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Malia Johnson


Malia Johnson , DMD, Dental Director

University Of Study: Tufts University, University of the Pacific (DMD)

Dr. Johnson graduated from Cal Poly with a Bachelors of Science in Biology, she attended dental school at Tufts University in Boston,Massachusetts; received Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) with honors at the University of the Pacific, earning a certificate in Advanced General Dentistry. Dr Johnson currently serves as a Clinic Instructor for the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC, Division of Dental Public Health and Pediatric Dentistry as well as Adjunct Clinical Faculty for A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health.

Clinical instructor: USC, AT Stills, Western Health Sciences

Residency: AEGD (Advance Education in General Dentistry)--University of the Pacific
Board-Certified: General Dentistry

Matthew Elston


Matthew Elston , DMD

University Of Study: Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Dr. Elston received his B.S. in Biology from Chico State. and his DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. After dental school he completed a General Practice Residency at the University of Washington. Dr. Elston currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC, as well as A.T. Still Arizona School of Dentistry, and Western University College of Dental Medicine.

Residency: University of Washington

Elyse McAninch


Elyse McAninch ,

University Of Study: University of Southern California, University of the Pacific

Dr. McAninch graduated from UCLA with a Bachelors of Science in Biology with Honors and despite her loyalty to the UCLA Bruins, she attended the University of Southern California for her dental degree.  She continued her education in dentistry at the University of Pacific where she graduated from the Orthodontic residency program with a Masters of Science in Dentistry. She recently became certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics in 2015. Her husband grew up in Lompoc so she came to the central coast to join the CHC family and to start a family of her own in the area. 

Residency: University of the Pacific Orthodontic Residency Program
Diplomate: American Board of Orthodontics
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