Marissa Dañganan, DDS
Meet Dr. Dañganan
Dr. Dañganan is the perfect complement to Dr. Muhaimin and the Compassionate Care Dental team. Some patients prefer a female dentist – and her patients love her! As a woman who has been fascinated with dentistry since attending high school in Berkeley, she is the embodiment of compassion and first class dental care. She brings an impressive mix of education and hands-on experience to Compassionate Care Dental’s patients.
Dr. Dañganan earned a Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior from UC Davis and then went on to UC San Francisco School of Dentistry; ranked one of the top ten dental schools in the United States. Dr. Dañganan’s passion for dentistry continued – even out of the classroom where she became highly involved with campus organizations, holding titled positions in the American Dental Association and San Francisco Dental Society.
Aspiring to become a well-rounded general practice dentist and leader in the field of dentistry, she attended a competitive and exclusive general practice residency at Harbor-UCLA. Being one resident out of three in a Level 1 Trauma Hospital, this residency broadened her academic and clinical experience in endodontics, periodontics, pedodontics, fixed and removable prosthodontics, and oral surgery as she was exposed to the most complex and complicated patient cases.
Besides her passion for helping patients improve their oral health and creating beautiful smiles, Dr. Dañganan is also an avid epicurean and appreciates a variety of satiable cuisines!