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Dentists Los Angeles - Allison Cuevas

Allison Cuevas – Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Allison is passionate about dentistry, public health, and communications. She graduated from USC School of Dentistry with a Bachelor’s in Dental Hygiene with honors in 2012. Having grown up in a home with parents in the medical field, Allison became fascinated with preventative medicine. She knew from a young age that working with people in health was her calling. Allison is a graduate from the USC Keck School of Medicine 2014, where she received her Master’s in Public Health (MPH) with an emphasis in Communications. She has worked with LAUSD developing dental health educational materials and worked with Big Smiles and LA Trust creating dental events within the Los Angeles School District.

She’s a born and raised California girl, so when she’s not working, she can be found on the beach soaking up some sun, going to concerts, snowboarding in the local mountains, and spending time with her beloved rescue Chihuahua, Honey Boo Boo.

"The best gift I can give any patient is educating them on their own oral health. I want each patient to know how to better their own health outcomes, both intraorally and systemically. I love to help patients and work as a team to get them healthy for life!"
Dentists Los Angeles - Priyam Shah

Priyam Shah - Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

As a child, Priyam spent countless hours in a dental office. Somewhere in between getting her cavities fixed and aligning her teeth, she fell in love with her dentist and the dental field. She strives to provide her patients the same comfort and care her dentist had given her.

In 2011, Priyam graduated with honors from the prestigious New York University College of Dentistry with an AA in Dental Hygiene. She received the Colgate STAR award for being the best clinician of her class. Before that, she received her Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences and Psychology from the University of California, Irvine. Priyam is known for her gentle treatment and friendly attitude. Patients love seeing Priyam regularly for their preventative dental treatment.

Other than dentistry, Priyam is very passionate about dancing, movies, food and her family and friends. She also loves traveling to different countries and tries to take at least one international trip a year with her husband and/or friends.

"I firmly believe that what we do for patients at the dental office cannot be substituted for what patients don't do at home. So I consider it my first and foremost duty to educate my patients about how they can keep up with their oral hygiene when they're not in my dental chair".
Dentists Los Angeles - Katie Hill

Katie Hill - Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Katie is a Registered Dental Hygienist who just moved to Los Angeles. She was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. She graduated in 2012 from the University of Cincinnati Dental Hygiene Program and worked in Florida for a few years after. Katie spent most of her teenage years wearing braces to align her teeth so when she completed her treatment and saw how much her smile had improved, she knew she wanted to get into the dental field. She loves helping her patients achieve and maintain a healthy smile. Her gentle but upbeat demeanor is a hit with all her patients.

When Katie is not working you can find her hiking with her two Great Danes, Zeppelin and Layla. She also loves working out and trying new restaurants in LA.

"I treat all the patients in my chair the way I would treat my friends and family. I never recommend something that I would not do myself"
Dentists Los Angeles - Kativa Strickland

Kativa Strickland - Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH), BS

Kativa (Kat) is a registered dental hygienist (RDH) who graduated from the USC School of Dentistry in May 2015 with a B.S. in Dental Hygiene. She is originally from Laguna Beach, CA, and now enjoys living in Downtown Los Angeles. After studying human biology and business administration at USC prior to completing the dental hygiene program, Kat has become an avid USC Trojan fan. You can see her at all of the home football games! She loves running, eating at new places in LA, and traveling.

"I am a firm believer in preventive dentistry, so I will provide anything I can to help my patients keep their health. Not only is daily brushing and flossing important for oral health, but it has so many systemic links to the health of the whole body. I aim to treat my patients with the utmost respect and aid them in maintaining healthy, beautiful smiles."
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"I am a legit Patient at this practice. The Doctor is amazing - educated, skilled and patient. Allison, my Dental Hygienist, is really friendly, knowledgeable and proactive about her patients' oral health. In my experience, the office staff at Downtown Dental is always professional, friendly, and thoughtful about my time. Plus, they offer reasonable financing! If you're honest about your budget (for people like me who don't have dental insurance), they can often work with you to stay within budget. I also learned that they use the best equipment in their field and staff gets training often on new dental techniques. If you are someone who works, resides or likes to visit Downtown - this is an especially excellent place to see the dentist periodically.

