Our DentistsDr. Ihab M. Hanna, D.D.S.
Dr. Ihab M. Hanna graduated, with honors, in 1994 from Cairo University. Afterwards, he spent three years in training and hospital residency before moving to San Francisco. He completed two years of General practice residency at the University of Illinois , as a chief resident, where he acquired additional training with the use of Dental Implants, sedation and special care dentistry. Founder of Redwood City implant study Club since 2007, sharing his knowledge with local General practitioners through monthly classes and mentoring. All around, Dr. Hanna has been practicing dentistry for 20 years. He is an every day clinician with 2 practices in the Bay area , primarily focused in Implants Dentistry and other advanced dental procedures. He uses nothing but the latest dental technology in order to guarantee an efficient, safe and pleasant environment.
Dr. Hanna is an active member in the following organizations:
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- Diplomate, International Congress of Oral Implantologist ( ICOI )
- Diplomate, International Dental Implant Association( IDIA )
- Founder, Redwood city Implant Study Club
- Member, American Academy of Implant dentistry ( AAID)
- Hospital privileges at Sequoia Hospital
On the more personal side, Dr. Hanna is an active Coptic Orthodox Christian and contributes and helps his community. He is married to a magnificent woman who he had met in the Bay Area. Together they had a baby girl who was born in March of 2004, and twin boys born December of 2007.
Dr. Howard Liu, DDS
Dr. Howard Liu is a specialist in Endodontics. He performs procedures such as root canal treatment, microsurgery, endodontic retreatment, and management of traumatic dental injuries. After graduating from dental school at Columbia University, Dr. Liu completed a general practice residency at University of Texas Houston. He practiced general dentistry in Northern Texas before finally making his way to settle in Northern California. Finding passion in Endodontology, he went back to school for another full time specialty residency at University of Southern California. Returning back to Northern California close to family, Dr. Liu now practices in the bay area.
- American Association of Endodontists
- Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry
- Contra Costa Dental Society
- Certificate in Endodontics
- University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
- Certificate in General Practice Residency
- University of Texas at Houston Dental Branch, Houston, TX
- Doctor of Dental Surgery
- Columbia University, New York City, NY
- Bachelor of Science in Medical Biology
- University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Dr. Michel Lam, MD - Aanesthesia
Dr. Michael Lam, is a board certified physician anesthesiologist (Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology) with over twenty-five years of experience in a wide variety of practice settings.
He attended Occidental College in Los Angeles, received his medical degree from Tulane Medical School in New Orleans, Louisiana, and completed his specialty training in anesthesia at Stanford University Hospital in Palo Alto. Following his post-graduate training he joined the clinical faculty of the Stanford resident training program in anesthesia at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. With the exception of several years in Southern California where he was recruited to develop anesthesia services for a heart surgery program, he has practiced in the San Francisco bay area.
His experience includes delivery of anesthesia for all major surgical subspecialties including cardiac, neuro, high-risk obstetrical, pediatric, spinal cord, burn, major orthopedic and multiple trauma surgery. His current practice is devoted to office-based anesthesia for outpatient surgical and dental procedures. He is licensed by both the Medical and Dental Boards of California to provide anesthesia services.
Dr. Janet Repane Tanega, DMD
Dr. Janet Tanega received her Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.D.M)/Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S) at Centro Escolar University in Manila, Philippines in 1988. Upon arriving in the United States, Dr. Tanega worked as a dental assistant for several years as she studied to obtain her California Dental License. With the future of her family in mind, Dr. Tanega made all the necessary sacrifices; and in 1996 she received the California Dental License. But, this accomplishment was only a stepping-stone in her climb to success.
In March of 1997, Dr. Tanega’s dream came true when she opened Tanega Professional Dental Corporation in South San Francisco. Her successful practice growth over the 16 years of practicing dentistry gave Dr. Tanega recognition on KRON 4, Best of the Bay edition as San Mateo County’s best general dentist.
