Smile Haven Dental Care stands out from there competition due to their dedication to providing holistic dentistry in and around La Mesa and El Cajon, California. Their professional staff goes the extra mile in taking time to provide patients with all the necessary information that holistic dentistry has to offer. A holistic dentist believes that a person’s oral health is connected to the health of the rest of the body by understanding how toxins affect a patient’s overall health and only uses non-toxic, biologically safe restorative materials.
Dr. Stephen L. Chan has 37 years’ experience in the field of dentistry and has 31 years’ experience in his current position at Smile Haven Dental Center as a UCLA postgraduate. Wearing many hats as the main dentist, the manager, the bookkeeper, and supplies manager his areas of expertise are in all major aspects of dentistry such as general and cosmetic dentistry. He maintains affiliations with numerous associations like the Holistic Dental Association, the International Academy of Biological Dentistry
and Medicine, in addition to the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, The Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation, the Holistic Dentist Association, the American Academy for Oral Systematic Health, and The Biocompatible Dentist Association.
Dr. Chan was initially inspired by his father; also a dentist and observing him for many years inspired him to be just as good or better. His hope for his future in dentistry is to teach holistic dentistry and health, and for his patients to know him as someone who wants to promote natural dentistry. This being one of the biggest reason chronic illnesses is so rampant. A published author, he has shared his knowledge from his experience in dentistry with “Musings of a Biocompatible Wholebody Dentist”.
Dr. Chan as mentioned is married with a blended family of four boys, a daughter-in-law and two grandchildren. They are all in California living as artists, massage therapist, and a nurse.
Dr. Stephen L. Chan dedicates his success to his family Carol Anne, William Drastal, Alex Drastal, Michael Chan, Carlos Chan, and David Chan and in loving memory of Betty Chan.
This honorable recognition is dedicated to Dr. Chan’s mentor Dr. Peter Evans.