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
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.
Noelle Zarafa — Treatment Coordinator
Noelle was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She began her dental career over seven years ago as a dental assistant. With experience in treatment coordinating, financial coordinating and office management, she joins our team to continue to advance her skills in patient care and satisfaction. Her goal is to keep the office atmosphere fun, while working closely with patients to provide the ultimate experience they deserve. In her free time, Noelle loves spending time with her family, watching sports and exploring the outdoors.
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.
Anna Moody — Dental Assistant
Anna is Dr. Ruiz’s dental assistant as well as our workshop and office-supply coordinator. She is passionate about helping people and this reflects very positively on her dental career. She is committed to making each patient feel important and loves using her insight to help educate on supra-gingival dentistry and help people feel informed about their dental health. She is dedicated to excellence, and her attention to detail keeps our office running smoothly. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, meditating and spending time with animals and nature.