I believe in providing gentle, caring, honest, quality dentistry for patients of all ages. RiverPark Dentistry provides a relaxing, state-of-the-art, patient-centered dental care.
Dr. Shelby Padua Lapiad was born in Camarillo and raised in Oxnard, where her family still resides. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine and obtained dual bachelor's degrees in Biochemistry and Chemistry. She earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree (D.D.S.) from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Dentistry with high academic and clinical merit. She then completed a competitive one-year General Practice Residency (GPR) Program at the VA Long Beach Medical Center's Dental Clinic, where she had the privilege of providing dental care to military veterans while receiving advanced dental training in implant placement, extractions, root canals, complex comprehensive dental treatment, and dealing with complex medical issues in regard to dental treatment. She has extensive experience working as a dentist in the Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.
She is a proud member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, the Santa Barbara Ventura County Dental Society, and the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce. She is continually takes continuing education courses throughout the year to hone her professional skills as a dentist.
Being from the area, she has seen how Ventura County has improved over the years and is thrilled to lend her skills to the place that she has always called "home." She loves being a dentist because it merges her desire to help others, nurtures her artistic nature by creating beautiful smiles, and incorporates her strong scientific background. Seeing the wonderful results in patients' healthy smiles is extremely rewarding. Patients are drawn to her warm, friendly demeanor and cheerful, down-to-earth attitude. Patients especially love her small hands and her gentle, caring touch. She enjoys taking care of patients of all ages.