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The North County Dental Center administers comprehensive, compassionate pediatric dental care.
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Marjan Rashedi, DMD
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Dr. Rashedi proudly serves as a staff member at Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego. She has been recognized as a young leader in San Diego County and named a “40 under 40” by both the San Diego Metro Magazine in 2016 and the San Diego Business Journal in 2018.
A believer in lifelong learning, Dr. Rashedi is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Dental Practice, American Business Women’s Association and American Society of Dental Anesthesiologists. In her spare time, Dr. Rashedi enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and daughter.
Jaclyn Barrera, DMD
Jaclyn Barrera, DMD. is board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Irvine with a degree in Biology and specialization in Neurobiology. She earned her dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine.
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Jaclyn Barrera, DMD. is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and the San Diego County Dental Society. During her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking/baking, being outdoors, volunteering with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and spending time with her family and friends.
Neehal Ghoniem, DMD, MS
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Dr. Ghoniem is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Dental Association and the San Diego County Dental Society. In her spare time, Dr. Ghoniem enjoys running, traveling, hiking, and spending time with her friends, family and husband.
Kathryn Dardis, DDS
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Dr. Kate is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the California Dental Association, and the San Diego County Dental Society. She is thankful to call San Diego her home for all the outdoor opportunities provided by our sunny climate. In her spare time, she loves to run, practice yoga, sail, hike, camp, and travel with her husband, friends, and family.
Shiva Mohazab, DDS
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Dr. Shiva Mohazab is a member of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, College of Diplomates for Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, California Dental Association and San Diego County Dental Society. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her husband, hiking, beach volleyball, deep sea diving, cooking, hosting friends and family and most of all salsa dancing.
Nader Nasseri, DDS
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He has participated in several humanitarian mission trips to aid in providing much needed dental care. He enjoys spending his spare time with his wife, traveling and exploring the world. Soccer is another passion of his and he enjoys both playing and watching soccer games from all around the world, especially European soccer!
Laura Pashkowsky, DDS
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While there, she specialized in complex dental implant rehabilitation, bone grafting, wisdom teeth extractions, corrective orthognathic jaw surgery, microsurgical nerve repair, as well as completing medical rotations in internal medicine, anesthesia, trauma surgery, plastic/reconstructive surgery, surgical oncology, and pediatric surgery. While in Chicago, she was chief resident of the oral and maxillofacial surgery hospital team and was nominated as the hospital resident of the year.
Dr. Pashkowsky is a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Dental Association, and California Dental Association. In her spare time, Dr. Pashkowsky enjoys traveling, painting, and spending time with her husband and daughter.
Our Anesthesia Team
Dr. Sharmin Haque, MD
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Since then, she has enjoyed taking care of both adults and children in private practice for various surgeries and anesthetics. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, biking and spending time with her family.
Shannon Granger, DO
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Dr. Granger then completed her medical residency at Riverside County Regional Medical Center. During her time at Riverside she excelled in the treatment of patients and because of her leadership she was selected as the Chief Resident her 4th and final year. A great honor bestowed upon the resident that has good clinical decision making skills as well as effective communication and interpersonal skills.
Once Dr. Granger graduated she was selected prior to the match to attend one of the top Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowships in the country, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She spent one year in Cincinnati focusing solely on taking care of pediatric patients including weeks of pediatric dentistry cases.
Upon graduation from fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Granger accepted a position at Valley Children’s Medical Center. Valley Children’s Medical Center is well known for excellent patient care focused only on taking care of the Valley’s children.
While there Dr. Granger performed 1,000’s of anesthetics, many of which were dental cases. The last several years Dr. Granger moved to San Diego to be closer to family and has been practicing at both Palomar Medical Center and commuting to Valley Children’s Hospital monthly to continue care of pediatric patients. Dr. Granger has a passion for taking care of children and loves the fact that she is able to offer high quality anesthesia to children needing dental work.
Scott Gillin, MD
After working at Rady Children’s Hospital from 2002-2019 he decided to help form a group of physician specialists to provide hospital grade anesthesia in pediatric dental offices.
Patrick D. DeMars, MD
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He served in Desert Shield/Desert Storm and was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal for meritorious service. He completed residencies in Pediatrics and Anesthesiology at Naval Regional Medical Center in Virginia and completed fellowships in both Pediatric Anesthesia and Pediatric Critical Care at Vancouver Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia.
Dr. DeMars practiced at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego for over 20 years where he served as Director of pediatric resident education for both the Naval Hospital San Diego and University of California San Diego residency programs in anesthesia.
In addition, he started the first sedation service for children with cancer undergoing painful procedures as part of their cancer therapies and lobbied the California legislature to allow reimbursement for those procedures. Dr. DeMars developed a world-recognized Center of Excellence in Pediatric Pain Management at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. He served as Chair, Department of Pediatric Anesthesia at Shriners Hospital for Children in Spokane, Washington, and served on staff at St. Jude’s Research Hospital for Children in Memphis, Tennessee.
In all his hospital-based practices, Dr. DeMars has had extensive experience performing dental anesthesia for children. Since 2016, has practiced exclusive mobile office anesthesia for pediatric dentists. In 2018, Dr. DeMars decided to start up his own mobile pediatric dental office anesthesia business in San Diego, California, based on the idea of providing pediatric anesthesia expertise to pediatric dental patients in need, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, or financial background. His company is called Pediatric Office Anesthesia Specialists.
Andre Pinesett MD, MPH
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He prides himself on making patients and their families feel comfortable and cared for and strives at all times to provide the highest-quality and safest care possible.
When he is not working in the pediatric dental office setting, he is practicing anesthesia at the VA Medical Center in La Jolla. He enjoys spending time in the pool and at the beach with his wife and 2 children.
Theresa Pham, DDS
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Her focus is on both safety and comfort and the reduction of fear and anxiety in the dental setting. Dr. Pham brings hospital/surgery center quality monitoring equipment and high safety standards to the dental office. She can help make dental care safe, comfortable, and easy for you, your child or a loved one who has challenges receiving dental care. Dr. Pham is BLS, ACLS, and PALS certified and available for coverage in all of Southern California. In her spare time, Dr. Pham enjoys staying fit by working out and running. She enjoys hiking, traveling, trying different cuisines, snowboarding, and hanging out with friends.
Registered Nurses & Dental Assistants
Su Jung Joung, R.N, B.S.N
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Erika Pacheco RN BSN
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