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Milton D. Chan, DDS

Dr. Milton Chan has wanted to become an orthodontic specialist since he had braces as a child. He strives to help others feel as confident and healthy as possible, and to advance the field whenever he can.

Throughout his journey to becoming an orthodontist, he has had the opportunity to undergo specialty training in order to give each patient the high-quality care they deserve.


Dr. Chan earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in 1983 where he won the USC award for outstanding pediatric dentistry.

He was also invited to join Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), the national dental honor society. This honor is awarded to dental students who distinguish themselves in scholarship and demonstrate exemplary traits of character and potential for future professional growth and attainments.

But Dr. Chan did not want to stop at being a general dentist. Since the time he had braces as a child, he aspired to be an orthodontic specialist, so he continued his education at the USC Graduate Orthodontic Department, where in 1985, he received his Certificate in Orthodontics.

In 1994, Dr. Chan achieved his professional goal of specialty certification with the American Board of Orthodontics. He was then invited to teach in the USC Orthodontics graduate program as an assistant clinical professor, where he enjoys teaching residents the many practical tricks he has learned over the years. At USC, he has won several teaching awards and serves on an orthodontic support foundation for the department that he helped start.

Professional Activities

Dr. Chan's professional activities include full membership in the prestigious Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists along with serving on the board of directors and being a past president of Angle Southern California.

He also enjoys participating in several interdisciplinary dental and orthodontic study clubs and is an active evaluator on orthodontic peer review committees. Wherever he contributes his time, he strives to promote excellence in orthodontics.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Chan is active in the following professional organizations:

  • American Association of Orthodontics
  • American Board of Orthodontics
  • Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists

Outside the Office

Dr. Chan is happily married and is blessed with both a son and a daughter. He lives in La Cañada and is actively involved in his church's youth ministries. In his free time, he enjoys camping, hiking and fishing, along with traveling the world.