Meet the Team

Our dedicated team.

The first priority of our highly trained and motivated team is the welfare of our patients. We continuously strive to give the most advanced treatment possible. By constantly attending continuing education courses, we keep our office in the forefront of orthodontics.

Ken Brehnan, D.D.S.

Ken Brehnan, DMD, MS

Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics

Education:

  • B.S. at University of North Dakota in Electrical Engineering (Magna Cum Laude, Completed 4 year program in 3 years)
  • M.S. at University of Miami in Biomedical Engineering
  • D.M.D. at the University of Florida
  • Completed Orthodontic Residency at the University of California in San Francisco

Has taught in the Dental Assisting Programs at both Contra Costa College and Diablo Valley College

Received numerous academic scholarships and awards, as well as track and field scholarships while attending college.

Dr. Brehnan's Children

Memberships:

  • World Federation of Orthodontists- Founding Member
  • American Lingual Association of Orthodontists- Founding Member
  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Contra Costa Dental Society
  • Berkeley Dental Society- Past President
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
  • California Dental Association
  • Is a member of a number of honorary societies such as Epsilon Tau Lambda

Has been Published:

Has published numerous articles in National Dental and Engineering journals, such as The Journal of Dental Research. Has presented numerous research papers at national and international meetings, such as The International Association of Dental Research

Dr. Brehnan's Family

Other Work Activities:

Was part of a Dental Delegations in 1990 which traveled to the then USSR. The delegation was instrumental in creating an official exchange of dental research and assistance to the USSR.

Appeared as a guest on an ABC TV show discussing adult orthodontics.

Family: Wife (Ilinka), and three children (Nicole, Alexander, and Stefan). Dr. Brehnan is very active in raising his children.

Non-work activities: Enjoys running, exercising, sailing and tennis.

 

Laurie Estes, DDS, MSD

Education:

  • B.S. at University of California Davis
  • DDS at University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
  • Orthodontic Internship at the University of Florida
  • MSD and Orthodontic Residency completed at University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Memberships:

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Berkeley Dental Society
  • California Dental Association
  • Tau Kappa Omega honor society

Personal Background:

Dr. Estes is a Bay Area native and grew up in Walnut Creek. Dr. Estes knows firsthand how a beautiful smile and well balanced face can change a one’s self-esteem and confidence. Dr. Estes is very proud to be an orthodontist and to be able to make a positive change in the lives of her patients.

Dr. Estes married her husband, Stephen, in June 2015.  When they are not working they enjoy spending time outdoors, snowboarding, hiking and backpacking.  They also love trying new restaurants, cooking, and spending time with their family and friends.

Dr. Estes and her husband, Stephen

Care CreditAmerican Association Of OrthodontistsAmerican Dental AssociationAmerican Board Of Orthodontics 2015Invisalign

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