Image Dental Stephen Nozaki of Image Dental is a top rated dentist in Stockton, CA. Image Dental offers the best in general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and oral surgery. Our specialties include dental implants and same day crowns with CEREC technology. We also offer pediatric and preventive dentistry. Stop by our dentist office today!

Meet The Team

Our entire dental care team is dedicated to providing you with our "Five-Star" service. Each member of our team works together to meet all the dental needs of our patients in a gentle, professional, and caring manner. We take great pride in our knowledge and experience, and are committed to continuing education focused on state-of-the-art dentistry.

Stephen Nozaki, DDS, MPH, DIDIA

Dr. Nozaki was born here in the Central Valley and is a fourth generation Japanese American.  Being the son of a missionary doctor, he spent many years abroad in places like Singapore, Taiwan and Guam.  After graduating from high school in Guam in 1991, he received his undergraduate degree from California State University in biology.  He then pursued his masters degree in epidemiology and doctorate degree from Loma Linda University in southern California. Dr. Nozaki completed his fellowship with the International Dental Implant Association in 2014. He continues to learn the latest technology and modern dental techniques. Dr. Nozaki is a member of the ADA, CDA, the local San Joaquin Dental Society. He is also a diplomate with the International Dental Implant Association. During his free time, he enjoys photography, snowboarding, surfing, golfing, mountain biking, scuba diving, running and spending quality time with his wife, family and friends.

Lisa - Office Manager

Lisa is originally from sunny southern California.  She has over 14 years of experience in the dental field. She and her husband decided to make a change and move to northern California a few years ago. They fell in love with northern California and enjoy spending their time exploring different cities during weekend getaways.

Cherish, RDH - Dental Hygienist

Cherish began her dental career at Image Dental in 2005.  As a Treatment Coordinator and Front Office Assistant she quickly realized she had a passion for Dentistry. This inspired her to pursue a career as a Dental Hygienist. After graduating Carrington College in Sacramento in 2008, Cherish then returned to the practice as a Hygienist. She is positive, understanding, and strives to set her patients at ease in the dental chair. She is passionate about educating her patients, and celebrating the improvement in their oral health. When not working, Cherish spends time with her husband and two small children. She enjoys sewing, running, and outdoor activities. She looks forward to many more years of working alongside Dr. Nozaki and the wonderful staff family here at Image Dental.

Jenny, RDH - Dental Hygienist

Jenny is from Elk Grove, CA.  After  high school, she  started her dental hygiene career when she joined the US Armed forces and served 8 years in the Army Reserves. This inspired her to return to college, and in 2004 she graduated from Sacramento City College to become a dental hygienist in the civilian sector. She is positive,  understanding, compassionate,  and strives to set her patients at ease in the dental chair while educating them about the process of achieving optimal oral health.  Jenny enjoys nature, cooking, movies, gardening,  and dining out with friends during her spare time.

Carol, DA - Reception/Dental Assistant

Carol was born in Santa Clara and has been a Stockton resident since 1994. She entered the dental field in 2000 and has been an asset to Image Dental ever since. Carol enjoys caring for her three children and loves social gatherings of family and friends. Dental assisting is an enjoyable and fulfilling career for her, filled with dental educating and care for her patients.

Kelli, RDA - Registered Dental Assistant

Kelli was born, raised and continues to live on her families ranch in the small farming community of Linden, CA. In 2005, she finished Dental Assisting school and immediately started working with Image Dental. She enjoys spending time with her husband in the great outdoors doing activities such as camping, fishing, four-wheeling and traveling.

Megan, RDA - Registered Dental Assistant

After working in Germany as a Dental Assistant, she came back to the US to continue her dental career. With almost five years experience in the dental field, she joined Image Dental in 2015. She spends a lot of time going hiking, fishing and dirt biking with her fiance and their three dogs.

Celia, RDA - Registered Dental Assistant

Since graduating from Heald College in 2012 with an A.A.S. degree in Dental Assisting, Celia has applied her talents with Dr. Nozaki.  Celia's goal is to provide comfort and safety to each patient. Celia loves dentistry. Mainly because she enjoys to see amazing transformations, but also because she values the relationships with each patient. Celia has a wonderful husband and two beautiful children. She loves spending time outdoors and going on mini vacations with her family.

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