Meet The Doctors

Dr. Shivali Gohel


Dr. Shivali Gohel is a Board Certified periodontist who is passionate about helping her patients achieve optimal oral health. In doing so, she is able to improve their overall well-being, since periodontal disease is linked to heart disease and other serious health problems. Providing an attentive, personalized treatment approach, and always aware of each person’s unique concerns, Dr. Gohel caters to each patient’s needs. Dr. Gohel’s interest in dentistry started when she was nine years old and she fractured her two front teeth. When her teeth were restored, she was amazed at the difference in her life. Restoration of her teeth not only gave her back her smile, but also restored her self-confidence. She loves helping her patients regain their oral health and confidence in the same way. Dr. Gohel is committed to providing the best possible periodontal care. She is ethical, compassionate, understanding, and loves to help others.

Dr. James Sinks


Dr. Sinks is a native of San Diego, attending Clairemont High School and UCSD. He completed his undergraduate degree at UCLA and received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Having practiced general dentistry in San Diego for four years before leaving for his residency in Periodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Sinks brings a unique perspective to his periodontal practice.

To keep up with the many changes in periodontics and implant dentistry, Dr. Sinks is continuously taking courses and seminars. The emphasis of his continuing education has been on regeneration of lost supporting tissues, placement of dental implants and aesthetic periodontal procedures.