drstoneHannah Stone, DDS
Dr. Hannah Stone was born and raised in the gorgeous state of Idaho, where she completed her Bachelor of Science in microbiology cum laude at the University of Idaho. She went on to pursue her dream of becoming a dentist at the UCLA School of Dentistry, where she graduated with multiple clinical honors and extensive training in operative and cosmetic dentistry. Upon graduation, she went on to complete a competitive surgery-based program at the Texas Medical Center in Houston where she managed the dental care of patients in the hospital, emergency room and the University of Texas dental practice.

Because of her unique experience, Dr. Stone is known for providing gentle yet precise and mindful care to each patient. She stands behind the treatment she delivers and has an aesthetic eye to aid each patient in achieving the result they desire.

Dr. Stone is excited to be back in Southern California, where she can once again enjoy the sunshine and abundant outdoor activities. When not improving smiles, she enjoys spending time at the beach, hiking, cooking and practicing yoga.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Dental Association®
  • California Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry Certified

drhassanNadia 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

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.


Marlen Stopsky – Marketing 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.