Meet The Doctors
Dr. Alison Stapakis
Dr. Stapakis has been practicing dentistry for over 28 years in Southern California and is the owner of Pacific Coast Dental. She received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from UCLA and was part of the first class in the country to be licensed in implant dentistry.
As an undergraduate, she played softball and fenced all while working towards her Bachelor's of science in Microbiology. She and her family enjoy playing at the park with their playful puppy, Troy. When Dr. Stapakis isn’t at the office, she can be found reading, playing sports and spending time with her family.
Dr. Stapakis has been the leading dentist at Pacific Coast Dental and attributes their success as a dental group to their mission: "Our vision is to be Orange County’s most patient-centric dental group; to create a place where patients can receive quality dental care. We do this by applying dentistry’s most effective technological innovations while giving old fashioned hospitality and care."
Dr. Melissa Ota
Dr. Ota received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from UCLA and her undergraduate degree with honors from Brown University in Human Biology. After finishing her DDS, she was invited to become a UCLA faculty member from 3 separate departments and is currently on faculty with the UCLA Hospital Dentistry program.
Dr. Ota was a leader of a number of dental organizations at UCLA including the Academy of Sports Dentistry Club and the American Association of Women Dentists. While attending UCLA, she received the Craniofacial Research Scholarship and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Foundation Grant.
She enjoys giving her time and dental expertise by volunteering with organizations such as Collette's Children's Home and the Ronald McDonald Camp. In her free time, she enjoys camping, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.
At Pacific Coast Dental, Dr. Ota not only sees our regular patients but also specializes in complex medical issues including cancer patients.
Dr. Sandra Yee
To be announced...
Dr. Laurie Nishikawa