Dr. Brandan Althof is a native of south Orange County. After growing up in Mission Viejo, he attended UCLA for his undergraduate education. He graduated from UCLA in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with academic honors.
Dr. Althof then graduated from the USC School of Dentistry in 2015. He was honored on the Dean’s List, and was President of his dental fraternity, Delta Sigma Delta. During dental school, Dr. Althof treated patients in many areas of Los Angeles, including “Skid Row,” the LA county hospital, and the Hollenbeck nursing home. He also treated underprivileged children in various mobile clinics associated with USC. Dr. Althof believes that each patient deserves the best possible care, and has enjoyed serving the families of south Orange County after leaving USC
He was married in February 2018 to his wife Amanda. The newlyweds love going on adventures together, trying new recipes, and relaxing with Netflix. Dr. Althof also enjoys pursuing continuing dental education in his downtime. His most recent course certified him as a provider of Botox and Dermal Fillers.
Dr. Ken Garcia opened Island Dentistry—a unique and innovative dental practice located on Pacific Coast Highway in beautiful Laguna Beach—in 2002. Before that, he practiced dental care in his successful, private practice located in the Inland Empire for over a decade. Dr. Garcia’s love and appreciation for his own family, which consists of his wife Jody and two children, Tayber and Lea, shows through in his work: Island Dentistry provides a pleasant and warm atmosphere geared toward the entire family where the patient’s needs come first.
Prior to opening his own practice, Dr. Garcia taught at Loma Linda University for three years, which is also where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree in 1989. Inspired by learning and highly motivated to remain at the forefront of new developments in his field, Dr. Garcia has continued his education by attending advanced educational courses at The Dawson Center in Florida and by keeping abreast of the latest techniques in implant surgery.
In addition to being fully Board Certified by the state of California, Dr. Garcia has incorporated this advanced education along with his caring personality into his delivery methods of dentistry, guaranteeing a safe, pain and stress-free environment during each and every visit. Always considerate of your concerns and needs, Dr. Ken Garcia believes in building a strong patient/provider relationship, assuring you, the patient of the highest quality dental care coupled with complete patient satisfaction.