Transforming The Experience of Dentistry Since 2000

Our Mission

We acknowledge that each person is created uniquely and respect each one’s individuality.

We focus on carefully assessing each person’s dental needs and addressing them in a comprehensive manner within the context of their overall health.

We believe in providing high quality dental care in a calm and relaxed atmosphere and helping our patients achieve optimal oral health that corresponds to their needs, desires and values.

Our core beliefs are industry, loyalty, honesty, integrity, respect, gratitude, compassion and love.

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Meet Our Expert Aesthetic and Restorative Dentist

Dr. Elona Gaball loves building relationships with and caring for people. She sees what makes each person different, appreciates their individuality, and creates personalized treatment plans according to each person’s optimal oral health needs and desires. She has been practicing dentistry since 2000 after graduating from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry as a top student. During her career, she has been privileged to treat patients in a wide array of practice environments ranging from remote indigent & underserved populations with advanced disease, to “high end” dentistry in more affluent areas, often being mentored by some of the finest dentists in the country. She is an Accreditation Candidate Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Therefore she brings a tremendous amount of experience to your comprehensive oral care. She possesses a mastery of the art of dentistry, high character, and a gentle approach. Because she treats patients like family, they find her to be approachable and accessible.

Her practice philosophy could be summarized by the words “love,” “honesty,” and “wellness.” Dr. Gaball only recommends indicated treatments, which will contribute to your specific wellness. She uses an open, truthful approach to comprehensive conservative management that she ensures her patients understand in a soothing environment. She believes that the most beautiful smile is a healthy, natural smile and that all well-done dentistry is “cosmetic.”

Additional training has included the prestigious UCLA Aesthetic Continuum, an Oral Surgery externship, and other advanced training in occlusion, implants, and smile design. Dr. Elona Goball also completed a UCLA TMD/Orofacial Pain residency and has had advanced training through a renowned Spear Education Center. She is certified in Invisalign treatment. In addition, she takes ongoing continuing education courses in a variety of areas in order to best serve her patients. Dr. Gaball is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, the San Diego County Dental Society, and the Spear Education Study Club.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children as well as, yoga, running, hiking, healthy eating, and serving in her church. Her interests include personal development, Tony Robbins events, Landmark training. Dr. Gaball is a proud and patriotic naturalized American citizen who immigrated to the United States after coming from Russia at the age of 15. She speaks fluent Russian!

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.


"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

- Martin Luther King, Jr.


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Meet Our Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

Curtis Gaball, MD is a fellowship trained Facial Plastic Surgeon. He has been Board Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery since 2011 and by the American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery since 2007. He has held an academic appointment training other doctors how to perform this type of surgery since 2008.

Dr Gaball is a physician who is double Board Certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. He has been in practice since 2006. He held a position as full time university teaching faculty for over 11 years teaching doctors-in-training in a top American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited 5 year training program how to perform facial plastic surgery, including injectables. Dr Gaball has extensive experience treating men and women of all ages and racial backgrounds.
Dr Gaball believes in offering great value. Whereas most businesses offering injectables delegate these procedures to nurses, assistants, or at best, a physician with no-in depth anatomic knowledge of the face and neck, Inspire Smiles offers a significantly higher level of training and expertise.

An excellent result cannot be seen; it draws no attention. It harmonizes with the rest of the face. A healthy aesthetic mindset is to desire to look like one’s self only better so that our appearance matches how we feel or view our true selves.
All aesthetic treatments should consider ideal function and appear natural so that others cannot detect what was done, only a general sense of improved appearance.
Aesthetically ideal natural proportions have been developed and honed by artists, scientists and doctors over centuries which are specific to gender, age and race. Results should always fall within these norms yet personalized for each person.
I believe the human body is the most beautiful creation in the universe!

Dr. Curtis Gaball provides adjunctive services such as Botox and Filler.

Botox is a safe, FDA-approved cosmetic treatment that has been popular among healthy American men and women since its FDA approval in 2002. Millions of people have undergone Botox injections to help smooth facial lines and restore a younger appearance. Botox is injected into the facial muscles, helping to block nerve impulses and relax the muscles. Without contracting facial muscles, lines become less evident and are prevented from worsening.

