From the moment you make an appointment to after completion of treatment. We strive to provide the highest quality of care for your entire family in our ultramodern facility. While we are dedicated to keeping up with the most recent advances in dentistry, we never compromise patient comfort and satisfaction — you and your beautiful smile are always our top priority.
Dr Divian PatelGeneral Dentist
Dr Foroud HakimGeneral Dentist
Jennifer JepsenOffice Manager
Nicole EnosRegistered Dental Assistant
Lauren SlaughterFront Desk
Dr Patel has recently joined our team, but he has been involved in dentistry for the last 13 years. Being a partner he is committed to your long term oral health and experience at the office. He is now setting his roots in the Bay Area.
Dr Patel is licensed to practice in two countries. He completed his BDS in London, at the Royal London Hospital in 2010. There he operated two offices. In 2016 he wanted to challenge himself and begin a career across the pond. He too attained his DDS at the University of the Pacific under the mentorship of Dr Hakim in 2018.
His hard work has been rewarded by induction into Tau Kappa Omega. The dental school organized its Tau Kappa Omega dental honor society in 1927 in an effort to promote honor and service to the alma mater. Doctors are admitted on the basis of ideals, scholarship and character. Dr Hakim is also a member.
His clinical services have been recognized as he was a finalist at the prestigious Dentistry Awards for the Best Young Dentist in the UK 2012. His offices have gone on to win several other accolades.
He has a proven passion to deliver high quality care. He loves to use conservative dentistry to achieve healthy, functional and brilliant smiles. He has special interest in full fixed and invisible orthodontics (using a combination of clear/traditional braces and clear aligner therapy) in order to practice ethical and non-invasive dentistry. He has also developed a passion for implant dentistry.
Outside of the office, Dr. Patel spends as much time with his friends and family as possible. He is fully involved with a local cricket team in Fremont. He remains an avid fan of his boyhood team, Liverpool Football Club. Aside from sports he is a big movie buff.
Dr Foroud Hakim
Dr. Hakim received his undergraduate degree from San Jose State in 1987, followed by his doctorate in dentistry in 1991 from the University of the Pacific. Dedicated to furthering his business acumen, he received an MBA from the University of the Pacific in 1999.
Shortly after graduating from dental school, a perfect opportunity arose to buy a small private practice in scenic, family-friendly San Ramon. Having since moved locations and grown this practice to a strong community, Dr. Hakim has been providing high-quality dental care to many loyal patients since 1992.
A smaller private practice is ideal for Dr. Hakim because he feels it is the best environment in which to provide one-on-one, personalized care. He believes in a holistic approach, which means he is not only committed to maintaining and improving patients’ oral health but is concerned about their overall health. An integral part of that philosophy involves an emphasis on prevention and early detection, so for instance, decay can be kept to a minimum and patients can retain the majority of their natural tooth structure. Whenever possible, Dr. Hakim uses minimally invasive dental (MID) procedures.
Outside of the office, Dr. Hakim spends as much time with his incredible wife and two children as possible. He’s a diehard golfer and takes up the occasional basketball or soccer games, as well. He loves traveling, fishing, and enjoying the gourmet dining throughout San Ramon.
Jennifer started working in dentistry in 2002 and has worked with many doctors in multiple offices. Working closely with experts of the field, she has acquired a vast knowledge of dentistry and so can help patients when they arrive at our front desk.
Jennifer has been with us for 5 years. She enjoys making sure our patients are comfortable being welcoming them to our office with an ever-present smile. She builds a relationship with them, helping them understand all costs, and maximize their insurance benefits.
Outside the office, Jennifer’s favourite pastime is spending time with her two grandchildren. She likes heading to the beach whenever possible, even if for just a day.
Nicole trained at Western Career College, completing their Dental Assistant Program in 2005. In 2008, she became a fully registered dental assistant. She is also qualified in CPR. She has been a part of San Ramon for 5 years.
Nicole mostly enjoys getting to know her patients, interacting with new people and old on a regular basis. When part of more complex cases such as crowns and bridges, she takes pride in knowing that she has been a part of improving their smile.
Outside the office, Nicole spends time with her family and friends. She’s also a certified animal lover and loves her pets. She caught the travelling bug when she went on a trip to Cuba and loved it so much, she can’t wait to explore more of the world.
Jennifer trained at UC Davis, receiving her major in Biological Sciences in 2000. In 2004, she furthered her training at Chabot College, gaining her dental hygiene qualification. Since then, she has been treating smiles at San Ramon, providing a thorough and friendly service to our patients.
Being a hygienist means that Jennifer has a direct impact on her patient’s oral health, helping them to keep up the hard work when at home. She particularly enjoys seeing the results when her patients return with beautiful, healthy teeth
In her spare time, Jennifer likes to pot about in the garden. She loves spending time with her two girls out on the nearby lake (her dog Maggie is often with them too).
I graduated from the Carrington College dental hygiene program. What initially drew me to dental hygiene was my love for working with people and having the opportunity to get to know my patients. The best part of my job is when I can get patients excited about their dental health and be a part of making them love their smile. I also enjoy community outreach programs that give me the chance to teach children and adults about the importance of good oral hygiene.
Outside of work I like to do things outdoors with family and friends. I like to explore new places and try different foods. I am also a huge animal lover and have my dog Bella with me as often as I can.
Lauren is the newest member of our team. She recently moved from Oregon where she studied history at Southern Oregon University. In the past, she worked as a caregiver, helping those with disabilities. Her attentive and conscientious nature will be a valued element to our front desk team.
She is keen to learn and absorbs facts with ease. She’s enthusiastic about having the chance to use her knowledge and skills to influence people’s lives for the better. When she’s not greeting patients at the desk, she’s hanging out with her dog Vern. She enjoys exploring the local area, finding seemingly random festivals, farmers markets, art walks, and hiking spots. She is constantly honing her skills with new hobbies such as computer programming, archery, and gardening.