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Rupal N Shah

Cosmetic and Family Dentist

Dr Rupal N. Shah is a practicing dentist since 2005. She has earned her DDS from University of Southern California and BDS from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences. During her academics at USC she was selected as an Honored Alumni member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a National Dental fraternity. To qualify for this she was in the top 20% of her class based on leadership and scholarship skills. She has also been in the Dean’s List Meriting Place for Academic Achievement. She is a proud member of ADA(American Dental Association), CDA(California Dental Association) and SACDS(Southern Alameda County Dental Society).

As a USC graduate, she has had the opportunity to study the most advanced technologies and techniques that both improve your health as well as your appearance. The years of schooling and experience make her dependable and maintain high performance in all the fields of dentistry. Her belief “treat a patient the way I like to be treated when I visit my doctor” makes her provide treatment where real care and compassion is combined with her strong educational experience to provide the best in dental care. She involves the patient one to one for treatment planning. She is respected and trusted by patients of all age groups.

She is married to Nirav Shah, an IT Professional and they are proud parents of Vraj and Keshav. Her hobbies include reading, singing and spending valuable time with family.

She looks forward to serving people to maintain and improve their dental health with personal undivided attention.


Egdon San Luis

Cosmetic and Family Dentist

Dr. Egdon San Luis received his license to practice dentistry from University of the East. A prestigious school that specializes in training top quality dentists. Dr. Egdon decided to bring his quality work to the United States in 2003, and has benefited the Bay Area with his amazing dental work, compassionate advice, and unmatched quality of patience and service. Dr. Egdon has since attended multiple seminars to further his skills and abilities as a dentist, and as a support to his patients.



Dalvir S Pannu

Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Dalvir S. Pannu has been a practicing dentist since 1995. In 1996 he opened his first dental practice in India, where he gained invaluable experience and acumen. In October of 1997 he was invited by the American Dental Association (ADA) to present the table clinic on Endodontics, at their annual session held in Washington, D.C. At this time he fell in love with the United States and became passionate about practicing dentistry in California. He became particularly enamored of the San Francisco Bay area, and soon took up residence and work here.

Dr. Pannu spent several more years gaining superlative expertise as a dentist. And also came to learn and provide advanced techniques and treatment in Invisalign Orthodontics. Dr Pannu currently manages multiple dental practices across the Bay area.

 



Dr. Ahmed Rabie

General Dentist

Dr. Ahmed Rabie has been practicing dentistry around the world since 1994. He received his Bachelor Degree of Dental Surgery from Cairo University in Egypt in 1994. Dr. Rabie moved to Southern California in 2000 where he resided as an Associate Lead Dentist and later on a practice owner until 2010. Dr. Rabie then practiced dentistry between Dubai and the United States until he moved to Northern California in 2012 to become the co-owner of Santa Cruz Smiles in 2016. With this new partnership, Dr. Rabie has become an integral part of our practice. With his extensive experience in all areas of cosmetic and general dentistry, Dr. Rabie is able to provide you with best dental treatment options available to meet your specific needs.


Dr. Nkem Obiechina, DDS

Periodontist

Dr. Obiechina completed her training in periodontics and implant dentistry from Columbia University. She received her doctor of dental medicine degree from University of Pittsburgh in 1998. She is the recipient of the Melvin Morris award for clinical excellence from Columbia University as well as the Northeast Regional Board Student award for excellence in periodontics from University of Pittsburgh Dental School

Dr. Obiechina has extensive training in periodontal regeneration procedures, soft tissue grafting as well as partial and full mouth reconstruction utilizing dental implants, and all phases of periodontics. She is also skilled with grafting procedures utilizing ramus, chin grafts, and freeze dried cortical bone to prepare implant sites by increasing bone height, as well as sinus elevation utilizing osteotome and lateral window techniques. 

She has been practicing all scopes of periodontics and implant dentistry for over nine years, and has active licenses in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut  and California. She has published a book released March 2009 entitled: Essential periodontal therapy: A patient’s guide to periodontal disease and periodontal treatment. She also published an article in September 2000 edition of Dentistry Today on treatment of drug-induced gingival overgrowth. She is also a co-author of a paper published in the European Journal of Oral Sciences October 2002 titled Periodontal microbiota and clinical periodontal status in a rural sample in southern Thailand. She has also given a presentation for the April 2001 ADA meeting in Washington D.C. on Periodontal and Prosthetic approach to dental implants. She remains active within the field of periodontics.

"Essential Implant Therapy" a patient education book is a must for anyone considering Dental Implants. Consider this as a valuable gift to your parents or senior loved ones.


Dr. Huyn Park

Orthodontist

Dr. Park is a certified specialist in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.  Dr. Park received her undergraduate degrees in Economics and Molecular Cell Biology from University of California at Berkeley (UC Berkeley).  Upon graduation, Dr. Park worked in one of the renowned biotech company in the Bay Area.

After several years of working in biotechnology field, Dr. Park returned to pursue her career in dentistry.  She graduated with honors from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).  Dr. Park stayed at the UCLA to complete her education in General Practice Residency (GPR), Orthodontics, and Master of Science in Oral Biology. 

Dr. Park is an active member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the San Francisco Dental Society, the American Association of Orthodontics, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics, and American Association of Orthodontics Foundation.

Dr. Park is committed to staying in the forefront of orthodontic science by continuously attending numerous continuing education courses.