Meet Orthodontist Dr. JC Cadena DDS MS


Dr. JC and his family have been involved with dentistry their entire lives. His father is a General Dentist and his brother is an Endodontist (Root Canal Specialist). After earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Javeriana University and Master of Science degree at the University of Illinois, Dr JC trained as an Orthodontist at Oregon Health Sciences University. He has been in practice for over 15 years and is now responsible for thousands of beautiful, healthy smiles.

You will be glad to know that he is one of only a few orthodontists in our area who is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontists, the most respected orthodontic organization in the world. Learn more about the only board approved by the American Dental Association.

Despite his academic achievements and his impressive career, Dr. J.C. would rather be recognized for the special devotion he has for each and every one of his patients. Dr. J.C.’s manual dexterity, his chairside manner and his ability to make his patients feel special, make him the best choice in San Jose CA and Silicon Valley today. Maybe that is why he is smiling all the time!

After receiving his post graduate degree in orthodontics, Dr. J.C. went back to his native Colombia as an instructor at Javeriana University Department of Orthodontics and El Bosque University Department of Orthodontics in Bogota. He moved to Missouri in 1998 and worked for Truman Medical Center, where he treated developmentally disabled children for two years. He finally settled in the Bay Area in 2004 and acquired the very well established practice of Dr. Robert Chiappone. Through out the many years in practice, Dr. JC has been invited to lecture at several scientific organizations at home and abroad. Currently he is a member of the following

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • California Association of Orthodontists
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
  • College of the American Board of Orthodontics
  • World Federation of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Santa Clara County Dental Society
  • California Dental Association












Meet the Team


Treatment Coordinator

Rosie joined our team in 2012, Rosie strives to help patients understand treatment recommendations made by Dr. Cadena and ensuring that patients understand the different phases of orthodontic treatment. She also enjoys getting to know patients and their families. Rosie is bilingual and always happy to assist our Spanish speaking patients. When Rosie is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. Rosie is an avid soccer fan; both Rosie and her husband are actively involved in their local soccer community.

Financial Coordinator

Melanie has been with the practice for over twenty years, she entered the practice as a chair side assistant and is now our Financial Coordinator. Melanie enjoys working with patients and their families to facilitate the orthodontic financial process. She is eager to assist you in filing your insurance so that you can receive your benefits. In her spare time she makes jewelry, does arts and crafts with her daughter and just loves spending time with family. Melanie is thrilled to be a part of a warm and caring team and enjoys working for such a fun orthodontist.

Dental Assistant

Adriana joined us full time in the summer of 2014. She is a graduate of San Jose City College. Adriana is bilingual, which adds to her outstanding communication skills and is always eager to lend a helping hand. When she is not at work, Adriana enjoys spending time with her family and spoiling her two nieces.

Dental Assistant

Peggy has been working at Dr. Cadena’s office for 20 years as the clinical supervisor. She appreciates a good sense of humor, and is always joking around and having fun with patients and co-workers. She is affectionately known around the office for enforcing good hygiene. Peggy enjoys spending time with her son Brandon and volunteering at her church. As clinical supervisor, Peggy strives to make your first visit as fun and pleasant as possible.

Scheduling Coordinator

As our Scheduling Coordinator, Sandra is the first friendly face to greet you when you visit our office. Sandra is happy to help our patients set up their appointments and makes sure Dr. Cadena has plenty of time to give excellent care to everyone he treats, she is bilingual and helpful in communicating with our Spanish speaking patients. Sandra is a movie fanatic and a huge sports fan, she is always ready to cheer on her favorite teams! Go Warriors!


Earn Your JC Bucks!


Rewards Program


We encourage all our patients of all ages to participate in our JC Bucks rewards program. Is it a fun way to reward our patients for actively taking care of their teeth and braces, wearing your JC t-shirt and being on time for appointments etc…

JC bucks can be turned in for gift cards, movie tickets, a kindle and much more!

Download our JC Bucks Guide to find out how to earn












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