Meet Our Doctors


Dr. Arthur Santos

  • Very professional dental practitioner who always takes plenty of time to explain the procedures and address every patient’s need.
  • Experienced in root canals due to Endodontic Continuum at UCLA.
  • Experienced in implants and is very passionate about improving patient appearance and confidence via Cosmetic Dentistry.
  • Co-owner of Smile Dental.

Dr. Ivan Santos

  • Easy going, yet detail-oriented dentist who is always looking for the best outcome for each patient.
  • Experienced in Orthodontics and Endodontics.
  • Fosters a calm, controlled environment during every procedure.
  • San Diego native and member of the San Diego Dental Society.
  • Co-owner of Smile Dental.

Dr. Ana Karen Zavala

  • From Mazatlán, Mexico.
  • Great with children, passionate about Pediatric Dentistry.
  • Always welcomes her patients with a smile.
  • Studied at CDA accredited Universidad De La Salle Bajío
  • Very organized and always keeps her patients’ feelings in mind.
  • Joined Smile Dental in 2018.

Dr. Alfredo Ripa

  • Experienced in Endodontics, Orthodontics, and Periodontics.
  • Enthusiastic motivator for oral health.
  • San Diego native.
  • Joined Smile Dental in 2019.