Meet Our Doctors

Jaclyn Alexandra Smrecek, DDS

Dr. Smrecek grew up in Newport Beach where she attended Sage Hill High School. She played varsity tennis all throughout high school and into college at Scripps College in Claremont, California. She followed in her father’s footsteps by working in his dental office during the summers, eventually going on to become a dentist herself. She completed her dental education at the prestigious University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, graduating with high honors and gaining entry into all three honors societies:

  • Tau Kappa Omega—a dental honor society that grants membership to the top 20% of students.
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon—a membership that is offered to only 12% of the graduating class.
  • Phi Kappa Phi—a highly esteemed honor society that extends exclusive invitations to a limited number of graduating students.

After graduation she continued her education, achieving the following advanced training programs and certifications:

  • Invisalign® Certified Provider
  • Membership in the American Academy of Clear Aligners
  • Adhesive Rehabilitations and Minimally Invasive Veneer Preparations with Dr. Miguel Ortiz
  • KOIS Treatment Planning and Functional Occlusion Course
  • OASIS Implant Academy—GAO International Live Surgery Training
  • BIOCLEAR Core Anterior and Posterior Certification
  • Veneer Masterclass by Dr. Tejas Patel

Dr. Smrecek is also a proud member of the American Dental Association®, the California Dental Association and the Orange County Dental Association.

Dr. Smrecek’s father founded the practice in 1981, and now she continues her father’s legacy of high-quality dental care to the community of Newport Beach, California, and the surrounding areas of Orange County. Not only was Dr. Jaclyn trained by her father, but she also pushes the Smrecek dental legacy forward by enhancing her skills through continuing education courses to stay on top of the latest techniques, which allow her to deliver the best that dental care has to offer to her patients. Dr. Jaclyn is committed to treating her patients like family by customizing their care to their specific needs and desires. “I aim to educate my patients so that they can understand the value of a healthy mouth and smile. In the end, my goal is to get my patients healthy and, most importantly, KEEP them healthy.”

Dr. Smrecek’s hobbies include backpacking and hiking, tennis, Peloton® workouts and surfing at San Onofre State Beach, Blackies, Bolsa Chica State Beach and Southside Huntington Beach Pier.

 

Justine Hoda Hai, DDS, MS

Dr. Hai received her bachelor’s degree with honors in biomedical sciences from the University of Buffalo Honors College before going on to complete her doctorate at the university’s school of dental medicine for pre-doctoral training. She graduated in 2015 and continues her education through regular courses to stay on top of the latest advances in dentistry. She also lectures internationally and teaches at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has received Advanced Education in General Dentistry from UCLA and Periodontology and a masters in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has received the California Society of Periodontists Outstanding Graduate Research Award, as well as a Global Oral Health Research Fellowship.

Dr. Hai has been practicing periodontics in the Newport Beach, California, area for around five years. Her goal is to revitalize her patients’ gum health which is the foundation of the mouth and linked to a multitude of systemic conditions. She wants to help repair lost bone, rebuild lost gum tissue and replace missing teeth so that each individual can feel comfortable and happy about their oral needs. She is also passionate about education, wanting her patients to feel empowered when they are making decisions regarding their oral health, and knowing that she will listen to their needs, concerns and fears as their empathetic health advocate.

Dr. Hai is married and has two dogs. In her free time, she loves to play board games, spend time with family and friends.