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Joe Medellin, DDS

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
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.

Our Team

Dr. Joe Medellin is pleased to present our amazing dental team! Filled with energetic individuals, our team is friendly and hardworking. We try to have fun and help our patients have excellent experiences at our practice. Everyone speaks Spanish and is here to help you and your family get the smiles you deserve. Learn more about our services for dental care in Northridge, California, and call OrthoGrace Dental at 818-280-5596 to schedule a visit with our dentist.

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Yvette S. Medellin


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 master’s 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 twelve years.

Yvette loves spending free time with her husband and children (aged six and eight), going to the beach, wine tasting, and traveling. She is the troop leader for her daughter’s Girl Scouts Brownie troop and a room parent her son’s first grade class. When not in the office, she is the typical mom taxi, driving all over from gymnastics lessons to little league games. Yvette enjoys watching the Denver Broncos, the Golden State Warriors and University of Arizona Wildcats basketball.