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Meet Our Team: Merced

Meet Dr. Ramin Maher

Dr. Ramin Maher

Dr. Ramin Maher received his undergraduate degree in pharmacy from Oregon State University in 1983. In 1992 he received his degree in dentistry from Oregon Health Science's University School of Dentistry. In 1993 he spent a year as a dental resident at Miami Children's Hospital. In 1997 he received his degree in Pediatric Dentistry from University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry.

He has been working at First Step Dental since 1998 as a Pediatric Dentist Dr. Maher is a member of California Dental Association, American Dental Association, Contra Costa Dental Association and Board eligible Pediatric Dentist.

Dr. Maher, on his free time enjoys reading, going on nature walks and traveling.

Meet Dr Ramson Mulhim

Dr Ramson Mulhim

Dr. Ramson Mulhim (also known as Dr. M) grew up in Turlock, CA. He pursued his undergraduate studies at California State University, Stanislaus, majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry. While working at E. J. Gallo winery in the laboratory, Dr. Mulhim successfully completed a Master of Science in biology from University of the Pacific, Stockton, California. His thesis entitled Muscular Control of Vocal Complexity in the Túngara Frog (Engystomops pustulosus). Following the completion of his Master's program, he attended University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California, completing a DDS degree.

With enthusiasm, compassion, and patience, Dr. Mulhim cares for every child based on their specific needs, ultimately encouraging bright smiles and happy, healthy living. He cares to manage each child with the goal to relinquish any fear of visiting the dentist and replace it with smiles! When asked what is the most rewarding part of his job, Dr. Mulhim responded, "Being able to help a child overcome their dental anxiety and show them how strong they truly are."

Outside of work, Dr. Mulhim spends time with his wife, daughter and labradors named Padfoot (from Harry Potter) and Rocky. He is involved with CSU Stanislaus Pre-Dental society, giving presentations, and mentoring potential dental students. His hobbies are playing golf, basketball, working out, and spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Mulhim is a proud member of the Stanislaus Dental Society, American Dental Association, and California Dental Association.

Meet Dr Olivia Royea

Dr Olivia Royea

Dr. Royea (affectionately called “Dr. Olivia” by her patients) has been practicing Children’s dentistry in the Central Valley since 2019. She received her Bachelor’s in Science from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and continued on to receive her dental degree from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in Los Angeles. Since growing up in Southern California spending days at the beach playing volleyball and surfing.

Dr. Olivia puts an emphasis on “gentle” dentistry bringing an additional touch of compassion while providing the best possible care. She realizes that there is not a one-size-fits-all approach and that each patient has different needs; this allows her to offer a variety of treatment options for her patients.

Meet Dr. Daniel Cressman

Dr. Daniel Cressman

Dr. Daniel Cressman received his undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma in 2016 and his DDS from the University of Colorado in 2022. He grew up near Denver, CO but decided to return to California for the opportunity to work with the children of the Central Valley. His goal is to treat every patient with kindness and patience while providing the best possible care. In his free time, Dr. Cressman enjoys hiking, volleyball, video games, playing with his cats, and crafting armor to wear to the renaissance faire.

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