Gateway Dental Group
State of the Art Dentistry
24000 Alicia Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Call (949) 707-7000
All our professionals at Gateway Dental Group maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in cosmetic dentistry.
B.S., Psychobiology, UCLA, 1994
M.S., Oral Biology and Medicine, School of Dentistry, UCLA. 1997-1999
D.D.S., NYUCD, Comprehensive Dentistry. 1999-2003 (From prestigious New York University)
American Dental Association (ADA)
California Dental Association (CDA)
Oral Sedation Dentistry
Orange County Dental Surgery (OCDS)
American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)
As you know PAOO (Periodontaly Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics) is a REVOLUTIONARY effective treatment approach in adults to decrease treatment time and reduce the risk of root resorption and relapse. Treatment time can be reduced up to 4.5 months with 70% less chance of root resorption and relapse. (Supported by periodontics and orthodontics literature). In many cases it can eliminate the indication of some orthognatic surgeries. Indications of the procedure are dentoalveolar discrepancies such as:
Dr. Robert Camhi
Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Davis in 1975.
Dr. Joseph I. Whedbee
B.S., Biology, La Sierra College School of Arts and Science, Riverside, CA 1976
Honors and Awards
Skills and Training
Dr. Steven J. Edwards, DDS
Dr. Steven Edwardsis a 1986 graduate of the
A resident of Laguna Niguel since 1987, he has practiced in South Orange County and San Diego County for over 26 years. Most notably, he worked on the Southern California Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base from 2002 to 2007 caring for the families of our brave soldiers. He enjoys doing all phases of dentistry, and has performed many full mouth reconstructions and cosmetic makeovers. Whatever your dental needs are, Dr. Edwards can help you.
Dr. Edwards is an inventor and author with two published books. He was awarded a toothbrush patent in 2008. He is also co-inventor of “XyliMelts”, an intra-oral xylitol delivery product for the relief of dry mouth symptoms, and he has developed a new oral health regimen called “Oral Fitness” for the prevention of most common dental problems. He is currently working on a Sci-Fi novel as well as a series of preventive dental booklets.
His interests include his family (wife and three children), dogs, music, art, cars, guitars, tinkering, inventing, exercise, languages, traveling, reading, and much more. He speaks some Romanian, Farsi (Persian), and a little dental Spanish.
Dr. Richard Barone, D.D.S.
B.S., Biology, Santa Clara University
Mayra Urbieta, D.M.D. Periodontist
Dr. Avery Mittman, M.D.
Board Certification Anesthesiology, 1996
Dr. Luz Lilian Gamboa D.D.S