Sunrise Dental Center
Steven Shao, DMD:
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Sunrise Dental Center
Steven Shao, DMD
Huntington Beach, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Pediatric dental care

Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

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 8:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Sunday: Closed





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

Tonya Norton (Source: Google)


During these times of the pandemic, everyone is on edge and should be taking the precautions to stay safe!! With this being said, my dad has been a patient  at Sunrise Dental for over 20 years, and he had been having some serious issues a couple of weeks ago and long story short he ended up needing a root canal. Being that his blood pressure had been up pretty high, I decided to meet him for his procedure. Needless to say I was very well pleased with the front desk staff in how they practice social distance, I was very comfortable with the cleanliness of the area they had my dad in for his procedure and I was really put at ease with the dentist, and the assistant who worked on my dad with their professionalism and cleanliness!! My overall experience of Sunrise Dental was very exceptional!!!!

Rene Rivera (Source: Google)


So, I’m big on reviews and doing my research before buying, service work, etc. As a result I decide to book an appointment with Sunrise Dental and let me tell you Dr. Callahan has been the best dentist I have ever had work on me and not once did I jump because the tool slipped or flossing was rough. That’s how careful and gentle Dr. was. Don’t go anywhere else, this is my families new place going forward. If I could give 10 stars I would!

Rfugy (Source: Google)


The doctors and staff at Sunrise Dental Center are amazing. They welcome you with a warm smile. For those of us that get a little nervous on our visits they know how to speak with us and walk us through the procedures to keep us calm.  Sunrise Dental Center is always ready to help, even when you break a tooth and have a big vacation coming up, they well do everything in their power to get you off on time to catch your flight.
They are my dentist for as long as I live in Houston.

Alexandra Goolsby (Source: Google)


Called Sunrise first thing on a Saturday morning for a wisdom tooth pain. They were able to get in me in a hour later and get the tooth removed. All the staff were extremely friendly and attentive! Liz was fantastic and even got me a blanket! Thank you to everyone at Sunrise! I would highly recommend coming here!

Edward J. R. from Fountain Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)


High quality state-of-the-art  dentistry  coupling cutting edge technology with a warm friendly atmosphere. For several years my daughter and I have treated with the team of Drs. Steven Shao and Mai Ong and their staff. Their services are reasonably priced and the office bills insurance. The doctors and their staff are never rushed and spent sufficient time cleaning and examining teeth before recommending further procedures if necessary. Over the last few years my veneers and fillings from years ago have been replaced at Sunrise Dental with porcelain composites   and the work performed has lasted without any issues. The office is across from Costco in the Bella Terra Mall easily reachable just off the 405 Freeway.

Dee T. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


My family has been seeing both Dr. Shaos, a husband and wife dental duo, since they took over Sunrise Dental from Dr. Nader Meher.  Our older daughter had four impacted wisdom teeth.  She is particularly pain-sensitive.  Dr. Steve managed to extricate each tooth painlessly, quickly, and without leaving any bits of bone behind. He sat down with us beforehand and showed us in detail exactly what was going on. He takes calls personally at night and has always called to check on us after a procedure! I’m currently seeing his wife for orthodontics–at 62, I never thought to have braces again, but my bottom front teeth have been moving into weird angles and making my bite impossible. Dr. Mai is gentle and supportive. I’m looking forward to being able to chew better! Dr. Steve had to redo an implant done by someone else after only three or four years.  This one feels much more solid than the first ever did.  Again, absolutely painless.  I cannot imagine either dentist or their assistants failing to help clean a patient up–just yesterday I was having impressions done; one finger automatically went up to my mouth and got blue goo on the tip, and I was immediately handed a paper towel without any exchange of words!So I’m more than glad they decided to make their business here in Huntington Beach where Dr. Steve grew up, and grateful we did happen to find them.  I don’t usually do these kinds of reviews; this is only my second one.  (The first was about an abysmal pizza place.)  This dental office, however, deserves kudos for their professionalism, from top to bottom, and for their genuinely painless dentistry!  And, for those who like great aesthetics, the physical office is gorgeous.

