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
Anna Grigoreva – Registered Dental Hygienist, 7 Yrs. Experience
Anna has been a dental professional for 10 years and loves educating patients about proper dental hygiene care. Anna’s favorite part of her job is helping her patients achieve optimum dental health and seeing results with regular visits.
Kindra Collins – Treatment Coordinator
Kindra has 8 years of experience as a treatment planner/ financial coordinator. She is excited to be part of Dr. Ruiz’s team and really feels like his unique and caring approach will help erase the negative aura that often surrounds the dental field. Kindra moved to California 6 years ago from a southern suburb of Chicago to escape the winter and warm her bones. When she not at work, you can find her in the studio drawing and painting.
Tanessa Cohen Lopez – Registered Dental Assistant with Expanded Functions 2
Tanessa has 13 years of experience providing patients with gentle quality care. A nurturer by heart, she is known for her calming aura. Tanessa loves learning and is eager to share her gifts using Dr. Ruiz’s unique techniques. She is one of the very few RDAEF 2 in the state of California. This high level of training and education allows Tanessa to serve your highest dental needs. When Tanessa isn’t working or taking care of her two amazing children, she loves wood working and hiking.
Jenny Pocwierz – Dental Assistant / Workshop Coordinator
Jenny has been a favorite dental assistant for 5 years. Known for her friendliness, Jenny loves learning the latest in dental care, and ensuring patients always understand all treatment that is diagnosed.
Azadeh Calderon – Registered Dental Hygienist
Azadeh has been a dental hygienist for 11 years and thrives for the most optimal dental service. She consistently thrives to raise patients dental IQ and makes sure they get the best dental health in the future. Azadeh on her free time loves to be outdoors hiking and painting.
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.