Our Philosophy

We resolve to treat our patients like we would want to be treated. Our dental office in Irvine, California, is designed to resound openness with big windows in the treatment rooms and to mesh with our beliefs to educate and express all options of solving your individual dental needs.

In our Irvine dental office we research and purchase the best quality materials and use the best labs we can find. Our dentist and dental team stay current with the latest innovations and techniques in dentistry by attending dental seminars on a regular basis and staying abreast with the best dental journals and texts.

We honestly believe implants are the future of dentistry, and we’ve seen the field grow immensely in the last two decades. The huge growth of resin technology (white filings) and CAD-CAM (computer generated restorations) has made this field exciting. In our Irvine dental office, we often have to remove defective old silver fillings because we find the side walls holding the filling are cracked, and once removed, we often find that the crack starts to run toward the center of the tooth (just like a crack on the windshield of your car). If we can catch it before the crack opens into the pulp (nerve), we can reinforce the tooth with a ceramic restoration and avoid root canal or, in some cases, extraction and implant placement.

Preventative care continues to be the main focus of care in our office for all the reasons it should: it works! Our whole Irvine dental office has taken courses in the treatment of sleep apnea with the use of an oral appliance that brings the lower jaw forward while one sleeps. This can be an alternative to CPAP, which is the only thing your physician can do for you if you have episodes of inadequate air flow (hypopnea) or cessation of breathing for 10 seconds or longer five times in one hour (apnea). Only a dentist can make this mandibular advancement device.

Our auxiliaries are highly-educated and very experienced, and always will be, because it does make a difference. Communication lines are always open between doctor and staff and all patients at Dr. Russell Cannon’s Irvine dental office.


Mellody, Office Coordinator

Mellody brings to the practice 16 years of experience in the dental field. She has extensive knowledge in working with all insurance plans. She enjoys meeting new people and building new relationships with all patients on a daily basis. Mellody enjoys working with Dr. Cannon and his team because the level of care matches the level of caring.

Away from the office, Mellody enjoys golfing, riding her motorcycle, movies and cooking. She also looks forward to spending time with her family and friends.


Marina, Registered Dental Assistant in Extended Functions 2

Marina is a dedicated career professional and has been in the dental field for over twenty years. Marina provides caring, high-quality dental care to her patients and enjoys working side by side with Dr. Cannon.

Away from the office Marina enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also teaches expanded function dental classes. Since she is fluent in Spanish, she is able to assist her students who have English as their second language.


Debi, Business Manager

Debi has been Dr. Russell Cannon’s business manager for over 20 years. As a Certified Dental Assistant, she also has training and licensing in coronal polishing and radiography. She brings a wealth of knowledge to our practice. Debi is an active member of the American Academy of Dental Office Managers which helps her keep up on new and improved office procedures and techniques to help better serve our patients (Dental Family). Treating patients like family and delivering the best possible care, gives her a great sense of job satisfaction.

Debi retired in 2018.