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Meet the Team at Vision Dental Montana

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Dr. Will Cheng, DDS, MS

General Dentist

College: UCLA Biology
Dental School: UCLA School of Dentistry
Graduate School: UCLA Section of Oral Biology

Dr. William J. Cheng is a co-founder of Vision Dental. He served as a clinical faculty at UCLA School of dentistry from 2013-2018. His practice philosophy focuses on providing a patient-centered dental experience that blends new technology with time-proven techniques. An award-winning teacher at Kaplan Test Preparation, he completed his dental program, receiving both his DDS and MS degrees, in 2012.

Since 2008, he has worked with dentists from both USC and UCLA, blending the styles of both schools into his own. He has presented his research at IADR and AADR conferences around the world and published his research in the Journal of the California Dental Association in 2012.

Dr. Cheng’s dental interests lie in restorative & cosmetic dentistry, as well as implant dentistry.

Outside of dentistry, William, and his wife, Dr. Nicole Cheng, love to stay active outdoors, travel, and spend time with family and friends. Dr. Cheng’s hobbies include basketball, playing cards, building computers, video games, audio electronics, and working on cars.

santa Monica dentist Dr. Nicole Cheng

Dr. Nicole Cheng, DDS, MS


College: UCLA Biochemistry
Dental School: USC School of Dentistry
Orthodontic Residency: UCLA Section of Orthodontics
Graduate School: UCLA Section of Oral Biology

Dr. Nicole Cheng is a board-certified specialist in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. Her practice is focused on the use of Braces and Invisalign®. She was born and raised in Los Angeles and looks forward to contributing back to her community.  

She is a Regular Member of the Edward H. Angle Society and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. These orthodontic institutions are based on the highest standards of clinical skill and knowledge. Members of both these establishments have an ongoing commitment to finishing cases to excellent standards.

Dr. Cheng holds the privilege of being in the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society, a unique distinction that represents the top of the dental profession. She is the author of peer-reviewed manuscripts published in Molecular Immunology, AIDS, Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, Journal of the California Dental Association, and the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal. She received the Craniofacial Biology Group Award at the 2008 IADR conference and the Charley Schultz Award at the 2014 American Association of Orthodontists Annual Session.

Dr. Cheng believes in volunteering her time to give back to the local community and her alma mater. She is a part-time clinical faculty at UCLA teaching the orthodontic residents and is an orthodontist on the Cleft Team at Providence Saint John’s Hospital in Santa Monica. She strives to provide the highest level of care and will work closely with you to create a smile you can be proud of. In her spare time, she enjoys being active outdoors with her friends and family hiking, running and biking. 

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Dr. Andrew Huynh, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

College: UCSD Biochemistry and Psychology Dual Degree
Dental School: UCLA School of Dentistry
Pediatric Dental Residency: Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital

Dr. Andrew Huynh is a board-certified specialist in pediatric dentistry. As a Southern California native, he is excited to have the opportunity to serve the communities of Los Angeles and Santa Monica. During his dental training at UCLA, Dr. Huynh traveled to underserved areas of China and Honduras, taking part in dental mission trips to treat children and families with significant dental needs. With an appreciation of these unforgettable experiences, he was assured that a specialty in pediatric dentistry was the right path for him.

Dr. Huynh completed his pediatric dental residency at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine/Boston Children’s Hospital, where he served as chief resident. He has extensive experience in treating children from all backgrounds, including those with special healthcare needs and complex medical histories. His philosophy focuses on providing a positive impact on each child’s dental health through fun and educational experiences at every visit! His gentle and personable demeanor puts children and parents at ease, as patient comfort is one of his top priorities. With a conservative approach combined with the latest research and technologies, Dr. Huynh hopes to provide the best treatment options for each child.

Dr. Huynh is a part-time pediatric dentistry faculty at UCLA, and he also serves as a pediatric dentist on the Cleft Palate Team at Providence Saint John’s Hospital in Santa Monica. When he is not working, you can find Dr. Andrew jogging around town, hanging at the beach, practicing martial arts, and spending quality time with his wife and family.

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Dr. Rogelio Garcia, DDS

General Dentist

College: UCLA Biology
Dental School: UCLA School of Dentistry

Dr. Rogelio “Roger” Garcia is the co-founder of Vision Dental. Dr. Garcia stays active and current in dentistry through his professional memberships in the Academy of Operative Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Dental Association.

Dr. Garcia was raised in SoCal and has lived everywhere from the high desert to the Los Angeles area. He enjoys hiking, quadding, basketball, microbrewing, swimming, snorkeling, all things Bruin, and eating at local dives.

“I want all my patients to have a healthy smile they’re confident and proud of. For every individual, this means different things. It’s my goal to find exactly what that 'thing' is for you and make it a smooth transition to excellent, comprehensive oral health you can be proud of. Using the latest research and state-of-the-art equipment, we’ll find the best treatment options tailored to your needs. We’ll tackle any problem, small or large, together and find your perfect smile.”

Favorite book(s): Game of Thrones, Rant
Favorite movies(s): Big Fish, Pan’s Labyrinth, What Dreams May Come
Favorite TV show(s): Breaking Bad, Community, Arrested Development, Game of Thrones

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Dr. John Gonzalez, DDS


College: UCSB
Dental School: UCLA School of Dentistry

John Gonzalez, D.D.S., grew up in Malibu. He went to the University of California, Santa Barbara and dental school at the University of California, Los Angeles where he graduated in 1992. Growing up, Dr. Gonzalez enjoyed drawing, building many projects and learning how things worked. He had won several awards in high school for ceramics and spent time in college not only studying the sciences but also doing sculpting and participating in other art forms. Soon after graduation from UCLA’s dental school, Dr. Gonzalez, felt comfortable going immediately into private practice.

Care Philosophy

Dr. Gonzalez always uses a simple, straightforward philosophy about doing good dentistry: It involves following established principles, using his gift for understanding how things work, applying an artistic imagination, having a gentle touch and most of all treating every patient with the utmost care. Patients are to be cared for, treated with respect and honesty. Dr. Gonzalez has teamed up with a select group of specialists who perform root canals, tooth extractions, implant placements, gingival tissue work, and other specialized procedures. These specialists share his integrity and commitment to excellence.

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Gentle Care

Our 3-year-old daughter had some complex dental issues, and we checked out other pediatric dentists before finally finding Dr. Andrew at Vision Dental. From the start, he made us feel more comfortable than ever, as he explained my daughter’s situation thoroughly and reviewed our options. When it came time for her procedures, he was very gentle and kept our daughter (and us) calm. He takes a conservative approach and treats only what is necessary, which is what we were looking for. Before my daughter was fearful of the dentist, but now she can’t wait to visit Dr. Andrew and his team! If you’re looking for the best pediatric dentist, Dr. Andrew Huynh has my highest recommendation! - Lisa S.

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