Dr.Ellen StoneDMDPediatric Dentist
Having lived in Santa Monica for over a decade, Dr. Ellen Stone is glad to have her dental home be there. She completed her dental degree at the University of Florida College of Dentistry in 1999. She and her husband then moved to California where she completed a one-year residency in General Dentistry in West Los Angeles. After working in a private practice for two years seeing both children and adults, she realized that the aspects of dentistry she truly enjoyed were those involving children and adolescents. In 2002, she took the opportunity to move to Manhattan for two years to obtain her specialty in Pediatric Dentistry at New York University. Since 2004 she has worked exclusively with children and teens in private practices in Southern California.
Her husband Danny, two children Ethan and Lyla, and shepherd-mix Luna complete her family. She enjoys long-distance running, traveling, and cooking.
Dr.Jessie SchwarzDMDPediatric Dentist
Originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, Dr. Jessie Schwarz received her Bachelors of Science in Physiology from UC Davis in 1998. She completed her dental training at Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 2002, with honors. In 2004 she received her specialty certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from Harvard Children's Hospital, Boston. While at the Children’s Hospital, she was awarded the distinction of being named Chief Resident of her program. She also published her research on medical history reporting in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Journal.
After completing her specialty training in 2004, Dr. Schwarz relocated to Los Angeles, and began working in private practice in the San Fernando Valley and on the Westside. She is excited to have her own office with Dr. Ellen Stone, Dr. Alice Kim-Bundy, and Dr. Elana Norman.
In addition to loving working with her patients, Dr. Schwarz loves to spend time with her kids—her sixteen-year-old son Lev and twelve-year-old daughter Ren. She and her husband, Jona, enjoy traveling, hiking, and hanging out at the beach. Dr. Schwarz also speaks fluent Spanish and makes knock-out-yummy brownies.
Dr.Alice Kim-BundyDMDPediatric Dentist
Dr. Kim was raised in San Diego and then moved to New York City where she graduated in 2004, magna cum laude, with her BA in Psychology at the Barnard College of Columbia University. She then completed her dental degree at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She decided to stay at Harvard for postdoctoral specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at Boston Children's Hospital. During her residency, she provided dental services to medically compromised and special needs patients, researched the failure rates of restorative materials placed under general anesthesia, and taught predoctoral students in tutorial and on clinic floor. She has also contributed in publishing a case report in a periodontics textbook.
Upon completion of her residency, Dr. Kim moved to Los Angeles in 2010, where she began working in private practices in the San Fernando Valley, Beverly Hills, and Pasadena. Dr. Kim has been practicing pediatric dentistry for thirteen years. She enjoys making lasting relationships with her patients and their families. Her desire is to establish a dental home where the experience is positive and caters to the child's entire well-being. She loves hiking, traveling, and spending time at the beach with her husband Mike and their three sons Michael, Matthew and Marcus. She has also provided dental needs to children and prisoners on medical mission trips to Jamaica and Guatemala and hopes in the future to serve more people in developing countries.
Dr.Elke WagleDMDPediatric Dentist
Dr. Elke Wagle (Dr. Elka to her patients) grew up in Upstate New York and attended Colgate University where she graduated with a BA in Biology. She received her DMD from Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Her post-doctoral training was also completed at Harvard where she earned her certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Elke has authored research papers on dental trauma and oral health in children with special healthcare needs.
She is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and has been working in private practice since 2012.
When she isn't at the office, she is spending time with her husband Tom and three sons Billy, Hugo and Tommy. She also serves on the board of a nonprofit called Prince Africa Track Foundation. She loves to play tennis and on Sundays you can find her cheering for her Upstate NY Buffalo Bills!
Dr.Elana NormanDDS, MSOrthodontist
Dr. Norman is a native of Santa Monica, CA. After finishing high school at Samohi, she went on to UCLA to receive her Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience. As a life-long Bruin, Dr. Norman then continued her studies, completing not only her Dental Doctorate degree, but also her Master's degree and Orthodontic Residency at UCLA. During her specialty training in Orthodontics, Dr. Norman became a Certified Invisalign® Provider and gained experience in the newest techniques and technologies available in the field of orthodontics.
Dr. Norman takes pleasure not only in creating beautiful smiles, but also in interacting with her patients and their families. Her hobbies include traveling, cooking, and painting. When not at the office, she loves spending time with her husband Danny and three children, Leora, Adam, and Naomi. She is an active member at Sinai Temple.
Dr. Norman is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity.