SC Dental Center
Dean Tan, DDS:
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SC Dental Center
Dean Tan, DDS
Irvine, CA













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays



Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

Sedation dentistry

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Vickie H. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am very fortunate to have Dr. Tan as my dentist:) He is very nice and experienced. i have visited at least 5 different dental places in irvine and I chose Dr. Tan over the other ones because he cares about his patients very much. So far I have extraction and implants done and I am very pleased with the results. The other staffs are very professional and approachable. Michelle is Dr. Tan’s sister and she is in charge of billings and everything 🙂 she is the sweetest person ever. I would definitely recommend Dr. Tan to other people.

Lin Kenny (Source: Google)


I have been seeing Dr. Tan for 10 years. I saw 3 other dentists before him and I can say Dr. Tan is the best among them all. He is always nice and very patience in explaining the issues of your teeth. He took his time in his treatment, so you never feel rush and uncomfortable. He won’t never suggests you to do any treatments that you don’t need. I am very luck to find him. And I will recommend him to all my friends or colleagues.

Christian R. from Berkeley, CA (Source: Yelp)


My family and I have been with them for about 8 years. This is where I got my braces and where my family gets their regular check-ups. Their dentists are very nice and professional. Michelle is also very accommodating of our schedule and needs. Would definitely recommend to friends looking for a new dentist.

George Liu (Source: Google)


I came here for a teeth cleaning last month and I had overall pleasant experience. Friendly staff reminds my appointment the day before. And to be seen pretty much on time. Dr. Tan is vey knowledgeable and detail explain my treatment plan.  I highly recommend SC DENTAL CENTER. The whole team is awesome. You will not regret in choosing them to take care of your dental needs.

Kenny L. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been seeing Dr. Tan for 10 years. I saw 3 other dentists before him and I can say Dr. Tan is the best among them all. He is always nice and very patience in explaining the issues of your teeth. He took his time in his treatment, so you never feel rush and uncomfortable.  He won’t never suggests you to do any treatments that you don’t need. I am very luck to find him. And I will recommend him to all my friends or colleagues.

Jonathan S. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


We are very happy to have Dr. Tan to be our family’s Dentist since we moved to Irvine on July 2001. We not only experienced the best care of our teeth by Dr. Tan, we also experienced the continuing improving and upgrading of the office equipments, treatments,  and environment. Believe that’s why both our 2 college kids (both born in this country, and both study at UC-Davis now), still making appointments only with Dr. Tan and fly more than 400 miles for the visits.

Tina L. from San Gabriel, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have so many silver fillings and crowns on my mouth from long time ago.After my friend  refer me to see Dr.Tan.He changed all my silver fillings to white  and he redid the 4 front Crowns for me. I can smile very naturally and don’t  feel embarrassed when I open my mouth.He is very gentle and detail explained the treatment procedure to me.I feel very comfortable to see Dr.Tan.

Daniel W. from Eastvale, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been seeing Dr. Tan for my dental services for 16 years now. I am so grateful of receiving professional services from him. I also had a dental implant here in the past year. It was a smooth and comfortable experience. Thank you, Dr. Tan.

Amy S. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


Been searching for a great dentist and a friend of mine referred me to Dr.Tan. He and his staff are friendly and answer any questions you may have. Dr.Tan and his staff take the time to explain everything about your cleaning. A big plus is that they are opened on Saturdays!

Jae H. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been coming to Dean Tan DDS& Associates for over a year now and they’ve been very helpful with all of my dental needs.  The staff is very helpful and friendly too!

Kenny C. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Tan has been our family dentist for many years now and has always been very kind and extremely professional. Him and his staff are fantastic and consistent in their work, and as a result my family has very healthy teeth. Would definitely recommend!

Lydia Bai (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Dr. Tan ever since I was a kid! Him and his entire staff have always been amazing, extremely knowledgeable and kind! He gets the job done and is a great dentist!

Rebecca E. from Santa Ana, CA (Source: Yelp)


This office is great.. My family and I have been coming here for years. We moved out of the City, but I still drive into Irvine for our Dental and Ortho needs. The staff is awesome and they really care about their patients.

Howard C. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


Our family has been going to Dr. Tan’s office for over 15 years. He delivers exceptional service, and offers helpful advice and plentiful options regarding different treatments without forcing you into deciding on a plan. Dr. Tan really cares about patients.
The receptionists at Dr. Tan’s office are friendly and caring: the day before your scheduled appointment they will call and remind you of your appointment, and after a major procedure or surgery, they always call as a post-procedure follow-up.