Tracie C. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I finally found a dentist that I feel comfortable with and trust. Dr. Steven Shao is amazing! I had cosmetic issues with my front teeth that made me so self-conscious that I found myself hiding my smile.  It was time to get them fixed so I decided to try Sunrise Dental which is across the street from my work. Dr. Shao worked his magic  by making me 2 new crowns and 2 veneers and I absolutely love the results. Thanks for helping me smile again doc! Also, I needed an implant so Dr. Shao referred me to his colleague Dr. Mehr. I’m still in the process of finishing up the implant but I have to say that Dr. Mehr it’s pretty amazing too! He is kind and caring and I know he will do everything possible to make sure I get the results that I’m looking for. 🙂

Vanna C. from Signal Hill, CA (Source: Yelp)


The Dentist & staff are professional and personable. I’m such a scary-cat when it comes to the dentist but the doctor made me feel comfortable and at ease. The facility is clean & I was seen in a timely manner. If you don’t have insurance – don’t worry as they give discounts for cash patients! Thank you Sunrise for your affordable rates & great service.

Rocio D. from El Monte, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Steven Shao is a fantastic and very enthusiastic dentist! I’m glad I came to his clinic. Very informative on every procedure he is going to work on. I got my braces done last Thursday and Dr. Mai placed them for me. She was great! As always friendly staff like maggie go un noticed. I want to thank all of you at Dr. Shao office. Such welcoming presence makes my visit a pleasure to come into.

Philip M. from Sierra Madre, CA (Source: Yelp)


My recent experience with dr Steven Shao was by far the very best. I had a trip scheduled to go to Mexico I called his office because I suddenly came down with a real bad pain. They took me in right away and unfortunately they weren’t able to find anything wrong so I decided to make my trip unfortunately that did t last very long came by the next day dr Steven took me in and preformed a root canal . I must say his knowledge and treatment was very professional and takes the time to explain everything thoroughly I thank him and his team for the excellent service I received.

Huong T. from Las Vegas, NV (Source: Yelp)


Dr Steven  is great he deep clean my teeth really well and took his time to explained to me . Also, ever since I became their regular patient they always gave me such a great prices! Their service is amazing and the staffs there are so friendly and helpful !

Vi T. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had my first visit at the office yesterday. The whole process was smooth and painless. Kristy helped me make an appointment and explained everything thoroughly, she was very pleasant and helpful! I was able to fill out my new patient paperwork ahead of time and faxed it to the office. When I arrived to my appointment everything was already done and I had a very short wait to see the dentist! I had a great experience and will be coming back for future dental appointments.

Chris H. from Westminster, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am overjoyed to have found Sunrise Dental! I called in on a whim asking if anyone was able to advise me on something that had been bothering me. I was told to come in for a free consultation and I was so happy to meet Dr. Steven Shao. He actually told me that what has been bothering me was something that he had struggled with so he totally empathized and found a way to treat it on his own. Needless to say, my mind was blown because no other dentist was able to help me, let alone relate to me! Also, Sunrise Dental has some of the most high tech equipment such as 3D printers! Kristy who works in the front desk is so friendly and made me feel so comfortable. We chatted and got along great. Thank you Dr. Steven and Kristy for everything!

Walter C. from Alhambra, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Steven Shao and his staffs are very friendly, professional and honest, without being pushy and they are service driven.  Location is clean, comfortable and easy to find parking spaces.  Opening on Saturday makes it much easier to visit than having to take time off during the week.

David K. from Costa Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


I found this place on yelp and it was my first time there. I was nicely greeted by Kristy who took me in to get my x-rays before I got my teeth cleaned. She was super friendly and made me feel comfortable while she was taking my x-rays. Dr. Steven was very informative while showing me my x-rays and recommended me what I needed to get done in the future. The cleaning went smooth and I was very happy with the results. Lastly, I met with Dr. Mai who was explaining me the options of the cosmetics side and she also was very nice and informative. Overall, I was really impressed with the friendly staff and clean environment. They really know how to take care of their patients and make the experience smooth and comfortable. I will be going back in a month for a checkup. Highly recommend this place if you’re looking for a great dentist! Thank you, Sunrise Dentist!

