Balboa Island Dentistry

Stephen G. Alfano, DDS

Prosthodontist located in Newport Beach, CA

Meet Dr. Alfano

Balboa Island Dentistry is a comprehensive prosthodontic dental practice serving Newport Beach, California, and the nearby region. The dedicated staff works together to provide patients with regular dental hygiene checkups and standard treatments including fillings, root canals, and periodontal treatment. In addition, the team offers specialized cosmetic dental services, including veneers, teeth whitening, and dental implants.

Dr. Stephen Alfano leads the team and ensures each patient receives the care they need and deserve. He's been practicing as a dentist for 24 years after earning his degree from the University of Texas Dental School in San Antonio. He possesses board certification from the American Board of Prosthodontics. He has a long list of active memberships in reputable dental associations such as the American College of Prosthodontists, the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Dental Association, and the California Dental Association.

Dr. Alfano treats a wide range of dental issues, including sleep apnea and temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ). He prescribes and customizes oral appliances as well as educates and improves patient's smiles using whitening procedures and veneers. Because he realizes the stress some feel when going to the dentist, he offers conscious sedation to relax the patient and possesses the necessary certification to administer this comfort measure.

Dr. Alfano has published several articles and recently authored a textbook chapter describing the immediate loading of dental implants. 

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Balboa Island Dentistry

Balboa Island Dentistry is a comprehensive prosthodontic dental practice serving Newport Beach, California, and the nearby region. The dedicated staff works together to provide patients with regular dental hygiene checkups and standard treatments including fillings, root canals, and periodontal treatment. In addition, the team offers specialized cosmetic dental services, including veneers, teeth whitening, and dental implants.

Dr. Stephen Alfano leads the team and ensures each patient receives the care they need and deserve. He's been practicing as a dentist for 24 years after earning his degree from the University of Texas Dental School in San Antonio. He possesses board certification from the American Board of Prosthodontics. He has a long list of active memberships in reputable dental associations such as the American College of Prosthodontists, the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Dental Association, and the California Dental Association.

Dr. Alfano treats a wide range of dental issues, including sleep apnea and temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ). He prescribes and customizes oral appliances as well as educates and improves patient's smiles using whitening procedures and veneers. Because he realizes the stress some feel when going to the dentist, he offers conscious sedation to relax the patient and possesses the necessary certification to administer this comfort measure.

Dr. Alfano has published several articles and recently authored a textbook chapter describing the immediate loading of dental implants. 


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Meet Our Team
  • Connie, Dental Assistant

    Connie has extensive knowledge and training in the dental field. She joined our team in April of 2015.She has brought a strong work ethic and organizational skills to our office. She is the mother of 4 and expecting her 9th grandchild this spring. If she is not hanging out with her family, you can find her on the weekends watching and dancing to local tribute bands. Also, she enjoys doing crafts and repurposing furniture.

  • Rochelle, Registered Dental Assistant

    Rochelle has enjoyed working at Balboa Island Dentistry for the last 14 years .She has been working in dentistry for the last 30. She loved working in the back office as a Registered Dental Assistant for the majority of those years chair side with the doctor and patients.  A number of years ago she transitioned to the front office where she now works with Cathy scheduling patients and other front office duties including marketing.

    When Rochelle isn’t at the office she can be found in a pilates class, dancing, or walking the island.  She is the mother of two successful wonderful adult children and Grandmother or” G” “as they call her” of 3 fun adorable cherished grandchildren.

    “I have worked for only 2 dentists in my life and am so happy to continue my career with Dr. Alfano who I feel is an extremely educated, intelligent, caring, gentle, and ethical boss and dentist.”

  • Shellie, Registered Dental Assistant

    Shellie has been with Balboa Island Dentistry for over 37 years.  She was an “island gal” from the time she was a year old and graduated from Corona del Mar High School.  Shellie attended Andrew’s University in Michigan and also Loma Linda University in So Cal. 

    Shellie enjoys traveling the world, fine wine, and cuisine and spending time with her husband Scott and their 2 Chihuahuas. 