Denise Roman Varela (Source: Facebook)


You make an appointment and they keep it!! Never have to wait to be seen. Love this place. Plus there’s a lil pond outside S.C Dental’s door and ducks birds and bunny’s yes bunny’s oh and groundhogs can be seen there. Love it!!!

Cindy Liu (Source: Google)


Dr. Tan is very knowledgeable and gentle! Came in for an extraction and he handled my teeth with great care. The procedure went smoothly with minimal pain. All thanks for Dr. Tan and his staff. I would highly recommend all my family and friends.

Robert S. from Tustin, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had a good time in this place! I would normally get  a regular cleaning every 6 months and my teeth would always end up feeling fresh and hygienic! The dentist was also very polite and helpful, the staff were also very friendly and it really encouraged me to come back here.

Christine W. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve had a missing tooth for a while and have been considering an implant but I was afraid how the cost and the idea of having something planted into my mouth. My friend  referred me to Dr. Tan and after getting a  consultation and  fully exam from Dr.Tan I decided i was ready for the implant.I walked in scared for the process but with Dr.Tan’s experience he made me feel comfortable and finished the procedure in less than an hour. He gave me a prescription for antibiotics and pain killer  but it hasn’t really been hurting after. I think Dr. Tan is very reliable and walked me through the process and the price is very reasonable.

KJ. L. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been to Dr. Tan’s office for over 6 years now. Before coming to Dr. Tan, I’ve gone to two other dentists in the Irvine area but didn’t find them as good as Dr. Tan. Dr. Tan is an excellent dentist who is extremely professional and really good at taking care of the patients needs. He has done a tremendous job over the years on my teeth and I’ve never had any problems after each of my visit. Just came back today from my semi-annual cleaning. As usual, I’m a happy customer. Dr. Tan’s office staff is also very professional and courteous. Very easy to work with. Highly recommended!!

Cindy L. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


The dentist is something I usually dread and would never take initiative to go. However, I was in dire need of a checkup so I came to SC Dental because it is in close proximity to my work. Upon entering, I was greeted by the front desk people. They were very friendly and made sure I knew the exact costs and what my insurance would cover. The assistant, Edith, was soo patient with me while I gagged half the time during the X-rays. Dr. Tan was extremely kind and gentle during the whole process. He explained to me the process of the periodontal chart and why he was evaluating my gums. A few minutes into the conversation and I could feel Dr. Tan knew exactly what he was doing and well experienced. I appreciate how he explained the terms and procedure to me without sounding like jargon.

Anonymous from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


Best Dentist I have been too! Dr. Tan and his entire staff take their time to explain everything to you and make you feel very comfortable. I would recommend this place to anyone!

Kenna L. from Locust Grove, GA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Dr. TAN for almost 5 years I believe and I can say hands down he’s the best. Such a sweet and professional demeanor with a top notch approach to dental care. I’ve had deep cleanings, a crown, teeth whitening, fillings, regular cleanings and a root canal with him and it hasn’t disappointed ever. The staff take their time and explain everything to you, answer questions and just make you extremely comfortable each and every time. He even takes Saturday appointments!!! I mean, come on that’s cool. I know a lot of people are leery of dentists in general but Dr. Tan, Michelle and the entire staff treat you like family. And they actually now have two locations for even more convenience. I’m grateful that our family found him. Kind of a weird thing to say about your dentist, but you’ll say the same after you’ve seen him too. For sure! Thanks Dr. Tan:)

Jennifer W. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


We love Dr. Tan, Michelle and the rest of his staff! My family and I have been coming to see him for almost 20+ years! His attention to detail is impeccable! I love how caring and proactive he is with the health of my gums and teeth! Thank you for all all the wonderful years of great caeo for our family!


SC Dental Center has been working with patients to provide the best dental care for patients in Irvine and neighbor area. Dr. Dean Tan and his associates' experience in dentistry is coupled with genuine concern for their patients. All our staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well. Our goal is to keep your teeth healthy and your smile bright. Dr. Dean Tan received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in 1992, and has been practicing in California for nearly two decades. His patients feel comfortable with him simply because of his gentle care, advanced technique and long term experience. Dr. Tan is an active member of the community, including the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the Orange County Dental Society. A daily runner for over 20 years, Dr. Tan has so far finished over 50 marathons and numerous races. This hobby also helps him develop the dedication and discipline necessary in providing quality dental care for his patients.