OrthoGrace Dental

Meet the Team at OrthoGrace Dental

At OrthoGrace Dental, our team works together to make sure that every experience you have with us is pleasant and stress-free. Oral health care should be a priority, but it doesn't need to be a chore! 

When you enter our modern, upbeat office environment, you will know we are not just another dental practice. Dr. Joe Medellin truly cares about your comfort, and you can be confident that whenever you visit, YOU are our most important patient!

We hope that you will stop by in person to visit us at our Northridge dental office. Until then, please take a moment to get to know our outstanding team!

Dr. Joe Medellin


I like helping people. Whether they are in pain or just unhappy with their smile, I know that when we are done, they will feel happier and look better!

Dr. Medellin is a native of Bogota, Colombia, where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS) from Colombian Republic University. He then went on to study orthodontics for an additional three years at The Dental and Orthodontic Association for Research and Teaching in Mexico.

Dr. Medellin moved to California 22 years ago, and while he waited to validate his dental license in the US, he worked as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. During this time, he also worked as a quality control supervisor at a dental lab. In 2011, Dr. Medellin relocated to the San Fernando Valley, where he met his wife, started a family, and opened OrthoGrace Dental in Northridge. Dr. Medellin is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Medellin and his wife, Yvette, have two beautiful children, Isabella and Max, and they love spending time together as a family. Dr. Medellin also enjoys playing basketball and watching soccer.

Yvette S. Medellin

Practice Admnistrator

Mrs. Medellin first came to the San Fernando valley over 20 years ago, after receiving her bachelor’s degree in business finance. She then attended Pepperdine University where she earned her Masters degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. After spending 15 years as a business consultant, followed by another couple years in the entertainment industry, Yvette was ready to tackle business ownership and opened OrthoGrace Dental with her husband in February 2015.

Yvette enjoys working with and meeting all of the wonderful patients and helping improve their oral health. She loves the challenge of working in an environment where every day is different and there is always something new to learn.

Originally from Kansas City, MO, Yvette lived in four different states by the time she was three years old. She has called Encino home for the past ten years. 

Yvette loves spending free time with her husband and children (aged five and seven), going to the beach, wine tasting, and traveling. She is also a troop leader for her daughter's Girl Scouts Brownie troop and a room parent her son's kindergarten class. Yvette enjoys watching the Denver Broncos, the LA Clippers and University of Arizona Wildcats basketball. 

Staff photo sitting on stairs featuring Dr. Medellin, Yvette Medellin, Elizabeth Castillo, Bryan Segovia, Margaret Mata and Joshua Navas
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5-Star Treatment!!

I had a stand-out experience with Dr. Medellin and his team at OrthoGrace Dental and couldn't be happier! I went in with an unusual request: I wanted some cosmetic work done on a front tooth crown that was twenty years old, and being an artist type, I wanted to make it stand out--I wanted gold. Dr. Medellin came up with the perfect solution: an open-face gold frame. I thought about it for a week and as soon as I decided it was right for me, they took my impressions and sent them to the lab right away. Dr. Medellin has lab experience himself--and he even had to do some convincing--the lab didn't want to do it! But he worked it out with a former colleague and they figured how it could be done; I'd gone to the right man for the job.

Each appointment was smooth and professional, and the work turned out excellent! The design, quality of craftsmanship, and implementation were all beautiful, and at a price point that I felt was reasonable and fair for such a procedure. I love it more all the time. Thank you Doctor Medellin and team!

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