Facial fillers are substances injected beneath the skin to help smooth fine lines and boost facial volume. Also known as dermal fillers, these injections are in-office procedures that are minimally invasive alternatives to cosmetic surgery. Patients often undergo facial filler injections to achieve a more youthful appearance with as little downtime as possible. Fillers are available to target nearly any area of the face, including crow’s feet, laugh lines, and thin lips.

Curtis Gaball, MD is married to Elona Gaball. His personal interests include fitness, philosophy, technical innovation, scientific discovery, personal development, Tony Robbins and Landmark training.

“This IS your life, right here right now” -Larry Pearson.
Our automatic inclination as humans is to live in the future, past, our fears, or other imaginary stories we make up; and we fool ourselves into believing that is our life.
This quote helps me cut through all of that and be present to my real relationships and actual ways of being.

Curtis Gaball, MD

"This IS your life, right here right now."

- Larry Pearson.

Curtis Gaball, MD

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Meet Our Highly Skilled Surgical Periodontist

Dr. Deborah Ruprecht is a California native raised in Orange County and attended the University of Southern California for her undergraduate, doctorate, and specialty in Periodontics. Her diverse career path of private practice, academia, and dental relief outreach has provided experiences that differentiate her from her peers giving her a solid foundation in dentistry.

Dr. Ruprecht received comprehensive training from the University of Southern California, one of the world’s leading universities in dental education. She began her academic career with studies in dental hygiene and discovered her passion for periodontics, which would require seven additional years of training. Dr Gaball believes in offering great value. Whereas most businesses offering injectables delegate these procedures to nurses, assistants, or at best, a physician with no-in depth anatomic knowledge of the face and neck, Inspire Smiles offers a significantly higher level of training and expertise.

Her experience could not have been more ideal, as she studied under giants in dental education such as Anna Pattison, Diane and Ray Melrose, Richard Kahn, Jorgen Slots, Hessam Nowzari, Homa Zadeh, Gerald Drury, Winston Chee, and Simon Gamer. These gifted educators helped shape her values and philosophy for patient care, and her gratitude for them and their gifts inspired her to begin teaching also, even as a graduate student.

“The best path to oral health is prevention.”

Working in private practice since 2000, Dr. Ruprecht takes an integrative approach to oral health and its relationship to systemic health. She believes the foundation of excellence in periodontics and implant dentistry begins with and follows a solid preventive care program. Oral health and systemic health go hand in hand. With good health supported by periodontics, dentistry becomes the easier part of the work, and the patient receives a significant life upgrade.

Dr. Ruprecht utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to achieve oral health while supporting the body with natural options to strengthen the immune system. She utilizes supplements, PRF technology, nutritional counsel and smoking cessation programs as well as professional referrals and partners to help patients optimize a healthy mind and body.

Dr. Ruprecht’s strengths are in planning complex implant and multidisciplinary cases and helping patients understand treatment in a systematic, organized sequence. She genuinely cares about the health and well-being of her patients and understands that quality care requires investing time in planning cases and building a solid doctor-patient relationship.

The University of Southern California, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry

  • Bachelor of Science, Dental Hygiene, 1988
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, 1995
  • Postdoctoral Certificate, Periodontics, 1999

Professional Affiliations and Fellowships

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • Western Society of Periodontology
  • American Dental Association®
  • Orange County Dental Society
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy, an honorary dental organization
  • SmileOnU, a global nonprofit dental relief organization
  • Newport Harbor Academy of Dentistry
  • Laguna Gnathology Study Club
  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics

“The only way to keep your education is to give it away.”

Guided by her lifelong enjoyment of instruction, Dr. Ruprecht enjoys teaching surgery and treatment planning in advanced periodontology as part-time faculty at the University of Southern California.

She began investing in the next generation of dental professionals as a graduate student and taught in the departments of Dental Hygiene and Restorative Dentistry. Today, her students benefit from her professional experience, and her patients benefit from Dr. Ruprecht’s connection to USC and its world-class resources in advanced dentistry.

