Meet The Team

We believe In Family

We are family. As a husband and wife team, Dr. Howard Chu and Dr. Christine Chu understand the importance of family first-hand.

Our Story

Dr. Howard Chu is an esteemed graduate of the Harvard School of Dentistry. After dental school, he fulfilled his specialist residency in Orthodontics at UCLA where his colleagues and faculty selected him to be chief resident of the program. On his way to becoming a board certified Orthodontist, a mutual patient introduced him to another young resident at UCLA named Christine.

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Christine was also at UCLA completing her residency program in Pediatric dentistry following her graduation from the USC School of Dentistry. With a vision for serving children and teens, she was committed to becoming a board certified Pediatric dentist.

Soon they would become husband and wife. After years of serving patients together in another dental practice, they launched their own dream.

Welcome to Fresh Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry – a remarkable Orthodontic and Pediatric dental experience for children, adolescents, and adults where everyone feels like part of the family.

Dr. Howard Chu

Board-Certified Orthodontist

Dr. Chu loves working with children, adolescents, and adults to give them the compelling confidence of a beautiful new smile. He offers traditional orthodontic solutions and he is a Certified Invisalign® provider. In his free time, he enjoys Crossfit, taking his son on bike rides, and traveling with his family

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Board Certified Orthodontist from the American Board of Orthodontics

Doctorate of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) from Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Masters of Science (M.S.) in Oral Biology from University of California Los Angeles

Certificate of Orthodontics from University of California Los Angeles

Chief Resident during Orthodontic Residency


The efficacy of maxillary protraction protocols with the micro-implant-assisted rapid palatal expander (MARPE) and the novel N2 mini-implant – a finite element study” – Progress in Orthodontics.  2015; 16.16

The effects of micro-implant assisted rapid palatal expansion (MARPE) on the nasomaxillary complex – a finite element method (FEM) analysis” – Progress in Orthodontics. 2014; 15:52.

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Dr. Christine Chu

Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist

With a friendly and welcoming personality, Dr. Christine loves to help children enjoy their trip to the dentist. Her specialized training in the use of laughing gas and oral sedatives helps anxious children relax and rest easy. From infants to adolescents, her goal is to keep her patients smiling into adulthood. Beyond the office, she is an avid foodie who loves baking sweet treats and trying new restaurants with her friends and family.

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist from the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Doctorate of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from University of Southern California

Certificate of Pediatric Dentistry from University of California Los Angeles

2011 Recipient of Floyde E. Hogeboom Award for Outstanding Achievement in Pediatric Dentistry

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