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Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Farooq Ahmad, DDS, MBA

Hi, my name is Dr. Farooq Ahmad, a California native who grew up in Orange County. After graduating from Tustin High, I attended Cal Poly, SLO and majored in Aeronautical Engineering. My dental education was earned at NYU College of Dentistry and I completed my dental residency at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital in Utica, NY. I received my MBA from UC Irvine. I am a general dentist who practices orthodontics. My dental office in Vista is limited to Orthodontics, TMJ treatment and dento-facial Orthopedics. I am a member of the California Dental Association, San Diego Dental Association and American Dental Association. After completing my residency, I returned to San Diego and settled in Vista. I opened my first office in Temecula in 1999. After falling in love with the area, our Vista location was opened in 2005 and we have been here ever since. We love this community and the great relations we have built over the last decade. I am truly blessed to have so many wonderful patients who have trusted us in creating their lasting beautiful smiles. We are always challenging ourselves to learn current techniques in orthodontics and to always improve our patient’s experience. All of our existing and new patients come to us by referrals. Either from existing patients and families or from other dentists in the surrounding towns. We do not advertise.
  Margarita Arango

Margarita Arango

Office Manager

I love getting to know the patients and helping them achieve the smile they deserve, and of course spending time with this awesome staff. I’ve been married for 4 years, and my husband and I love going hiking with our two dogs.


Ana Montanez

Lead Orthodontics Assistant

My favorite part of my job is helping others and getting to meet different individuals. I love spending time with my son and also enjoy going to the gym.


Mayra Romero

Orthodontics Assistant

I love having conversations with the patients and getting to know every one of them. I like going out with friends to the movies or staying home watching YouTube videos about fashion or DIY’S.

Paola De Santiago

Paola De Santiago

Dental Assistant

My favorite part about being a dental assistant is helping people feel better about their smile. I love to spend time with my family; I have been married for 3 years and we have a beautiful daughter.