• Prior president of Hispanic Student Dental Association

  • CDA Class representative

  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society

  • Elizabeth Fuhriman Gardner Award – awarded to one graduating senior dental student

  • Pre-professional Jong Award for Public Health

  • National Hispanic Health Foundation Scholarship Recipient

  • Ulrich Memorial Scholarship Recipient

  • UC Student Regent finalist

  • Bay Area Albert Schweitzer Fellow

  • Hispanic Scholarship Foundation Recipient

  • Highest G.P.A. in Graduating Class with Degree Biology | University of California, San Diego

  • Howard Hughes Scholar

  • Thurgood Marshal “Pay it Forward” Grant

  • California Alliance for Minority Participation in the sciences  | Summer Research Scholar | University of California, San Diego

Charlene Rocha, DDS, MSD

I am an Orthodontic Specialist that corrects bites and treats misalignment of teeth for patients of all ages. One of my favorite parts of my job is meeting new patients and building relationships with my patients and their families. Creating healthy and beautiful smiles is more than a job- it is truly a passion of mine.

I was born and raised in the Bay Area with 3 younder siblings.  I graduated with honors from UC San Diego. Then I attended dental school at UC San Francisco.  As a result, at UCSF I realized my true passion- moving teeth and creating beautiful smiles. I was one of eight orthodontic residents accepted to University of the Pacific. Working at Bay Area Orthodontics gives me the opportunity to do what I love, while staying in the bay area close to my family

On my down time, I enjoy running half marathons, going to farmers markets and local festivals, and trying new restaurants with my husband.

Meet the Team

Neveen Radwan
Neveen RadwanPractice Manager
Jossie Mora
Jossie MoraOrthodontist Assistant
Crystallina Ly
Crystallina LyFront Admin Supervisor
Laura Romero
Laura RomeroOperations Manager
Leslie Castillo
Leslie CastilloOrthodontist Assistant | RDA
Billie Jean Lundberg
Billie Jean LundbergFront Office
Sonia Fernandez
Sonia FernandezOrtho Ops Lead | OA | RDA
Martha Gonzalez
Martha GonzalezDental Assistant
Yousef El-Ashmawi
Yousef El-AshmawiFront Office
Sanaz Mojtabavi
Sanaz MojtabaviOrthodontics Manager
Prabhjit Hira
Prabhjit HiraFront Office

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