    “I have literally grown up in this wonderful practice and have shared so much with our patients.  They are like family to me and it has been a privilege to give them quality care and beautiful smiles.”

  • Cathy, Office Manager

    We have such wonderful patients and it is truly rewarding helping and being there for our patients.  Cathy loves working on Balboa Island in such a beautiful and caring office.  Between the wonderful patients and dental team, it really feels like family.

    Cathy has worked in the dental field for over 38 years and has been with Balboa Island Dentistry for over 27 years.  She loves working with all of the different patients and takes a lot of pride in making sure all of their dental needs are well taken care of.

    Cathy’s son who is now 23 (can you believe it?) is still her pride and joy.  Cathy loves her trips to Montana, weekend getaways, music, movies, and crafting.

  • Angie, Registered Dental Hygienist

    Angie graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from Loma Linda University in Southern California. 

    She moved to Orange County from Loma Linda 8 years ago to enjoy the cooler weather and beach life.  Some of Angie's interest in her off time include traveling abroad, trips to Mammoth for hiking, biking, and skiing, trying new restaurants, and family time.

    As a Dental Hygienist, I want to promote optimal dental care and provide proper education.  My goal is to make each patient feel comfortable and satisfied by the services they received by being gentle yet thorough.  

  • Maryanne, Registered Dental Hygienist

    Maryanne has been providing the highest of quality care as a Dental Hygienist for over 31 years.  Extremely thorough, yet gentle, Maryanne strives for optimizing dental health as well as overall health and well-being.

    Not only is Maryanne passionate about Dentistry, she is a Certified Yoga Instructor which enables her to bring more kindness and compassions to her work.  This helps her patients feel more relaxed and at ease for an enjoyable dental experience.

    When not working, Maryanne enjoys spending time on the island and having fun with her daughter.

Our Team

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  • Cathy
    Cathy
    Office Manager
  • Shellie
    Shellie
    Registered Dental Assistant
  • Rochelle
    Rochelle
    Registered Dental Assistant
  • Connie
    Connie
    Dental Assistant
  • Maryanne
    Maryanne
    Dental Hygienist
  • Angie
    Angie
    Dental Hygienist
Testimonials

Words from our patients

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    "Dr. Alfano is a wonderful dentist & a very caring person as well. If you are looking for consistency & friendliness in staff, Balboa Island Dentistry is the place to go"

    Julia B.
  • "Dr. Alfano...did a wonderful job with my problem tooth. I cannot say enough about his “chair side” mannerand his familiarity with my situation."

    Jamie K.
  • "Very happy with Dr. Alfano. He has a way with injections to make them not hurt! Very professional yet very friendly office."

    Rosanne B.
  • “Very satisfied. Entire staff is professional & friendly.”

    Ann U.
  • “Dr. Alfano is really really good! Had crowns replaced. The doctor was great ! No pain in administering the shot. I am happy with him.”

    Halina G.
  • "The exceptional care combined with the staff’s focus on their patients’ needs and comfort have earned my respect and kudos!”

    Larry J.
  • “The staff was very informative. Everyone in the office is always helpful and informed”

    Douglas R.
  • “The office staff is all so nice and helpful, always! I never have to wait for my appointment, always very prompt.”

    Verified Patient
  • "Dr. Alfaro makes visits to the dentist (almost) a pleasure. I hope he's in practice for as long as I need a dentist."

    George S.
  • "Love all the wonderful friends that greet me at the office. Not like any other office."

    Geofrey W.
  • "Without a doubt the best care my teeth & gums have ever had!"

    Shannon F.
  • "Dr. Alfano seems to be a great successor to Dr. Ballback and all of the exceptional staff is still there."

    Thomas S.
  • "A special thank you to Dr. Alfano for the fabulous dental work. We would highly recommend him to anyone needing dental care."

    Barry M.
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Balboa Island Dentistry
217 A Marine Avenue
Newport Beach, CA 92662