Meet Our Team

At Downtown Dental, we get to know about our patients – their health histories, their families, and their dental goals. As we build a bond of friendship and trust, it helps us serve your dental needs more effectively. We feel it is important and fair that you know a bit about us too.
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Front Office

Maribel – Office Manager

Maribel is the Office Manager here at Downtown Dental; she graduated from the Concorde Institute in 2000 as a Registered Dental Assistant. Maribel has over 15 years of dental experience and ensures every patient receives only the best treatment. Her dental background includes a variety of courses from the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, training in sleep apnea, dental photography and numerous advanced courses. Maribel specializes in coordinating dental services to fit patient’s needs, desires, and budget.

"I was born in San Diego and raised in Glendale, California. My passion is caring for my family, my children, and my wonderful husband Edgar. I am intelligent and know I can help others achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. I love to cook and enjoy family days."

Back Office

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Kristin "Kris" – Registered Dental Assistant, Back Office Supervisor

Kristin has more than 15 years of experience as a Dental Assistant. She has been a part of Downtown Dental for over five years. Kris has many certifications in advanced dentistry. In particular, she enjoys dental photography, advanced imaging, and fabricating in-house crowns. Kris is a California native and she grew up in San Gabriel Valley. She enjoys spending quality family time with her son, Jacob. She attended North West College and completed the Dental Assisting Program in 2001. She became a registered dental assistant in 2006. Some of her hobbies include dancing, karaoke, fishing, hiking.

Kris has high energy and a positive personality that is contagious. Patients love her chairside demeanor and sense of humor.

"I am passionate about my work; I take great pride in educating patients on their dental needs and providing excellent service."
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Jessica - Treatment Coordinator

Jessica graduated from Everest College as a dental assistant in June of 2009. Since she started in the dental field, Jessica automatically found joy and happiness in helping patients understand and meet their dental needs. Jessica has over 10 years of experience as a dental treatment coordinator and front office. She absolutely loves building a bond with all patients and to be trusted by every single patient.

“I was born and raised in Los Angeles and absolutely love everything my native city has to offer. I love spending time with my husband and two kids. I enjoy visiting new places. So, it is no surprise to find out about my latest adventures”.
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  • Dr. Don Mungcal
  • Dr. Ghalambor
  • Dr. Elizabeth Loftus
As the cornerstone and founder of Downtown Dental, Dr. Don Mungcal is a proactive and exceptionally talented dentist who is determined to contribute to the health and wellbeing of his community by attending to their dental care needs.

With over 28 years of experience and service, Dr. Mungcal makes it his responsibility to be the best version of himself by being his patients’ go-to point for any and all dental concerns. In addition to being meticulous in his work ethic, he is also an individual who understands development and change. He updates and informs himself constantly through various continuous educational programs that he undertakes. He also invests in the latest state-of-the-art technology to provide world-class dental services.

Dr. Mungcal graduated from UCLA and the University of the Pacific Dental School and is presently a member of several acclaimed medical associations, including the California Dental Society.

One of the three pillars of Downtown Dental, Dr. Ghalambor is recognized for his commitment to preventive dentistry and ensuring that his patients have a positive attitude towards oral health and dental care.

Upon graduating from Hope International University and USC, he continues to provide his patients with genuine and quality treatment. His passion for dentistry goes beyond the title of a dentist and is more than just a job to him. Dr. Ghalambor has spent his time on international humanitarian visits to rural areas in countries where he assisted in providing complimentary dental services for poverty-stricken communities.

His commitment and passion are what makes him stand out amongst his colleagues as a dental professional.

Dr. Elizabeth Loftus is a qualified dentist from Sacramento who truly loves the art of dentistry and helping people with their oral health and dental needs. She pursued her higher education at USC, where her initial area of focus was biomedical engineering.

However, after an internship undertaken at a dental office, she came to the realization that dentistry was her true calling, and then onwards dedicated her time and energy to serving dental care patients to the best of her ability.

She is an advocate for positive dental experiences for her patients and making sure they always are relaxed and calm whenever they undergo dental procedures.

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Success Stories

The staff here on its own deserves the five stars. Everyone is so friendly and take there time to get to know you as a patient. There very easy to work with on what’s best for you in the long run with insurance and dental care. On top of them making you feel comfortable, you can tell that they actually care about you and your dental health. The parking is also super easy and they validate so you don’t have to pay. I’d highly recommend coming here!
I am so glad I came to Downtown Dental. From the moment I walked into the office I was met with a smile and a warm welcome. During my first visit, a dental plan was made for me and they got to work right away. I have never experienced such attention to detail and such excellent customer service at a dental office. During my root canal procedure and fillings everyone was extremely helpful and constantly making sure I was comfortable. Since then, I am encouraging everyone to check out Downtown Dental, they really are amazing.
Best experience I have ever had in 40 plus years of Dentist visits. Crazy friendly people, every last one of them. Such a pleasant experience. If you need a Dentist this is the place to go. The Doctor is awesome as well.
This place has been my dentist my whole life and I won't consider going anywhere else. Everyone is nice and accommodating and the doctor knows his stuff. I just had pinhole gum rejuvenation surgery and the results are awesome. The staff really looks out for your best interest and the doctor will assure you have a great smile...pain free too..
If your looking for a Dental office that does good quality and precise work . With care and a gentle touch . then Downtown Dental is the place for you ! I got an extraction here and they made me feel comfortable and always checked to see how I was feeling and doing ! Dr. Mungcal is easily one of the best dentist in LA.
Most updated equipment ive ever seen in a dental office, pain less wisdom teeth extraction and comfortable throughout the entire process. Dr.Mungcal, Lali and the entire staff make a great team!! Thank you Downtown Dental!!
Amazing staff, efficient, professional, and all around incredible! We love the technology they have right in their office making our appointments time effective. Dr. Mungcal and his crew are amazing!
The staff is very knowledgeable and professional. My experience here is always great! Couldn't be happier
I have been going to downtown dental for years and I just can't recommend them enough. Priyam and Sussie are extra amazing, as is the entire team there!
Absolutely amazing experience at Downtown Dental! The staff is so kind and really welcome you in. Overall the dental care has been incredible and I highly, highly recommend coming here for any dental need.

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