about us

Our Mission

Upholding a Legacy of Exceptional Patient Care

Dr. Ferraro is dedicated to maintaining the level of patient care and customer service he witnessed first-hand from his father, a dentist in Downey, CA with over 50 years of experience. Dr. Ferraro, Dr. Tanikawa, and the rest of the Oasis Dental team are focused on getting to know each patient and their families, and helping them stay on track with their dental health goals. Seeing patients’ confidence and smiles improve are at the heart of our mission and the reason we are dedicated to our craft.

Get to Know Dr. Paul Ferraro

Dedicated to Building Patient Connections

Growing up in Downey, CA, Dr. Paul Ferraro always knew he wanted to be a dentist. While his father was a reputable dentist in the community, it was a traumatic tooth injury at age six that put Dr. Ferraro on the path to pursue dentistry. This experience gave him an important and valuable experience, allowing him to communicate and relate to patients in a unique way.

Dr. Paul Ferraro graduated from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in 2006. Prior to receiving his dental education, he earned a bachelors in Biological Sciences from USC. Dr. Ferraro graduated in the top 10% of his dental class and was awarded membership to the dental honors society Omicron Kappa Upsilon. He practiced alongside his father for five years before purchasing his current practice, which happens to be one of Mission Viejo’s first practices from the 1970s.  

When he’s not in the office, you can find Dr. Ferraro spending quality time with his wife, Grace, and their two boys, Everett and Owen. He enjoys outdoor activities including mountain biking, hiking, volleyball, and paddle boarding.

Get to Know Dr. Micah Tanikawa

Committed to Quality Dental Care for All

Dr. Micah Tanikawa was born and raised in Orange County. Although he had dentistry in the family growing up, it wasn’t until he began volunteering for non-profit groups assisting dentists and hygienists in providing free dental care to the underserved in San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico that he fell in love with the profession. After witnessing the impact dental work can make in a person's life, and realizing he could make that positive effect happen, it solidified his path to dentistry.

Dr. Micah Tanikawa graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Dental Medicine in 2021. For undergraduate studies, he attended San Diego State University and attained a BS in Biology. He is also an active member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the Orange County Dental Society.

In his free time, he enjoys exploring new places to eat, cooking, hiking, camping, surfing, bouldering, and spending time with his wife, Karla, and his family.

Committed to Exceptional Patient Care

Meet the Oasis Dental Team

Each member of our team is entirely dedicated to providing the best patient care and customer service. Their loyalty, friendliness, efficiency, and professionalism are unmatched. Our dental assistants make our back office run smoothly, making sure patients have everything they need to be comfortable; our hygienists are thorough and have over 30 years of combined experience; our front office team is knowledgeable and excellent at navigating insurance and financing.

Kristina

Kristina

Front Office Specialist

Kristina started her career in the dental industry in 2009 as a dental assistant and went on to get her RDA license. After years of assisting, Kristina began to learn all aspects of the front office and has been loving it ever since. Kristina has a vast knowledge of dental treatment and is a wonderful addition to our office. When not in the office Kristina stays busy keeping up with her toddler Waylon and puppy Joey. She is an avid hiker, snowboarder, and bookworm.

Michelle

Michelle

Front Office Specialist

Michelle first began working in the dental field in 1994 as a registered dental assistant. After 10 years of practice, she had the opportunity to stay home to raise her two beautiful daughters. She began working with us in 2010 and is known by our patients as the friendly helpful font office girl who can answer any questions you may have! Her children are now in high school and off at college. She enjoys watching her girls play soccer, spending time with friends, hiking, and brunching.

Daisy

Daisy

Dental Assistant

Daisy completed her dental assisting program over 10 years ago immediately after she graduated high school. She has been working in the field ever since. She is a wonderful chairside assistant and a fun person to talk with. In her free time, Daisy enjoys exercising, hiking, going to the beach, watching soccer, spending time with her family/friends, and painting.

