Cottage Dental

We offer a wide variety of services from preventative care with routine cleanings, to fillings and 1-day crowns, to implants and root canals. We also offer both traditional braces, white braces, and Invisalign. Our office is state-of-the-art; we use digital x-rays (less radiation), intra-oral cameras, and can customize your crown in about 2 hours.

Are you scared of visiting the dentist? Our doctors are well trained and have special licensing to make your dental experience more enjoyable with laughing gas (nitrous oxide) or pills (conscious sedation), and we can also put you to sleep through IV sedation with a board certified MD anesthesiologist in the office.

Here at Cottage Dental, our main goal is to make sure each of our patients leaves our office happier than when they came in.

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Our Team

The Cottage Dental Team is comprised of kind professionals who are dedicated to caring for our patients and giving back to the community. Our team members are continually educating themselves in order to progress alongside today’s latest advancements in dental technology and patient-oriented service. 

Dr. Kimberly Nguyen

Dr. Kimberly Nguyen grew up in Huntington Beach and started practicing dentistry in 1991. She is an alumni of USC Dental School where she was recognized for her scholarship, leadership, and service. Affectionately known by her patients as Dr. Kim, she founded Cottage Dental upon the values of creating a warm and positive environment that redefines the standards of dental care. Dr. Kim enjoys serving the community and has been involved with Rotary International, Crittenton Board, Chamber of Commerce, Fullerton College Community Advisory Committee, and the Fullerton Library Foundation. In 2009, Dr. Kim opened the doors of Cottage Dental to serve the community in what would become an annual free dental event called “Free Smiles Day”. Since then, she has brought together professionals in the fields of medicine, vision, and dental to grow the annual dental event into a full healthcare day now known as “Rotary Care.” When not donning her white coat, Dr. Kim enjoys being a world traveler, exploring new cuisines, and spending time with family, friends, and a good book.

Dr. Johanna Paco

Dr. Johanna Paco attended the University of California, Los Angeles and received a bachelor’s degree in Biology. In 1991, she graduated from the University of Southern California Dental School with recognition for Excellence in Oral Pathology. Dr. Paco is kind and gentle and is an active member in her church. She has been with Cottage Dental since 1997. When she’s not providing dental care, she works with her husband educating others about the importance of good nutrition and a healthy active lifestyle. She is a Certified Personal Trainer and leads fitcamps with her husband. She is also a grandmother of three and enjoys spending time with her family on her spare time. Some of her hobbies are reading Personal Development books, dancing, watching action movies and enjoying life.

Dr. Karen Jung

Dr. Karen Jung is a native of Southern California. She is fluent in Spanish, having received her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language from Pacific Union College in Napa Valley, during which time she spent a year studying abroad in Spain. Dr. Jung went on to attend Loma Linda University School of Dentistry and graduated with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Following graduation, Dr. Jung practiced at a non-profit clinic in Sacramento, CA, where she served as offsite Clinical Faculty for UC San Francisco School of Dentistry. After returning to her beloved Southern California, Dr. Jung is currently an Associate Professor at West Coast University’s School of Dental Hygiene, where she serves as a Clinical Supervising Dentist and teaches the Spanish Curriculum. She has also had the opportunity to participate in various dental outreach programs by providing free dental care to underserved populations both here and internationally, including Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico, and CareNow in Los Angeles. Participating in Cottage Dental’s Free Dental Day is one of the highlights of her year.  Here at Cottage Dental and Kid’s Corner, she is passionate about practicing caring and compassionate dentistry for patients of all ages. In her spare time, Dr. Jung enjoys hiking and traveling with her husband Matthew, spending time with friends and family, Pilates, cooking, and various arts and crafts.

Dr. Patricia Gusti

Dr. Patricia Gusti is a second generation dentist, following the footsteps of both parents. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Biology from University of California, Berkeley. Upon the completion of her undergraduate study, she worked as a dental assistant, then decided to further her education earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery from Indiana University School of Dentistry.

A member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Orange County Dental Society, Dr. Gusti’s philosophy of practice is “Treat others as how you want to be treated.” She takes great pride to serve her patients with empathy as well as to provide uncompromised care in a friendly environment. Together with her husband, they are enjoying their new role as parents to a little boy named Owen. They love to spend time together strolling around the neighborhood. When time allows, she also loves to take body pump or pound class at the local gym.

Dr. Avery Mittman (Anesthesiologist)

Dr. Avery Mittman, (Anesthesiologist) has been part of the Cottage Dental team for over 20 years as our board certified anesthesiologist. His unique training background makes him a wonderful addition to our team of family-oriented healthcare professionals. Dr. Mittman received his bachelor’s in Biology at UCI and continued on to graduate studies at UCLA. After his studies in biology, Dr. Mittman graduated from Chicago Medical School and carried out his anesthesiology residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His professional experience ranges from camp physician to anesthesiologist at various surgical centers across Orange County. Dr. Mittman’s devotion to the medical field also extends beyond the office. He has participated in over 5 research projects on various innovative medical topics. When he isn’t living and breathing the medical field, Dr. Mittman enjoys cardiac-enhancing activities, that is, tennis, skiing, cycling, and camping. He also indulges in the coordination and acoustic training that is the musical art of piano.

Dr. Tyson Curtis (Root Canal)

Dr. Curtis was born and raised in Southern California, Dr. Curtis received his Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1998 and graduated from the UCLA School of Dentistry in 2004. He completed a 1-year general practice residency at the West Los Angeles VA Hospital in 2005 and worked in the general practice of dentistry in Long Beach until 2009.

Dr. Curtis found a passion for endodontics (root canal) in dental school at UCLA which led him to seek a specialist education and certification. From 2009 to 2012 Dr. Curtis was engaged in a fellowship and endodontics residency at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. His joint research project with the director of the post-doctoral program at OHSU involving modern materials and methods in endodontics was published in 2012. Upon receiving his specialist certification, he returned to Orange County to practice. Dr. Curtis is known for the sincere care that he shows his patients. He is happy that he can relieve pain allowing his patients to save their natural teeth.

In his free time, Dr. Curtis is an avid fisherman and free diver. He also enjoys stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, skiing, snowboarding, playing guitar and piano as well as drawing, painting and sculpting.

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