San Gabriel Valley Dental Society

2018 Executive Committee

Our leadership consists of a diverse group of individuals who are dedicated to helping members of the dental society thrive.

Dr. Sunjay Lad - Immediate Past President and Editor

Scope of Practice: General Dentistry
Years of involvement: 8
Fun facts: Have run 10+ marathons, love backpacking, skiing and sometimes both at the same time, proud father of  twin girls and 2 miniature schnauzers.


Dr. Amy Tran - President

Scope of Practice: General Dentistry
Years of involvement: 7
Fun facts: Adrenaline junkie, computer geek, comic book buff and ex-gamer, foodie, enjoys woodworking and architectural design; enjoys bonding time with her daughter, Sara.


Dr. Craig Cheng - President - Elect and Treasurer

Scope of Practice: General Dentistry
Years of involvement: 4
Fun facts:  Born and raised in San Gabriel Valley, though not in the SGVDS jurisdiction (City of Walnut), happily married to a USC dentist, Bethany, likes to spend time outdoors doing activities such as mountain biking, shooting range, fishing and enjoys Game of Thrones viewing parties (long live John Snow!), formerly a swim coach and swim instructor. 



Dr. Anahita Taraporewalla - Vice President and Program Co-Chair

Scope of Practice: Pediatric Dentistry

Years of Involvement: 5

Fun Facts: enjoy yoga, traveling, all types of cuisine, spending time with family especially my nieces and nephews.



Dr. Monica Munoz - Secretary and Program Co-Chair


Scope of Practice: General Dentistry

Years of Involvement: 11

Fun Facts: Enjoys traveling to Hawaiian Islands (Maui and Kauai). Disneyland regular (fav ride is Matterhorn). Ford mustang enthusiast, long time Dogder fan, and enjoys cooking and trying new recipes.




Dr. Karla Thompson- Zone 1 Director

  Scope of Practice: Orthodontics

  Years of Involvement:13

  Fun facts: Loves to travel, shot her first national commercial in 2016 and

   'if I wasn't an orthodontist; I would love to be a comedian'. 


Dr. Danny Tran - Zone 2 Director

Scope of Practice: General Dentistry
Years of involvement: 4
Fun facts: Comes from a family of dentists, favorite TV shows include 'Game of Thrones' and 'House of Cards', enjoyes eating food in San Gabriel Valley


Dr. Seran Ng - Zone 3 Director 

 Scope of Practice: Pediatric Dentistry

 Years of Involvement: 3

 Fun facts: Enjoy traveling, adventures, fine food and trying new cuisine. Favorite pet is a turtle. 


Dr. Raisa Avezova - Zone 4 Director

 Scope of Practice: General Dentistry

 Years of Involvement: 3

 Fun facts: Polyglot, foodie, meditation enthusiast, and a lover of baking with a major sweet tooth


Dr. Kimberly Foon - Zone 5 Director

 Scope of Practice: General Dentistry

 Years of involvement: 12

 Fun facts:

San Gabriel Valley Dental Society

312 E Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776
Phone: (626) 285-1174
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