AboutCanyon Dentistry

Canyon Dentistry is a Irvine based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Michael Chen and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 949-506-2117 and experience why our patients think Canyon Dentistry is the best dentist in Irvine.

Michael J Chen, DDS

Dr. Chen has been practicing dentistry in Orange County for over 20 years since he graduated from USC, School of Dentistry in 1992, with honors. A leader in implant dentistry and laser technology, Dr. Chen equips his practice with the most advanced dental lasers and diagnostic equipments in order to deliver the highest standard of care to his patients.

Dr. Chen has an intense passion for dentistry and perfection. As a graduate of the prestigious LVI in advanced dental studies, Dr. Chen is continually educating himself and his staff on the latest techniques and approaches to provide his patients with state-of-the-art, comfortable and personalized dental care. Orange County Dentist, Michael J Chen, DDS specializes in cosmetics, dental implants, BioLase laser as well as anxeity-free dentistry with sedation. Sixteen years ago, his office is one of the first in Orange County to incorporate the use of WaterLase laser technology. Today, his practice is one of the few in Orange County currently capable of providing the revolutionary cone beam CT service to its patients.

Dr. Chen is the most gentle, caring doctor you could ever find. He treats his patients like family members and strives to give them the best care possible. Orange County implant dentist, Dr. Chen recommends only the treatments that are needed and has earned the trust of many longtime patients. Many patients,after moving out of California, are even willing to fly back to Orange County to see him because he is the only one they trust for their dental needs.

Dr. Chen has resided in Orange County ever since he first opened his practice. His family supports music and athletic departments within the Irvine community and has supported the Boy Scouts of America for years. He and his wife have two sons in college who are both Eagle Scouts, athletes and musicians. Dr. Chen is tech savvy and enjoys going to concerts and sport games.

Professional Memberships

Office Coordinator


"My name is Megan. I have worked in the dental field for nearly ten years. I enjoy working with patients and getting to know them on a personal level. I take pride in using my years of experience to help patients feel comfortable that they are in the right office and make them feel at ease. I have worked with many dentists and feel very fortunate to be working with Dr. Chen. I am so impressed with his attention to details and how much he cares for each of his patients.I enjoy spending time with my husband and my son. We love to cook and I am teaching my son to bake! I also enjoy gardening and photography.

Office Coordinator


"My name is Tracy. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, a professional certificate in Community Relation/Public Affairs from Boston College and many years of experience in supervisory and management leadership. These trainings help me foster a calm and safe environment easing patients’ concerns and clearly communicating Dr. Chen's dental vision. My goal is to create the very best patient experience: open communication, active listening and clearly explained treatment cases are essential to our patients having a confident outcome. It is my mission to help make your dental experience positive. I look forward to helping you achieve your best smile!"

Registered Dental Assistant


"My name is Dawn. I'm a Registered Dental Assistant, certified in coronal polishing, X-ray, and CPR. I graduated from Bryman Everest College with honors where I obtained my RDA license. I've been in the dental field for nearly ten years. I enjoy assisting Dr. Chen and watching the magic he performs on our patients. Nothing gives me more satisfaction than seeing the big smiles of our happy patients at the end of their treatments. I'm very friendly, gentle and detailed. I listen to our patients' needs and make sure they are comfortable throughout their dental procedures. In my free time, I enjoy riding my motorcycle and spending time with my family and friends."

Registered Dental Hygienist


"My name is Linda. I've been a hygienist for 25 years and have been practicing in Irvine for the last 18 years. I respect the knowledge, excellent skills, and the passion for dentistry that Dr. Chen brings to the practice. Along with the team, we strive to provide the best dental care needed for our patients.I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygienist from UCSF and also hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology from UCLA. There are many activities I enjoy while not at work, such as running, working out, and have recently picked up yoga. However, what I enjoy the most is spending time with my wonderful husband and three kids."

Registered Dental Hygienist


"Originally from Northern California I now get to enjoy beautiful Southern California. I have been a dental hygienist for over 10 years and was so happy to find Dr. Chen’s office. I enjoy being on his great team. I like to regularly attend seminars and continuing education classes to keep myself and my patients on the latest findings in oral care. I have a passion to provide an unparalleled level of care for all my patients. When away from the office, i enjoy going to the beach and spending time with my two dogs."

Registered Dental Hygienist


"My name is Nina. I graduated from University of Southern California with a Bachelor degree in Dental Hygiene. My enthusiasm for the university and the passion for the program lead me to attain a clinical instructor position at USC. Shortly after, I joined Dr. Chen's practice where I have enjoyed helping patients maintain and improve their oral health. The best part of joining Dr. Chen's practice has been his patients; it just feels like one big family. When not working, I love spending time with my husband and my son. I enjoy traveling back to Hawaii to visit family and relax on the warm sandy beaches."