Meet your doctors

The faces behind your smile

Get to know the dedicated professionals behind your dental care. Our team's expertise, warmth, and commitment to excellence are the cornerstones of our practice.

Stephen Nozaki, DDS, MPH, DIDIA

Owner & Lead Dentist

Dr. Stephen Nozaki is the owner and lead dentist at Image Dental in Stockton. He is a dedicated professional born and raised in California's Central Valley. With a commitment to his community, he brings advanced dental techniques learned from extensive education and continuous training from around the world. A third-generation Japanese American, Dr. Nozaki has a rich background that includes international living and a deep passion for both dentistry and outdoor activities. His focus in dentistry aligns with his passion for cosmetics and dental implants.
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Stephen Nozaki - Owner and Lead Dentist

Bryce Ashton, DDS

Associate Dentist

Dr. Bryce Ashton, an Associate Dentist at Image Dental, hails from the Bay Area but grew up in Minneapolis. After earning a degree in Biomedical Sciences and completing his DDS at Loma Linda University, he returned to California to pursue his passion in dentistry. Committed to making dental visits calm and trust-building, he's affiliated with prestigious dental associations. Beyond dentistry, Dr. Ashton is an avid marathon runner, gym enthusiast, and enjoys spending time with his dog, Harry.
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Bryce Ashton - Dentist

Patricia Ramos, DDS, MS

Dental Anesthesiologist

Dr. Patricia Ramos, a Southern California native and Dental Anesthesiologist at Image Dental, found her calling in anesthesiology after overcoming her own dental fears. With a BS in Biology from Pacific Union College and a DDS from Loma Linda University, she specializes in helping fearful patients through gentle, patient care. Her journey includes a residency in Dental Anesthesia, becoming a Diplomat of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology. Now based in Northern California, she provides mobile anesthesiology services. A member of several dental associations, Dr. Ramos enjoys cooking, traveling, and family time outside her patient-focused practice.
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Patricia Ramos - Dental Anesthesiologist

J.C. Chang, DDS, MS


Dr. Chang, an Endodontist at Image Dental, brings a rich background from Taiwan to Northern California. With a foundation in Biological Sciences, Psychology, and Art History from UC Irvine, and advanced dental training from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she graduated cum laude, Dr. Chang is deeply committed to endodontics. Her postgraduate research on HIV-1 at Northwestern University highlights her scientific rigor. Completing her specialty in Endodontics at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, she's now a key member of several top dental associations. Passionate about photography, travel, and art, Dr. Chang also aspires to explore the Great Barrier Reef through scuba diving.
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June Chang - Endodontist

Paul Williams, DDS

Maxillofacial Oral Surgeon

Dr. Paul Williams, a Maxillofacial Oral Surgeon at Image Dental, began his distinguished journey at Oakwood University before earning his DDS from Loma Linda School of Dentistry. His research on Bone Morphogenetic Protein has been widely published. Dr. Williams received extensive training in Oral Maxillofacial and trauma reconstruction at Harbor-UCLA and King-Drew medical centers, joining Image Dental in 2012. An active member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and holding fellowships and diplomas in related fields, Dr. Williams is deeply committed to community service and education, mentoring students across various levels.
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Paul Williams - Oral Surgeon