Meet the Doctors

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Safoura Massoumi, D.D.S.

Managing Dentist/Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Massoumi comes from a family of physicians. She attended three years of medical school and discovered that dentistry was her passion. Educated at the top dental school in Belgium, she immigrated to the United States and completed her degree in Pediatric Dentistry at Oregon University in 1992 with high honors. She passed the American National Dental Boards with a score of over 97%. When she is not in Chula Vista or San Marcos, Dr. Massoumi serves as a senior staff member at Rady Children’s Hospital as pediatric dentist.

Professional Certifications / Licensure

Dr. Massoumi is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, Western Society of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, and California Dental Association.


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Nikki Shafiei D.D.S.

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Nikki is board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She grew up in Washington D.C area. She received her bachelor's degree in biology and nutritional sciences. After graduating from Howard University school of dentistry with honors, she decided to pursue her lifelong desire of treating children and went on to have an additional two years of specialty training in pediatric dentistry.

As a firm believer in continuous learning, Dr. Nikki is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Diego County Dental Society, and the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry.

When she is not working, Dr. Nikki enjoys arts and crafts, cooking, hiking and spending time with her husband and son.


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Xuan Lam DMD, MSD

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Lam graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. After serving in U.S. Navy and working in private practice, she attended Loma Linda University School of Dentistry to complete residency training in Pediatric Dentistry. She is a board certified through the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She is committed to providing you and your child with high quality oral health care.


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Erin A Kolling D.D.S.

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Erin wants each child to feel comfortable and confident in the dental clinic so that they can establish good oral hygiene habits that will last a lifetime. Dr. Erin was born and raised in Minnesota. She completed her dental education and pediatric residency at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. Erin has gone on numerous dental mission trips to Guatemala and completed her research study on dental sealants placed on school aged children during these mission trips. Dr. Erin has been board certified through the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry since 2010. In her free time, Dr. Erin enjoys swimming, biking, travelling, and spending time with her husband and son.


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Cynthia L. Jackson, D.D.S., M.S.

Orthodontist

An Ohio native, Dr. Cynthia Jackson was trained in the Midwest. Her performance at Ohio State Dental School graduated her 7th in a class of 150 in 1986 and secured her induction into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the honorary dental fraternity. She was also the only dentist in her class to be offered acceptance into orthodontic residency programs immediately upon graduating.

After receiving her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree, Dr. Jackson chose to attend the University of Louisville for her orthodontic residency. She also excelled in additional coursework and researched and defended her orthodontic thesis to graduate in 1988 with not only her orthodontic specialist certificate, but a master’s degree in oral health as well.

Some of Dr. Jackson’s research findings have been published in The American Journal of Orthodontics. She continues to publish news articles and editorials on a variety of health topics such as childhood vaccines, fluoride, and of course, orthodontics.


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Regina Capulong, D.D.S.

Dr. Capulong is committed to providing the best patient experience for you and your child while delivering great quality dentistry. Her fun loving demeanor and gentle, caring hands will put you at ease. After completing her dental degree at Loma Linda University, she studied at a post graduate general residency program in Oklahoma City at the OU Children's Physicians, a children's hospital, and the Veterans' Affairs Medical Center. She obtained extensive training in treating medically compromised children and adults using the latest and best technology available in dentistry today.

In her free time, Dr. Capulong enjoys going to the movies, spending the day with family, experiencing different cultures and their food as well as sipping on a good cup of coffee while catching up with friends. She also enjoys crocheting, and spending time with Louie, her bichon frisée.


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Marichris Damasco D.M.D.

Dr. Marichris Damasco is passionate about working with kids and serving her community by providing excellent dental care to her patients. She endeavors to make you and your family feel welcomed, comfortable, and reassured that you are well taken care of.

Dr. Marichris is a Chula Vista native and attended Eastlake High School and SDSU. She attended Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Glendale, AZ where she received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree and Masters in Biomedical Sciences. She was recognized by her faculty with the “Most Compassionate Dental Student” award during her last year of dental school, as she strives to continually show genuine care for her patients.

On her free time, Dr. Marichris loves working out while listening to podcasts, running, hot yoga, and shopping with her sister and mom. She also loves a good horror/rom com movie.

Dr. Marichris is a member of San Diego County Dental Society and American Dental Association


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Vesna-Lea Sustiguer Ferrer D.M.D. P.H.D..

Orthodontist

A native of the Philippines, Dr. Vesna received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree from University of Missouri-Kansas City, Certificate in Orthodontics from University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Ph.D. in Biomedical Science from University of Connecticut. Dr. Vesna is a recipient of 14 awards and recognitions for her work in science and dentistry. She published her work in peer-reviewed journals and presented them in national and international meetings. As an orthodontist, Dr. Vesna goal is to give her patients a beautiful smile and a functional bite that will last a lifetime. When not busy seeing patients and thinking about orthodontics and dentistry, Dr. Vesna volunteers at the community and at medical-dental missions. She loves reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband and their daughter.


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James W Loye, D.D.S.

Dr James Loye enjoys bringing his dental skills to Great Dental Chula Vista. He has over 30 years of dental experience in all areas of dentistry. His expertise includes: Dental Implants, Oral Surgery, and Root Canals. Dr. Loye graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry and has practiced in Southern California and around San Diego. He is also a part time teacher of continuing dental education emphasizing the study of dental implants.

Dr. Loye lives in San Diego with his wife and has 2 grown children. He loves the outdoors and helping others have a fulfilling life.





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