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Meet Our Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive the best dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


Dr. Ahmed Salem, DDS, MBA, MClinDen, DICOI

Dr. Salem is the CEO, founder and owner of Kids Smile Dental & Orthodontics, Elk Grove Kids dentist & orthodontics, Wackford Dental , and Woodland kids Dentistry & orthodontics, Dr. Salem graduated in 1997 and is dedicated to advanced post-doctoral study. He has accumulated hundreds of hours of advanced professional education, including two and a half years of Orthodontic training with the United States Dental Institute (USDI).

Dr. Salem is a diplomat member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI); he has extensive training in oral surgery, cosmetic dentistry, and dental implants.

In 2009, he earned his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix. In 2013, he received his Master of Clinical Dentistry degree in fixed and removable prosthodontics from the Dental Institute of King’s College London, in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Salem currently resides in Elk Grove City with his wife and four children. He enjoys running, swimming, and traveling in his free time.



Dr. Yvonne Salman, DDS

Born in Thailand and raised in many countries including Thailand, Switzerland and Iraq where she Graduated from Baghdad University of
Dentistry in 2006 then moved to Amman,Jordan where she practiced dentistry. Determined to follow her dreams, she came to America and proceeded to receive her D.D.S Degree from University De La Salle,Mexico.At a young age, Dr. Salman knew she wanted to become a dentist, growing up with braces herself and learning about the proper oral care, motivated her to choose this profession to work with children to raise oral care awareness at young age.

She received the International Reward in Public Speaking for Infection Control from Mexico Dr. Salman enjoys working with children and strives to make their dentist visit a fun experience for them. She speaks four languages: English, French,Arabic and Spanish. When she is not working she likes to spend time with friends, working out and traveling.


Dr. Roula Zeki, DDS

Originally from Atlanta, Dr. Roula Zeki received her D.D.S. Degree from Universidad De La Salle Bajio in Mexico. She is trilingual; fluent in English, Arabic, and Spanish. In her spare time, Dr Zeki enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephews, exploring new cuisines, and jogging. She belongs in pediatric dentistry because her longtime inspiration was her pediatric dentist back in the days. Her passion for dentistry strives to empower her patients to be as passionate about their oral health as she is.

Dr. Zeki is a strong believer that one's only influence is not in the past nor in the future, but only in the present moment.


Dr. Sami , DDS

Dr. Sami was born and raised in Egypt. Before becoming a dentist, he wanted to be a Pilot. That changed when he got the nickname "Teeth Fixer" by his teammates. He repositioned a teammates' tooth when it got dislocated while playing water-polo. That then motivated him to become a dentist. He graduated in 2005 from Misr University for Science and Technology and after moving to the United States, he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2015 from the University of DeLaSalle and license exam from the University of California San Francisco.

Dr. Sami is a member of Sacramento District Dental Society, California Dental Association and American Dental Association. His goal is to make children enjoy going to the dentist by providing an unforgettable experience. He believes it is important to educate kids at an early stage, and parents on the importance of oral health.

When Dr. Sami is not in the office, he likes to spend time with his wife and 3 boys. They make his life so full and energetic. He enjoys swimming, and loves soccer. He is fluent in Arabic and English but also  speaks Spanish.


Dr. Michael Guess

Orthodontist

Dr. Guess earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from UCSF. He was offered a post-doctoral orthodontic residency position at the Ohio State of University. During his tenure at the Ohio State of University he was awarded two Master's Degrees. He earned a Master of Science in Dentistry and Master of Arts in Educational Administration and also was awarded his certificate in Orthodontics.

Dr. Guess has done extensive research in the field of Dentistry and specialty of Orthodontics. His research findings have been published in several journals such as Dentistry Today, Journal of Dental Research, Orthodontics Review, Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, the Japanese Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, and Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.

