Meet Dr. Summer
Dr. Summer Blake, DDS, MS
Creating beautiful smiles and delivering quality orthodontic care for my patients is a wonderfully rewarding feeling to me. For that reason, I believe everyone should love their smile and I’m honored to provide excellent care to my patients to promote self-esteem and self-confidence.
For that reason, my vision for Summer Orthodontics is the result of years of education and experience. As a California native enduring Philadelphia winters for my orthodontic residency, the dream of an office with a view of the Pacific Ocean motivated me through cold, winter nights.
As a practicing orthodontist, the importance of staying current on the latest advances in orthodontics has been a top priority. In fact, today’s orthodontic treatment is truly amazing. As a matter of fact, every year there are new advances being made. Above all, I make sure I have the most up-to-date training to achieve the best possible results.
Furthermore, as a mom, I know the value of every patient’s and parent’s time. Our office goes to great lengths to respect everyone’s time throughout the treatment process. Therefore, the treatment plans of Summer Orthodontics are designed to progress our patients along as efficiently as possible.
Similarly, as a professional caregiver, it is very important to me to answer all questions and explain my treatment plans each step of the way. Choosing the right treatment plan is a big decision that can sometimes feel overwhelming. Moreover, my job is to minimize this stress by arming patients and parents with the knowledge they need to make the best, most informed decisions.
Likewise, as a health advocate, I enjoy practicing healthy choices in my personal and professional life. In my free time, I enjoy yoga and pilates and preparing healthy meals with my family. Thus, my focus on healthy choices is the foundation for Sustainable Smiles.
Finally, thank you for taking the time to learn more about Summer Orthodontics. We look forward to the opportunity to care for you or a loved one soon.
Education & Certifications
- DDS: UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA
- Postgraduate Degree: Temple University School of Dentistry, Philadelphia, PA
- MS: Temple University School of Dentistry, Philadelphia, PA
- Undergraduate Studies: Mathematics, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
- Dental Board of California
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
- Los Angeles Dental Society