jahromi

Dentist Anesthesiologist

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Dr. Ivan D. Rees

Dentist Anesthesiologist

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Dr. Rachelle Kim

Dentist Anesthesiologist

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Children’s Dental Surgery Center

1610 W. Edinger Avenue Suite C
Santa Ana, CA 92704

Phone: 714.432.7337

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  • Dr. Brian Hong

    Pediatric Dentist

    Dr. Brian Hong is a graduate of Occidental College and received his D.D.S from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. He completed his pediatric dental residency at USC/Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, and also obtained an M.S. in Craniofacial Biology from the University of Southern California.

    He also regularly attends professional meetings and continuing education courses to stay on the cutting edge of pediatric dentistry. Dr. Hong is an active member of the following professional organizations:

    Orange County Dental Society

    Los Angeles Dental Society

    California Dental Association

    American Dental Association

    California Society of Pediatric Dentistry

  • Dr. Kevin Hszieh

    Pediatric Dentist

    Dr. Kevin Hszieh was born in Southern California and raised in Northern California. He completed his undergraduate studies at Pacific Union College, where he received his B.S. degree in Biochemistry. He then attended Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, where he graduated with his DDS in 1998. After practicing general dentistry for two years, he returned to Loma Linda University, where he furthered his education by completing a Pediatric Dental Residency in 2002.

    In addition to private practice, Dr. Kevin served as Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Loma Linda University from 2002-2005. He served as the Dental Director of Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County, a non profit organization serving underprivileged children, as well as Co-Director of the USC Pediatric Dental Residency Program at CHOC from 2005 to 2014. He currently serves as the Dental Director at Serve the People, a non profit community health organization in Santa Ana.

    Dr. Kevin is on the medical staff at Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) and is an Attending Pediatric Dentist at the Children’s Dental Surgery Center (CDSC), where he has performed hundreds of complete oral dental rehabilitation cases under general anesthesia.

    He also regularly attends professional meetings and continuing education courses to stay on the cutting edge of pediatric dentistry. Dr. Kevin is an active member of the following professional organizations:

    American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

    California Society of Pediatric Dentistry

    American Dental Association

    California Dental Association

    Orange County Dental Society

  • Dr. Rosemary Tran

    Pediatric Dentist

    Dr. Rosemary Tran (also known as Dr. Rosie) was born and raised in Orange County, attended Garden Grove High School, and continued on to attend UCLA for her B.A. degree in Economics. She received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in 2016, where she earned numerous awards for community service and leadership. She then moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan to earn her Pediatric Dentistry Certificate and Masters degree at the University of Michigan. Her two and a half years of Pediatric specialty training prepared her to care for children with special healthcare needs and focus on caries disease prevention.
    Dr. Rosie is a member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, the California Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Orange County Dental Society. She is board-eligible by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
    When not practicing pediatric dentistry, Dr. Rosie enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, baking, and binge-watching Netflix shows.

  • Dr. Richard S. Lee

    Pediatric Dentist

    Richard S. Lee is a Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Pediatric Dentist. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

    A Southern California native, Dr. Lee completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California where he received his BA in Biological Sciences in 1992. He then attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA where he graduated with his DMD in 1996. After completing his studies there, Dr. Lee completed his Pediatric Dentistry Residency at New York University College of Dentistry and New York University Medical Center. Furthering his education, he then completed extensive Fellowship training at the Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

    Dr. Lee has worked in the dental field for a total of 21 years, spending 19 of those years in pediatric dentistry. Dr. Lee is a published author and regularly attends continuing education and professional meetings to stay current with all aspects of pediatric dentistry. He is an active member of the following professional organizations:

    American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

    California Society of Pediatric Dentistry

    American Dental Association

    California Dental Association

    Orange County Dental Society

  • Dr. Soo Song

    Pediatric Dentist

    Dr. Song was born in Seoul, South Korea and was raised in San Jose, CA from the age of 3. She became a Southern California transplant since college, where she graduated from University of California, Los Angeles with a BS degree in Biochemistry and a MS degree in Physiological Science. Dr. Song received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, and was awarded numerous scholarships and membership to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon honors fraternity for her academic achievements in the top 12% of her class.

    Prior to dental school, Dr. Song was committed to many years of teaching children as a Sunday School teacher, and also worked as a behavioral therapist for children with autism. Moreover, she dedicated herself in promoting oral health and treating underserved pediatric populations within and beyond the borders of California throughout the four years of dental school. Dr. Song completed advanced training in pediatric dentistry with NYU Langone Dental Medicine at the Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, CA. Her training included sedation dentistry, management of dental trauma, and the treatment of children with special health care needs.

    She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Los Angeles Dental Society.

