Class of 2022 Residents

Kyle Cuenin is originally from Danville, CA. He received a bachelor of science degree in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics at UCLA and his DDS from the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. He is looking forward to continuing his education at UOP and living in San Francisco. In his free time, he enjoys mountain biking, climbing, skiing, and golf.

 

Bianca Lau was born and raised in San Francisco, California. She completed University of the Pacific’s accelerated dental program, which entailed 2 years of undergraduate studies in Stockton and 3 years of dental school in San Francisco. Her interests include working out, traveling, making travel videos, drawing, and baking/cooking.

 

Eric Le was born in Washington D.C. and raised in Aiea, Hawaii. He attended Santa Clara University where he was recruited to play golf and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Economics. Following his undergraduate studies, he attended dental school at University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and graduated in June 2020. His interests include golfing, enjoying nature, going to the beach, and trying new cuisines. He is extremely excited and honored to continue his education at Dugoni.

 

Kyra Lee was born and raised in the Bay Area, growing up in the small city of Piedmont in the East Bay. She completed her undergraduate studies in Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley and then went on to obtain her dental degree at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC. After working in private practice for five years, she decided to return to school for further training in orthodontics. She is excited to be a part of the UOP Dugoni family and in her free time enjoys hiking, running marathons, spending time cooking with family, and reading.

Mojan Mirnia was born and raised in Iran. She moved to California to pursue her undergraduate studies in Biology at UCSD and later earned her DDS from UCLA. Mojan is excited to be receiving her Orthodontic education at UOP and explore San Francisco. In her free time, she enjoys working out, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

 

Heeyon Suh was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. She received her bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, earned her DDS degree, and completed an orthodontic residency at Seoul National University. She later moved to San Francisco with her family. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family.

 

Daniel Voorhees was born and raised in Austin, Texas. He graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in biology and went on to obtain his DDS from Baylor College of Dentistry in 2018. Following dental school, he entered residency in the UCLA Orofacial Pain program, and graduated in June 2020. In his spare time, Daniel prefers exploring outdoors with family and friends.

 

Gabrielle Wainwright was born in Paris, France and raised in San Mateo, California. She completed her undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley, earning a BS in Molecular Environmental Biology in 2017. She obtained her DDS at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in 2020. During her time in dental school she was involved in various extracurricular activities, including a service trip to Guatemala and research in craniofacial genetics. Gabrielle is the first dentist in her family and is very excited to pursue a career in orthodontics. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring everything the Bay Area has to offer, and loves to travel to France to see her family.

 

Class of 2023 Residents

Valerie was born and raised in San Diego, CA. She graduated from the University of Southern California in 2017, earning her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Valerie continued her passion for helping others at USC where she received her DDS degree. As a dental student, she volunteered both locally and abroad in non-traditional clinic settings with USC’s Mobile Clinic and the Dental Humanitarian Outreach Program. In her free time Valerie enjoys baking, exercising and exploring San Francisco. She is excited to continue her education at UOP and honored to join the Dugoni family.

 

Stephanie was born in Busan, South Korea and was raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. She enrolled in the University of Witwatersrand School of Dentistry (in Johannesburg) briefly before deciding to rather finish her dental studies (DDS) at Seoul National University. Following dental school, she completed an Oral & Maxillofacial surgery residency at Seoul National University receiving her MSD. She loves dentistry and is always trying to expand the scope of her clinical skills. She is grateful that she has been given this opportunity at Pacific, pursuing orthodontics which she had always wanted to study. Stephanie loves traveling, learning and having new experiences. This led her to acquire a few non-dental certifications; her most recent accomplishment is becoming a certified sommelier (WSET II), which she thinks is perfect for the Bay Area!

 

Kika was born and raised in Honolulu, HI. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017, earning her Bachelor of Arts in Public Health. She went on to obtain her DDS at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. During her time in dental school, she was highly involved in her school’s chapter of ASDA and pursued research in bone biology. In her free time, she enjoys running, playing spikeball, and going to the beach. Kika is honored to join the Dugoni family and is excited to follow her grandfather and father’s footsteps as a third-generation orthodontist.

 

Stacey is from Chicago and South Korea. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Notre Dame and her DDS degree from UCSF, where she conducted research in craniofacial development and volunteered on medical mission trips to Haiti. After dental school, she completed a fellowship in underserved dentistry at the UCSD Free Dental Clinics where she also volunteered in Mexico and with the US Navy. During this time, she served as community faculty for the UCSD School of Medicine as well as adjunct faculty for the College of Dental Medicine at Roseman University of Health Sciences. She returned to the Bay Area to be with her now-husband and completed a hospital-based general practice residency at the VA Medical Center in Palo Alto. Stacey is fluent in English, Korean, and Spanish. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with her two daughters.

 

Nina was born and raised in Palm Springs, California. She completed her undergraduate studies at Pepperdine University where she studied abroad in London and Fiji. She is passionate about providing ethical care to all patients and furthered her studies by obtaining a Masters in Bioethics concurrently with her DDS from Loma Linda University in Southern California. After graduating dental school, Nina got married in June of 2021. She is excited and honored to be a part of the UOP family. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and family.

 

Yidi was born and raised in Beijing, China. After finishing her dental education and pedodontic residency at the Peking University School of Stomotology, she moved to the United States with her family and went on to obtain her DDS at University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in 2021. Yidi is the first dentist in her family and extremely excited to continue pursuing her orthodontic career at Dugoni within the first all-female class of orthodontic residents in the program’s history. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends exploring new restaurants in town, planning road trips and playing video games.

 

Christina was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. She came to the United States to attend the 7-year accelerated BA/DDS program at New York University, where she received a bachelor of science in biology at the College of Arts and Science and a DDS from the College of Dentistry in 2021. Christina moved here to pursue her dream of becoming an orthodontist at UOP. Her interests include video editing and dancing, but most of all, she loves trying out new food. She is excited to explore the Bay Area for some good dessert!

 

Born and raised in Southern California, Parisa received her BS in Psychobiology from UCLA, with a minor in Iranian Studies. She then moved up the coast to San Francisco, where she attended dental school at UCSF and business school at USF. She is so excited to continue her journey in San Francisco by joining the Pacific family. In her free time, Parisa loves traveling and being with her loved ones.