Arrowhead specialists


Susan Bae, D.D.S.

Susan Bae, D.D.S.Dr. Susan Bae was raised in the San Gabriel Valley.  After graduating from Wellesley College, she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of California, San Francisco in 2001.  She practiced general dentistry in California prior to pursuing her post-graduate education in Endodontics at the Manhattan VA Medical Center in New York.  In addition to being involved in community health clinics both in California and in New York, she has also served as a volunteer dentist in the cities of Camanchaj and Panajachel in Guatemala.

Dr. Bae holds active California and New York dental licenses, and is a board-eligible Endodontist, specializing in conventional and surgical root canal treatments.  She is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the San Gabriel Valley Dental Society, and the OKU Dental Honors Society.

In her spare time, she can be found exploring the local mountain trails, enjoying her volunteer duties at the canyons of the San Gabriel Mountains, and discovering savory local cheap eats.


Oral Surgery

Samuel Tchon, D.D.S., M.D.

Dr. Samuel Tchon is a graduate of UCLA Dental School and completed his surgery residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College. His professional training includes an M.D. from Cornell University and an internship year in general surgery. Dr. Tchon’s expertise combines the disciplines of dentistry, medicine and surgery. He brings a depth of experience and is competitively qualified to perform the most complex surgeries and resolve complications when needed.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Dr. Tchon also spent six years training and working in New York City before returning to his roots in the best coast. He is a lifelong Bruin, starting with his bachelor’s degree in microbiology, immunology, and molecular genetics from UCLA to his D.D.S. degree.

Dr. Tchon has a vision of bringing Inland Empire residents the best in dental implant technology and oral and maxillofacial surgery. He seeks to enhance patient comfort across the full spectrum of surgical procedures of the mouth, face and jaws.

With a special interest in improving oral disease prevention and treatment, Dr. Tchon has conducted extensive research in tissue engineering, working closely with internationally renowned dental implant experts.

When Dr. Tchon is not working in the office, he volunteers his services to the community and church; he has been on a number of dental mission trips internationally. He enjoys traveling, watching ESPN and spending time with his family.

Luiza Portnoff, D.D.S.


Juliana Carvalho, D.D.S.

Dr. Carvalho received her dental degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. While in school she developed great interest in periodontics and its treatment varieties. She participated in implant courses from the MISCH Implant Institute.

After Or. Carvalho received her dental degree she started her periodontal and implant training at Loma Linda University. She obtained her Masters by researching the effects of local drugs in periodontal treatment. Her research was published in 2006 and she went on to work as an assistant professor while practicing at the same time at the Faculty Dental Offices. Other research participations were in the wound healing and immunology field.

Dr. Carvalho is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, The American Academy of Implant Dentistry and The International College of Oral Implantology.  Dr. Carvalho has been placing implants since 2004.

Dr. Carvalho’s other interests include traveling and spending time with her three children.