Meet Dr. Hashemian
Your Irvine dentist, Dr. Masi Hashemian, completed her undergraduate studies at Cal State-Long Beach in Microbiology and Chemistry before earning her dental degree (DDS) at the University of Southern California.
She has had extensive training in Implant Dentistry including an UCLA Implant Fellowship. Dr Hashemian uses all aspects of dentistry, from Invisalign to porcelain veneers and implants to provide the patients with few different treatment options.
In practice since 1991, Irvine dentist Dr. Hashemian stays abreast of the latest advances in dentistry with memberships in the following organizations:
American Dental Association (ADA)
California Dental Association (CDA)
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
the Orange County Dental Society (OCDS)
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
World Clinical Laser Institute (WCLI)
Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD)
In her practice she likes to take care of her patients “like members of her own family.” She takes her time to provide a comprehensive evaluation of her patients’ oral health, from what is urgent to what is needed to improve the patients’ smile and confidence. Dr. Hashemian’s patients experience a very different environment and are treated so differently that majority of them refer their loved ones to her. Dr. Hashemian with her team in Park Place Dentistry are happy and proud to be dental care providers to people who travel from all over the globe to trust their smile to them.
In her spare time, she enjoys playing volleyball, watching college football, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Joseph Morcos
Dr. Morcos grew up in Glendale, California and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine. He then went on to obtain his Doctoral of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California. Dr. Morcos further pursued post-graduate training and completed a Master’s degree in Oral Biology and obtained a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Periodontology from the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Morcos specializes in Periodontics which is the diagnosis and treatment of gum disease, replacement of missing teeth utilizing dental implants, bone grafts, and gum grafts. Dr. Morcos is passionate about providing the highest level of care to his patients and treating them as his own family.
Dr. Morcos is a Board Certified Periodontist, a certificate by the American Board of Periodontology. It is highest level of academic achievement awarded in the field of Periodontology.
Dr. Morcos is a member of the American Board of Periodontology, American Dental Association, California Dental Association.
In his spare time, Dr. Morcos enjoys running and spending time with his wife and twin girls. They currently reside in Orange, California.
Dr. Maria Pruss
Dr. Maria Pruss grew up in Michigan and attended Michigan State University where she graduated with honors in Physiology and Chemistry.
Dr. Pruss received her DDS in 2004 from Nova Southeastern University School of Dental Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She went on to complete a hospital based residency program at Columbia- New York Presbyterian Hospital in 2005. In 2007 Dr. Pruss received her postdoctoral degree in endodontics from Nova Southeastern University. She dedicates considerable time to volunteering overseas with missions to Angkor Wat Hospital for Children in Siem Reap, Cambodia, as well as volunteer missions to Israel, Spain, Rwanda, India and Congo (DRC). She is a member of the American Association of Endodontics, American Dental Association and California State Dental Association. Dr. Pruss recently moved to Southern California from NYC to be closer to family and friends and of course to enjoy the SoCal lifestyle.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Pruss is an avid traveler. She has been to 114 countries and still counting. When she is not traveling she enjoys skiing, running and spending time with her husband and son.