Natalia Homyak, DDS

Dr. Homyak grew up in Colombia where she graduated from dental school in 1997 at Universidad Autonoma De Manizales in Colombia, South America.

Dr. Homyak became board certified in California in 2002. She is passionate about continuing education and has completed multiple residencies in Esthetics, Cosmetic Dentistry, Advanced Occlusion, and Full Mouth Restorations.

She has belonged to the Seattle Study Club and Spear Study Club. In her free time, Dr. Homyak enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Her hobbies include meditation, swimming, and traveling. Dr. Homyak is an active member of the community, volunteering at Care Harbor Events to provide free dentistry for the underserved.

Dr. Jason Gong

Jason Gong, DDS

As a child, Dr. Gong loved playing soccer. One day, as he went up for a head ball, he chipped his front tooth on another player’s head! “I was terrified that day, thinking I’d have to go the rest of my life with a broken front tooth, but when I went to my dentist and realized that the chipped tooth could easily be fixed with a simple filling, I was in awe of the potentially life-changing treatment that dentists are capable of.”

Understanding first-hand the impact that he could have on people’s lives by improving their smile, Dr. Gong began pursuing dentistry with a passion. Dr. Gong completed both his undergraduate studies and dental degree at UCLA. After a decade in West LA, he met his now wife who grew up here in the South Bay. Enjoying the sea breeze and laid back lifestyle, Dr. Gong knew this was where he wanted to plant his roots.

Dr. Gong believes trust is the foundation of all patient relationships and seeks to reflect that by educating patients about their dental needs and providing gentle, quality care. When it comes to dentistry, there are no silly questions and Dr. Gong loves teaching patients about why taking care of their teeth is so important.

Every year, Dr. Gong along with a team of dentists takes a trip to Guatemala to provide free dental work for patients in need, oftentimes for people who have never had the opportunity to see a dentist.

When he’s not talking teeth, Dr. Gong enjoys escape rooms, watching and playing sports, and spending time with his wife, Michelle, and newborn son, Eli!

Monica Valencia, DDS

Dr. Monica Valencia was born and raised in Colombia, where she obtained her first dental degree. Later, she studied for her Master’s in London, and finally, she attended the University of Southern California USC, where she graduated with honors and was awarded on the Dean’s list every trimester of the program.

Dr. Valencia got her love and passion for dentistry by seeing her mom working with patients. Her mother is an oral surgeon and has been Dr. Valencia’s mentor since an early age. Dr. Valencia finds content in life by saving teeth and giving back smiles to patients.

She loves living in Santa Monica and is within walking distance of the beach. Dr. Valencia’s hobbies are reading books, traveling, and doing puzzles, among others. She enjoys collecting sneakers and drinking Matcha. If you want to know more about her dental path, follow her on Instagram @dr.monicavalencia

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