About Your Dentist
"Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing." – Mother Teresa
"I am immensely gratified, both personally and professionally, to be able to help my patients enjoy the many benefits of excellent oral health and a beautiful, healthy smile. I strive to deliver individualized treatment that emphasizes patient education, preventative care, and the correlation between oral health and general systemic well-being.
As a Dental Care provider, I believe it is vital to stay active in continuing education courses so that I can expand my knowledge of dentistry, refine my skills, and ensure that my patients always receive the most effective and innovative dental treatment."
Doctorate of Dental Surgery
University of California at Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Dental Surgery - Honors
Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences – Chennai, India
Continuing Education & Professional Memberships
Dr. Abdulkareem is an active member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the California Dental Association.
Dr. Abdulkareem was named "Outstanding Dental Student in Implant Dentistry" by the Academy of Osseointegration at UCLA. During her studies at UCLA, she served in a variety of leadership positions, including Graduate Student Representative, Pre-Advanced Enrichment Officer for the American Student Dental Association and Student Advisory Chair.
Dr. Abdulkareem has successfully completed the following continuing education courses:
- Invisalign Certification
- Laser Certified
- Nitrous Oxide Certified
- Digital Dentistry & Scanning
- WaveOne Advanced Endodontics
- Aesthetic Continuum Patient Workshop
- Doctor Leadership Series
- Achievers by Bell Leadership
- Implant Selective, CAD/CAM Restorative, Prosthodontics Selective – Candidate (UCLA)
- Advanced Learning in Prosthodontics and Restorations (Canada)
- Dental Implantology Certification and Rotary Endodontics Certification (India)
Life & Hobbies
In her free time, Dr. Adulkarem enjoys traveling with her husband and spending quality time with her friends and family.
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." - Mahatma Gandhi
Education & Continuing Education
Doctor of Dental Surgery (2022)
University of the Pacific- Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry - San Francisco, California
Karachi University – Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Dr. Akhtar is certified in the Fundamentals of Restorative Dentistry by Duggan Institute of Dentistry and is an Invisalign Certified Provider.
Dr. Akhtar is an active American Dental Association (ADA), the California Dental Association (CDA), and the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).
Life & Hobbies
"I am a huge foodie and I love trying out new restaurants with different cuisines. I also love cooking, traveling and hiking."