Meet Our Dental Team | Dentist in Burbank, CA

Jose-Luis Ruiz, DDS

The Artist
Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz has a reputation as a talented dental artisan in Burbank and Los Angeles. For over 20 years, his skill as a premier aesthetic dentist has created authentic, unique smiles for thousands of successful and discerning patients in Burbank and throughout the Los Angeles area.
Dr. Ruiz is considered one of the top aesthetic dentists not only in Burbank and throughout California but in the entertainment industry as well. “My constant studies and research allow me to better serve my patients by using the most innovative, tested, and predictable materials and techniques,” says Dr. Ruiz.

Educator to Dentists
Dr. Ruiz is a respected professor, researcher and educator in modern, minimally invasive dentistry. Other respected dentists come to him when they want to upgrade and hone their dentistry skills and techniques. He is a standout in his profession because of his extensive knowledge. Dr. Ruiz loves to share what he has learned with other dental professionals.
Dr. Luis Cabeza Ferrer, the president of the Spanish Academy for Esthetic Dentistry, says, “As dental professionals, we look for superb results. Professor Jose-Luis Ruiz reaches excellence with his clinical results, which includes his postgraduate training to other dentists. That is why I came from Spain to see him.”

Affiliations & Memberships
Dr. Ruiz has gained many affiliations in his career, including:

  • Director, Los Angeles Institute of Esthetic Dentistry
  • Course director, multiple CE courses at USC School of Dentistry
  • Instructor, Gordon Christensen’s PCC in Utah
  • Honorary professor, Warwick University, UK
  • Associate editor, Dentistry Today

Additionally, Dr. Ruiz holds membership in several dental societies, including:

Our dentist has also published several clinical and research papers on adhesive dentistry, aesthetic dentistry and occlusion.

Dr. David Sewell

Dr. David Sewell grew up in southern Illinois in the St. Louis area. He attended school at Southern Illinois School of Dental Medicine and graduated with honors in 1992. He practiced in Colorado for many years until recently moving his family to Southern California. During his many years of practice, he has been devoted to advancing his skills in cosmetic dentistry. He has been a member of a variety of associations and study groups, including the ADA, CDA, MDDS and AGD. He has also been honored to lead dental teams on numerous mission trips to Central America.

Nadia Hassan, DDS, MD

Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Nadia Hassan is a Southern California native who graduated from the UCLA Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery program. Her career began with a biological science and 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 in 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 with 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 biology education and 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 traveling, skiing, reading, or just hanging out with her family and friends.

Hannah 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

Meet Our Team

Our team is here to make your visit a pleasant one and help you get the most out of your smile. We have education and experience that you can trust and a gentle, friendly style to help you feel at home. You can meet our team members below. We are here to care for you and your smile, and you can contact us at 818-558-4332 for your appointment with our dentists in Burbank, California.

Deborah Shaaban

Office Manager

Deborah has been working in the dental field since 1995 and loves to interact with our patients and make the dental experience as great as possible. She obtained her Associate of Arts in accounting at Fullerton JC and her Bachelor of Arts in business management at Cal State Fullerton. Building personal relationships, working through treatment concerns and creating financial plans have all inspired her desire to grow and strengthen her skills. She believes there is nothing like the satisfied look on a patient’s face when they have navigated the sometimes confusing world of insurance and financing and the unknown realm of treatment to finish with an amazing, aesthetically beautiful smile.

Being an office manager has added more responsibility than any career or office that she has had the pleasure of being a part of. Her constant training and education is a huge part of her life. Her ultimate desire for her office is to succeed.

One of the things she enjoys most about dentistry is seeing how changing a patient’s smile transforms their life. She also makes time to enjoy camping, boating and all eight of her grandchildren.

Patricia Tinajero

Hygiene Coordinator

Patricia has been in the dental field for over nine years as a treatment coordinator. Her goal is to provide the best service to patients by building personal relationships and creating financial plans that suit each individual’s need. Patient satisfaction is the most important thing to her, and she strives to grow and use her skills to provide the best personalized patient care. Working with our dentists has given her the tools to utilize her skills, and continuous training helps her provide honest and high-quality dental service. In her free time, Patricia loves to travel and spend as much time as possible creating memories with her three boys.

Merion Tadros

Dental Hygienist

Merion 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. Merion loves every aspect of dentistry and loves to interact with patients one on one, providing a high quality of care with a gentle touch.

Hector Vela

Dental Assistant

Hector has had over 21 years of dental assistant experience and graduated from the University of Guadalajara Mexico. His main goals are to continuously provide the best experiences and care to our patients. In his free time, he likes to be in the kitchen cooking and being active outdoors.