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Expert Treatment for Any Age

Stormberg Orthodontics provides state-of-the-art orthodontic services and treatments in an atmosphere that feels like a second home creating a harmonious bond between ourselves and all of the wonderful patients we serve! Whether you’re an adult, adolescent, or child, it’s our vision to help you achieve a picture-perfect smile you’re proud to show off to the world!

What Sets Us Apart

Convenient Appointments

We put our patients first with convenient early-morning and lunchtime appointments so you don’t miss any more school or work than necessary.

No Waiting Around

We appreciate your value time and are sticklers about getting you in and out on your appointment time so you can get on with your day.

Clear Aligner Expert

We’re among the top 1% best Invisalign providers in North America and have more than 25 years experience.

Giving Back

Nothing is more important to us than giving back to the community that serves us so well with programs that include patient contests, scholarships, and even fireworks!
I am Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics and a VIP Diamond+ Provider for Invisalign and Invisalign Teen, with more than 4300 in treatment and completed Invisalign cases, as of 2023. I’ve been recognized by Invisalign with an Outstanding Leadership Award. My peers have also recognized Stormberg Orthodontics and Dr. Stormberg as one of the Top Orthodontist in San Diego County.
  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, Past President 2019
  • California Association of Orthodontists
  • San Diego County Dental Society, Past President 2011
  • California Dental Association
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics
  • San Diego County Dental Foundation

Kurt Stormberg, D.D.S., M.S.

I grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, where I was one of ten children. My dad is a children’s dentist, and my older brother is a general dentist, both in Omaha. Of course, I’m a huge Nebraska Cornhusker fan! My hobbies include golf, running and most of all, spending time with my wonderful wife and college graduate daughter.
I always wanted to serve my country, so after graduating from Creighton University School of Dentistry, I joined the United States Navy as a dental officer. Serving in the Navy was a great experience, especially my two years at sea on board the USS Germantown. While I was stationed at Camp Pendleton, completing my General Practice Residency, I knew San Diego was the place I wanted to call home.
I returned to the University of Nebraska and completed my orthodontic training in 1998. With my wife and baby daughter in tow, I was able to find a great practice in La Mesa with Dr. Dennis McKee in 1998.
My other passion is organized dentistry where I have served in many leadership positions including past president of the Pacific Society of Orthodontists, past President of the San Diego County Dental Society and the Board of Director for a variety of orthodontic organizations. I have always felt it is very important to give back to my profession which has given me such a wonderful career.
I chose to specialize in orthodontics because I enjoy the challenges orthodontic treatment presents, and I feel that by bringing smiles to my patients, I can influence their lives in a positive way. I enjoy talking with my patients and their families, learning what is happening in their lives. I have three generations of families in treatment, and a number of patients turned employees, that have continued to enrich my life.

Raoul Santos, D.D.S

I grew up in many places as the son of a Navy Chief Petty Officer. I was born in Virginia and spent my formative years in Florida, Japan and Washington. I received my bachelor’s degree from Gonzaga University and my DDS from the University of Washington. After receiving my DDS, I became a Naval Officer and served as a general dentist for 10 years with assignments in Spain, Pensacola, Miramar, the Middle East, Washington, DC and East Africa.
I attended orthodontic residency at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio, TX (UTHSCSA). After residency, I achieved Board Certification with two of my board cases selected for exhibition at the 2012 American Association of Orthodontists Annual Meeting in Hawaii. As a Navy Orthodontist, I served in Naval hospitals in Sicily and Japan. In my last assignment, I was an adjunct clinical faculty member for the Navy’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry and Oral Maxillofacial Surgery residency programs in San Diego. In 2021, I retired from the Navy after 23 years of active duty service.
Outside of orthodontics, I enjoy spending time and travelling with the family. My wife, Melissa, is from San Diego and is also in the healthcare field and a veteran (we met when we were both stationed in Sicily). We have two elementary-school aged children who attend St. Charles Catholic school.
Current professional memberships:
  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
  • California Dental Association
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics
  • San Diego County Dental Foundation

Professional Associations:

  • American Association of Orthodontics
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics

Fun Facts:

  • During the Pandemic Dr. Valerie fostered 6 puppies!
  • Dr. Valerie’s favorite ice-cream is mint chocolate chip.
  • Dr. Valerie loves Italian food and hopes to travel to Italy one day.

Valerie Hernandez-Blouin, D.D.S.

I am a proud San Diego native with a passion for building confident smiles through orthodontics.
My educational journey began at the University of Southern California (USC), where I earned bachelor’s degrees in Dental Hygiene and Health Promotion. Continuing my path, I pursued dentistry at USC and graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Throughout my time at USC, I cultivated a dedication to making a positive impact within our local community and globally. This commitment led me to provide dental services to underserved communities in both Panama and the Philippines.
Immediately following dental school, I ventured to the vibrant city of San Francisco, California, to pursue advanced studies in orthodontics at the University of the Pacific.
Having aspired to be an orthodontist from an early age, I feel privileged to share the profound impact orthodontic care can have.
Outside of the office you can find me cherishing quality moments with loved ones, dedicating my time to volunteering at dog shelters, exploring the culinary world through cooking, and in the pilates studio.

Our Mission

Providing customized orthodontic treatment plans for each and every one of our patients!

Our Team


Office Manager and Treatment Coordinator, RDA


Patient Outreach Coordinator, RDA & OAP


Treatment Coordinator and Administrative Assistant


Clinical Supervisor, RDA & OAP


Financial Coordinator










Receptionist & Financial Assistant


Chairside Assistant


Chairside Assistant


Chairside Assistant, RDA


Chairside Assistant, OAP


Scheduling Coordinator



Chairside Assistant, RDA & OAP

Take a Tour of Our Office

We pride ourselves on providing a friendly and welcoming office environment. For your convenience, you’ll find a 360 degree virtual tour of our orthodontic office, so you can have a look around before your visit.

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We have treatments to bring out the best in any smile. Learn about your options at your complimentary visit.