Meet Us

Dr. Helen Hooper


Dr. Hooper is dedicated to making your dental visit comfortable.

Dr. Helen Hooper graduated Magna Cum Laude and with honors from UCLA School of Dentistry. While in dental school, she was elected into the prestigious dental honor society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon.  She continued her education by completing a general practice residency at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Long Beach.  Dr. Hooper has practiced both family and cosmetic dentistry since 1997.  Dr. Hooper is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the Western Los Angeles Dental Society, and the Academy of Laser Dentistry. Every year Dr. Hooper commits to learning about new materials, techniques and technologies to keep her knowledge and practice cutting edge.

Dr. Hooper shows great care for all of her patients.  She takes time to educate patients about their dental health and about their treatment needs.  This allows patients to feel confident about the dental care that they receive. Besides Netflix, Hulu or Pandora to entertain you during your appointments, her calm demeanor and gentle approach add to providing a comfortable experience…yes, even at the dental office.  The overall goal is for patients to achieve complete dental health.

Outside of the office, Dr. Hooper spends most of her time with her family.  She loves spending time with her daughter, but Dr. Hooper also enjoys activities like riding bikes along the beach, paddle boarding in the marina, and spending time with her friends.  At home, she likes trying new recipes and seems to always have some home project on the go.  If she ever sits down for a rest, her cats will be found on her lap.

Dr. Deborah Newman


Dr. Newman wants patients to participate in all aspects of their dental care.

After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of California, Los Angeles, Dr. Newman attended the UCLA School of Dentistry where she earned her D.D.S. degree in 2001.  While there, she was honored with membership into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society. Dr. Newman went on to complete a one-year residency program at UCLA, graduating from their Advanced Education in General Dentistry program.

As a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the Western Los Angeles Dental Society, Dr. Newman has a reputation for excellence in her profession and the highest level of caring for her patients.  Her goals for her patients are to feel comfortable and relaxed in the office, participate in all aspects of their dental care, achieve wellness, and maintain excellent dental health.  Dr. Newman strives to be on the forefront of dental innovation and technology.

Dr. Newman is married with two children.  Outside the office she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, writing, cooking (she is now a master chef when if comes to mac and cheese and spaghetti with meatballs!!), visiting every playground in L.A. with her kids, and staying eternally optimistic for her UCLA Bruins!

Liliana Muriel-Hernandez

Office Manager

With over 25 years of experience, Liliana has dedicated her entire career to the dental field both in the back and front office.  Her main focus is to ensure dentistry is a welcomed aspect of our patients’ health care, from the moment you enter the door until you leave with your dental needs fulfilled.  Not only does she help our practice run smoothly and efficiently, she makes sure our team has everything they need to give our patients the best and safest experience.


Outside of dentistry, you can find her on a long bike ride along the coast, hiking, swimming, gardening, volunteering at animal shelters and with Heal the Bay, as well as challenging herself mentally, such as reading, brain teasers and practicing yoga. Liliana also enjoys spending time with her friends and family and her daily walks with her beloved furry daughter, Emmie.