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. Jennifer Messenger, DDS, MS


Our Board Certified Orthodontist, Dr. Jennifer Messenger, DDS, MS, provides our practice with comprehensive, quality orthodontic care for all our patients-children, teenagers, and adults.

Dr. Messenger was born and raised in southern California! She attended UCLA for dental school, graduated in the top 10% of her class with Cum Laude academic honors. Dr. Messenger then completed a 30-month orthodontic residency at OHSU in Portland, OR. She is active in multiple professional organizations, including the American Association of Orthodontics, the Orange County Women's Dental Society, and the Junior League of Orange County. Dr. Messenger is a Board Certified Orthodontist-a distinction held by less than 20% of practicing orthodontists.

When she is not straightening teeth, Dr. Messenger loves to enjoy the outdoors in sunny Southern California with her husband and their 2 daughters. Dr. Messenger believes that every person can have their dream smile and that straight, healthy teeth contribute to your overall dental health and well-being.

Call and make an appointment for a complimentary Orthodontic consultation with Dr. Messenger today!

Porcelain brackets, Phase I appliance therapy, Habit appliances, Invisalign for teens and adults, and affordable financing options are available. We accept most PPO insurances. We have flexible payment plans as well!

Meet Our Staff


Front Office, Hospital Care Coordinator


Front Office, Accounts Specialist


Front Office, Insurance Specialist


Registered Dental Assistant


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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!