Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Soraya Acevedo graduated from Santo Tomas University in Columbia in 1989. Her passion for dentistry is fueled by the excitement of seeing each and every patient walk out of her office with a beaming smile while using the best of care with the latest technology in dentistry. While always keeping the patients’ in mind, she has continued her education by attending seminars and reading current dental literature.
Dr. Acevedo has continued her practice in the state of California being licensed since 2007. Now a proud member of the American Dental Association, San Gabriel Valley Association, and Academy of Laser Dentistry.
Over 20 years in practice, Dr. Acevedo works hard to interact with the patient in order to make the patients’ visit as pleasant and enjoyable as can be. Being a wife and mother of three children herself, she understands and can relate to the importance of maintaining good oral health. With her dedication, Dr. Acevedo gives her patients the best of care, meeting and treating each patient with their teeth as if they were her own. Thus making the patients feel at ease and delighted with not only the treatment, but also with her.
Dr. Andres Torres graduated from Pontifical Javeriana University in Bogota, Colombia in 1991; where he received his Dental Degree. Later he enrolled and graduated from Indiana University in 1997 with a Prosthodontics and Masters Degree. He followed through and got his Fellowship in Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University in California; where he also became an assistant professor from 1998 through 2001.
He has been a Dentist for over 14 years and is currently working for our practice as a Surgical Implant Specialist. His passion is to help patients achieve the smile they wish to have. He loves to see his patients leave the office with a brand new smile to show off their families and friends.
He helps patients see the importance of having a Healthy Smile for Life.
Dr. Ashini Shah got her DDS from University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry located in San Francisco in 2012. Dr. Shah’s goal as a dentist is to put a smile on her patients face either through relieving their pain and concerns or through a smile makeover. She is interested providing comprehensive oral care for her patients and their families and forming long term relationships with them.
Dr. Shah’s comes from a family of medical professionals with her husband, mother and an uncle being a dentist and father and aunt being doctors. Being from a medical family, service to the community and patient care has always been a part of her life. Her passion for dentistry started at the age of 13 and continue to grow over years. She worked hard and graduated dental school at a young age of 24. She can speak 4 different languages including English and Spanish, which enables her to relate to our patients and make them feel at ease during their visits.
Dr. Shah is a proud member of California Dental Association (CDA), American Dental Association (ADA) and Tri County Dental Society (TCDS).
Dr. Medina obtained her bachelors degree in Bogota, Colombia from Rochester School; where she graduated Valedictorian. She then obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1996, Cum Laude in the field of research, from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota. She remained at Javeriana completing her Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery degree in 2002, Magna Cum Laude in the field of research. During this period (2001) Dr. Medina incorporated into her training an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Externship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. She then came to California, where she validated all of her dental training and completed a surgical internship at the University of California in Los Angeles in 2003. Dr. Medina completed her senior residency in 2006 at Temple University in Philadelphia.
Outside of her practice, Dr. Medina is dedicated to her family. She enjoys outdoor activities with her husband and two children. As an added bonus, Dr. Medina is fluent in Spanish. Professionally, having devoted years in education, training, research and patient care, Dr. Medina looks forward to interacting closely with you and to provide care for your patients meeting their individual needs through her expertise and compassionate care.
“My mission as a dental practitioner is to make my patients feel at ease while at the same time upholding the highest levels of quality care and assurance. I want them to understand that their dental health is my greatest priority and that while under my care, I am devoted to providing each one of them with a personalized touch that makes them feel valued as a patient and makes their visit to my office one of confidence and not fear or trepidation. I want them to leave feeling that they have been cared for by a professional that really cares about their dental health and wellbeing.
Every patient that comes into my office deserves a healthy smile.
I know that good dental care can affect so many other factors of a person’s health. As you and your family’s dentist, it is my responsibility to help you achieve this goal. My team and I are fully committed to building a long-term relationship with you and to provide optimal and appropriate treatment to ensure your continued oral health. Another goal of mine is to be an educator of my patients. I try to provide them with the knowledge that they need to advocate for their own oral health. I want then to trust that I will be a straight-shooter with them and always have confidence in me to tell them the truth and have their best interests for dental heath at heart. My patients deserve that, if it weren’t for them, I would have a dental practice.”
Dr. Olvera graduated from Universidad Cuauhtemoc, Guadalajara Jalisco in 2005; he received his DDS from the University of Southern California, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry in 2011. His passion is to help others, he volunteers in several dental Non-profits, helping underprivileged children. His priority is to bring a smile to his patients. Dr Olvera enjoys all areas of comprehensive dental care from preventive treatment and simple restorations to root canals, crowns, bridge work and cosmetic care.
He is committed to bringing care to his patients in the same manner he would to his own family. He brings the highest standards of care and experience. Spending countless hours in continue education in order to stay up-to-date in all the latest dental procedures and technology. He loves to see his patients smile. In his free time he loves music, playing the cello and the guitar.
Dr. Ramirez was born in Colombia, where he earned both his bachelor and dental degrees from the Pontifical Xavier University. After earning his dental degree, he subsequently graduated from the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training program at the Military Hospital, Nueva Granada University in Bogota, Colombia in 1989. Shortly after that, he entered the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training program at Louisiana State University where he completed his oral and maxillofacial training in the United States.
He has been a dentist for over 30 years and is currently working for our practice as an Oral Surgeon. He is a very dedicated and compassionate professional who finds joy helping his patients in his field of expertise.
Dr. Anthony Hoang received his DMD degree after graduating from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine located in Boston, Massachusetts in 2014. He received further training by completing a year of General Practice Residency in Dentistry at the Loma Linda VA Medical Center where he provided comprehensive dental care to the veteran population. His love for dentistry was sparked by his own experience of having braces at the age of sixteen and realizing how one’s smile can affect their self-confidence. Dr. Hoang’s favorite aspects of dentistry are the interpersonal relationships he develops with his patients and making them feel at ease during their dental visits. His goal is to help his patients achieve the smile they rightfully deserve. Dr. Hoang enjoys giving back to the community and has volunteered at many nonprofit organizations such as the Long Beach Children’s Dental Health Clinic, Boston public schools outreach programs, federal medical centers, and the Autumn Years Alzheimer’s care facility. He is a proud member of the California Dental Association, American Dental Association, and the Harbor Dental Society. In his free time, he enjoys staying active and loves playing basketball.