744 E. Chapman Ave Orange, CA 92866 | Ph: 714-538-5582
Email: dreddiepediatricdentistry@gmail.com




Dr. Eduardo Correa, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Eduardo Correa (Dr. Eddie to the little ones!), has been serving the Orange County area for over 9 years. He obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and his combined Pediatric Dental Specialty training at University of Southern California (USC) and hospital training at Children’s Hospital, Orange County (CHOC).

Dr. Correa’s goal is to harbor a life-long relationship of trust and promote the oral health care of children in his practice as well as in the community through volunteering and child advocacy. He is a strong promoter of early prevention and education in a warm and compassionate setting that meets the individual needs of his patients and families.

In addition to his pediatric dental practice, Dr. Correa serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor of the Section of Pediatric Dentistry at USC. In that position, he teaches second-year pediatric residency specialists in the areas of hospital dentistry, sedation management, and clinical practice. Dr. Correa holds staff hospital privileges at CHOC and at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Orange, CA. as well as Kaiser Permanente- Orange County.

Memberships and Licenses:

Dr. Correa has passed the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry written exam and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, Orange County Dental Society, and American Dental Association.

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Named an “Agent of Change” by the Children and Families Commission of Orange County and was featured in OC Family Magazine for his contributions teaching dental residents as well as working with under-served and impoverished children at the Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County clinic in Garden Grove, CA.
  • Recipient of a senate resolution from the State of California in recognition for his work teaching pediatric dentistry and community outreach and advocacy

In his spare time, Dr. Correa enjoys running, biking, deep-sea fishing, bowling, following Angels Baseball, and spending time with his wife Vanesa and their 2 children, Enrique and Viviana.

Early preventative care is one of the most important things you can do for your children’s health. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to help your children keep their beautiful smile. We’re looking forward to getting to know you and your children. Contact us today to make an appointment.


Dr. Tracy Tran, DDS, MS

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Tracy Tran is a Michigan native who was drawn to Southern California by its sunshine and vibrant culture. She first landed here when she attended dental school at the University of Southern California. After graduation, Dr. Tran went on to complete a 1-year General Practice Residency at the University of Toledo Medical center (UTMC). There, she received additional training in all aspects of dentistry, with an emphasis in oral surgery. During the following two years, Dr. Tran continued her specialty training in pediatric dentistry, while completing her Master's in Biomedical Science through the Graduate Medical Education at UTMC. Dr. Tran is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Since being in private practice, Dr. Tran has taken a keen interest in pediatric tethered oral tissue (TOTs) and its relationship with orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs), including infant nursing, feeding and swallowing, speech articulation, and pediatric sleep disordered breathing. She has successfully treated these patients through a collaborative team approach.

Dr. Tran is an avid life-long learner, and like Dr Correa, volunteers her time teaching at USC as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Dental Public Health & Pediatric Dentistry.


Dr. Amit Shah, DDS

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Shah grew up in Orange County and received his Bachelor of Science from UCLA in 2003. He went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from University of California, San Francisco in 2007. In June 2009, he completed a 2-year Pediatric Dentistry Residency at Schneider Children’s Hospital in Queens, NY.

Dr. Shah serves on the faculty of both University of Southern California and University of California, Los Angeles Schools of Dentistry. Most recently, he spends time working at Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County, training residents and treating an underserved population.

Dr. Shah completed his specialty board certification and is a Diplomate with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Shah currently holds active membership with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Orange County Dental Society.

Dr. Shah enjoys educating children and their parents about proper dental care and maintenance for a beautiful healthy smile. He wants to create positive experiences, making your children feel safe and comfortable.


Dr Mark Ortega, DDS

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr Mark Ortega is a Southern California native. Like Dr. Eddie and Dr. Imoto, he graduated from UCLA School of Dentistry. Dr Mark attended University of Washington for his pediatric residency and received hospital certification from Seattle Children's Hospital.

Away from the office, Dr Mark enjoys traveling, hiking, golfing, and following his favorite sports teams (Go Rams!). Dr Mark especially enjoys learning about ocean life and snorkeling whenever he can. Teaching is a passion for Dr. Mark and since graduation is an Adjunct Associate Professor and Clinical Instructor at UCLA School of Dentistry teaching future doctors.

Dr. Mark holds active memberships in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Hispanic Dental Association.

Dr. Shannon Hilgers Nissen, DMD, MS


I grew up in San Juan Capistrano and after high school I headed north to Santa Clara University where I received my B.S. in Psychology. After completing my Doctorate of Dental Medicine at Tufts University in Boston, I returned to Southern California and Loma Linda University where I received my Master of Science degree in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

I am truly blessed to be an orthodontist. I love interacting with patients of all ages and I enjoy seeing the beneficial changes that our treatment brings into their lives. I am excited to be joining Dr. Eddie’s team to bring beautiful healthy smiles to both children and adults alike!

As my patient you will enjoy outstanding orthodontic treatment, honest communication, and a friendly and professional atmosphere. As a mother I know that a kind and gentle approach is the best way to make your children enjoy the orthodontic experience.

My husband and I have two wonderful sons, James and John, and a golden retriever named Gus. When I’m not in the office, I enjoy many activities including exercising, golfing, biking, hiking, reading, attending yoga classes, and knitting.


Dr. Carrie Imoto, DDS, MS


I graduated with honors from the University of California, Los Angeles. Continuing the proud Bruin tradition, I completed my professional education and received my Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the UCLA School of Dentistry (same year as Dr. Eddie!). Upon graduating, I pursued my general practice residency at University Medical Center in Fresno, California. The following year, I moved to Philadelphia to do my orthodontic residency and receive my Master in Oral Biology from Temple University. I am an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists and American Dental Association.

I have a passion for working with patients of all ages and I am excited to be joining Dr. Eddie’s team to provide patients the smile they deserve. Having had crooked teeth once myself, I can empathize with my patients and help guide them through the treatment process. It is my ultimate goal to help patients gain the self-confidence they need by creating beautiful smiles.

I am a big fan of the UCLA Bruins sports teams, and in my spare time, I enjoy being with my family and 3 children, traveling, learning about other cultures, and trying new foods.

Meet Our Staff


Front Office, Hospital Care Coordinator


Front Office, Accounts Specialist


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Our staff and Dr. Correa are here to help you and your children with the best pediatric dentistry available in Orange County. Contact us today to make an appointment. We look forward to meeting you and helping your kids!