Angie J. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had a problem that was not 100% clear from the standard x-ray they took, so Dr. Shao took a dental CAT scan (stand-up machine, took 30 seconds).  He found some infection in the empty root canal that was not visible on the x-ray (where I’d had a root canal about 5 yrears ago–not from Sunrise). I have a cap on that same tooth that Dr Shao (Sunrise) did a great job putting on about 2 years ago.  It is NO fault of their excellent cap that this infection has occurred.  Nonetheless, Dr Shao said that if the cap needed to be replaced after treatment of the tooth situation, they would not charge for a new one.  Wow! Nice! All these 5-star reviews are no accident.  Bad dentists have the ability to really mess up people’s lives.  I know…I’ve seen it.  Whereas excellent dental teams–like the Sunrise Team–who show patience, thoroughness and extensive skills and expertise, have the ability to improve people’s lives and overall health.  Thanks (once again) to everyone at Sunrise. Including the Team Member who jogged after me in today’s heat, to bring me the cell phone I’d stupidly left on the table…THANKS!!  Sunrise is THE BEST!!

Marfe H. from Orange, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going for my dental needs here at Sunrise Dental for over 4 years now. I have yet to be disappointed. The staff is very friendly, helpful, and accommodating. Dr. Steven & Dr. Mai are great. The clinic is clean and inviting. Located at BellaTerra center. The clinic is across from Costco, next to Happy Nails. Overall, I am very pleased with the dental services.

Amber R. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


First time here and had a cleaning done with Dr. Shao. He was very thorough with my cleaning and explained in detail about my results after and the work I needed done. He showed me pictures of what teeth needed fillings and was very honest and He and Maggie (who works the front desk) helped keep my two girls entertained even though they were being a tad fussy towards the end of my appointment! Maggie was so sweet too. I’m so happy I found this place as my new dentist!! I’d highly recommend this place for the whole family.

Jennifer Jones (Source: Google)


The phone call to set up the appointment made me feel right at home. When I walked in for my appointment, every member of the staff was nice & friendly, which made me feel right at home. I’m excited to start my dental work journey with my new family. This is definitely the place to go and I will defintely recommend to everyone I know 🙂

Jon Wiley (Source: Yelp)


The practice is extremely hygienic which is vital especially during the pandemic. My appointment was promptly kept. The staff are friendly knowledgeable and empathetic to patients needs and concerns. I am very impressed and pleased with my new choice for dental care.

Chris Alexander (Source: Google)


I finally found a Dental Office that I actually enjoy going to. I moved to Houston a few years ago and left the most wonderful dentist in NY. I never thought I’d find another great dentist that I could truly trust. Sunrise Dental Center and Dr. Ahn is wonderful!

Shelley N. (Source: Google)


This is by far the absolute BEST dental office! The staff is very friendly and organized and the dentists are top-notch! I have never received such thorough, meticulous care at a dental office. The dentists are very experienced and take a conservative approach which I really like. Furthermore, their pricing is very fair and I have never been overcharged (which I have experienced at another dental practice. ) I highly recommend this practice!

Megan P. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I got no complaints about this place, whenever I needed a basic cleaning and check up they took care of me. From the receptionist to the dentist Dr. Shao everything was just a delight. But you know the saying “All good things” well my job switched insurance providers and they didn’t cover it any longer so I will miss them. Thanks Sunrise Dental

Jay L. from San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)


Hmm.. reposting my review because of yelp’s stupid system I ended up having my long overdue wisdom tooth extraction done at this clinic, along with some replacement fillings from the old silver to white ones as well as a CEREC procedure. The clinic was really clean and looked really nice inside. The clinic was very friendly and took time to answer my questions. Dr. Shao even took a good amount of time to explain to me the difference between the different types of fillings, as well as wisdom tooth extraction. Apparently my wisdom tooth was so slanted it was digging into the tooth beside it, causing the rest of my lower teeth to shift. He took a lot of time to make sure I could heal as soon as possible so I could catch my flight with minimal risk. I’ve heard that ppl get swellings and pain for about 2 weeks, but mine only ended up hurting for about 2 days with no swelling. I didn’t have to take any time off from work.