Dr. Guess is an active member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontics, Academy of General Dentists, Pacific Society of Orthodontists, California State Society of Orthodontists, California Dental Association, and Sacramento District Dental Society. He has taught continuing education courses at University of California, Los Angeles and San Francisco. He has lectured at Harvard University and to the California Dental Association. He has also lectured in Beijing and Shanghai, China and done volunteer dentistry in Israel for children.

When you meet Dr. Guess you will witness the passion and enthusiasm he has for his specialty of orthodontics.


Dr. Hany Basta

Dentist

With over 20 years of experience working with children and adults to promote healthy dental habits, Dr. Hany Basta has been a noted member of Kids Smile Dental and Orthodontics.

He currently runs the office located at Yuba city, offering a wide variety of services to his patients. His focus is on teaching children healthy dental habits which will carry them to their adult lives allowing  them to be  proud of their future smiles.

Dr.Basta’s passion for dentistry started when he was a teen where he used to visit his Dad’s dental office. He used to see patients especially kids, feared to go to the dentist.

He wanted to make the visit more patient friendly and comfortable.  This is when he decided to join dental school.

He graduated in 1998 from Cairo University, Egypt..He finished his residency and started working as a general dentist. He started his own dental practice serving his local community.

A new chapter in Dr.Basta’s career was moving to the United states. He completed his Postgraduate studies, training and licensing exams to become a Board certified dentist. He is currently a member of the American Dental Association and California Dental Association.

Dr.Basta is keen to stay up to date with the latest technology through continuous training and seminars that he actively participates in. He continuously strives to offer quality care for his patients and to fulfil his dream by making the trip to the dentist office fun rather than fear and anxiety.



Dr. Mina Foaud

Dentist

Dr. Mina Fouad sees every person no matter the age, children or adults, as someone who he can learn something from. He listens to children with full attention and believes that they could be great teachers for adults. He also loves their humor and you can expect him to share a good laugh with his pediatric patients.
He has always been a "maker". He loves building, creating, and designing artistic sculptures and clay objects. This is what drew him to this line of work and an aspect of his work which he really loves. When faced with a
difficult or complicated case, you can expect him to carefully craft and execute a solution when treating a patient. 

Dr. Mina loves to spend time with his family. After living in the East Coast for ten years, he recently moved to Elk Grove with his family. He adores his two daughters and loves playing PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, or watching a Spanish or English League Football game with them. When available he appreciates some downtime where he spends time reading about philosophy and science. Besides his patience, ability to connect with children, and his ways to make every child's dental visit fun, Dr. Mina is always up to date with the latest techniques to deliver best care to children.

He graduated in 2005 from Alexandria University and completed his Postgraduate Program at University De La Salle, Mexico. Dr. Mina is also a member of the American Dental Association and California Dental Association.


Dr. Singh

Dentist

I was born and raised in India. After completing B.D.S. (Bachelor in Dental Surgery) in India, I moved to the United States with my family. I pursued D.D.S from the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine. While studying dentistry, I had the opportunity to do an internship in pediatric dentistry, which was a very enriching experience. I grew up in a small village in India. I used to accompany my grandmother to a distant city for her dental appointments. Seeing my grandmother go from no teeth at all to a full mouth of teeth was no less than a fairy tale for me at that age. That's why dentistry is called "ART and SCIENCE". It motivated me to pursue a career in dentistry.


I am a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Joaquin Dental Society and Punjabi Dental Society. During my spare time, I love to cook, travel and spend time with my family.


Dr. Hassan


“ Everything you are going through is preparing you for what you asked for “

A blessed father, elder brother and a loving husband... Dr. Hassan is a caring member of the community before a dedicated professional.

Dr. Hassan graduated 2008 from Cairo University Dental School and studied Periodontal Dentistry at the University of Californians in Los Angeles. He completed his advanced standing Dental program at the University De La Salle in Mexico, class president and speaker. Dr. Hassan is a fellow of the California Implant Institute, member of the International Congress of Oral Implantology and the American Dental Association.

