B.S., Physiological Science
University of California, Los Angeles
Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
Doctor of Dental Surgery
Dr. Steph is part of the top 6% general dentists in the United States and Canada that hold this fellowship.
The FAGD is a prestigious award from the Academy of General Dentistry that recognizes excellence in clinical skill and patient care.
The mission for the UCLA Center for Esthetic Dentistry is to educate and instill values for uncompromising patient care and innovation in advanced education for dentists who aspire to excel in cutting-edge, esthetic and restorative dental care.
Dr. Steph was born and raised in Ventura, California. She discovered her love for dentistry early on while spending time at the office with her dad, Dr. Philip Kroll, where she watched dentistry positively transform patients’ lives. She loves how dentistry is the perfect blend of patient care, health science, and art.
Dr. Steph attended Buena High School, where she played volleyball for the Bulldogs and graduated in the top of her class in 2008. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Physiological Science from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2012, and continued her dental education in San Francisco at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry (UOP). While at UOP, Dr. Steph regularly volunteered both in San Francisco and abroad to provide dental care and oral health education to underserved communities. In 2015, Dr. Steph graduated with honors from UOP and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS).
Continual learning is of paramount importance to Dr. Steph, allowing her to provide leading edge dental care to her patients. Dr. Steph is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), an honor attained by only 6% of general dentists in the US and Canada. Dr. Steph is dedicated to continual learning, and she is actively pursuing her Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD).
Currently, Dr. Steph is a clinical educator at the UCLA School of Dentistry, where she and Dr. Philip Kroll teach graduate dentists at the Center for Esthetic Dentistry as a part of a two-year residency program. Dr. Steph also serves as an Area Director for the Santa Barbara-Ventura Dental Society, where she facilitates collaboration and networking between her local colleagues.
Dr. Steph lives in Ventura and is happily married to her high school sweetheart. Outside of the office, she loves spending time with friends and family, traveling the world, practicing yoga, SCUBA diving, and hiking with her adopted greyhound, Nala.
We believe in competence, compassion, and commitment in everything we do. We want you to feel amazing about your oral health every time you smile.
Lecturer & Clinical Instructor
UCLA Center for Esthetic Dentistry
Dr. Steph Hwang Kroll, DDS, FAGD
Member of the American Dental Association
Member of the California Dental Association
Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Member of the Tau Kappa Omega Dental Honors Society, UoP, School of Dentistry