Meet Our Dental Team – Burbank, CA

We Provide Exceptional Dental Care Every Time

No dental office is complete without a highly qualified and caring resourceful dentistry team. At Dr. Ruiz & Associates in Burbank, Dr. Ruiz has put together a qualified and highly trained team of dentists, and dental professionals who care deeply about the dental health and smiles of each individual who walks through our dental office doors. No dentistry patient is left to feel uncertain, uncomfortable, or fearful but instead, our dental team will go beyond the baseline approach to ensure each person knows they are a valued part of our dental family. Get to know us by reading our bios below.


Dr. Hannah Stone

Dr. Hannah Stone is a caring dentist with more than five years of experience who was born and raised in the gorgeous state of Idaho. She began her studies by earning her B.S. in Microbiology at the University of Idaho, graduating cum laude, and went on to pursue her dream of becoming a dentist at the UCLA School of Dentistry. She graduated with multiple clinical honors and received extensive training in operative and cosmetic dentistry. Following graduation, Dr. Stone took part in a competitive surgery-based program at the Texas Medical Center in Houston where she managed the complex dental needs of patients in the hospital and emergency room. Before joining our team, she completed advanced education training on Supra-Gingival Minimally Invasive Dentistry with our own Dr. Ruiz.

Dr. Catherine Begazo

Burbank dentist Doctor Catherine Begazo

Dr. Begazo, a USC-graduate dentist, brings over two decades of extensive experience to the dental field. Fluent in Spanish, English, Portuguese, Dutch, German, and French, she is committed to providing compassionate and gentle dentistry to all patients. With advanced training in biomimetic dentistry and minimally invasive supra-gingival dentistry from the Los Angeles Institute, her ultimate goal is to deliver caring and kind dental care to those in need.


Merian Tadros — Registered Dental Hygienist

Registered dental hygienist Merian

Merian earned her Bachelor’s in Dental Hygiene from the University of Southern California. She’s excited to grow in the dental field and hopes to become a dentist herself one day! Today, she always provides high-quality care and loves interacting with patients one-on-one.


Anabel – Hygiene Coordinator

Anabel has been a member of our team for a few years, with hopefully many more to come. She always goes above and beyond to provide outstanding customer service to every patient at Dr. Ruiz & Associates!

Roseanne – Treatment Coordinator

Roseanne attended Santa Ana College and learned all her practical skills while on the job in a dental office. Today, her career spans over 15 years and counting. She always goes the extra mile to provide stellar customer service that results in beautiful smiles! Originally from Orange County, she has been blessed with three beautiful girls and 12 grandchildren. She is also currently engaged and planning a wedding in June of 2024. Her favorite hobbies include hiking, shopping, and spending time with family.

April – Registered Dental Assistant

A Los Angeles native, April has been a part of the dental field for over 20 years now. She is 100% committed to helping every patient feel as comfortable as possible in the treatment chair and answering all of the questions they may have. Building strong relationships based on trust is what it’s all about! Outside of working hours, she spends quality time with her three children, reads plenty of good books, and watches documentaries.

Dominique – Dental Assistant

Dominique’s career in the dental field spans almost two full decades. Originally from Maywood, she studied dental assisting at United Education Institute. Today, she loves being able to bring a smile to each patient’s face. When she isn’t busy at work, you can often find her serving at Victory Outreach North Hollywood, her church.