Meet Dr. Ellen Im

Dr. Ellen Im grew up in sunny Southern California where she received her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Irvine, majoring in Biology and minoring in Studio Art. She went on to earn her DDS from Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, University of Maryland and completed her pediatric dentistry residency in Washington DC.

Since graduating from the specialty program, Dr. Im has been treating the underserved population in the greater DC area. After working as an associate for a few years, she established her own practice, Northern Virginia Pediatric Dentistry, which experienced tremendous growth from the start. Dr. Im set herself apart from other pediatric dentists being ranked #1 in Dr. Oogle reviews in her area after only a few months.

From infants to adolescents and from the healthy to the medically compromised, she provides a pleasant experience and exceptional dental care to all her patients. She enjoys educating both parents and children on oral health and prevention and loves to see her patients gain confidence and grow as individuals.

Dr. Im is a board certified pediatric dentist and a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and a member of American Association of Women Dentists.

When Dr. Im is not treating patients, she spends most of her time with family and friends. She is happily married to Dr. Jim Im, a general dentist, and is the mother of two beautiful children, Eden and Andrew. She enjoys exercising and doing arts and crafts. Dr. Im also serves at her local church teaching Sunday school and is an active leader in the Women’s Ministry.




Meet Dr. Tyler Johnson

Dr. Tyler Johnson is the founder and owner of San Diego Dental Anesthesia. He is a Dual Board Certified Dentist Anesthesiologist serving over 60 Pediatric Specialists in San Diego and the surrounding areas. Dr. Johnson currently lives with his wife and children in San Diego, California where he was born and raised. He is actively involved in his community and enjoys serving on the Board of Directors for the San Diego County Dental Society. He is also part-time faculty at Lutheran Medical Center where he lectures to the Pediatric Residents on emergency management and in-office general anesthesia for children.

Dr. Johnson is a graduate from Loma Linda University's Dental Anesthesiology program, a post-doctoral degree. Prior to this, he attained a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from the University of San Diego, and a doctorate degree in dental surgery from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. In the fourth year of his doctoral program, he was awarded excellence in the field of dental anesthesia by the ADSA. Later graduating from his dental anesthesia residency academically ranked first in his class.




Meet Dr. Anke Beyer-Jordan

Dr. Anke Beyer-Jordan earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and PhD degree from Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University/Dental School in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. After several years in private practice she became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Stellenbosch/Cape Town, South Africa where she devoted her spare time to help the underserved townships in need of dental surgery, focusing mainly on children.

Dr. Beyer-Jordan received her degree as an orthodontist from the prestigious Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Charite', Humboldt-University zu Berlin, Germany where she spent her residency and post graduate training. She became Assistant Professor at the University where her advanced training and publishing focused on the research of cleft-palate patients as well as comprehensive orthodontic care.

Dr. Beyer-Jordan is a very experienced clinician being in practice for 27 years and having provided care for children, teenagers and adults in southern California since 2004.

Dr. Beyer-Jordan, her husband of 22 years and two sons love the outdoors and spend every free minute near or on the water.

Professional Affiliation

  • Member, American Dental Association
  • Member, California Dental Association
  • Member, San Diego County Dental Association
  • Member, American Association of Orthodontists
  • Member (Fellow) of the World Federation of Orthodontists
  • Member, German Association of Orthodontists
  • Member, San Diego Invisalign Study Club
  • Member, National Invisalign Pilot Master Program


Our Dream Team

The staff at Dr. Ellen Im Pediatric Dentistry invites you to an experience with genuine care. We are devoted to our patients and our community. We know you will feel how much we care the moment you set foot into our office. Our team is professional and highly focused on our patients’ experience. We are always available to our patients, whether it is to answer questions, make a cup of coffee, or just chat for a few minutes.  We truly believe we provide a higher standard of care and service in Poway and all surrounding communities in San Diego.

Brianna, Dental Assistant

The best part of my day is spending time with our patients. They are such interesting individuals and I love how happy they are to see us. Our patients always have new stories to share and they enjoy regaling our team with accounts of their adventures. Each day my job is different, as we have a diverse schedule. That makes each day fascinating for me. 

I am a mother of two beautiful children and I always treat each patient as if they are my own family member. I enjoy spending time with my husband, family, and friends. 


Working with children allows me to be creative and think outside the box. I know that Dr. Ellen and our team members provide the best care to our patients, and being able to tell the world about what we do and our philosophy, is a great feeling. 

In my private life, you’ll often find me running, baking, cooking, and entertaining friends. My highest priority is my family, though. One day I hope to be a dentist just like Dr. Ellen! 

Christine, Dental Assistant

I love connecting with our patients. Watching a patient's smile change and self-confidence grow throughout treatment is incredibly rewarding. It is important to me to help guide patients through the each dental procedure; I'm always available to answer any questions about treatment. The ultimate reward of my job is seeing excited patients who become cavity free!! I love watching patients as they look in the mirror and see their new and healthy smiles. 

Outside of the office I love spending time with my husband and my two beautiful daughters. We love being active in the community and finding new and exciting things to explore. 

Samantha, Office Manager

While I love all aspects of my work, interacting with the children is really the best part of my day. Our established patients come in 
all excited to show us how well they've done since their last visit; and our new patients, even if they're a bit fearful, immediately start to relax and smile, and soon they're even laughing! 

I love keeping busy, whether at work or at home. I spend most of my time with my husband and our dogs. We are major foodies and are always on the look-out for delicious new places to eat at. 

Mandy, Insurance Coordinator

As a previous fearful patient when it came to dental care, I often feel as though I can relate to the patient before their appointment. What I love most about Dr. Ellen Im Pediatric Dentistry is that our team is genuinely caring about each and every patient. As the insurance coordinator I like doing my part in relieving the parent’s anxiety by doing the insurance verifications and to help maximize the insurance benefits. 

Outside of the office I love spending time at my little farm home with my family. I also love playing video games and watching the new Marvel movies! 

Charlotte, Patient Coordinator

What I love about working at Dr. Ellen Im Pediatric Dentistry is interacting with our patients on a daily basis! Our patients, whether new 
patients or existing, always have new and exciting stories to tell! I love seeing patients leave with a smile on their face and hearing about all of the positive experiences they had! 

Outside of the office, I spend my time with my two beautiful children. We love spending our days together at the Zoo and Seaworld! 


In the Community

Dr. Im and her team are actively involved in the community. She serves in moms groups and promotes dental awareness in local elementary schools, libraries and community centers. At times, Dr. Im also provides pro bono care to those who cannot afford dental treatment.