Tracy W. from Westminster, CA (Source: Yelp)


Beautiful and high tech office! I was very impressed when the doctor was able to take pictures of my teeth before and after treatment. Through explanation of treatment. Doctor was very nice and made me feel very comfortable. I was surprised to hear that my crown would be done in the same day! Their location is great for shopping while I was waiting for them to design my crown. I was able to walk around the mall and enjoy a light snack before receiving my crown.

Julie Ann N. from Fountain Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Steven Shao – Dentist Dr. Shao was very informative and thorough while discussing my x-rays. He addressed my main areas of concern and I immediately felt a wave of relief once the treatment plan had been devised. One of the amazing features here, are their in house crowns – which can be done the same day! At my previous office, I would have to come in for multiple appointments to finish a crown. Brownie points *** The quality and level of care here is amazing. If you’re looking for a new dental practice, look no further !

Hanna B. from Midway City, CA (Source: Yelp)


This place is amazing! Everything about it… the decor, the staff, & the service received as a patient. If you’re in the market for a new dentisit, then this is the place to be! Highly recommend. Megan took care of my deep cleaning & by far! She has been the best at making sure you’re comfortable while work is being done. She’s very detailed and any little pain you might be experiencing, she makes sure she takes care of right away so things will go smoothly. Christina at the front desk is awesome. She’s inviting & super friendly. Brought my kids to get some cleaning done here and immediately she interacted with the kids & made them feel comfortable with some kids bop music. My daughter said she enjoyed christina company while she was waiting for her cleaning. I didn’t catch her name until my daughter brought it up. I guess she made a big impression on her because she never remembers anyone else’s name lol

Jared N. from Tustin, CA (Source: Yelp)


Family run business, Dr Steven Shao and Dr. Mai Ong are a husband and wife team. They’re great cosmetic dentists, the kind of dentist you would go to fix work other dentists mess up. They’re more expensive, so depending on your insurance you might pay more out of pocket, but they’re well worth it. Great service and staff. Dr. Steven is very attentive for pain control. They make their own implants, night guards and aligners in house, custom fit to your need which can be cheaper, safer and quicker than using an outside laboratory. Financial disclosure, they did give me a free starbucks card for writing this review, but I swear I would have wrote one anyway. I hardly write yelp reviews.

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


It’s been over 5 years since I’ve started going to Sunrise Dental, and they are *still* the best dentistry around. I moved away a little over a year ago, and still set up dental appointments with Sunrise for when I made business trips back to the area. I’ve yet to find a dentistry as honest and caring as Dr. Shao and Dr. Mai.

 Kris N. from Huntintn Bch, CA, (Source: Yelp)


In late 2017 I was referred by a co-worker to Sunrise Dental due to a horrible toothache. The awesome staff (Kristy and Maggie) fit me in the same day to see Dr. Steven Shao and after an examination and deep cleaning the pain subsided. Dr. Shao had recommended a plan for some additional work to my lower left and right teeth and foresaw that this would be a problem for me in the future. I thanked him and his staff for their help with treating my toothache and the recommendation went on my way. Fast forward to December 2018 – I noticed a pain in a tooth in the lower left side of my mouth. My tooth was chipped and I felt pain in my left jaw and I knew I was in trouble at this point. Immediately I called Sunrise Dental and was pleased to speak with Kristy, Dr. Shao’s dental assistant who remembered me and my situation.  Everything that Dr. Shao foresaw in 2017 happened and it happened in the succession in which he had predicted!  Even though it was the holiday season- Dr. Shao was able to fit me in and start a treatment plan. Dr. Shao recommended I complete both sides by the end of year but I opted to get my right side treated in 2019. During the last week of the year, I was flossing my lower right side and my tooth had chipped. Twice in succession Dr. Shao correctly predicted my dental situations- both of which could have prevented if I followed his recommendations in the first place.
Sunrise Dental is a beautiful, state of the art dental facility with the most up to date technology, down to earth staff and highly skilled dental professionals.  Dr. Shao is a honest, friendly, talented, and fun dentist who appreciates his customers and staff and knows what is most important in life!  Kristy even noticed I was cold and gave me a warm blanket during my procedure!  Hands down I would recommend Sunrise Dental to anyone who is hesitant about finding a good dentist that they can trust or anyone who is looking for a great dental experience

Andrea V. from Westminster, CA (Source: Yelp)


Called in to get an appointment as a new patient and they got me in the very next day. The office is super clean and Maggie (the girl in the front desk), was really sweet. Filling out the paperwork took just a few minutes and they were able to verify my insurance with just my husband’s social. The cleaning and x-rays were painless. Will definitely recommend to friends and family.