  • Dr. Yun Song

    Pediatric Dentist

    Yun Song has been setting the highest standards of excellence in dentistry since 1998. An esteemed member of the dental community, Dr. Song graduated from Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery before completing a post-graduate residency at Baylor College of Dentistry. Dr. Song is also a pediatric dental consultant for the US Army Dental Corps, a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and an active member in many leading dental organizations, including the:

    • American Dental Association
    • California Dental Association
    • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
    • Korean American Dental Association
  • Dr. Karen Anderson

    DDS Attending Anesthesiologist

    Dr. Karen Anderson is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and received her D.D.S. form the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. Dr. Anderson went on to complete a General Practice Residency at Ohio State University College of Dentistry. She then completed her residency in Dental Anesthesiology at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

    In addition to her clinical appointments, Dr. Anderson is an active member of the following professional organizations:

    • American Society of Dental Anesthesiologists
    • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
    • American Dental Association
    • California Dental Association
    • Western Los Angeles Dental Society
  • Dr. Gary Hszieh

    DDS Attending Anesthesiologist

    Dr. Gary Hszieh is a graduate of La Sierra University and received his Master of Science in Physiology at Loma Linda University. Dr. Hszieh went on to receive his DDS from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He then completed his residency in Dental Anesthesiology at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

    In addition to his clinical appointments, Dr. Hszieh is an active member of the following organizations:

    • American Society of Dental Anesthesiologists
    • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
    • American Dental Association
    • California Dental Association
    • Orange County Dental Society
  • Dr. Marjon B. Jahromi

    Dentist Anesthesiologist

    Dr. Marjon B. Jahromi has been practicing as a dentist anesthesiologist in Southern California since 2003 and has performed thousands of anesthetics during her professional career.

    She graduated from the top ranked dental school in the U.S., the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 2001 where she achieved academic excellence as a dental student and national recognition for her dental research. She was awarded the Academy of Osseointegration Annual Oral Presentation in 2000 for her research presentation about growth factors that improved dental implant success.

    Dr. Jahromi was then selected into a prestigious dental anesthesia residency at Loma Linda University Special Care Dentistry and Riverside County Regional Medical Center in June 2003. As a resident, she performed a variety of complex medical anesthesia cases.

    As an Assistant Professor and Attending Anesthesiologist in the Dental Anesthesia Department at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry for 12 years, Dr. Jahromi treated a wide array of complex medical and surgical cases. She is experienced in providing anesthesia services in various settings including private offices, surgical centers and hospitals in the safest manner. As a General Anesthesia evaluator for the Dental Board of California, she tests other dentist anesthesiologists and oral surgeons on their safety practices. She is a Diplomate of the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology (2004).

    Dr. Jahromi authored a chapter entitled, “Nitrous Oxide Sedation” in Pfenninger and Fowler’s (2011) medical textbook, Procedures for Primary Care.

    She is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Basic Life support (BLS).

    Dr. Jahromi lives in Southern California with her husband and son. She enjoys pilates, tennis and painting with her family

  • Dr. Ivan D. Rees

    ADBA Board Certified Dentist Anesthesiologist

    Dr. Rees began his training in health care at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree. From there he decided to receive more extensive dental training in a hospital and emergency room setting. He took a general practice residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, New York. After completing the one year residence he was asked to remain on staff as Chief Resident over the dental department. During his second year of providing hospital based dental treatment he was introduced to anesthesiology for dentistry.

    This experience spurred Dr. Rees on to pursue specialization as a dentist anesthesiologist. His training in anesthesia residency was along side physician anesthesia residents at the Loma Linda University Medical Center. After completing the two year residency, Dr. Rees had extensive experience and training providing all levels of sedation and anesthesia to children, adults, and any patient with special needs . He received training in critical care medicine, cardiology, and internal medicine along with his anesthesia curriculum. Dr. Rees also went on to become a board certified fellow of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology, the most well recognized certifying board of dentist anesthesiologists.

    Dr. Rees and his wife live in the greater Los Angeles area and love the outdoors, hiking, camping, running, biking, you name it! Dr. Rees likes to put his personal faith into all that he does and in the service that he provides to all of his patients and their families.

  • Dr. Rachelle Kim

    Dentist Anesthesiologist

    Dr. Rachelle Kim attained her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at Pacific Union College, a private liberal arts college in Napa Valley, California, where she then continued on to Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in Southern California for her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree and also completed her postdoctoral credentials in dental anesthesiology.

    As part of Loma Linda University’s three year dental anesthesiology postgraduate residency training program, Dr. Kim completed rotations in cardiology, acute and chronic pain management, internal medicine, pre-anesthesia consultation and education, hospital-based operating room anesthesia, and dental ambulatory surgery center based anesthesia. She has rotated through 11 months of medical anesthesia training programs where she treated patients with complex health histories undergoing various medical procedures at the Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, and Riverside University Health Systems Medical Center. She has also treated veterans at the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Veterans Hospital.

    Furthermore, Dr. Kim extensively trained at Koppel Special Care Dentistry Center where she learned to be proficient in providing all aspects of sedation and general anesthesia in the dental setting. The community that she served ranged from pediatric patients that were of pre-cooperative age and/or fearful of the dentist to patients of varying ages with special needs such as Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, ADD/ADHD, Intellectual disabilities, and much more. Along with Dr. Kim’s clinically intensive training, she has complemented her discipline in anesthesia with didactic lectures, simulation emergency training, medical grand round seminars, and anesthesia related case study research and journal club reviews.

    Dr. Kim is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology. This credential is the highest level of anesthesia training that can be achieved in dentistry.

    Dr. Kim is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Basic Life Support (BLS), and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). She is licensed and holds a current General Anesthesia permit by the Dental Board of California. Dr. Kim is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Los Angeles Dental Association, and the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists.

    In Dr. Kim’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her loving husband, Jon, and her family and friends. She has a passion for traveling the world, food (cooking and eating), and going out in nature, especially at the beach.