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Meet The Team

Stephen F. Hirano, DDS

My nickname is: The Flyin Hawaiian

I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and attended Punahou High School. I later earned my Bachelor or Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and continued to UCLA Dental School where I graduated in 2002. I received my Pediatric specialty degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago in 2004. In my spare time, I enjoy playing basketball, baseball and golf. I also enjoy going to sporting events, wine tasting, and spending time with my family, my three boys: Aiden, Kyle and Micah, and my friends.



Shukan Kanuga, DDS, MSD

Dr. Kanuga completed her Pediatric dentistry training with a MSD degree from one of the most esteemed programs at the University of Washington, Seattle in 2009.  She was a dentist in India (GDCH, Ahmedabad) before she came to the US in 2002. She received her DDS at the University of California, Los Angeles (2006); and continued her training in hospital dentistry (2007). She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

With 10 years of training in Dentistry and several years of clinical experience under her belt, Dr. Kanuga excels in managing and treating children from 0 to 18 years of age; both typically developing and children with special health care needs and disabilities. She provides comprehensive dental treatment to children using non-pharmacologic as well as pharmacologic behavior management techniques including Nitrous Oxide- Oxygen, oral sedation and IV sedation with a dental anesthesiologist. Dr. Kanuga prides herself in the practice of Evidence-based dentistry and an emphasis on preventive oral care for young children.

Dr. Kanuga has served as an Editor at the San Fernando Valley Dental Society, a board member of the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry and an Evidence Reviewer for the American Dental Association. She has multiple publications under her belt in esteemed journals including the Journal of American Dental Association (JADA). She lectures internationally on various topics in clinical pediatric dentistry and also presented at the AAPD annual conference in May 2018. She established her state of the art fully digital pediatric and orthodontic group practice, Kidz Dental Care in April 2018 in Santa Clarita, CA and the practice is well-renowned and sought after in the community. She lives in suburban Los Angeles, CA with her husband and her two children.  In her leisure time, she enjoys cooking, reading, teaching Zumba, spending time with her friends and family and traveling.  With her exceptional patient management skills and gentle demeanor, children and parents love coming to Dr. Kanuga for their regular dental exam and treatment.


Meet The Staff


Carina

Treatment Coordinator

Favorite Disney Character: Ariel
Her nickname is: Kiki



Criselda

Receptionist

Favorite TV Character: Hello Kitty
Her nickname is: Gym Rat


Antonio

Dental Assistant

Favorite TV Character:  Johnny Bravo
My nickname is: DJ Prophy



Tatiana

Dental Assistant

Favorite Disney Character: Stitch
Her nickname is: Diamond



Alicia

Registered Dental Assistant

Favorite Disney Character: Jafar
Her nickname is: Rainbow



Yadira

Dental Assistant

Her nickname is: Little Miss Bashful




Nancy

Front Office/Dental Assistant

Her nickname is...to be determined



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Office Location

  • Porter Ranch
  • 11239 Tampa Ave #208
  • Porter Ranch, CA
  • 91326
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  • Call: (818) 368-6266