MEET OUR TEAM
Dr. Kimberly Pappas was born in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio. She attended Case Western Reserve University and was elected as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society in her senior year, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors in Biochemistry in 2009. She completed her dental education at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in 2014.
Post dental graduation, Dr. Pappas further continued her education with General Practice Residency training at the Sepulveda Veterans Hospital from 2014-2015 and stayed as Chief Resident from 2015-2016. Dr. Pappas enjoys staying up to date with the latest dental materials and techniques and is always finding new continuing education courses to further her knowledge in order to give her patients the best care.
In her free time, you will find her traveling, trying new restaurants, reading, and hanging out with friends.
Dr. Karen Sierra is passionate about what she does and there is nothing more fulfilling than finding new and innovative ways of doing dentistry.
Dr. Sierra completed her undergraduate studies at California State University Long Beach, obtaining a degree in Biochemistry. After completing her undergraduate degree she joined the Peace Corps and worked as a Community Health volunteer abroad. After finishing her service she attended the University of South California for her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. There she served as President of the Associated Student Body and she continues her passion of volunteering by participating in numerous local and international dental humanitarian projects. Her residency program was completed at Rancho Los Amigos Hospital in Downey.
Between treating patients and furthering her education, Dr. Sierra takes part in extensive community outreach programs. As a Los Angeles native, she is an active member of her local community, giving back to the city she loves.
Dr. Sierra loves to take part in much that this tremendous city has to offer. When she’s not working, she enjoys time with family and friends, being outdoors, and finding local dive restaurants or hiking trails with her dog.
Dr. Jennifer Oliveira (formerly Akagi) was born and raised in northeastern Ohio. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Ohio University, she then went on to The Ohio State University College of Dentistry & earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2006.
She is a California Dental Board licensed general dentist, a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Los Angeles Dental Society. She has been providing the highest standard of dental care in private practice serving the communities in Ohio as well as southern California for over 10 years. Her lifelong passion has been to offer a dental practice where the patients come to grow as part of the family!
Outside of the dental office, Dr. Oliveira enjoys spending time with family. She and her husband are both proud graduates of The Ohio State and they are huge Buckeye football fans! They also love finding time to dine out and sip wine while raising two beautiful daughters.