Meet the Doctors

Dr. Setya

Ajay B. Setya, DDS, MSD

Doctor Ajay B. Setya started practice as a periodontist in 1995. It is his goal to provide the highest standard of periodontal treatment at reasonable cost in a caring and friendly environment.

Since starting on his first periodontal patient, he has guaranteed that those standards are maintained through regular and extensive continuing education in advanced periodontal procedures.

Dr. Setya is an accomplished and experienced specialist in all aspects of periodontics, including gum disease treatment, bone regeneration, cosmetic and functional gum treatments and placing dental implants.

A long-term desire to help people and have an impact on their lives motivated Dr. Setya to become a periodontist. “I have always wanted to help people in a meaningful way,” he says, “I love restoring my patients’ full oral health and improving their confidence with functional and cosmetic procedures. Old fashion caring and the latest technology are an amazing combination in helping our patients obtain optimal oral health.”

Caring and kind

Dr. Setya is known by his patients for his kind, caring manner and his attention to detail in every aspect of care. Patients have commented that he inspires confidence when he explains what will happen in treatment and he puts them at ease when he answers all their questions.

Education and advanced training

In 1990, Dr. Setya earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree at Case Western Reserve University College of Dentistry in Cleveland, Ohio. While practicing general dentistry for several years, he returned to Case Western in 1992 and completed three years of specialist training and residency in Periodontics, earning his Master of Science in Dentistry Degree and full certification as a Periodontist in 1995.

Dr. Setya spent a year of his residency at Case Western exclusively training in dental implant treatment. He has since completed hundreds of hours of advanced dental implant training and has received numerous certifications in advanced techniques from the Misch International Implant Institute, Spear Dental Institute and the Pankey Institute; three of the most renowned advanced training centers in the country.

Dr. Setya continues to take over 100 hours of continuing education each year to keep up with the latest developments in implant treatment and all other aspects of periodontal therapy.

Training other practitioners

Dr. Setya is a regular lecturer and trainer at dental and periodontal continuing education seminars across the U.S., and will occasionally conduct classes overseas. He has already given lectures on periodontal treatment, gum grafting techniques and dental implant procedures in the Middle East and Asia.

Locally Dr. Setya conducts regular study club meetings for local dental specialists to help them keep abreast of the latest technical developments. He also delivers a training seminar four times per year to over 100 local hygienists in advanced hygiene techniques and successful patient education methods.

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Association of Independent Periodontists
  • California Society of Periodontology
  • Southern California Periodontal Group
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Orange County Dental Society

Community work

Dr. Setya provides dental care to clients of a local organization called “Laura’s House,” a non-profit counseling and transition center for women seeking refuge from domestic violence and abusive relationships. He also provides an annual “Day of Free Dentistry” for needy members of the community as a member of the national “Dentistry from the Heart” program.

On a personal note

Dr. Setya is happily married with three children. When not in the office he loves spending time with his family, playing tennis, hiking, biking and traveling.

Dr. Bergman

Christen S. Bergman, DDS, MS

Dr. Bergman is trained in all aspects of periodontal and implant dentistry including the utilization of the latest biologic materials and technology available in the field. Her areas of specialty and expertise lie in soft tissue cosmetic surgery and laser periodontal therapy. Dr. Bergman strongly promotes total body health and wellness in addition to achieving and maintaining optimal periodontal health. Conservative, minimally invasive treatment options are always employed.

“A collaborative approach to treatment involving the patient, the dentist, and any medical specialists is critical to achieving optimal levels of health. I am committed to being this quarterback for my patients on their road to becoming inflammation-free!”

Education and advanced training

Bachelor Degree: Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA

Doctor of Dental Surgery: Creighton University School of Dentistry, Omaha, NE

Periodontics and Implant Surgery, Master of Science: Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA

Diplomate: The American Board of Periodontology

Professional memberships

Professional organizations: Dr. Bergman is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, and is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology and the American Dental Association.

On a personal note

Dr. Bergman grew up in Hayden Lake, Idaho, where water skiing and snow skiing became long-time passions of hers. She also enjoys golfing with her husband and spending time with their children, Charlotte and Jacob.

Dr. Crowley

Micah J. Crowley

Dr. Crowley is a recognized and highly regarded top periodontist, among the leaders in his field in both periodontist care and implant dentistry. He is committed to advancing patient care through core focuses, including implants, extractions, bone grafting, tissue grafting, and periodontal disease treatment.

Described as patient-first, passionate and meticulous, Dr. Crowley is one of the most sought-after periodontists, who provides individualized care and treatment. His periodontal style is to utilize the most minimally invasive and conservative treatment methods available to achieve his patient's treatment goals. In fact, Dr. Crowley's current patients speak to his minimally invasive care and describe that they receive the highest standard of care throughout all of their procedures.

Dr. Crowley leverages state-of-the-art certified technology and treatment methods to ensure more precision and comfort. He is committed to continuing education courses and educating others about dental implants and periodontal therapy.

Education and advanced training

  • Graduate Periodontology and Oral Implantology at Temple Kornberg School of Dentistry
  • Postgraduate certificate in advanced general dentistry, 2014 Temple Kornberg School of Dentistry AEGD program
  • DMD, Oregon Health & Sciences
  • B.S. in Biochemistry


  • Nominated for "Top Dentists" in Philly Magazine
  • Featured in Philly Magazine as top dentist office as part of iSmile Dentistry.
  • Thought leader who provides continuing education lectures of general dentists, including topics on periodontology and implantology.

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