- With 3 Locations in Southern California, Modern American Dentistry is here for you.
Our dedicated team of dental professionals is what makes our dental practice special. Both our Manhattan Beach and Northridge locations feature educated and professional team members who use their experience, technical skills, and compassion to make your dental treatment a positive and comfortable experience. Take a minute to learn more about us by reading our biographies below. We look forward to welcoming you!
"Touching Lives One Tooth at a Time."
Dr. Jonathan Song was born in Ames, Iowa and grew up in South Korea. He moved to Oconomowoc, Wisconsin with his younger brother for high school and further education in 2004.
Dr. Song achieved a bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and was trained as a dentist at University of Minnesota. To further his training, he successfully completed general practice residency at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, in Downey, CA as the "Resident of the Year" where he became proficient in every aspect of dentistry, including special care and hospital dentistry
Dr. Song's life passion is to help people. He received the distinguished Volunteer Award from Union Gospel Mssion for after hours dental care, where he spent time helping underserved population in dental school. He currently helps out at Special Olympics annually and loves to teach his colleagues how to provide dental care for populations with various disabilities.
Dr. Jonathan Song enjoys jogging out at the beach, hiking, traveling, and reading.
Jennifer is originally from Chicago and is currently working on her Master’s Certificate in applied project management with an emphasis on Healthcare at Villanova University.
Jennifer joined our practice over three years ago. She is a people person and enjoys driving the team to achieve the results they are capable of as individuals in order to provide our patients with the very best care.
When Jennifer is away from the office, she likes to hike, practice yoga, draw, paint, watch movies, and go to new art exhibits.
Elaina hails from Long Beach, California and attended UCLA School of Dentistry where she earned her education in dental assisting. She has been with the Modern American Dentistry team for over ten years and plays a crucial role in our practice.
Being a part of our team under the leadership of our highly skilled dentists is something Elaina takes great pride in. She also enjoys helping patients to achieve their dream smiles.
Elaina enjoys time with her husband and kids or reading a good book.
Martha is originally from California and studied at the University of California, Los Angeles.
In addition to providing patients with high-quality dental care, she also enjoys getting to know our patients and helping them feel comfortable and welcome during their appointments.
When Martha spends time with her family, you can find them bike riding and trying different places to eat.
Catherine is an LA native and joined our dental practice a year and a half ago. We are lucky to have her because she is so dedicated to our patients. She enjoys making our patients feel comfortable and providing them with the best experience. She feels happy that our team can change the perception patients have about dentistry by making each appointment comfortable.
The science of dentistry constantly evolves, and Catherine appreciates the opportunity to learn on a daily basis.
Catherine attended United Education Institute and Mi Dentista to earn her education.
When Catherine is away from the dental office, she enjoys reading and listening to music. Her dogs, a Chihuahua mix and a poodle mix, keep her busy. She even has a pet iguana!
Ayrn is originally from Mar Vista and attended Santa Monica College. She joined our team two years ago. She enjoys helping our patients to achieve their best smiles.
In her spare time, Ayrn likes to read, work out, and enjoys the outdoors.
Mara joined Modern American Dentistry over a year ago but has been in the dental field for 12 years, after earning her education from Venice Skills Center and taking her registered dental assistant certification requirements at USC. She continued with several dental administration courses such as medical and dental billing.
Because she likes a challenge, Mara loves dentistry! She finds it interesting and constantly educational. Her job gives her a great sense of accomplishment.
Mara is an outdoors person and loves staying active by going to the gym, hiking, and bicycling.
Victoria hails from Philadelphia and attended West Coast University where she earned her Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) in Dental Hygiene. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and we welcomed her to our practice three years ago.
When thinking of what she loves about her job, she sites providing therapeutic and preventive care that will benefit her patients’ overall health.
She loves seeing patients smile at the end of their appointments!
In her free time, Victoria enjoys hiking with her dogs, skiing, traveling the world, and trying new cuisine.
Jamie is originally from San Pedro and attended Cerritos College to earn her hygiene degree and received an award from the Society of Periodontology. She joined our practice six years ago.
As the hygienist, Jamie gets to spend quality time with our patients and truly enjoys developing relationships with them. Being a part of our team gives her great satisfaction.
In her spare time, Jamie lifts weights!