Meet The Team

Meet Our Dental Team at Pearly White Dental

Dr. Dang

General and Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Dang received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from The University of Southern California in 1996. While at USC, Dr. Dang worked at USC Department of Neuroscience, helping in the research department for Alzheimer’s disease. After graduating from USC, she received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the prestigious Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts in 2000. While at Tufts, she did various externships including working at the VA hospitals, and medical centers for the developmentally disabled. After graduation, she participated in Medical Outreach Education, traveling to underdeveloped countries and providing free dental treatment, as well as donating supplies.

Dr. Dang firmly believes in keeping up with the many advances in dentistry, and attends over 60 hours of continuing education each year. She is also trained in CAD/CAM dentistry and is a certified preferred provider for Invisalign. She is an active member of The Scottsdale Center for Esthetic Dentistry, California Dental Association, Orange County Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and children, attending her kids' games, dance recitals and volunteering at her children’s schools. She also travels to various elementary schools each year for Dental Awareness Month, to educate kids on good oral hygiene and habits. Her hobbies include drawing, fishing, running and reading history novels.

"I believe in putting the patient needs first. I am a firm believer in conserving tooth structure and keeping natural teeth as long as possible. Together, I like to develop a treatment plan with the patient, and finding treatment that is best suited for the patiient's overall health. Coming from a medical family, I loved watching my father ( a general surgeon) help people and make them feel better. The care and sincerity he projected is what I envision for my practice and patients."

Dr. Krikor Simonian


Dr. Simonian moved to Pasadena in 1981 and is a graduate of Pasadena High School. He attended the University of Southern California majoring in Biology and Philosophy. He was accepted to the prestigious Dental School of the University of Southern California, which he graduated in 1990 with a degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery. Dr. Simonian practiced as a general dentist for 11 years, during which time he held a faculty position at the USC School of Dentistry. He then completed a 3 year full time residency at the Advanced Periodontal Program of the USC School of Dentistry.

In addition to his practice limited to Periodontics and Dental Implants, Dr Simonian is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the USC School of Dentistry's Advanced Periodontal Program, where he is co-director of the surgical seminars. Since Dr. Simonian is certified in IV conscious sedation, treatment is provided with minimum discomfort.

Dr. Simonian is an active member of the American Board of Periodontology, American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, California Dental Association and the San Gabriel Valley Dental Society.

Dr. Simonian lives in Pasadena with his wife and two sons.

Dr. Maria Pruss


Dr. Maria Pruss grew up in Michigan and attended Michigan State University where she graduated with honors in Physiology and Chemistry.

Dr. Pruss received her DDS in 2004 from Nova Southeastern University School of Dental Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She went on to complete a hospital based residency program at Columbia- New York Presbyterian Hospital in 2005.   In 2007 Dr. Pruss received her postdoctoral degree in endodontics from Nova Southeastern University. She dedicates considerable time to volunteering overseas with missions to Angkor Wat Hospital for Children in Siem Reap, Cambodia, as well as volunteer missions to Israel, Spain, Rwanda, India and Congo (DRC).  She is a member of the American Association of Endodontics, American Dental Association and California State Dental Association. Dr. Pruss moved to Southern California from NYC to be closer to family and friends and of course to enjoy the SoCal lifestyle.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Pruss is an avid traveler. She has been to 115 countries and still counting. When she is not traveling she enjoys skiing, running and spending time with her husband and kids. 


Dr. Hamilton Le


A native of Southern California, Dr. Hamilton H. Le  was raised in Moorpark, California located on the southern border of Ventura County. Following graduation from the University of California at Berkeley, he spent several years in Boston, Massachusetts receiving his Doctorate in Dental Medicine, as well as a certificate of advanced prosthodontic training from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

Immediately following completion of his prosthetic training Dr. Hamilton was granted with Diplomate status by the American Board of Prosthodontics for successfully completing his certification. He then returned to Southern California to begin his career in prosthodontics where he enjoys all phases of dentistry, with a focus on multidisciplinary treatment planning for patients requiring removable, fixed, and implant prosthodontics.

Dr. Hamilton is co-founder of the Southbay Marina Study Club and is a current Prosthodontic consultant for a local Spear dental study club.  From 2013-2015 he was President of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) California Section and is the current Chairman of the ACP Private Practice Commmittee.  In 2014, Dr. Hamilton was inducted as a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, an international honorary dental organization.

Dr. Hamilton strives to provide an open communication with patients in an effort to keep them a member of the treatment team. Applying the latest developments in dentistry and prosthodontics, Dr. Hamilton will work with you to develop, plan and engineer your treatment, in an effort to maintain your oral health, function and esthetics.  The commitment to dentistry and patient care is the foundation for his treatment philosophy, providing you the necessary information to understand your dental needs and concerns.