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Meet the Doctors

Meet Our Walnut Creek Dentists at Shadelands Dental Care

Ricky Singh, DMD –  A. Melissa Lopez, DMD, MPH, MSED – Carly Ostrow, DMD

Skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care.  As a dental professional, I stay up to date on the latest advancements in dentistry in order to provide the most current treatment options for my patients.  As a doctor, I recognize that my patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in me and my team.  That is just one reason why I value each and every patient relationship.

I appreciate the time you’ve taken to visit this site and find out more about this dental practice, my team, and the many services we can provide to help you achieve optimum oral health.

 Dr. Ricky Singh - Walnut Creek Cosmetic Dentist


Dr. Ricky Singh graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002 where he received his D.M.D degree. Shortly afterwards he completed a Dental Residency specializing in Cosmetic Dentistry and Dental Implants. Dr. Singh is well recognized in the bay area and has been serving the community for the past nine years. He is very well trained, experienced, enthusiastic, and motivated in the very best professional tradition. He keeps current with continuing education courses so that he can provide to his patients the most advanced dental care and treatment. 

Dr. Singh is a member of the California Dental Association (CDA), American Dental Association (ADA), DOCS, and the Contra Costa Dental Society (CCDS) in addition to being a certified LUMINEERS and Invisalign Specialist. 




 A. Melissa Lopez, DMD, MPH, MSEd

Dr. A. Melissa Lopez is a Chicago-native who recently relocated to the Bay Area from the Midwest to join her husband, Dr. Ricky Singh.  Dr. Melissa graduated from Chicago’s St. Ignatius College Prep in 1995.  She then moved to the East Coast to attend the University of Pennsylvania where over the next seven years she earned a BS in Biology from the College of Arts and Sciences, a DMD from the School of Dental Medicine and a MSEd from the Graduate School of Education.  Dr. Lopez then returned to her hometown of Chicago to complete a general practice residency and a pediatric dental specialty residency at Illinois Masonic Medical Center and the University of Illinois at Chicago respectively.

Dr. Melissa is board certified in pediatric dentistry by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and also holds a MPH degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. 

Dr. Lopez has served organized dentistry and the public through several positions on committees and boards of the Illinois Society of Pediatric Dentists, the Greater Chicago Hispanic Dental Association, the Chicago Dental Society and the Illinois State Dental Society; she is also a trained spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a fellow of the American College of Dentists, and has helped film a pre-natal video for the American Dental Association.  

In 2010, Dr. Melissa completed the PURE Yoga 200hr teacher training to become a certified yoga teacher.  Besides her love of yoga, she also enjoys reading and spending time outdoors.  She is learning the art of cooking and would love it if you shared one of your favorite recipes with her! 

Dr. Melissa provides care in English & Spanish. 

 A. Melissa Lopez - Walnut Creek Cosmetic Dentist



 Meet Carly Ostrow - Walnut Creek Dentist

Carly Ostrow, D.M.D.

Dr. Carly Ostrow was born and raised in the Florida sunshine state where she received her D.M.D. degree at Nova Southeastern University. She attended Florida State University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors in Exercise Science. Dr. Ostrow’s great communication skills and outgoing personality lead her to be Treasurer of the National ASDA Society where she attended many dental conferences.

Looking to advance her skills and feeling like a change of surroundings, Dr. Ostrow traveled across country to continue her education in a General Practice Residency program at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Ostrow’s caring and empathetic approach to dentistry allowed her to provide quality care to the veterans while learning a vast amount of knowledge for treating medically complex patients and treatment planning. Dr. Ostrow strives to learn and grow in the field of dentistry through continuing education courses and being professionally active in the American Dental Society (ADA) and California Dental Society (CDS).

In her spare time, Dr. Ostrow enjoys traveling, hiking, running, exploring different areas of California, cooking and especially baking! 

Dr. Ostrow is very excited and motivated to provide you with the most quality of care and to be your dentist at Shadelands Dental Care!


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