Meet Orthodontist Dr. JC Cadena DDS MS

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Dr. JC and his family have been involved in dentistry their entire lives. His father is a recently retired General Dentist and his brother trained as an Endodontist (root canal dental 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 two decades and is now responsible for thousands of beautiful and 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 orthodontic 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. His manual dexterity, his chairside manner and his ability to make his patients feel special, make him the best choice in San Jose and Silicon Valley today.

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Memberships & Associations

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 Our San Jose Orthodontic 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.


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!