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Meet Our Staff

 Meet our Dental Team in Carlsbad, CA

Dental Team Carlsbad CA

Dr. Kellen Tadano received her dental degree from Sao Paulo State University of Brazil in 1994. Upon relocation to California, she successfully completed the California State Dental Licensure examinations. She has also completed training to become a certified Invisalign provider, as well as a certified sedation dentist through the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation.

Dr. Tadano successfully utilizes her professional education and skills in cosmetic restoration and general dentistry. She continually refines her dental skills and expertise by participating in Dental Study Clubs, studying

 the latest research, and attending various dental seminars. She is committed to

achieving the highest quality care. Above all, she will exhibit honesty, integrity and professionalism in a gentle and compassionate manner.

Dr. Tadano is married to Chris and has three children (Ashley, Kelsea and Logan). She enjoys traveling and spending quality time with her family. She's also had the opportunity to serve abroad on outreach mission trips to both Africa and Kazakhstan. One of her favorite quotes is by Francoise Chateaubriand:

"The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him, he's always doing both."

Dr. Kellen Tadano is a member of numerous different organizations, including:

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • San Diego Dental Society
  • Women Dentist Association
  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation





Nandy Contreras is a Registered Dental Assistant who has been in the dental field since 1990. Caring and Helpful, she is dedicated to making every contact with our office a pleasurable one.

She is married to her husband Leon and is the proud mother of her son Jesse and daughter Karina. Outside the office she enjoys spending time with her family and loves to watch her kids compete on the soccer field.

 Janie Kellogg is a Registered Dental Assistant who has been working in the north county since 1992.

A people person by nature, she really enjoys talking with our patients and keeping abreast of all the new "happenings" in their lives. She is married to her soul mate Lance Cpl Kellogg who is serving our country in the Marine Corps.  She also has two great kids,  daughter Alexis and son Joey Jr.

Being a Native of Twin Falls, ID, she loves camping and fishing and looks forward to the yearly treks back to Idaho.


Candi is a Registered Dental Hygienist who received her dental hygiene license from West Los Angeles College in June 2011.  She was the President of her class and graduated Summa Cum Laude.  Patient comfort and education are her top priorities.  She strives to provide patients with the best experience possible and takes pride in her gentle approach to dental care. 

Candi loves the beach, traveling and enjoying time with friends and family.

She loves what she does and looks forward to caring for you and your smile!

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