Dr. Erisa Sam is from Southern California. She was born to a family of physicians who instilled in and nurtured her passion to pursue dentistry since childhood. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine; graduating among the top students of her class. During her undergraduate career, she was a research intern at the Beckman Laser Institute and spent a summer for research at Harvard University. She presented her work in conferences and ultimately published in a peer-reviewed journal.
Dr. Sam then followed her passion for dentistry at Midwestern University, where she trained in general and cosmetic dentistry, implantology, endodontics, laser dentistry, Invisalign, and CAD/CAM. Her outstanding performance for bringing in technology to patient care earned her the Digital Dentistry award two years in a row.
Dr. Sam is passionate about helping people in need. She combines her passion for aesthetics and dentistry to help her patients achieve the gleaming smile that they love.
She has taken every opportunity to volunteer at events, such as free dental care for veterans, underserved children, and at homeless shelters. During these experiences, she not only fulfilled her passion in helping the vulnerable population, but was also able to master dental skills in resource-limited settings.
Dr. Sam is happily married to her best friend, who is on track to become a surgeon in Arizona. They enjoy spending time with their family and friends, trying new foods, and traveling.