Dr. Carlos Ruiz

Dr. Carlos Ruiz was born and raised in Torrance, California. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1980 from the University of Southern California. He practiced in Santa Ana for 27 years and then moved to Lake Havasu City with his wife, Debra, in 2006 where he has been very active in the community. Dr. Ruiz is a member of Lions Club and Rotary Club.

When Dr. Ruiz is out of the office, he is always learning a new dental skill and undertaking a new project or two. Together, Dr. Ruiz and Debra have five children and four granddaughters! They also have three dogs, Fendi, Scarlet, and Lucy and can often be found rolling around with them. Dr. Ruiz loves getting out onto the water and takes any opportunity he can to be on the lake.

Dr. Ruiz loves practicing dentistry and improving the lives of his patients and his community. Dr. Ruiz believes that everyone should be treated fairly and honestly and to the best of his ability.



Dr. Ilan Shamos was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Arizona State University. He then attended Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health in Mesa, Arizona where he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine as well as a Master of Public Health degree.

Dr. Shamos moved to Lake Havasu City in 2013 with his wife, Bekky. In his free time, Dr. Shamos enjoys playing with his two children, Harvey and Talia as well as his two rescue dogs, Scarlett and Phil. He also loves swimming in the lake, hiking, and reading when time allows. Dr. Shamos believes in giving back to his community and is a member of Rotary Club as well as a graduate of the Havasu Leadership Development class.

Dr. Shamos is passionate about delivering the best possible care to all of his patients and is up to date with the latest and best practices available in dentistry. Dr. Shamos aims to deliver the highest quality care that he can for every patient he treats. Dr. Shamos believes that trust is the most important aspect of the practice of dentistry and always treating patients honestly and with compassion is the best way to provide care to his patients.  



Dr. Ilan Shamos