Los Angeles Institute of Clinical Dentistry & Ruiz Dental Seminars Inc. is the dental institute for a new generation. We are here to serve all of your continuing education needs by providing you with access to modern, scientifically based, hands-on workshops and lectures. Here are a few of Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz’s team members:

Dr Jose Luis Ruiz

Dr. Jose-Luis Ruizt

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 premiere Burbank 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 that, “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 University of Southern California School of Dentistry
  • Instructor, Gordon Christensen’s Practical Clinical Courses in Utah
  • Honorary Professor, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
  • Associate Editor, Dentistry Today

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

  • American Dental Association®
  • California Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Academy of Osseointegration

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


Dr. David Sewell
Dr. David Sewell
Dr. David Sewell grew up in southern Illinois in the St. Louis area. He attended school at Southern Illinois University 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 twenty-five years of practicing, 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.


Dr. Nadia Hassan
Nadia Hassan, DDS, MD
Dr. Nadia Hassan is a Southern California native who graduated from 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 among 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 included a medical degree from UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, as well as an internship certificate in general surgery, 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 biological education, 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.


Dr. Hannah Stonen
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



Deborah Shaaban – Office Manager
Deborah has been working in the dental field since 1995 and loves to interact with our patients, making their dental experience as great as possible. She obtained her associate degree 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 to her career than any other office that she has had the pleasure of being a part of. Her constant training and education are a huge part of her life. Her ultimate desire is for her office to succeed.
One of the things she enjoys most about dentistry is seeing how changing a patient’s smile transforms their lives. She also makes time to enjoy camping, boating and all eight of her grandchildren.


Marlen Stopsky, Marketing Director
Marlen is a social media marketing expert who has practiced this field for over 5 years. His main goal is to help patients and the dental community become aware of the benefits of Supra-Gingival dentistry, and the other valuable techniques taught by Dr. Ruiz at the Los Angeles Institute. On his free time Marlen enjoys surfing at the beach year round.


Anna Moody – Dental Assistant and Workshop Coordinator
Anna is Dr. Ruiz’s dental assistant as well as our workshop and office supply coordinator. She is passionate about helping people and this reflects very positively on her dental career. She is committed to making each patient feel important and loves using her insight to help educate on Supra-Gingival dentistry and help people feel informed about their dental health. She is dedicated to Excellence and her attention to detail keep our office running smoothly. In her free time she enjoys going to the beach, meditation and spending time with animals and nature.


Patricia Tinajero – Hygiene Coordinator
Patricia has been in the dental field for nine years as a treatment coordinator. Her goal is to provide the best service to patients by building personal relationships and creating a financial plan that suits every individual’s needs. 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 she can. Working with Dr. Ruiz has given her the tools to utilize her skills, and his 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 20 years of experience as a dental assistant and graduated from the University of Guadalajara Mexico. His main goal is to continuously provide the best quality experience and care to our patients. In his free time, he likes to be in the kitchen cooking and to be active outdoors.