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


Dr. Steven Shao and Mai Ong have been my go-to Dentist for years.  They are located conveniently off the 405 freeway and Beach right inside Bella Terra besides Costco.  You cannot miss them as they are right next to Fantastic Sams.  The lobby and entire facility is clean, modern and professional.  From the moment you walk in to the moment you leave you are treated like family here. The receptionist handled all my questions I had prior to seeing Dr. Shao.  Customer care and customer service is what they aim to do here at Sunrise Dental.  They really make going to the Dentist/Orthodontist a comfortable and calming experience.  I’ve been to some Dentists/Orthodontist that schedule you in for an appointment yet you aren’t seen until an hour later.  Sunrise values your time and doesn’t waste your time when it comes to seeing you at a designated time.  What’s cool is that there have been a few times where my schedule didn’t work with theirs and Dr. Shao offered to come in outside of his typical business hours to fit me in.  I am sure he didn’t have to do this but going out of his way really shows them putting their patients as priority.  Both Dr. Steven Shao and Mai Ong are very patient, friendly and funny!  They’ll make going to the dentist a fun experience.Their prices are also very reasonable for the kind of work they do.  They actually take the time during routine check-ups/cleaning versus doing a poor job just to get you in and out quickly.  X-Rays are done quickly and professionally.  Awesome business, will come back here again and refer friend’s and family!

Anastasia H. from Colorado Springs, CO (Source: Yelp)


I am a military spouse and travel a LOT but the only dentist i see is Dr. Steven. Currently residing in Fort Carson, Colorado Springs, i fly out specifically to see this dentist because he is the best i have ever seen. Dentists i have seen previously always claimed that all my fillings needed to be redone. In my first visit with Dr. Steven, he said i didn’t need any fillings and my teeth were fine. Many years ago i had an emergency root canal done in colorado. 7 years later when i saw Dr. Steven, he was the first dentist to tell me that the cavity causing the root canal was still there and never removed. In ONE day, he removed the blackness from my tooth via internal bleaching and you can’t even tell i had a root canal in the first place. Best dentist EVER! He came in on his day off today to complete the internal bleaching process. I have never seen a more dedicated dentist. The receptionists are also the sweetest you will see 😉

Israel H. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I can’t say enough about what a great experience and service I received here. I frequent the Bella Terra shopping center they are located in conventionally located off the freeway at the top of Beach Blvd and Edinger. They have a new patient special that caught my eye as I was in the market for a new dentist. Dr. Steven Shao and his front desk staff are extremely friendly, professional, thorough and detailed without being pushy. They provided and excellent cleaning, quick and accurate x-rays, along with detailed and close up color pictures of each tooth. Each tooth and possible issue is discussed in laymen’s terms along with all level of severity. Great pricing and online/texts appt reminders, etc. Well, there it is – I found my new dentist! Highly recommended.


Sunrise Dental Center was founded in Huntington Beach, CA in 1999 and has been practicing in Orange County for over 12 years. Our goal has always been to offer excellent, compassionate dental care as well as education and information. We have invested in state-of-the-art technology, the very best professionals on staff and patient comforts such as high end dental chairs and TV's for your comfort. We are located in the Bella Terra Shopping Center as a fun and interesting place to visit, complete with shopping, restaurants and movie theaters. Our wonderful doctors Dr. Steven Shao and Dr. Mai Ong strives to provide exceptional personalized services with cutting edge technology and flexible hours in a convenient location. Dr. Steven is a Huntington Beach resident for over 20 years. He completed his undergraduate study at the University of California San Diego and attended Boston University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Steven focus on dental technology, cosmetic dentistry and patient education. He has a passion for the art of dentistry, education, technology and patient care. Dr. Steven is a member of ADA, CDA, OCDS, AACD and AGD. On his spare time, Dr. Steven enjoys travel, music, motor sports, photography, technology, science, engineering, art design and special events coordination.