Dr. Michael Thai, DDS
A Great Dentist

Our Team

Arcadia Dentaldontics

At Arcadia Dentaldontics, we're here because we strongly believe that everyone has the right to receive exceptional oral health care. Every member of our team brings unique skills and strengths, and we all work closely together so that your care is seamless and efficient. We’re proud of the supportive environment we’ve created and are committed to always going above and beyond to exceed your expectations.

Meet Our Team

Dr. Julie Whang, DDS, MS

 Dr. Julie Whang, DDS, MS

Dr. Julie Whang is a graduate of the University of Southern California Dental School, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.  She received her orthodontic training at the University of California Los Angeles Dental School and also holds a Masters degree in Oral Biology from UCLA. Dr. Whang's goal is to continually advance her knowledge in this area by attending annual orthodontic meetings and pursuing continuing education.

“Correcting a patient’s dental occlusion and giving him or her a bite and smile that improves their oral health is the obvious benefit of braces. However, it also benefits their personal lives by increasing confidence and self-esteem. I love helping my patients achieve both goals by providing comfortable care in a friendly environment that puts them at ease every time they visit.”

Dr. Whang an active member in the following professional associations:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Orthodontics
  • California Dental Association
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
  • San Gabriel Valley Dental Society 

Family played a huge part in her upbringing, and her role model was her dad, who is a dentist. His commitment to the profession inspired Dr. Whang to become a dentist. Dr. Whang strongly believes in the importance of giving back to her community.  In her spare time, she continues to support families, whether it's her own or someone else's. She volunteers as a board member of KFAM, a non-profit organization in Los Angeles that supports Korean American families with education, counseling, and other social services.

Dr. Michael Thai

 Dr. Michael Thai

Dr. Michael Thai believes that providing customized dental care involves understanding the unique needs of each of his patients. He focuses on delivering evidence-based dentistry in a professional, caring manner to improve his patients’ oral health and overall well-being.

Dr. Thai received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Southern California. He continues to reinforce his knowledge of dentistry and has participated in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) at USC/LAC Hospital, where he treated more complex cases that focused on implants and trauma cases. 

He is an active member of the following professional associations:

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • San Gabriel Valley Dental Society

“It is very exciting for me to be able to use my experience and skills to enhance my patients’ lives, provide quality care, and stay on the cutting edge of dentistry. In order to maintain and improve my technical abilities, I continually pursue dental excellence by attending courses at the most renowned teaching institutions.  In fact, I invest an average of three times the necessary hours of continue education that it required to maintain a dental license.  I use my expertise to educate my patients on the best materials for their personal needs. These range from traditional materials like gold to new and advanced materials and implants.  I believe that staying on the cutting edge of dentistry is a lifelong commitment.” 

In Dr. Thai's personal time, he enjoys staying fit and healthy via sports. He's always been active in some kind of sports throughout his life, which motivated him to gain expertise in treating athletic dental injuries through sports dentistry.  

 

Janet - Registered Dental Hygienist

 Janet

Janet has worked in the field of dentistry for 40 years. She joined this office in 1998 and is now excited to continue on as a part of the Arcadia Dentaldontics team. Her favorite part of her job is teaching oral hygiene and seeing her patients’ oral health improve after procedures.

She loves working with so many different people and getting to be around so many fun personalities. Janet's been married for 34 years and has two grown daughters. In her free time, she enjoys scrapbooking, gardening, and antiquing.

Juanita - Registered Dental Hygienist

 Juanita

Juanita grew up in Rosemead and received her training at Hacienda La Puente Adult Education Center. She loves helping our patients achieve their oral health goals and educating them about the best ways to keep a healthy mouth.

In her spare time, Juanita enjoys spending time with her family. She loves watching her son play baseball or her daughter play softball and basketball. She also enjoys early Sunday morning walks with her husband and kids.

Karina - Dental Assistant

 Karina

Karina attended Bryman College and loves her job because she gets to meet so many great people. She puts her patients at ease to help them feel comfortable during a dental procedure.

Karina grew up in Los Angeles, and enjoys spending time with her family when she’s not busy helping our patients.

Stephanie - Front Office

 Stephanie

Stephanie works in our front office and loves being able to help our patients when they have questions about their treatment or insurance. A big part of why she enjoys coming to work each day is being able to see the transformation of each patient as he or she reaches their optimal oral health and smile.