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Dr. Sherif Said


Dr. Said was born in Cairo, and was raised between Egypt & France; he received his high school diploma from St. George’s Catholic school. He completed his dental degree in 2000. He then attended a 13-month residency program at Ain Shams University School of Dentistry in Cairo. In 2002 he attended Duggan Study Institute (DSI) in Costa Mesa, California, where he extensively studied enhanced restorative techniques and cosmetic restorations. Dr. Said completed his dental boards in 2004 at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, California.

Dr. Said has hundreds of continuing dental education hours to keep up to date with new advancements in Dentistry. Dr. Said uses his extensive experience to provide the highest level of dental care in a gentle, compassionate manner. He is an absolute believer of conservative treatment. Keeping dental work small and conservative may take a little longer, but it always gives the best results.

Dr. Annelise Nelson


Dr. Annelise Nelson earned her DDS degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2015. Dr. Nelson is dedicated to providing her patients with personalized, gentle, conservative and comprehensive dental care. She looks forward to meeting you and discussing what the team at Cities Dental Studio can do to improve your oral health, self-esteem, and quality of life.

She met her husband Casey in her hometown of Detroit Lakes, MN and they married seven years later in Santa Barbara, CA in 2013. She is a proud mom to their Jack Russell Terrier Ole and beautiful daughter Anja, born in February 2015. When not carrying her daughter Anja around on her hip, Annelise loves hiking/running, playing tennis, cooking, spending time at the lakes and taking trips in their Airstream trailer.


We combine experience with the latest in dental technology to deliver the best patient experience possible.