Jose-Luis Ruiz, DDS
Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz has a reputation as a talented dental artisan in Burbank and Los Angeles. For over 20 years, his skill as a premier aesthetic dentist has created authentic, unique smiles for thousands of successful and discerning patients in Burbank and throughout the Los Angeles area.
Dr. Ruiz is considered one of the top aesthetic dentists not only in Burbank and throughout California but in the entertainment industry as well. “My constant studies and research allow me to better serve my patients by using the most innovative, tested, and predictable materials and techniques,” says Dr. Ruiz.
Educator to Dentists
Dr. Ruiz is a respected professor, researcher and educator in modern, minimally invasive dentistry. Other respected dentists come to him when they want to upgrade and hone their dentistry skills and techniques. He is a standout in his profession because of his extensive knowledge. Dr. Ruiz loves to share what he has learned with other dental professionals.
Dr. Luis Cabeza Ferrer, the president of the Spanish Academy for Esthetic Dentistry, says, “As dental professionals, we look for superb results. Professor Jose-Luis Ruiz reaches excellence with his clinical results, which includes his postgraduate training to other dentists. That is why I came from Spain to see him.”
Affiliations & Memberships
Dr. Ruiz has gained many affiliations in his career, including:
- Director, Los Angeles Institute of Esthetic Dentistry
- Course director, multiple CE courses at USC School of Dentistry
- Instructor, Gordon Christensen’s PCC in Utah
- Honorary professor, Warwick University, UK
- Associate editor, Dentistry Today
Additionally, Dr. Ruiz holds membership in several dental societies, including:
- American Dental Association®
- California Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Academy of Osseointegration
Our dentist has also published several clinical and research papers on adhesive dentistry, aesthetic dentistry and occlusion.
Nadia Hassan, DDS, MD – Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr. Nadia Hassan is a Southern California native who graduated from UCLA Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery program. Her career began with a biological science/neuroscience degree from the University of Southern California, where she graduated among the top of her class. She later decided to further her education by obtaining a dental degree from UCLA. While at the UCLA School of Dentistry, she received honors in several categories, as well as awards for clinical excellence and patient care. She once again graduated amongst the top of her class.
Dr. Hassan truly enjoyed the surgical aspect of dentistry while in dental school and decided to further her education in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at UCLA, which includes a Medical Degree from UCLA David Geffen Medical School, as well as an internship
certificate in general surgery, training in temporomandibular joint disorders, maxillofacial trauma, benign tumor resection and reconstruction and dental reconstruction with dental implants and allogeneic bone grafting.
Dr. Hassan truly enjoys what she does and is committed to enhancing patient care by integrating her biological education, dental, and surgical skills. She hopes to pursue research in the future, but is dedicated to patient care as her first priority.
When not working, Dr. Hassan enjoys travelling, skiing, reading or just hanging out with her family and friends.
Meet Our Team
Marlen Stopsky – Marketing and Seminar Director
Marlen is a social media marketing expert who has practiced this field for over 5 years. His main goal is to help patients and the dental community become aware of the benefits of Supra-Gingival dentistry, and the other valuable techniques taught by Dr. Ruiz at the Los Angeles Institute. On his free time Marlen enjoys surfing at the beach year round.
Merian Tadros — Registered Dental Hygienist
Merian earned her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from the University of Southern California. She aspires to continue to grow in the dental field and one day become a dentist herself. Merian loves every aspect of dentistry and loves to interact with patient’s one on one, providing high quality care with a gentle touch.
Veronica Vargas — Registered Dental Assistant
Veronica has been a registered dental assistant for more than 19 years and has provided patients with gentle quality care over her entire career. She is known for her friendliness and making patients feel very comfortable when coming to Dr. Ruiz’s office. Veronica loves learning the latest dental care and ensuring patients always understand all treatment. When Veronica isn’t working, she loves spending time with her two sons and enjoys hiking.
Anna Moody — Dental Assistant
Anna has six years of dental assistant education and experience. She started the foundation of her education in Provo, Utah, where she graduated with her associates and dental assisting degree. She was able to expand her education over the last three years working as Dr Ruiz’s seminar assistant and finding passion in supra-gingival minimally invasive dentistry techniques. Her main goals are to consciously provide heart-centered care and to provide comprehensive service to our patients. In her free time, she works as a practitioner in holistic healing and enjoys spending time in nature.