Meet the Team at Ocean View Dental Care
At Ocean View Dental Care, we are a team of caring, experienced dental professionals who use only the most advanced technologies, materials & procedures. We value our patients’ opinions & concerns, & always begin the appointment by patiently listening to your concerns. Our friendly team will always go the extra mile, starting with your first phone call. We enjoy educating our patients on their oral health & discuss the diagnoses with you in an easy-to-understand approach. At our community-focused practice, your comfort & satisfaction come first. We offer early morning, late evening & Saturday appointments, so you don’t have to miss work or school for your care, something our team feels strongly about.
Dr. Brandan A. Althof
“I believe in customizing a dental plan with a patient that meets their needs, wants & goals. My patient’s best interest is my only interest.” -Dr. Althof
Dr. Brandan Althof, a Mission Viejo native, graduated from Tesoro High School in 2007 with many honors, including Valedictorian, National Honor Society, CSF Lifetime Member, AP Scholar with Distinction, Varsity Swimmer & Water Polo, Eagle Scouts & more.
Dr. Althof attended the University of California at Los Angeles for his undergraduate education & graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with academic honors. He then chose to attend the acclaimed Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. Dr. Altholf earned a position the Dean’s List & was president of his dental fraternity, Delta Sigma Delta.
Dr. Althof is skilled in all areas of general dentistry & especially enjoys creating beautiful smiles with esthetic dentistry, including ceramic veneers, implant restorations & Invisalign.
Dr. Mariam Soldin-Wasfi
“When it comes to a person’s smile, every patient has different needs & goals. Whether it’s cosmetic or restorative, I strive to help my patients become healthier & happier people. I love what I do & the sense of gratitude I get from my patients brings a smile to my face.” -Dr. Wasfi
Dr. Wasfi has lived in Southern Orange County for most of her life. She graduated from Mission Viejo High School in 2005 & stuck to her OC roots when choosing to attend UC Irvine for her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences. After receiving her undergraduate degree in 2009, Dr. Wasfi ventured to Boston to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. During her time in Boston, Dr. Wasfi served as her Class Treasurer & teaching assistant; mentoring students both in the classroom & clinic. Dr Wasfi was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society her senior year & graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Dr. Wasfi is currently a member of many professional associations such as: Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, American Dental Association, American Association of Women in Dentistry & the California Dental Association. Dr. Wasfi is also a certified Invisalign provider.
In her spare time, Dr. Wasfi loves spending time with her husband & her beagle, Buddy. She enjoys going to the beach, hiking & traveling. She loves trying new food & is always in search of new restaurants in her neighborhood.
Dr. Pichak Kelk (Periodontist)
Dr. Kelk received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from Tehran University in 1992 & her fellowship degree in dental implants from Loma Linda University in 1996. She then did her specialty training at the Advanced Periodontics Department at Loma Linda University & received her specialty degree in 1999. She was awarded the California dental license in 1996 & has been in private practice since 1999. She was board-certified by the American Board of Periodontology in 2004 & has been re-certified twice since then.
Dr. Kelk is also trained & certified in the state of California for intravenous conscious sedation & she has been serving the Dental Board of California as a conscious sedation examiner since 2004. Dr. Kelk currently serves as a part-time clinical faculty member at the USC dental school’s department of Advanced Periodontics.
Ocean View Dental Care Staff
Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. All of our dental assistants & hygienists are licensed professionals who pride themselves on their current dental techniques & outstanding patient communication. With unmatched quality & integrity, they are dedicated to achieving the best possible results for you & your family.
Since your comfort & health are our top priorities, Ocean View Dental Care’s staff is glad to assist you in any way. If you have any questions at all, from treatment options & sterilization to insurance concerns & paperwork, we’re here for you! We can assure you that you’ll enjoy your dental visit!
The entire team at Ocean View Dental Care looks forward to seeing you soon & developing a life-long relationship with you to build the bridge toward long-term trust & successful dental care. See why our patients can’t stop smiling!