Brea Dental Group

Brea Dental Group

Our Team

Meet the Specialists!

Dr. John C. Whitworth

Dr. John C. Whitworth

General Dentist
Dr. John Whitworth, DDS, a 1972 graduate of Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, is celebrating more than 30 years of excellence in dentistry. His dedication to providing high quality, comprehensive care for all of his clients has earned him an excellent reputation in the community. He is proud to have developed a relationship-based practice where clients are confident that their dental needs are met with the utmost integrity. Dr. Whitworth is certified in laser use by both the Academy of Laser Dentistry and the World Clinical Laser Institute. He is also licensed to administer conscious sedation, one of the many methods he uses to ensure patient comfort. Dr. Whitworth is also trained to treat obstructive sleep apnea.
Dr. Vincent Chiappone

Dr. Vincent Chiappone

Orthodontist
Dr. Chiappone joins us from Northern California where he operated three orthodontic practices in the Sacramento area. He has over two decades of patient care experience as an orthodontist, dentist, and emergency medical technician (EMT). Dr. C was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Alameda, California. He played football in high school and college (UC Santa Barbara), completed his dental training in New York City (Columbia University) and his orthodontic training in San Francisco (University of the Pacific). Dr. C also works for the U.S. Air Force as a reserve officer, and he continues to train once a month at March Air Reserve Base, Riverside. He has deployed on humanitarian and medical training missions in Africa, Europe and Central America. Dr. C is delighted to be of service to the patients and families at Brea Dental Group as he returns to Southern California. In his free time, he visits family and friends, exercises and plays the piano.
Dr. Tian Jin

Dr. Tian Jin

General Dentist
Bio coming soon!
Dr. Grant Jong

Dr. Grant Jong

Oral Surgeon
Grant Jong, D.M.D., graduated from Boston’s Tufts School of Dentistry with Honors in 1994. He completed his oral surgery residency at Westchester Medical Center in New York, and a postgraduate fellowship in dental implants. Dr. Jong is a member of several prestigious organizations, including Inter-continental Congress of Oral Surgeons, The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons, and the American Dental Association. He is licensed to administer anesthesia and has established a great reputation with patients and the dental community through his caring, professional treatment. Dr. Jong enjoys the coastal California lifestyle and spending time with his wife and daughter.
Dr. Darren Smolkin

Dr. Darren Smolkin

Endodontist
Darren Smolkin, DDS, received his undergraduate degree from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from McGill University and completed his graduate training in endodontics (root canal therapy) from the University of Southern California in 1997. His goal is “to provide the highest quality of pain-free dental treatment.” Dr. Smolkin uses the latest in dental technology to perform root canal therapy that allows treatments to be more predictable, comfortable, and completed in less time.
Priscilla Luna

Priscilla Luna

Hygienist
Bio coming soon!

Meet the Staff!

We pride ourselves on our quality of service and experienced dental team. Dentistry is changing rapidly and we remain updated by investing in new technologies and continuing education. We believe this is the way to keep dental visits faster, safer, and better. Our office is designed to provide stress-free, modern dentistry for patients of all ages. Our dentists and staff are constantly learning new techniques and procedures. We also take the time to understand the insurance policies of many local employers so dental needs can be met in a timely and stress-free manner.

Give us a call today at 714-672-9000 or use our contact form to get in touch.