Meet The Dentist

DrEliasM. Dee Elias, DDS – General Dentist

A graduate of Loma Linda University School of Dentistry with his DDS, Dr. Elias joined our practice in 1981. His dental care philosophy centers on placing patient care as the number one priority, while treating patients the way he would like to be treated. Patients love his gentle, empathetic nature, the comfort he brings to visits, and the fact that he is a perfectionist. Dr. Elias loves when they feel satisfied by their transformed smiles.

Away from work, Dr. Elias enjoys classic car restoration. Favorite quote: “It is better to be kind than to be right.”

Y. Stephen Sugiono, DDS – General Dentist

sugionDr. Sugiono earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Loma Linda University before joining Riverside Dental Group in 2002. He focuses on implants, cosmetic dentistry, full mouth reconstruction, sinus lifts, bone grafting, root canal therapy, and various cosmetic crowns. His patients appreciate his ability to set them at ease and provide them with a comfortable experience while they are in the treatment chair. Patients are also fond of the cosmetic results he helps them to achieve.

Dr. Sugiono belongs to the CDA and the ADA and is a member of Tri County Dental. Away from the office, he spends quality time with his wife, an anesthesiologist, and their four children. Dr. Sugiono is also an avid motorcycle and auto racing enthusiast and enjoys restoring old cars. His favorite quote:

“If you can’t do it well, don’t start it.”

davidmludwigDavid Ludwig, DDS – Periodontist

Dr. Ludwig graduated from the University of California School of Dentistry with his DDS in addition to completing post-graduate work in Periodontics at the University of Pennsylvania. He joined our practice in 1996. Patients appreciate his kind, gentle approach to dentistry, Dr. Ludwig is a member of:

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • CDA
  • ADA
  • Tri-County Dental Society

Away from the practice, Dr. Ludwig enjoys snow skiing, boating, water skiing, fishing, and hunting.

drkasraviArshia Kasravi, DDS, MSD – Endodontist

Dr. Kasravi-Sandborn is a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry where she earned her DDS, as well as a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, where she completed her MS in Surgical Dentistry and Special Degree in Endodontics. Having joined our practice in 2009, what she loves most about her patients is meeting people from all walks of life and being humbled by the experience she has with them every day. She actively participates in charity work, volunteering regularly at children’s dental clinics, where she receives many lovely hugs and gratitude from little people with big hearts.

Away from work, Dr. Kasravi-Sandborn spends quality time with her husband, her two stepsons, and their family dog. She also enjoys spending time with her sister (her best friend) and her parents, as well as scuba diving.

iljoonkimILJoon Kim, DDS – Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Kim graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine with a DMD and from Boston University Goldman School of Dentistry with a CAGS in Pediatric Dentistry. He is a board certified pediatric dentist and holds certificates in pediatric dentistry and oral conscious sedation. Dr. Kim joined our practice in 2002, where he enjoys educating children about taking care of their teeth. He is a member of the:

  • AAPD
  • ABPD
  • CDA
  • ADA
  • Harbor Dental Society

jtimothyharrisJ. Timothy Harris, DDS – General Dentist

A graduate of Loma Linda University School of Dentistry with his DDS, Dr. Harris joined our practice in 1998. Patients love that he spends time getting to know them and helping them feel comfortable. Away from work, he enjoys classic sports of all kinds, traveling, wine tasting, and photography. Favorite quote: “How sublime it is to suffer yet stay strong.”

dr-sheila harrisSheila Harris-Müller, DDS – Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Harris-Müller earned her DDS as well as an MS in Pediatric Dentistry from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. She joined our practice in 1998 with a philosophy that focuses on providing a positive dental experience for even the youngest of patients. Patients love her gentle, caring, and motherly touch. Regarding her patients, she loves watching them grow. Dr. Harris-Müller holds awards in oral pathology and endodontics and is actively involved in charity work, volunteering at Give Kids a Smile and Project Kind. She is also a member of the:

  • ADA
  • CDA
  • Tri-County Dental Society

Away from work, she spends quality time with her daughter and son. She loves attending her children’s sporting events, playing with her pet Macaw and tortoise, as well as cooking and gardening.

ronaldwhiteRonald White, DDS – General Dentist

Dr. White graduated with his DDS from the University of Southern California, where he was the recipient of “Honors at Entrance,” and also completed post-graduate work in Periodontics at the University of Pennsylvania. He joined our practice in 1986 and practices dentistry with the philosophy that he treats others as he would want to be treated. Patients love that he is trustworthy and helps them to feel at ease. As for his patients, Dr. White loves their honesty and sense of humor, as well as their continued loyalty. He volunteers with Hands Across the Border as a volunteer dentist and is also an active member of Crossroads Christian Church in Corona.

Away from work, Dr. White spends quality time with his wife and their adult children, a son and daughter. He enjoys golf, hiking, fitness training, and traveling.

locnguyenLoc Nguyen, DDS – General Dentist

Dr. Nguyen earned his DMD from the Tufts School of Medical Dentistry and joined our practice in 2006. In practicing dentistry, he believes in treating patients like family. Patients love his fact, precise treatment. What he loves most about his patients is sharing their knowledge and experience.

Away from work, Dr. Nguyen spends quality time with his wife and two children and also enjoys fishing, camping, hiking, hunting, and gardening. Favorite quote: “Keep calm and carry on.”

Jay Wright, DDS, MS – Orthodontist

Dr. Jay Wright graduated from the University of the Pacific in San Francisco with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. He then completed his residency at UCLA in orthodontics, where he also received a Master’s of Science degree in Oral Biology. His master’s thesis was on the management of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD). Dr. Wright is passionate about helping people improve their sleep, health and quality of life by treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

“I have seen so many amazing life changes in our patients who have been treated with oral appliance therapy! I truly believe that a proper night’s sleep is essential to our overall health and well-being!”

Dr. Wright has been married to his best friend, Dr. Ingrid Wright (yes, they were dental school classmates!) for 33 years. They have two grown children and enjoy traveling, mountain biking, tennis and time together.

  • Diplomate of the American Sleep & Breathing Academy
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
  • Arizona Orthodontic Study Club

Dr. Jay Wright is a licensed dentist with a specialty in orthodontics and sleep disorders.

Dr. Carlos Moretta, DDS

Dr. Carlos Moretta has been in the field of Dentistry since 1990.

He has practiced as a Registered Dental Hygienist and General Dentist prior to beginning his residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He completed this training in 2009 and has since practiced both hospital based and private practice Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and has maintained a faculty position at Loma Linda Universality in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery since he completed residency.

Dr. Moretta enjoys providing care internationally as well. He has treated patients in Africa, South America and various countries in Asia. He is married to his beautiful wife, Dafne, who is completing a Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonology at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

We would love for you to become acquainted with our newest provider here at Riverside Dental Group.