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Meet Our Team

Dr. Sukhman Panag

Dr. Sukhman Panag-Virk

DDS | General & Cosmetic Dentistry | Monday - Wednesday

Dr. Virk is an active member of CDA, ADA, and the San Diego Dental Society. During her time at Loma Linda she served on several mission trips, and has had a passion for dentistry her whole life. She comes from a family of healthcare professionals, so you could say caring for people runs in the family. Dr. Virk is empathetic, welcoming, and a good listener – all qualities that are vital in the dental field.

Additionally, Dr. Virk has spent many hours perfecting techniques proven to yield top-notch results. She believes the pursuit of knowledge is important in keeping up with the latest techniques and providing the best quality care to her patients. This includes educating every patient in order to provide awareness of how to maintain good oral health.

Dr. Virk’s reputation in the dental community is stellar, and includes accolades and community service. She has extensive training in cosmetic dentistry, endodontic therapy, veneers, crowns, bridges, and more.

Philosophy:

Dr. Virk’s philosophy focuses on taking a patient-centered approach. She treats all her patients in the same manner as she would her family. Dr. Virk takes time to get to know each one of her patients, making sure to address their concerns. Her top priority is the care of her patients and building long-lasting relationships with them. She believes it’s important for patients to get their care in an environment that’s warm, well-organized, respectful, and calm.

“I look forward to taking care of you the way I would members of my own family for decades to come!”

Hobbies:

Dr. Virk enjoys traveling, hiking, and visiting national parks with her husband and their two children.

Dr. Omran Bishbish

DDS, MS | Periodontist & Implant Specialist | Friday

Dr. Omran Bishbish - DDS
Dr. Taravat Haghollahi - DMD

Dr. Taravat Haghollahi

DMD | General Dentist | Thursday

Dr. Haghollahi has been a general practitioner for the last 10 years. Prior to that she studied at UCLA as an undergraduate before attending Nova Southeastern University for her doctorate. In her free time she enjoys traveling with her family. 

“I work at Casa Dental because it’s a family-friendly environment with staff who really care about their patients.” 

Michelle Reth - Dental Hygienist

Michelle Reth

Registered Dental Hygienist
Monday - Wednesday

Michelle has worked in the dental field for more than 40 years. She attended Loma Linda University before getting her start with a couple of her former professors who had a private practice in San Bernardino and Redlands, CA. In her free time she enjoys attending book club, music, cycling, running, flower arranging, and the theater.

“I work at Casa Dental because of the excellent care and professionalism of the entire staff.”

Laura Beckwith - Dental Hygienist

Laura Beckwith

Registered Dental Hygienist
Thursday

Laura is a Dental Hygienist with more than twenty years of experience in the dental field. Laura is personable, caring, gentle, and believes in patient education. She is passionate about dentistry and good oral health.

Karen Gutierrez - Dental Assistant

Karen Gutierrez

Clinical Specialist & Dental Assistant

Karen has 10 years of experience as a Dental Assistant and graduated from UEI College. Her free time is spent with her family and kids. 

“I’m blessed to have the opportunity to work with such great people and in a friendly environment. Casa Dental always keeps a smile on my face.” 

Tanya Ortiz - Chief Financial Officer

Tanya Ortiz

Chief Financial Officer

Tanya has more than 20 years of administrative experience in general dentistry, including accounting and managing a front office. When not at work she enjoys spending time outside, especially if that includes her children and her husband. 

Blanca Hernandez - Office Manager

Blanca Hernandez

Office Manager & Dental Assistant

Blanca has 15 years of experience in the dental field and is a graduate of UEI College. She enjoys spending time outside work with her two boys. 

“I love watching people walk out of our office with a smile. Casa Dental has been my second home for 15 years now – I love what I do and who I work with. We’re honestly a family.”

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