Our Dentistry Team

Our team consists of dedicated individuals who are kind, friendly and caring. Our staff is here to ensure a pleasant experience during your visit to our office.

Our team includes experienced and energetic people whose goal is to communicate with our patients to provide the best dental care possible.

“There is no other place I would like to be right now, you are all so friendly and nice people.” — Greg Sandala

Maira Rajab

We would like to introduce you to Maira, your Insurance Specialist and personal dental concierge. Maira diligently gathers your dental benefit information and verifies and reconciles your eligibility and benefit breakdown. It is not an easy task to understand dental benefits and she makes it simple for you by being your own personal “dental secretary”. She researches this information in advance of your appointment so you will know what to expect in coverage and benefits prior to any treatment. She also helps you in filing claims timely and when necessary helping you to get benefits from stubborn Insurance companies. Maira is from Afghanistan, Russia and Germany and speaks all three languages. We often wonder how we were lucky enough to capture this world traveler and keep her in San Diego since 2004. Do you think it’s the weather? Maira is friendly, easy going and open to new things, but more than likely you will find her spending time with family, shopping, watching TV and exercising because she loves to eat – which means she will work hard to make sure you get the benefits to care for you teeth since she can’t do without hers!

Kim Pennington

Please meet your hygienist Kim and get ready to experience the skills and warm and friendly energy of one of the most outstanding soft tissue clinicians. While obtaining her degree at the University of East Tennessee in 1997, Kim worked as a dental assistant to put herself through college. Kim’s passion and love for the profession grew into a successful and gratifying career in which she helps her patient’s reach optimum periodontal health. Kim’s extensive knowledge of dentistry is shared with her patients as she helps them to understand not only the foundation and soft tissue goals, but their overall dental well being from beautiful aesthetics to long term function. Everything becomes clear when Kim has an opportunity to listen and learn what is important to you and your dental goals. She will explain how you can personally reach them over time. Kim’s energy is also spent on her second love, the great outdoors. She is also competitively involved in Traditional Hawaiian Sport Outrigger Canoeing. You will enjoy hearing about her travels and adventure through out California, just ask while relaxing in her chair and pretend you are listening to the discovery channel.

Laura Beckwith R.D.H

Laura was raised here in San Diego. She has over 20 years of experience in the dental field, starting as a dental assistant where she developed a passion for dentistry and then expanded her career by becoming a Dental Hygienist. She is married with two daughters and four step-children. Laura enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, church activities, hiking, camping, and musical theater.

Suzana Redzepagic

The voice you will learn to love and laugh with

If you are thinking of becoming a patient of Gentle Dentistry, there is an 80% chance you will be greeted by the ever so entertaining Suzana Redzepagic. When you hear her voice you will think she one of the intriguing international characters from a James Bond movie. She does speak multiple languages including, English, Chinese, Serbian and Bosnian. Suzana will coordinate all the details leading up to the most enjoyable dental appointment of your life. When you meet her in person, she will welcome you like the most important patient in the world… because to her you are.

Suzana joined Dr. Abadan’s team as a patient care coordinator to help existing and new patients schedule their routine maintenance and restorative care. She is passionate about the health of our patients and has embraced dentistry after studying and practicing traditional Chinese Medicine for over 5 years. She has become well known with our patients for her therapeutic oils she has customized for their relaxation and enjoyment during their dental visits. You can count on Suzana to remind you that your long term oral health and function is also important in your busy schedules.

Schedule Your Appointment

Thank you for choosing us to be your dental health care providers in the San Diego area. Following a good oral hygiene routine and receiving regular dental check ups are ways to keep your healthy smile.

Call (858) 350-7400 Click to Request an Appointment

★★★★★ Excellent service and great people as usual, I highly recommend it.
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