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Your Dentists in Redwood City

Dr Ghina Morad

Dr. Ghina Morad

General Dentistry & Orthodontics

Dr. Ghina Morad grew up in a family of physicians and became interested in science and medicine at an early age. She also had a passion for art and music, and soon discovered that dentistry was the perfect blend of science, medicine and art. Dentistry, it seemed, was her destiny.

Dr. Morad graduated from the Boston University School of Dental Medicine as a DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine). Her passion for dentistry shined early in her career as she graduated top of her class...

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Dr. Shifteh Iranmanesh

Dr. Shifteh Iranmanesh

General Dentistry

Dr. Shifteh Iranmanesh grew up in the Bay Area. After earning her bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley, where she studied Microbiology, she received her Masters from San Jose State University in biotechnology. She joins our team from the Western University School of Dentistry where she graduated with honors.

She has conducted several Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Externships, and has practiced throughout the Bay Area, including the Peninsula, North Bay and East Bay. Her philosophy is to treat every patient like family and with the highest level of care and quality....

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Dr. Shifteh Iranmanesh

Dr. Jiawei Li

General Dentistry

Dr. Jiawei Li has lived from coast to coast providing dental care to her patients. After graduating from the University of Southern California Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, Dr. Li left Los Angeles to further her career at Jacobi Medical Center in New York, where she gained tremendous experience treating severe dental infections and surgeries, facial trauma, and complicated dental prostheses.

Coming from a family in medicine, Dr. Li grew up in an environment of life-long learning and strives for excellence. Her career philosophy lies in staying up-to-date with the most current information and technology and providing her patients with the most well-rounded solutions. From early years in school, Dr. Li has been an active member and leader of numerous study clubs. To this day, Dr. Li maintains professional affiliations with a wide array of dental academies, including the Bay Area Aesthetic Masters, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, California Dental Association, etc., and travels across the nation to attend continuing education.

Dr. Li strives to hear her patients’ needs and to provide the highest quality treatments custom to each person’s goals. She also believes achieving good results in dentistry does not always require discomfort. Dr. Li uses minimally invasive treatment techniques to provide as much comfort as possible.

During her free time, Dr. Li enjoys nature and urban hiking, exploring good restaurants, and spending time with friends and families.

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Dr. Shifteh Iranmanesh

Dr. Bruno Herrera

General Dentistry

Dr. Herrera is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He completed his DDS at the Detroit Mercy Dental; Masters and residency training in Periodontics at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; PhD in Pharmacology at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Post-Doc training at the Forsyth Institute (Harvard affiliate) funded by the US Army. Dr Herrera has published several research articles and book chapters, has serves as peer reviewer for scientific journals in his field, and has received several awards, including AAP Educator Award from the AAP Foundation. Dr. Herrera’s patients can expect a comprehensive care using the best evidence-based dentistry in a humane and ethical way. You will quickly notice his passion for dentistry and patient care. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, watching sports, going to concerts, cooking, and traveling.

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Meet Our Dental Team

We’re nothing without our incredible team! Everyone in the office is dedicated to providing comprehensive, multidisciplinary dental care to each and every patient. We all have a dedication to lifelong learning to enhance our knowledge and skills and better serve our patients. At the office of Ghina Morad, DMD, you’re always in good hands.

Pong Thongsavanh

Pong has previously been a dental assistant in both specialty and general dental practices (including ours). Her knowledge of the dental field and her organizational skills have qualified her to become our practice manager. She's smart, adventurous, caring and fun to be around. She loves new challenges and is especially quick to learn new things. She enjoys cooking, biking and other outdoor sports. She's fluent in 3 languages: Laotian, Thai and English.

Kathleen Umlas
Financial Coordinator

Kathleen started her career as a Dental Assistant. She then shifted roles to a Front Desk Manager and worked at a San Mateo practice for 10 years before starting with us in our San Carlos office. She has three kids, and she loves fashion and Karaoke. Kathleen speaks Tagalog and English.

Ani Navarrete

Ani has over 15 years experience in the dental field. She worked at general dentistry offices as well as specialty offices. She is the main friendly voice that you hear on the phone when you call for appointments. Ani prides herself in her ability to take care of our patients in a very warm, efficient way and to make sure that they feel welcomed the second they walk through the door.

Ani lives with her son. Outside of work, Ani enjoys the beautiful nature of the Bay Area as well as the variety of the international cuisines that it has to offer

Jessica Aguilar
Hygiene Coordinator

Jessica has over 6 years experience in the dentistry field both as a dental assistant and in the front office. She's the smiling face who greets you as you walk in and can set up your new appointments as you depart.

Jessica is also a trained barista so you'll always find her with some coffee nearby. She enjoys spending time with her 2 daughters and has a particular fondness for amusement parks. At home, she hosts a menagerie of pets including a cat, 2 fish and a dog: Jerry, Pelco, Glitter Sparkles LOL & Mocha.

Maria Muratalla
Dental Hygienist

Our full-time Hygienist, Maria, comes with over 25 years of experience. She ran a full hygiene department in her previous dental office and is LASER certified. Maria is always laughing and talking with patients. She is an amazing Hygienist with limitless ambition. She has two daughters and a grandson who is the love of her life. She rides to the office on her cute bike, and loves swimming, cooking, and fishing with her boyfriend. Speaks English and Spanish.

Ana Espinoza
Dental Hygienist

Ana is our hygienist with over 20 years of experience caring for the oral health of patients. She’s a quick learner and has adapted quickly to the newest hygiene technology. Her gentle approach and friendly demeanor is appreciated by our patients. Outside of work, she generously spends time working at Stanford Hospital with palliative care patients.

Lety Cruz
Dental Assistant

Lety has been Dr. Morad's Dental Assistant since 2003. They started together in the old San Carlos office. She is one of the most upbeat, caring people. She and Dr. Morad have enjoyed so many laughs with their patients over the years. Lety lives in Redwood City with her family. She is a pet lover who has had multiple pets from hamsters to several cats and dogs. She is creative and is always busy repainting, redecorating and building stuff around the house.

Dorene Lang
Dental assistant

Dorene has been a super dental assistant for 20+ years. As a long-time and local resident of the mid-peninsula, we call her our "social butterfly" as she knows so many of our patients as her friends. When she's not working, she can be found dining out or building energy at the gym.

Ghassan Auf
ortho assistant

Ghassan is our ortho assistant. He graduated from France with a postgraduate degree in pediatric orthodontics. He offers our patients his broad, international experience and years of practice in Saudi Arabia, France and the US. He's fluent in English, French and Arabic. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and his two lovely kids.

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