Member of the American Dental Association
Member of the California Dental Associations
Active Member of the Tri-County Dental Association
Member of the Academy of General Dentistry
Certified Training for Advanced Implant Placement
Certified Invisalign Provider
Dr. Maria Contreras received her D.D.S. certification from
the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry,
one of the most prestigious university-affiliated dental schools in the
nation. She has practiced general dentistry in Temecula, Murrieta, and
Riverside as an associate for over 8 years and eventually decided to
join and take over The Temecula Dental Suite in 2015 from Dr. Maggie Wei
Li (previous owner) after she moved to the east coast.
For the past 15 years, Dr. Contreras has devoted her career to the prevention of oral diseases and personalized dental care. She strongly believes that preventative care, education and collaboration between patient and doctor are the keys to optimal dental health. To provide the highest standards of dental care to her patients, as they should expect, Dr. Contreras has stayed current with the most recent advances in Dental Medicine by attending continuing education courses and clinics from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. She is highly trained in a wide range of dental options including porcelain dental veneers, dental bridges, natural-looking tooth colored fillings, porcelain crowns and tooth whitening.
Dr. Contreras remains passionate about her profession and loyal to each and every patient she meets. She has always found her greatest satisfaction in helping her patients achieve healthy, beautiful and long lasting smiles. She is trustworthy and always performs to her high standards and is committed to making all patients feel as comfortable as possible while in her care.
Born and raised in Sinaloa Mexico, Dr. Contreras went to the Autonomous University of Sinaloa and obtained her D.D.S. degree. Before immigrating to USA, she practiced general and cosmetic dentistry in Mexico. Prior to her certification at UCSF, she was a registered dental assistant in Phoenix, Arizona.
In her spare time, Dr. Contreras enjoys the many outdoor activities including biking and swimming. Occasionally you will find her at the gym or playing tennis. To relax, she enjoys being at home with her family and friends or visiting the nearby beaches.