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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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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.

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Irene Soto
Dental Hygienist

Irene joined our team in 2020. She practiced as a Dental Assistant for seven years in Houston, TX where she discovered her passion for improving the oral health of her patients. That led her to pursue a degree as a Dental Hygienist. She moved to the Bay Area in 2020 with her husband and young son where she has been enjoying all great things the Bay Area has to offer.

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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.

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Marisa Ruiz
Dental Assistant

Marisa was a dentist in the Philippines where she ran her own office for four years before coming to the United States. She has been a dental assistant for over 20 years in the states, and has a degree in Extended-Function Dental Assistance as well as Orthodontics. Marisa enjoys spending time with her family and singing Karaoke with her cockatoo.

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Pong Thongsavanh
Dental Assistant

Pong is organized, smart, adventurous, caring and fun to be around. She loves new challenges and she loves to learn new things. She enjoys cooking, biking and sports, and speaks 3 languages: Laotian, Thai and English.

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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.

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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.

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Joclyne Gonzalez
Front Desk

Joclyne earned her Medical Assistant degree, but soon fell in love with dentistry. She worked as a Front Desk staff member in a specialized TMJ office where she learned all about dental billing and scheduling. She soon took on more responsibilities as a treatment coordinator and a Clinical Assistant. Joclyne is dynamic, energetic and a high achiever. She lives in San Jose with her husband where she runs her own online company after work and on the weekend.

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