Dr. Joe Eliason
Dr. Eliason brings a warm personality and extensive training in cutting-edge orthodontic technology to the SMILE Team. He loves practicing orthodontics and feels fortunate to be able to work on the beautiful smiles of Sonoma County. Dr. Eliason feels strongly that orthodontic treatment should involve a relationship of trust and strives to provide a level of care that will keep patients smiling confidently for years to come.
Raised in Lodi, CA, Dr. Eliason later received his dental and orthodontic training at the University of California, San Francisco and the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Eliason has been recognized with numerous awards and accolades, including an award for leadership by the American College of Dentists and for ethics and professionalism by the San Francisco Dental Society. He has also served the American Dental Association nationally as a commissioner to the Commission on Dental Accreditation and currently reviews scientific articles submitted for publication in prestigious journals such as Angle Orthodontist and Progress in Orthodontics. He enjoys serving in his profession and in the community around Sonoma County.
Dr. Eliason loves working with kids of all ages, from 7 to 70. He and his wife Jana have four children of their own: Lily, Noah, Gracie, and Josie. He is an avid cyclist and loves exploring the roads of Sonoma County and the trails at Annadel State Park. Dr. Eliason and his family make their home in Windsor.
Dr. Kelly Choi
Dr. Kelly Choi received her dental training from the University of Pennsylvania and completed her orthodontic residency at the University of Washington. Originally from the east coast, Dr. Choi first moved to California in 2013 to work for Invisalign’s Research department in San Jose, CA. Dr. Choi quickly fell in love with the bay area weather and lifestyle and her husband, a native Californian, had no trouble convincing her that California would be their forever home.
Dr. Choi is well versed in traditional and modern orthodontic treatment modalities and brings both her enthusiasm and experience to the SMILE team. Dr. Choi is a member of numerous honor societies as well as local and national orthodontic associations. She has numerous accomplishments in the field, including the publication of her own scientific research in the prestigious Angle Orthodontist journal. Dr. Choi is also very proud to have passed a rigorous peer review exam in order to become a Board Certified orthodontist.
Dr. Choi is an avid reader, yoga enthusiast and runner. She loves to get outside and enjoy all of California’s natural wonders. Dr. Choi is very passionate about orthodontics and feels extremely lucky to practice a profession that she loves.
Dr. Charles Wear
Although Dr. Wear is not actively seeing scheduled patients, he continues to be an important liaison orthodontist and expert practitioner on our SMILE team. Dr. Wear is the most experienced orthodontist in Sonoma County and has been contributing to the health and quality of life of children and adults since he established this practice over 30 years ago. His highly respected reputation is known nationwide, but his heart is in Sonoma County. As a community leader, Dr. Wear has lead and supported numerous local educational and charitable organizations. As he says, “I live here and I want to give back to my community.”