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Orthodontist in Rancho Cucamonga

About Dr. Brown

At Sweet Tooth Children’s Dentistry in Rancho Cucamonga, California, Dr. Julia Brown’s primary mission is to build trusting relationships with her young patients to ensure lifelong oral health.

Dr. Brown’s gentle demeanor immediately puts children at ease, as does her office, which is designed just for children. Behind the cheery decor, however, Dr. Brown’s facility is equipped with the latest technology to deliver state-of-the-art care for kids of all ages, from toddlers to teens.

Dr. Brown emphasizes preventive care and sits down with parents and kids alike to educate and familiarize her patients with the best practices in dental health.

Dr. Brown is a California native, born in Redlands, California. She completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology at California State University, San Bernardino before attending Loma Linda University School of Dentistry where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 2006.

Dr. Brown is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and the Tri-County Dental Society.

Aside from her work, Dr. Brown’s other passions include her husband Shawn; children Whitney, Genevieve, Maxwell, and Carson; and her world famous poodle. Dr. Brown loves celebrating life with her friends and family, drinking tea, and telling corny jokes.


About Dr. Mariano

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Dr. Rachele Mariano is a Board-Eligible pediatric dentist who enjoys working with children and helping them develop brighter healthier smiles. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine with her bachelor’s degree in Neurobiology. Afterward, she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of California, Los Angeles. While in dental school, she dedicated herself to volunteering–by providing care and promoting oral health in underserved populations of LA County.

After dental school, she served as chief resident and completed her advanced training in pediatric dentistry with NYU Langone Dental Medicine at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, CA.

It was through her training that Dr. Mariano has had experience with sedation dentistry, full-mouth dental rehabilitation under general anesthesia, dental trauma management, and a special focus on the treatment of children with special health care needs. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, California Society of Pediatric Dentists, and San Gabriel Valley Dental Society.

Dr. Mariano is bilingual in both English and Tagalog (Filipino) and knows conversational ASL. During her spare time, she enjoys spending her time with family and friends, listening to music, reading, dancing, and playing with her cat, Lucky.


About Dr. Carlson

A true Southern California native, Dr. Chuck Carlson was born and raised in Orange County. Unable to leave the sunshine, he stayed local, graduating Summa Cum Laude from UCLA with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery, before continuing and completing his Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics and a Master’s Degree in Oral and Craniofacial Biology, also at UCLA.

Dr. Carlson is passionate about life and orthodontics, and he loves what he does! He believes that every individual seeking to improve their life through a smile transformation deserves a unique approach to treatment. An overachiever and a perfectionist, you can rest assured that he will work tirelessly to give you the results you or your child deserves.

Because of his meticulous attention to detail, he was honored with the Best Case presented at the 2014 American Board of Orthodontics Examination. In 2016, Dr. Carlson published a Case Report in the prestigious American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (AJODO), that was later chosen as the 2017 Case Report of the Year by the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics. His contributions to orthodontic research include furthering automated analysis of three-dimensional surface morphology in craniofacial structures.

Dr. Carlson is also a husband and proud father. He lives with his wife, Tara, daughter, Bradyn, and the ‘world’s greatest dog’, Kingston.  In his free time, you might find him in the ocean, on a mountain, building something, or simply relaxing at the beach or pool. He is passionate about travel, food and meeting new people.

While he enjoys some rest and relaxation now and again, he is ALWAYS up for talking about teeth. Have a question about orthodontics? Ask him!


About Dr. Khalaf

Dr. John Khalaf graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, he completed a two-year residency program in Dental Anesthesiology at Loma Linda University Medical Center and currently serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesia & Medicine at the University of Southern California.

Dr. Khalaf loves the satisfaction that comes from transforming lives by providing his patients with exceptional dental care. He is a key part of what makes our practice so successful and builds our excellent reputation. His years of in-depth experience and his kind, professional manner leave patients at ease and create positive experiences that keep patients coming back again and again.

He has a California General Anesthesia permit and is also certified inBasic Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Advanced CardiacLife Support.


Rhiannon – Office Manager

Rhiannon, or Rhi, has been in the dental field for 18 years. She completed her dental assisting training at Chaffey Community College and has been working in Pediatric and Orthodontic dentistry since.

Rhi is our Office Manager and she is here to help you with any questions you have regarding your child’s dental treatment. Her goal is to make sure you have positive dental experiences at our office and that your child leaves happy each time!

Outside of the office, Rhi loves to spend time with her family. She is extremely creative when it comes to making glitter tumblers. She also loves going camping and attending concerts.


Lauren – Front Office Reception

Lauren is the friendly, welcoming smile you see when you first step into the office. She has been our fun-loving receptionist since 2019 and her bubbly personality is the perfect embodiment of the Sweet Tooth atmosphere.

Lauren is more than helpful with answering phones, scheduling appointments, handling paperwork and ensuring your visit is a pleasant one.

When she isn’t greeting our patients, Lauren is spending time with her husband and dogs. She also loves spending her time at the river.


Victoria – Marketing Coordinator / RDA

Victoria has been working in the dental field since graduating from North-west College in 2012. She has been working pediatric and orthodontic dentistry for a total of 4 years. Victoria loves working with children because they are imaginative and wonderful to converse with.

