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Dr. Kristen Tran, DDS

Family and General Dentist

Dr. Kristen Tran graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry (Go Colts!), where she received the degree of dental surgery and graduated clinically at the top of her class. Dr. Tran received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology and psychology from the University of California Irvine. She continues to study cosmetic dentistry to insure that the latest technology is being utilized for our patients’ benefit. Dr. Tran is also Invisalign Certified. She enjoys every opportunity away from work with her beautiful daughter.

Dr. Steven Edwards, DDS

Family and General Dentist

Dr. Steven Edwards is a 1986 graduate of the USC School of Dentistry. He also holds degrees in Biology and Dental Laboratory Technology, as well as a certificate in personal fitness training.

A resident of Laguna Niguel since 1987, he has practiced in South Orange County and San Diego County for over 32 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 also an author and inventor, with three published books and a toothbrush patent awarded in 2008. He is also a co-inventor of an intra-oral Xylitol delivery product currently on the market for the relief of dry mouth symptoms and prevention of dental decay. Currently he is developing a new type of intra-oral dental probiotic wafer/strip for use overnight to fight decay and gum disease while you sleep, and and awaken with fresh breath.

His interests include his family, music, art, dogs, cars, guitars, tinkering, inventing, exercise, languages, traveling, reading, and much more.

Lorena Alfaro

Patient Care Coordinator

My name is Lorena and I am a mother of two beautiful kids. I started in the dental field as a front office staff without any experience. I took the position to expand my knowledge and to be part of a career I can be proud of. I enjoy to learn new things. One of my favorite hobbies is definitely traveling. I enjoy meeting new people and places but the most important part of that is being able to enjoy it with my family and people I love.

Magdalena Bartczak

Dental Assistant

My name is Magdalena. I have been working at Mission Viejo Dental Associates as an RDA for a little over 5 years. I am a mother of an incredible 4 year old little boy. He is amazing and keeps me on my toes.

Mariana Edwards

Dental Assistant

My name is Dorina Edwards and I am a Registered Dental Assistant.

I graduated from Cypress College in 1995, and I have been working with Mission Viejo Dental Associates since 1999. I truly enjoy caring for our patients and helping them understand that a beautiful smile is a healthy smile.

In my spare time I like reading, hiking, traveling and spending time with my family and my little dog.

Lisa Ferguson

Dental Hygienist

Lisa is born and raised in southern California, and has been a part of the Mission Viejo community for over 8 years now. Lisa is committed to providing her patients with the highest standard of care while making sure that each experience feels like a five-star visit. She has one wonderful son, in her spare time she enjoys a variety of activities that include fitness, cooking, and enjoying all of the community events offered in beautiful southern Orange county.

Briana Gastelum

Office Manager

Briana is an energetic self-driven individual that is always willing to learn. As the newest member to the team she took upon the many challenges that her position has to offer. Everyday she is learning and growing and she is a great example of a team player. She enjoys playing soccer and eating. Furthermore, she is an exceptional listener and she manages to keep up with the chaos that goes on in the office.

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Office Hours


Monday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed


Office Hours

Monday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed