Who We Are

Meet Dr. Kardovich Orthodontist

Dr. KardovichIt could be said that Dr. Kardovich has been involved with orthodontics all his life because his father has been a practicing orthodontist in New York for over 30 years.

Dr. Kardovich earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Wake Forest University. His Doctor of Dental Medicine and Orthodontic degrees were received at Boston University.

Dr Kardovich hiking at Zion National ParkA general practice residency was completed at Wadsworth VA Medical Center in West Los Angeles. Dr. Kardovich is an active member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Association of Orthodontics, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, the California Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the Harbor Dental Society. Locally, Dr. Kardovich is a member of the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce.

He was raised in Setauket, New York on Long Island and currently resides in Manhattan Beach. In his spare time, Dr. Kardovich enjoys hiking, hockey, softball, beach volleyball and playing guitar.

Meet The Staff

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Each member of our Staff is thoroughly trained and experienced and personally committed to helping you. They are all experts in their fields. All of the staff lives in and is active in the local community.

Marina, one of our Chairside Assistants, was born and raised in San Pedro.  Prior to joining our team, she worked in a few different areas of the dental field and became very attatched to orthodontics.  She is a graduate of City of Angels High School and a graduate of American Career College.  She also attended Los Angeles Harbor College.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, swimming, and going to the river.

Elsa, our Financial Coordinator and longtime San Pedro resident, has worked in the healthcare industry for over 30 years and is an expert when it comes to insurance. When away from the office she enjoys spending time with her kids, grandkids and volunteering at her church.

Erica was born and raised in Hawthorne.  Prior to working for Dr. Kardovich, Erica worked as an in-home care taker for the elderly and disabled.  Working to care for others is where she became motivated to pursue a career in health care.  Erica graduated dental assisting school with honors in May of 2013.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and doing outdoor activities.

Matt, our Support Assistant, was born and raised in San Pedro. Matt is a former patient of Dr. Kardovich and joined the team in April of 2013. Matt graduated from San Pedro High School in which he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and Captain of the Varsity Football Team during his senior year. Matt is currently attending school as a freshman at Marymount California University. On his free time, Matt enjoys spending time with his friends and family, participating in his school’s flag football team tournaments, and traveling around California.

Eileen, our Scheduling Coordinator, was born and raised in San Pedro. She joined our team in April 2014. Prior to this, she worked in the medical field for 6 years. She graduated from San Pedro High School in 2006. In her spare time she enjoys shopping and spending time with her three boys.

Debbie, our Treatment Coordinator, has worked in the dental field for several years. She received her associate degree with honors from Long Beach City College and is currently working on her bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies at CSU Dominquez Hills. During her weekends, Debbie volunteers at her church’s youth program. In her spare time she enjoys playing soccer, shopping and spending time with her family.

 Christmas Photo 2013