Sandra

Sandra

Dental Assistant

Sandra brings our office over 15 years of dental experience. She acquired her RDA (dental assisting license) in 2003 and has been a valued team member of ours since 2017. Sandra enjoys spending time with her family (husband, two children, and dog), cooking, watching her children play sports, and quality time with friends.

Vikela

Vikela

Dental Assistant

Vikela has been a dental assistant for over 13 years. She moved from Connecticut in 2013 and started with our practice shortly thereafter. She is an outstanding dental assistant who is efficient in all the workings of the back office. Outside of work she enjoys wine tasting, spending time with family and friends, exercising, going to the beach, and playing board games.

Brisa

Brisa

Registered Dental Hygienist

Brisa obtained her bachelor’s degree in health science at CSUF where she played competitive soccer and went on to obtain her RDH license from Cerritos College. She has been practicing in our office since graduating in 2018. Brisa is recently married and is expecting her first baby in 2023! In her free time, she enjoys camping with her husband and dog Hank, BBQ get-togethers with family and friends, and hiking.

Lynne

Lynne

Registered Dental Hygienist

Lynne received her bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1995. She has practiced in Orange County for over 21 years and has been with our practice for over 15 years. When not in the office, Lynne enjoys spending time with her husband, teenage children, and her Labrador Retriever, Chloe. Lynne also loves reading a good book and getting together with family and friends.

Nicole

Nicole

Registered Dental Hygienist

Nicole graduated from Cerritos College in 2017 receiving her license in dental hygiene.  She is currently working on her bachelors in health education & promotion through ASU’s online program.  When out of the office she can be found taking a spin or Pilates class. She also loves spending time with family & friends on the weekend and helping at her family owned property in Temecula where they pick & bottle their own olive oil & wine!

Your First Visit

What to Expect at Oasis Dental

As you walk into our contemporary and open office, you’ll be greeted by the smiling faces of our friendly team and our many comfortable amenities including a beverage station and a kids treasure chest for the little ones. We’ll check you in for your appointment and answer any insurance-related questions you may have to make your visit as seamless as possible.

After a thorough cleaning by one of our hygienists, you’ll meet with Dr. Ferraro or Dr. Tanikawa and receive a comprehensive oral exam, complete with any necessary x-rays. They’ll spend the extra time to address your concerns and discuss the state of your dental health with you before outlining a unique treatment plan tailored to your needs. Before leaving, we can also schedule any future visits and sign you up for our in-house membership plan.

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Modern Dentistry for Accurate Results

Our Cutting-Edge Tools and Technology

Our office is equipped with the latest dental technology because we believe our patients deserve the best care possible. Modern dentistry tools and techniques ensure that your visit is efficient, your diagnosis and treatment are accurate, and your overall experience is comfortable. 

Cone Beam CT and Panoramic Radiography, give us a three-dimensional view of your teeth, gum, nerves, and facial bones while providing more accuracy and clarity. With the wave of a wand, we are able to scan your entire mouth in seconds with our Primescan Intraoral Scanner. We also use state-of-the-art dental cameras for shade-matching teeth in restorations and a diode dental laser for soft-tissue procedures which helps in reducing healing time.

Giving Back to Our Community

serving mission viejo

We believe our hometown is the best place to invest our time and resources. That’s why we’re committed to giving back to Mission Viejo by supporting Susan G Komen and Esperanza Special Education School.

See What Our Patients Have to Say

“I don't have enough great things to say about this place! The staff is so kind and welcoming. Dr. Tanikawa is excellent! My crown popped off last month and he was so efficient, gentle, and kind. Every hygienist is warm and friendly. I’m grateful for the trust I feel with everyone here. Now I can smile again! Thank you, thank you, thank you!”

Ginger F.

“Well-designed, impeccably clean office with a friendly staff and beautiful waiting room. Dr. Ferraro is very helpful, patient, and takes great care explaining treatment options and costs up front. I have visited several dentists over the years and none compared to my experience with Dr. Ferraro and his excellent staff.”

Mark N.

"I enjoy seeing my patients happy after their smile has been improved. I go out of my way to make sure patients really feel cared for."

– Dr. Ferraro

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