Dr. Hassan dedicated his adult life to master all aspects of dentistry. He loves children and feels happy to provide all his expertise to put a smile on their faces and relieve them from pain. He also believes in early prevention and likes to answer all his patients’ concerns.

In his free time, Dr Hassan spends time with his family. He likes outdoor activities and loves to travel. Dr. Hassan is an excellent swimmer, former Water Polo player, loves Sci-fi movies and video games. He speaks English , Arabic and some Spanish.


Ayne

Regional Manager

 Being Regional Manager of our Yuba Offices with 12 years of Dental experience, my goal is to incorporate the wealth of knowledge and customer
service that I have acquired to equip our team to best serve our young patients. I am committed to making our patient's experience a positive one.
My husband Rigo and I have 2 young sons and a pet dog. I love my family so much that my free time is spent playing with them, taking walks, riding
bikes, and going to the movies together.


Ruby

Plumas Office Manager

As office manager of our Plumas Kids Smile office, the most rewarding part of my job is to ensure the best possible experience for our patients.
I enjoy seeing our young patients feeling comfortable and safe during their visit to our office. I look forward to meeting you and assisting you with all aspects of your children's dental visit .
In my spare time, I love spending it with my family watching movies, going to the park, or traveling.


Karla

Assistant Manager

As Assistant Manager, my goal is to provide your best possible experience. I ensure the quality of you and your child's experience here at Kids Smile Dental and Orthodontics by making sure your insurances are checked, answering your calls and questions and hoping to do what we do best, make you smile.

In my spare time, I like to play video games and spend time with my dogs and husband.



Lonnie

Regional Manager

As Regional Manager, I have been in the dental field for 18 years. It has given me advanced knowledge of every aspect of the dental office which enables me to provide guidance and training for our offices. It is my privilege to work with a terrific team dedicated to quality service. Together we strive each day to provide outstanding support for our excellent clinicians and continuously improve the patient experience.


Melissa

Alturas Office Manager

As the office manager of Alturas Kids Smile Dental, my job is to oversee the office operations and make sure the office runs smoothly and efficiently. it is important to me that each of you enjoy a feeling of ease and confidence in our office. I'm happy to answer any questions, plan for appointments, help resolve concerns and make your visits positive.


Qewani

Stockton Office Manager

Just like most of the patients who come through our doors, I too, was afraid of going to the dentist as a child, and although I am fairly new to
the dental field, I believe my patience and love for children enables me to fulfill my obligations as office manager of our location in Stockton. As
office manager, my number one priority is the safety and comfort of every patient who walks through our doors. Through teamwork and communication, my
staff and I strive to exceed all expectations that's within our specialty. Outside of work, I enjoy spending my leisure time with my family.


Selene

Ceres Office Manager

Graduated as an RDA from the state of Texas in 2013. With over 7 years of experience in the dental field my mission is to provide our patients
with the highest standard of dental care. It is very exciting to see that our dental team is growing because I enjoy working with an efficient and
caring team. My goal as office manager is to ensure that all of our Kids Smile Dental patients feel comfortable from the minute they walk in to the
minute they walk out. When you visit our office your smile is our top priority. During my free time, I enjoy time with my kids and husband.


Heather

Orthodontic Manager

As Orthodontic Manager, I am responsible for equipping my team with the skills to give our little patients the best dental experience possible. I oversee all orthodontic procedures and ensure that both our little patients and their parents leave our office with a smile. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family and crafting.


Alyssa

Turlock Office Manager

I am honored to be a manager of Kids Smile Dental and Orthodontics. I take pride in leading a great team in patient care, comfort, and satisfaction on every visit. I ensure for all patients to leave satisfied, happy, and excited for future appointments to come. On my down time I enjoy time with my family and love to travel.


Maria

Assistant Manager

In the amazing 4 years of experience of working with a great team here at  Kids Smile Dental and Orthodontics has been an honor. Patient care and understanding have always been our main focus. We are here to earn your trust. Working with your child on their level is very important to us. We offer many different options to keep children calm during their experience here. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family.