Downtown Dental is a fantastic Dental practice in the heart of the city. They are located near LA's Cultural hub of museums, concert halls and the like (The Broad, MOCA + more ). But don't let all that (magic) discourage you from making your appointment, because traffic is usually very smooth on Grand and getting in and out of their secure and validated parking lot (in their building) is a breeze. They also have 2 e-car charging stations if that's how you roll. If you work in DTLA, like many, you can even get a lunchtime cleaning!

Sidebar: The office is located inside a gorgeous apartment building, full of high end furnishings, accentuated with stunning street art. You may have even passed by & seen the Subway flags at street level- the dental office is right upstairs. It's worth a try, especially if you want great oral health, love art, culture and the city!"
"Still the best I've ever been to! The entire staff is more than knowledgeable & helpful!

Don't waste your time going to other places, this dentist & his team are your best bet!

They are courteous, flexible, and above all: PROFESSIONAL."
"What an amazing staff and dental team!!

I had four front crowns and 2 root canals done all in about 3 hours! It was pain free! Dr Mungcal was fast and I didn't feel a thing! People compliment my teeth all the time! ...Little do they know they're fake! Very grateful!!! I am in Invisalign now and love how it stopped me from clenching and grinding my teeth! My teeth and gums are healthy because of all the amazing dental work they have done and continue to do!! Oh ...And they offered nitrous which made the whole experience awesome! Go here if you want dental work done right!!"
"Downtown dental made my cavity experience as painless as possible, and the technology they use is so up to date and accurate.

The staff are also very friendly and know the best habits for having a healthy mouth.
So glad I started going here!"
"Absolutely the best dental office! In all reality I used to hate going to the dentist I would cancel my appointments at my old Drs office all the time !! But the Hygienists and the staff in general are so welcoming and make you wanna keep coming back. They are always ready to deliver and Allison did an amazing job on my teeth cleaning thank you for that"
"This review is long overdue. I've been a patient at downtown dental since 2005 and have had nothing but positive experiences. I've had quite a bit of dental work and when I had a cracked crown recently, they scheduled me the next day and replaced it at no charge. They would have scheduled me that day but sadly, I'm no longer a patient as I've moved to NorCal. I felt like they really went out of the way to accommodate me and I appreciate that! Thanks guys!!"
"Great practice, the doctors and assistants are very professional, helpful and pleasant. They make dental appointments almost enjoyable...not something I thought possible!

Katie the hygienist is not only gentle, professional and very professional but also inspiring. She makes you want to have the best gums in Los Angeles.

Thank you guys!"
"The team at Downtown Dental are the best! They have done both an implant and Invisalign for me. They keep me informed about all the steps and always get me in and out quickly! I love that they can do everything right in their own offices too."
"My story is: I chipped a took eating cereal! Who does that!?! (The cereal was crunchy I'll admit). I went to Downtown Dental and Dr. Mungcal evaluated my situation and realized my bite needed to be adjusted. I grind my teeth at night also so the combination of it all was wearing my teeth down. He recommended invisalign to align my bite. I was hesitant because it's pricey but...trust me...it was SO WORTH IT!!! 8 months later, my bite is fixed and aligned and my teeth are straighter which is a bonus! I am only 34 and I want to keep my teeth healthy and strong for a long time! Dr. Mungcal and the entire staff are amazing and took GREAT care of me. You can rest assured you will be taken care of by them!"
"Came to downtown dental with my husband for his first dental implant. He was very nervous on getting this procedure done.. From his experience he said the staff were super friendly made him feel very welcomed..the dentist made his procedure quick and painless my husband didn't even need his medication for the swelling or pain ... Highly recommend... We Will be coming here from now on for our dental needs."

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