Orthodontists

Dr. Del Carmen

Dr. Del Carmen

    Dr. Del Carmen has been practicing orthodontics exclusively in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past 14 years. She believes a great smile is important for optimal health, function & self-esteem. Dr. Del Carmen attended Bullard High School in Fresno, CA, where she ran cross country & played soccer. She received a B.S. from UC Davis in biological sciences. While at Davis, she played on the women’s soccer team, made lifelong friends & discovered she really liked science. She received a D.D.S. from the University of California, San Francisco in 1990. Here in SF, she worked part-time for UCSF doing dental research, ran a lot of 10Ks & discovered a great city. She practiced general dentistry in Sunnyvale, CA for four years before starting her orthodontic residency. During this time, she volunteered at the Palo Alto Humane Society where, alongside the City Veterinarian, she performed dental procedures on animals. She later attended the University of Detroit Mercy, where she received a certificate in orthodontics & an M.S. for her thesis exploring jaw growth & development of adolescents. After many years as an orthodontist, Dr. Del Carmen is still excited about braces. She has been known to teach kids about the physics of tooth movement & cool titanium wires!


Dr. HyeRan Choo

Dr. HyeRan Choo

    Dr. HyeRan Choo is a board-certified craniofacial orthodontist. She has been working as orthodontist since 2007 after completing dental school at the University of Pennsylvania, an orthodontic residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham & a craniofacial fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) / National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). She also completed dental school at the Seoul National University in Korea in 2002. She had served as the craniofacial orthodontic director in the faculty of University of Pennsylvania / Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Most recently, she joined the faculty of Stanford University as the lead craniofacial orthodontist & clinical instructor in the Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Choo is a member of the American Board of Orthodontics, the American Association of Orthodontists & the American Cleft Palate Association. Her clinical & scientific papers in the topics of 3-D imaging, skeletal orthodontic anchorage devices & infant maxillary orthopedics have been published in the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, Seminars in Orthodontics, the World Journal of Orthodontics, the Journal of the American Dental Association, the Korean Journal of Orthodontics, & Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.