Dr. Haejin Kang & Dr. Salina Massei
1217 Buena Vista St, #202B, Duarte, CA 91010
Message from our doctors:
Welcome to our office! We deeply subscribe to three core values: Being Ethical, Being Compassionate and Being Quality Oriented. Loyal Pediatric Dentistry caters to children from infancy to 18 years of age. Some children perceive dentistry in a negative way. But, at our office, we want to break those negative barriers and create an environment where kids of all ages feel comfortable and relaxed in a dental setting. Our goal is for your child to have a positive experience at every visit.
When you and your child arrive at our office, you will be asked to fill out a health history form for your child (or you may download the form from our website prior to coming in for your appointment). Upon completion of necessary paperwork, our staff will review your child’s health history form with you and discuss any concerns you may have before being brought to the exam area.
Dr. Salina Massei
Dr. Salina Massei is a board certified pediatric dentist who was born and raised in Chino Hills, California in San Bernardino County. She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from UCI. Dr. Salina obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from UCLA. Following this, she completed her Master of Public Health concurrently with her pediatric dental residency from UCLA. She received the Section of Pediatric Dentistry Award and the Scott Jacks Award of Excellence for Outstanding Resident.
Dr. Salina is currently serving as faculty at UCLA Department of Pediatric Dentistry and is on staff at Providence Saint John’s Health Center Cleft Palate Clinic. She is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, the Southern California Society of Dentistry for Children and California Dental Association. Dr. Salina has a passion for helping others and providing a positive dental experience for children. Her focus is on the prevention of dental disease and minimizing the need for dental treatment.
In her free time, she loves baking cupcakes and spending time with her family and friends!
Dr. Haejin Kang
Dr. Haejin Kang is a board certified pediatric dentist who graduated from Cornell University with a B.S in Human biology, health, and society. She was a recipient of the Hunter R. Rawlings III Cornell Presidential Research and continued her research into graduate school. She went on to earn her doctorate from UCLA School of Dentistry and received her advanced pediatric training certificate from NYU Langone Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. After completing her residency, she was awarded the Silvia Perez-Spiess Award in recognition for hard work, enthusiasm, compassion and excellent service to the community.
Dr. Kang’s goal is to guide and positively shape children’s opinions of dentists and oral health. By listening to each child’s story, Dr. Kang tries to understand each child’s specific fears. She approaches children in a way that makes them feel safe and cared for. Dr. Kang finds joy in working and witnessing each child’s progress.
Dr. Kang wants to continue her passion in community service and is looking forward to many more trips that will provide access to dental care to underserved children. Dr. Kang lives with her family in Studio City and enjoys golfing.