We feel fortunate to be part of an AMAZING dental team!  We are proud that our team shares a do-good attitude, as well as the values of honesty, and professional integrity. Our doctors, receptionists and clinical assistants are highly skilled and focused on delivering kind, comfortable, and efficient care.


Our team extends beyond our own office into the community as we work with many talented General Dentists and Specialists.  We are privileged to serve as an extension of their teams and are grateful for their trust and confidence in us.  We all work together for one purpose - caring for YOU the very best that we can!


Dr. Jönsson grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah where his father practiced general dentistry. He worked in his fathers dental office starting at age 11. Dr. Jönsson studied medical biology at the University of Utah, and graduated in 2001 from the University of the Pacific Dental School in San Francisco. During dental school he was inducted into OKU and TKO honorary dental societies. Dr. Jönsson practiced general dentistry for several years in the bay area before moving to Chicago for speciality training. There he completed a residency in endodontics at the University of Illinois and earned a Master's Degree in oral biology. He moved to Orange County to join our practice in 2005. After several years with the practice, he returned to school again for formal Implant training at Loma Linda University. There he completed a 2-year Fellowship in advanced surgical and prosthetic Implant dentistry. Dr. Jönsson is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and has served as an Associate Clinical Professor at Loma Linda University in both the Endodontic and Implant departments. In his free time Dr. Jönsson enjoys, spending time with his wife and 2 boys, traveling, and surfing.
Stephen N Ferraro, DDS
Dr. Stephen Ferraro grew up in Downey, California and comes from a dental family. Both his father and younger brother are general dentists and his mother is a hygienist. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Vanderbilt University Nashville Tennessee in 1999, and received his Dental Degree from the University of Southern California in 2003. He went on to complete a two-year residency program at the University of Illinois-at Chicago and received his specialty certification in 2005. Since entering private practice in 2005, he has practiced Endodontics in Downey, Sherman Oaks, Montebello, and Santa Monica. Dr. Ferraro has maintained a full-time practice limited to Endodontics in Downey, California since 2011. In 2012, he successfully completed a six-year process to attain Board Certification in the specialty of Endodontics, and he is now recognized as a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. In his spare time, Stephen enjoys outdoor activities such as running, cycling, and participating in obstacle races.
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Dr. Chu grew up in sunny San Diego and eventually traveled north, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Neurobiology from UC Berkeley. He completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the UCLA School of Dentistry, where he received the Outstanding Performance in Endodontics Award. During his time at UCLA, Dr. Chu was a strong proponent for dental community service and took the opportunity to travel to China to provide dental care for orphaned children. He was also a member of the UCLA Club Tennis Team and an instructor for pre-dental and dental students. Dr. Chu completed his post-doctoral endodontic residency at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he earned his Master's of Science in Dentistry degree. He gained extensive experience in providing both surgical and non-surgical treatment options, as well as in utilizing the latest advances in technology including the Dental Operating Microscope, Ultrasonic instrumentation, and 3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography. Dr. Chu was excited to return to Southern California to reunite with family and friends. Although Dr. Chu was a nationally ranked junior tennis player, he has more recently turned to a wider array of sports including pickleball, basketball, rock climbing and golf. He also enjoys competitive nights of board games and tackling the numerous escape rooms in the area. Dr. Chu is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.

Retired Endodontists

Steven N McNicholas, DDS, MS
Frank J. Wilkinson, DDS
Leslie Werksman, DDS





In serving the local dental community since 1983, we have worked with hundreds of local dentists and developed great relationships with many of Southern Orange County's trusted General Dentists and Specialists. We serve as an extension of their offices, and work hand in hand with them to deliver outstanding care for you.


If you are new to Orange County, or are just looking for a referral to a credible dentist, just ask us!  It will be our pleasure to help match you to your perfect Dentist.


Saddleback Valley Endodontics consists of several separate, individual professional corporations practicing

in a shared expense environment. Proudly serving Laguna Hills and surrounding Orange County since 1983.


Email: office@sbvendo.com

Phone: (949) 581-8890

Fax: (949) 581-3902


Mondays - Fridays: 8 am - 5 pm.

Answering service available after hours

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25261 Paseo De Valencia, Suite 3

Laguna Hills, California, 92637