Here at Sweet Tooth, Victoria is our Marketing Coordinator and Registered Dental Assistant. She can be found floating around the office assisting the doctors and working on our littles. You may also recognize her as our behind the camera ‘director’ for our office social media or out mingling in the community.

Victoria spends her free time taking roadtrips or on outdoor adventures with her dog. She also loves photography and spending time with her niece and nephews.


Amanda F. “Mandie” – Insurance Coordinator / RDA

Amanda has been working with children in the dental field for 10 years. She is an RDA with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Cal State Fullerton.

Mandie is our Insurance Coordinator and been calling Sweet Tooth her work home since its opening in 2014. She is always here to help answer any questions you may have regarding billing and insurance questions.

When she is not lending a helping hand at work, you can find Amanda walking the aisles of Target. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and son.


Destinee – Treatment Coordinator

Destinee comes to the office with 5 years of experience in the dental field. She attended Carrington College in 2015, graduating as a dental assistant. She finds fulfillment in sharing her knowledge and educating others about the importance of dental health.

Destinee is one of our treatment coordinators and is always here to help answer any questions you may have regarding your child’s dental treatment needs and billing questions.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter at home, cooking and having movie nights. She also enjoys attending concerts, gathering together with friends and family and cooking.


Amanda G. “Ace” – Treatment Coordinator

Amanda graduated from Everest in 2015 as a dental assistant and has worked in pediatric dentistry for 3 years. While she has loved the dental field overall, she has enjoyed pediatrics the most because she loves getting to know the littles and their families.

Ace is one of our treatment coordinators and is always here to help answer any questions you may have regarding your child’s dental treatment needs and billing questions.

When she is not working, she is spending time with her own daughter. She is a coffee fanatic and enjoys going to Disneyland, hiking and playing with her dogs.


Amanda K – Orthodontic Treatment Coordinator / RDA

Amanda graduated from Concorde Career College in 2016 and has been loving being in the dental field since. She graduated with honors and received her Registered Dental Assistant license soon after graduation.

At Sweet Tooth, Amanda is in our front office as our Orthodonic Treatment Coordinator. All orthodontic consultations and treatment planning is her specialty. She looks forward to building relationships with our littles and their families.

Away from work, Amanda loves spending time with her family, she has 2 young boys that keep her busy. She also loves being outdoors, especially camping, going to the beach or hiking in the mountains.


Erin – RDA Lead

Erin completed school from Concorde Career College 22 years ago and has been a Registered Dental Assistant ever since. She has been working pediatric dentistry for 10 years. Erin is passionate about dental because she loves “giving people their smile back”.

Here at Sweet Tooth, Erin is our Registered Dental Assistant Lead. She not only assists the doctors chairside and works on our littles but she oversees all back office operations to ensure we are performing at are best.

Outside of work, you can catch Erin riding motorcycles or playing video games. She is an anime fan and loves spending time with her family.


Maura – RDA

Maura has been working in the dental field for 30 years and has been at Sweet Tooth since its opening in 2014. Maura loves working with children because it gives her the opportunity to see them grow year after year.

Maura is a Registered Dental Assistant performing cleanings, taking x-rays and assisting the doctors. Maura will help to make your child feel at ease for their dental appointment,

During her free time, Maura likes to spend time with her family and dogs. She enjoys gardening and travelling to explore new places.


Pearl – RDA

Pearl has been in the dental field for 12 years. She has been working in pediatrics and orthodontics since she graduated with honors from dental assisting school. Pearl loves working with children because they have great imaginations and say the silliest things.

As a Registered Dental Assistant, she works in the back doing cleanings, x-rays and assists the doctor chairside. Pearl ensures to treat her patients how she would want her kids to be treated at the dentist.

Pearl can be found spending time with her kids at home having movie nights or out hiking. She also enjoys going for runs.


Lily – RDA

Lily has been working pediatric dentistry since her completion of school from American Dental Academy in 2009. Lily gets a smile on her face from helping our littles with theirs. She says interacting with the kids is what makes her job the most enjoyable.

Lily is a Registered Dental Assistant assisting during treatment appointments, capturing x-rays and performing cleanings. She makes sure her patients are as comfortable as possible during their appointment.

When Lily isn’t working, you will find her doing Zumba. She also enjoys outdoor activities with her kids and husband.


Aaleiyah – RDA

Aaleiyah graduated dental assisting school in 2016 from American Career College and has been working pediatrics and orthodontics since 2018. Pediatric dentistry is her specialty because she feels like a kid at heart and relates to our littles.

As a Registered Dental Assistant, she works in the back doing cleanings, x-rays and assists the doctor chairside. Aaleiyah really goes out of her way to make sure the patients feel like they have made a friend here at the office.

You can find Aaleiyah at home getting creative with makeup and playing with her dogs.


Aleeseya – RDA

Aleeseya has been working in pediatrics since her graduation from UEI College in 2010. She not only specializes in pediatrics but in orthodontics as well. Aleeseya loves working with our littles because she loves the unique personality of every patient.

Aleeseya works in the back office as a Registered Dental ASssitant assiting during treatment and orthodontic appointments, capturing x-rays and doing cleanings. She makes sure her patients are well cared for during their appointment.

In her spare time, she enjoys doing outdoor activities with her own children.

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