Adventure Dental Dentistry & Orthodontics

Santa Clarita

Meet Our Santa Clarita Team

Pediatric Dentists & Orthodontists

At Adventure Dental and Orthodontics, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality of care possible.

Learn more about our staff here!

Dr. Amy Monti

Dr. Amy Monti

Pediatric Dentist

Bio

Dr. Monti has been living in Southern California since 1988, earning her bachelor and D.D.S. degrees from UCLA. She completed her residency in Pediatric Dentistry in Boston at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Boston Children’s Hospital. She currently lives in Valencia with her husband, Ryan, and children, Joseph and Elizabeth. She enjoys exercising, attending Dodger’s games, and cheering for the UCLA football team.

Dr. Monti is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American and California Dental Associations, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and Southern California Society of Dentistry for Children.

dr. Shandra Pepper

Dr. Shandra Pepper

Pediatric Dentist

A native of Southern California, Dr. Pepper graduated from UCLA in 2003 with an undergraduate degree in Physiological Sciences. She loved UCLA so much that it is where she chose to earn her dental degree. Somehow tired of the sunshine and warm weather, Dr. Pepper next moved to Boston, where she completed her pediatric dental residency at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Because Dr. Pepper always wanted to serve her hometown community and be close to family and friends, she happily returned to the Antelope Valley.

Dr. Pepper now lives in Palmdale with her husband Christopher, an aerospace engineer, their son Theo, and two rescue cats. She loves country music, going to the gym, In-N-Out, and, of course, rooting for UCLA. Go Bruins!

dr. Shandra Pepper
Dr. Vivian Yee
Dr. Vivian Yee

Dr. Vivian Yee

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Vivian Yee is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is a Southern California native. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology with honors from UCLA. She then received her dental degree from Harvard School of Dental Medicine and her certificate in pediatric dentistry from USC and Miller Children’s Hospital. She is currently an attending at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Being a pediatric dentist has also given her the opportunity to provide dental care to orphans in Cambodia and advocate for children’s oral health in Washington. Dr. Vivian is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the California Dental Association.

Teresa Lee DDS

Dr. Teresa Lee

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Lee, a Southern California native, is a 2007 graduate of the UCLA School of Dentistry. She completed her residency in Pediatric Dentistry at USC and is a Board Certified Diplomate in Pediatric Dentistry. Notably, she was recognized for her exceptional manual dexterity, earning the distinction of “golden hands” from her peers at UCLA. Dr. Lee considers it a true privilege to utilize her skills and passion for working with children to provide personalized, high-quality care and help them develop good dental health habits that can last a lifetime. She is an active member of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the California Dental Association. Outside of her professional endeavors, Dr. Lee enjoys fine art, aerobic exercise, gardening, continuous learning, and cherishing moments with her family.

Teresa Lee DDS
Dr. Parnian Soleimani
Dr. Parnian Soleimani

Dr. Parnian Soleimani

Orthodontist

Dr. Soleimani completed her dental training at the University of Toronto and earned her three-year specialty Certificate in Orthodontics at the University of Manitoba. Following graduation, she obtained her Board Certification, a distinction held by only the top percentile of orthodontists. Relocating to California to be closer to family, she is eager to share her expertise to brighten smiles in her new hometown.

Beyond straightening teeth, she enjoys traveling, hiking, snowboarding, and spending time at the beach! Dr. Soleimani is thrilled to join Adventure Dental and Orthodontics and looks forward to meeting you!

Dr. Josh Ely

Dr. Josh Ely

Oral Surgeon

Patient care is the cornerstone of Dr. Josh Ely’s practice as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. He is committed to delivering uncompromising care while ensuring that patients remain comfortable and confident in their treatment. Dr. Ely believes that such care is achieved through open communication and active discussion with his patients.

Educated at the UCLA School of Dentistry, Dr. Ely has held esteemed positions including President of the UCLA Apollonian Society and President of UCLA Alpha Omega. He is a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS), and the California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (CALAOMS), reflecting his deep involvement in the professional community.

Dr. Josh Ely