In order to provide her patients with the best service possible, Dr. Tanega regularly attend multiple seminars a year to continue her education in general, orthodontic, and cosmetic dentistry as well as implant surgery. She is a seasoned expert in the practice of orthodontics (among other services) and has been practicing orthodontics since 1998, and in 2012 she has become a certified preferred provider for Invisalign. A few of the many certificates she has accumulated include:
- Mini Residency in Orthodontics
- Orthodontics TMJ
- Advanced Orthodontics TMJ
- Professional Implant Training Course of AIC
- Professional Sinus Surgery Training Course of AIC
- RWC Implant Study Club
Dr. Tanega is also a member of the America Dental Association (ADA), the California Dental Association (CDA), The San Mateo County Dental Association (SMCDA), and the International Congress of Oral Implantologist (ICOI).
These days, she enjoys spending her free time with her husband of ¬¬31 years, Richard, four children Helene, Richard Jr., Reece, and Raymond, and her three grandchildren, Darien, Jeffrey Jr., and Jayda-Rae and her three dogs, Coco, Wags, and Bella. In addition to spending time with her family, she enjoys living a healthy lifestyle by staying active and by travelling as often as she can.
Dr. Lana Gardi, DDS
Dr. Lana Gardi earned a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from the University of Baghdad Dental School in 1994. She also graduated from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 2000. Dr. Gardi was awarded the Clinical Excellence Award at Loma Linda University. She has been practicing dentistry for over a decade including general and cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Gardi is a member of the California Dental Association (CDA), American Dental
Association (ADA), and the Southern Alameda County Dental Society (SACDS).
She is also an avid supporter of the community including volunteering and
working with local schools to raise awareness of dental health and oral hygiene.
When she is not working with patients or the community, Dr. Gardi enjoys
spending time with her family; especially cycling or swimming with her kids.
Dr. Karam Abdou, DDS
Karam Abdou graduated from the Dental School at University of Cairo in 1979, and moved to the United States in the early 80s. He ran a successful practice in Fremont for 15 years prior to transitioning to Dental Care of Walnut Creek. Prior to that, Karam practiced and managed various dental offices throughout the Bay Area. He has also served on the Dental Board of California as a expert examiners. With more than 23 years of clinical experience under his belt, Karam is well versed in all aspect of dentistry. When not working, Karam is busy with his family as well as following soccer.
- ADA CDA Contra Costa
- Invisalign Certified
- Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr. Ekta Shah, DDS
Dr. Shah has been practicing for over a decade focusing on aesthetic, restorative and preventive family dentistry. She has practiced in various locations in the bay area and have provided quality and comprehensive dental care for her patients. Creating beautiful smiles, healthy teeth and gums and happy patients is what she loves about being a dentist. She is very good with kids, and they love her. Her patients feel very comfortable with her and are confident that their dental needs will be met with best possible way.
Dr. Shah earned a degree with honors in Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS) from University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and earned Bachelor's degree in Dental Surgery (BDS) from Bhartiya Vidhyapeeth, Pune, India. She has been an active participating member with American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA) and Costa Contra Dental Society (CCDS) and have continued her dental education throughout the years with programs focused on modern techniques taught by leading educators in the field. She uses only the best and most reliable materials, yet keeps dentistry affordable for patients.
Dr. Shah likes to reach out the community and has taken keen interest in "Give Kids A Smile", "Save Our Kids Smiles" and "Sealant Programs" as she strongly believes in "Prevention Is Better Than Cure". She believes that quality dentistry can enable you to live out your fullest, healthiest life.
When Dr. Shah is not working, she enjoys painting, reading books, outdoor activities, traveling and above all she loves spending time with her family.
Dr. Ayman Fayyad, DMD
Dr. Ayman Fayyad's professional education started with an undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology in 1999 at Michigan State University. He received his Doctoral of Dental Medicine from Case School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2005. After graduation, he moved with his wife Suzane to California; he completed a residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) in San Francisco at University of Pacific Dental School in 2006.
Dr. Ayman believes in building a positive experience by providing the best customary treatment for his patients via the newest and most reliable advancement in dental technology. He regularly attends and participates in continuing education courses, and he is involved in study clubs designated to the discussion of latest innovations and treatments in dentistry.
Aside from dentistry, he enjoys finding new recipes to cook for his family as well as traveling. His favorite movie is Bourne Ultimatum, his favorite book:The Hunger Games, and his favorite sport is soccer and flying kites with his children.