Meet the Doctor
Dr. Sophia Updike grew up in Cerritos California and attended Cerritos High School. She stayed close to home when she chose to attend Caltech where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.
Dr. Updike studied dentistry at UCLA where she graduated with honors and was elected into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon honor society. She completed an internship at the prestigious Mayo Clinic where she studied temporomandibular joint (TMJ) cases. She also completed an additional three years of orthodontic training at USC for her orthodontic certificate and she obtained a Master’s Degree in Craniofacial Biology at that time.
Dr. Updike is a board certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and is a member of orthodontic groups, organizations, and study clubs including the AAO, PCSO, CDA, Angle society, and AAOF Vanguard Society.
When not working to build beautiful smiles for patients, Dr. Updike enjoys many outdoor activities including hiking, fishing, running, volleyball, and traveling. She enjoys watching NBA basketball and is a big fan of the Lakers. She has been married to her husband Paul since 2004 and they have a daughter together.