We love serving patients in South Pasadena and surrounding communities, and take pride in having the highest quality service from the moment you walk through our doors to when you leave with a smile. Meet the doctors and staff which make it all possible!
Dr. Gin Goei
Dr. Gin Goei has been a practicing dentist for nearly thirty-five years in the San Gabriel Valley. She grew up in Germany and the Netherlands, and graduated dental school from the renowned University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands in 1986.
Dr. Goei later moved to Los Angeles, California where she started practicing with Drs. Lionel and Linda Goei. She continued her education by obtaining an Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry Certificate at UCLA, and a fellowship in Neuromuscular Dentistry at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. LVI is one of the most premier post graduate teaching centers for cosmetic and neuromuscular dentistry in the world. She continued her studies in G-neuromuscular dentistry with Dr. Clayton Chan to greatly improve care to patients with TMJ/TMD symptoms. Dr. Goei combines her dental expertise with modern procedures and cutting-edge technology to treat TMJ and facial pain. She uses her education to design beautiful and healthy smiles for her patients.
Dr. Goei volunteers for yearly medical/dental mission trips with IMAHELPS (imahelps.org). IMAHelps organizes medical humanitarian missions that provide some of the world’s most under-served people with everything from general medical and dental care to life-changing surgeries, prosthetics and other specialized services. Her most recent mission trips were to Nicaragua and Paraguay. She currently serves as the dental director for IMA HELPS missions.
Dr. Goei is a member of:
- The American Dental Association
- The California Dental Association
- San Gabriel Valley Dental Society
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry
- Academy of General Dentistry
- The International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics
- The International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics
- Occlusion Connections Academy
- San Gabriel Valley Dental Implant Study Club
- IMA Helps Missions Dental Director
To keep abreast with the latest in dentistry, Dr. Goei regularly attends association meetings and continuing education classes, both locally and abroad.
Dr. Goei is married to Dr. Stephen Goei, an oral surgeon in South Pasadena, CA. Together they have three college age children.
Dr. Gin Goei
Dr. Sharon Gabriel
Dr. Sharon Gabriel was born, raised and educated in Southern California. Having practiced over fifteen years, she has received both her Bachelors Degree in Dental Hygiene and her Doctorate in Dental Surgery respectively at the University of Southern California. She continued on to do residency training at the University of California at San Francisco and received her advanced training in general dentistry certification while she continued on in private practice in the Bay Area. Dr. Gabriel dually holds her California and Hawaii Dental Licensure and practiced for several years on the Big Island of Hawaii. There she expanded her facets in multiple areas of dentistry where there was not access to as many specialties in dentistry readily available to the population. Here she was able to put much of her talents to work in restorative, endodontic, oral surgery, and pediatric dentistry.
She returned to Southern California with the emphasis on maintaining high clinical aspirations and staying technologically astute in her field. Dr. Gabriel strives to embody the best advances in dentistry, as well as maintaining a comfortable, inviting setting for her patients. She brings her expertise in her years of experience both to the team as well as her patients. Her goal is to keep current in as many aspects of general dentistry as possible including endodontics, cosmetic dentistry, and most recently neuromuscular dentistry.
She enjoys traveling, keeping physically fit through cross training and sports. Dr. Gabriel spends most of her time keeping up with her son Cole.
Dr. Sharon Gabriel
Dr. Liz Takahashi
After several years of practicing as a lead dentist in the Inland Empire at a busy group practice, Dr. Liz joined our Huntington Dental Excellence family in 2017.
Dr. Liz grew up in California’s central valley, where she spent her summers helping out on her grandparent’s farm and family fruit stand. She moved to Sacramento to attend the University of California, Davis, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an emphasis on Neuroscience. She followed this up by receiving her dental degree from Western University of Health Sciences – College of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Liz maintains an active membership with the California Dental Association and the San Gabriel Valley Dental Society. She also is an Invisalign certified provider and takes additional training with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, neuromuscular dentistry, sleep & airway, and other educational opportunities that allow her to evolve as a dentist constantly.
Dr. Liz is an active member of the California Dental Association, Tri-County Dental Society, and Delta Sigma Delta International Dental Fraternity. She enjoys working with the community as well as teaching and has volunteered with organizations such as the Riverside Free Clinic, CDA Cares, Give Kids a Smile, and Global Brigades to Honduras. She looks forward to participating in similar activities in the Pasadena area.
She loves to hike and explore in her spare time, especially through the many beautiful national and state parks she encounters. When Dr. Liz is not outdoors, she enjoys binge-watching football (fight on! Go Rams!), playing video and board games, and spending time with her fiancé and their orange tabby cat, Marzipan.