Advanced General Dentistry
1575 Treat Boulevard, Suite 115, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 (925) 270-4147
1575 Treat Boulevard
Suite 115
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 270-4147

Meet Our Team

Doctor Ritu Sood Disick

Ritu Sood Disick, DDS

Dr. Ritu Sood Disick began her doctorate studies at the University of California, Irvine in 1994. Upon graduating from UC with a B.S. in Biology, in 1998, she was accepted as a D.D.S. candidate at Columbia University’s School of Dental and Oral Surgery in The City of New York. After completing this program in 2002 and obtaining licensure as a D.D.S., Dr. Sood was offered a position at Palo Alto’s VA Hospital. Eager to begin her career, but cognizant of the incredible opportunity this represented, she postponed her calling as a practitioner one more year, in order to participate in this intensive advanced-training residency, academically known as a “G.P.R”.

In March of 2004, Dr. Sood began practicing full-time administering comprehensive dental care to a diverse spectrum of patients in San Francisco’s financial district. For fifteen years, Dr. Sood remained at this practice, as the primary associate in a fast paced, upscale, state-of-the-art setting.

Despite the demands of clinical profession, Dr. Sood has always maintained a very close relationship with the academic world. “Experience isn’t everything..., adaptation, growth and continued learning are imperative if a Doctor wishes to provide the best care to to the patients under their care. To this end, Dr. Sood holds a Faculty position at one of the world’s most prestigious continuing education communities, SPEAR and is a fixture at the society’s collaborative hands on courses, meetings, and conferences. Dr. Sood consistently exceeds the state’s required number of C.E. units per year.

Dr. Sood has a profound appreciation for the extent to which a healthy dentition and beautiful smile improve a person’s confidence, comfort, and quality of life. However, each patient’s unique concerns and personal goals have a tremendous impact on how these quantifiers are defined. The ethos of her approach to providing dental care highlights the individual and is unique to each and every patient she treats

Doctor Mehri Zarekari

Mehri Zarekari, DMD

Dentist

Dr. Mehri Zarekari grew up in San Mateo. She graduated with bachelor's degree from California State University, Hayward. In 1995 she moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to attend The School of Dental Medicine at University of Pittsburgh.

After graduating in 1999, she moved back to Bay Area. Dr. Zarekari combines an exceptional education, extensive clinical experience, and long-standing personal dedication to improving people's dental health, allowing her to bring outstanding functional health and beauty to her patient's smiles.

In addition to my formal schooling, I am enthusiastic about pursing continuing education. I feel that it is important to keep current with evolving techniques and materials to provide state-of-the-art treatment options for my patients.

I truly love living in the Bay Area, I was raised here and have lived here most of my life. I married the love of my life in 2001 and have been blessed with two wonderful boys. In my spare time I like to paint, travel and read.

 

Amar Patel, DDS

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Liz

Registered Dental Hygienist

I began my dental career as an orthodontic assistant. I have been a dental hygienist since 1979 and have enjoyed my many years of practice. I joined this practice in 1997 with Dr. Goon, and I continued working here after Dr. Zarekari purchased the practice in 2005. I am passionate about talking to patients about how their dental health impacts overall health. My favorite aspect of care is helping patients individualize their oral hygiene habits and their life style. I enjoy welcoming new patients from the very young to the mature.

Dr. Zarekari has excellent dental skills and as she is an artist, a painter, she creates beautiful aesthetic restorations. I love working with her. She doesn't take herself too seriously and tells a great joke. I like the relaxed, easy going, yet professional atmosphere in our office.

I am also a dental consultant, educator, national speaker and published author. I am blessed with a wonderful husband and two children, I love to travel and learn about other cultures. I enjoy yoga, singing and am very active in an international world peace organization.

Education:

  • Foothill College

Services Provided:

  • Dental Cleaning
  • Periodontal Therapy
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Lucy

Registered Dental Hygienist

I am originally from Eastern Europe and I moved to the United States in early 2000 to pursue a degree in dental hygiene. I graduated from San Joaquin Valley College in 2009 as the valedictorian and president of my class.

I am passionate about oral health and building a relationship with my patients to communicate the importance of good oral habits. Having great communication is a foundation of any great practice. Our doctors care first and foremost for the well being of our patients, but are also passionate about their work, and really have fun doing it!

My husband Marty, and I were married in 2009. We love to travel, getting into house projects, and spending time with our children. We sailed in the Caribbean for 3-weeks in July of 2017, and spent time to explore the nature.

Education:

  • San Joaquin Valley College

Services Provided:

  • Dental Cleaning
  • Periodontal Therapy

 

Jessica

Registered Dental Hygienist

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Karla

Insurance Coordinator

I have lived in the East Bay all my life and I have been working in the dental field since 1995. I have been working as Dr. Mehri Zarekari’s front office treatment coordinator since 2005. I love the staff, patients and the environment here.

I am monitoring all your online appointment requests and insurance benefits. You may hear my voice when you call the office, or email/text as I help you maintain the recommended frequency for preventive appointments.

Taking care of my family is my main priority, I like to participate in my kids football practice and games.

Education:

  • Heald Business College

Services Provided:

  • Insurance Coordinator
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Shivani

Registered Dental Assistant

I have been a RDA for the past 25 years. I originally joined the practice in 2000, with Dr. Jack Goon, the previous owner. I have been with Dr. Mehri Zarekari since she took over in 2005. I continue to be loyal to Dr. Z because working with her is such a pleasure. We all get along very well in this office and Dr. Z is not only an excellent Dentist, but makes everyone she comes in contact with feel like family.

As a seasoned Registered Dental Assistant, I review records and assist Doctors during treatment. I also take digital scanning records with 3D scanning devices. Because I love the dental field so much I also work as a dental assisting instructor at Carrington College and help students become dental assistants.

In my spare time I like to spend time with my mother and travel.

Education:

  • Carrington College, AS Degree
  • Bryman Dental Assisting College

Services Provided:

  • Cerec Digital Scanning
  • Dental Assisting

Austin

Registered Dental Assistant

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Lana

Front Desk

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Mariah

Front & Back Office

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