Education is an important foundation from which one can build a practice dedicated to treating people with the utmost quality and care. Dr. Rima Chehade Shahhal received a bachelor degree in biochemistry from The University of California Riverside and continued to obtainher dental degree (D.D.S.) by graduatingwith honorsfrom Loma Linda University.In dental practice for over 30 years,Dr Shahhal has demonstrated a strong dedication to the science and art of dentistry. Striving to offer the highest quality care dentistry offers, Dr. Shahhal has a strong commitment to continuing education and understands the difference it makes in your dental care. Dr. Shahhal genuinely cares about her patients and offers the most modern cosmetic dental care available by stayingup to datewith the latest techniques and taking continuing education courses.
Dr. Shahhal has completed many courses on advanced cosmetic dentistry at the Worlds leading Las Vegas Institute (LVI), including advanced courses in Occlusion and Neuromuscular Dentistry. Additionally, Dr. Shahhal is a certified dentist for the fabrication and placement of Lumineers by Cerinate. Dr. Rima C. Shahhal has received many awards for her commitment to outstanding dentistry including The Pierre Fouchard Academy, Candidate of Merit Omicron Kappa Upsilon, and The Quintessence Award for Academic Achievement. Dr. Shahhal is a member of American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and San Diego County Society Dental Association.
My life long passion for dentistry originates from the scientific doctrines emphasized by my loving parents who have worked in the medical / dental community. My father & mother constantly emphasized the concepts of integrity, empathy & respect throughout my academic career. A close connection with my mother harvested an admiration for the dental profession. It was obvious that her ability to be a constructive source in an individuals life was deeply rewarding. This feeling was reciprocated through the immense loyalty and respect each patient had for her practice.
At UCLA School of Dentistry, I continually sought to expand my depth of knowledge within dentistry. I was fortunate to serve a wide variety of patients providing a variety of services. Furthermore, I have been fortunate enough to serve various leadership roles throughout my tenure at the school:
I believe these roles have given me insight into the intricacies within dentistry & the ever evolving scope of practice. Dentistry is constantly evolving as updated research provide an abundance of information eachday . At our practice, we strive to stay current in providing the highest quality dental care for our San Diego community.
Dr. Ashley Ingram, D.D.S. believes in quality, conservative dentistry and the importance of life-long learning. After graduating from UCLA School of Dentistry, she completed a General Practice Residency where she worked as a dentist in the VA Hospital of Fresno and Community Regional Medical Center. Here she became experienced with dental trauma and treatment on small children. She strives to give the best experience to every patient and provide a calm, positive atmosphere in the dental office.