Influenced by her parents’ care for the underprivileged, Dr. Ruprecht felt a calling to mission work early in her career. Dr. Ruprecht volunteers as the clinical director and a board member for SmileOnU, a global nonprofit dental relief organization. She has helped lead mission clinics in India and Cambodia, as well as local clinics in Los Angeles and Orange counties.

Her mission experiences have been profound and life changing. Without exception, she finds that volunteers receive the greater blessing than those they serve.

Beyond her work, Dr. Ruprecht enjoys spending time with her husband and family. Her active lifestyle includes swimming, triathlons, marathons, hiking, skiing, yoga, and traveling. Dr. Ruprecht and her husband Michael also sing in their church choir and serve in a community outreach program.

“A long and meaningful life comes from a life of serving.”

Dr. Deborah Ruprecht

"A long and meaningful life comes from a life of serving."

Dr. Deborah Ruprecht

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Aubrey Love, Registered Dental Hygienist

“Aubrey loves and values a human connection. Her patients comfort is her main focus during their hygiene reservation. “I will always do my best to make you smile!”

Aubrey Love is a Registered Dental Hygienist specializing in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy with a background in nutrition. She attended Concorde Career College where she studied Dental Hygiene. She trains with the Breath Institute and Myomentor organization in Los Angeles expanding the field of dental and airway health. Aubrey studied nutrition at Mira Costa College while working under Dietitian’s specializing in Diabetes. She is passionate about Integrative health and finding the root cause. More importantly sharing the importance of the mouth body connection.

We as a society have made diagnoses that are the norm and define you. Many diagnosis’s are not “normal” and can be prevented/maintained if our minds are simply open. Together we can prevent disease and prevent harmful oral habits.

I spend my time doing hot yoga, lifting weights, riding my horse and spending time with my amazing family!

“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.”

-James Dean

Aubrey Love

"Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today."

- James Dean


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Stephen Hutton, DMD, MS, MPH

Stephen Hutton, DMD, MS, MPH is passionate about providing the highest quality of care to his patients at each and every encounter. In addition to his clinical practice, he has served as adjunct faculty for postgraduate hospital General Practice Residency Dental Residents for over 10 years. Dr. Steve is board certified by the American Board of Periodontology and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry.  In his practice, he integrates the relationship between oral health and your systemic health to provide his patients with comprehensive care.

Dr. Steve’s skills are unmatched. His practice encompasses the full scope of treating periodontal diseases and conditions, including dental implant placement, LANAP® laser regenerative therapy and periodontal regeneration using bone grafting, platelet rich fibrin and the highest quality medical devices and equipment to save teeth and grow bone where others may not even try.  He has practiced extensively in performing minimally invasive microsurgery to treat gingival recession, using the surgical dissecting microscope, customized microsurgical instrumentation and the latest connective tissue autografting techniques to achieve natural and esthetic results to provide a periodontally stable and esthetic result.

As a result of his experience in an array of public and private clinics serving diverse patient populations, Dr. Steve’s judgment in surgery is keen. He has not only dedicated himself to thousands of hours of continuing education, but he also lectures around the country to other dental professionals about treatment of periodontal disease and dental implant surgery using the latest digital planning and design workflows to precisely place implants and prevent peri-implant disease and complications.

Dr. Steve has published several articles related to oral plastic surgery, oral pathology and the relationship between tobacco use and developing oral lesions.

Aubrey Love

"We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. This is the divine mystery supreme. A wonderful thing it is and the source of our happiness. We need not wait to see what others." - Mahatma Gandhi


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Our Inspire Smiles Global Support Team



My focus is what’s most important for our patients in dental health! As your wellnesses re-care coordinator, I will provide you with warmth and comfort to assist you with any questions or concerns our patients may have. I love what I do and with the best Dental team in San Diego at Inspires Smiles team!!

Aside from work I love to spend time by the water, growing up as a California Native going to the beaches here is a lifestyle for me, it’s my Zen!. Now on my free time I love to be spontaneous and take trips to learn more about different cultures and places.


"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different"

- Coco Chanel



Registered Dental Assistant and wellness coordinator

I became an RDA in 1995 and I love serving our patients!

I get the opportunity to work with our specialist/periodontist, Dr. Ruprecht. She is amazing, and if you are in need of periodontal services or implants, she is the best there is! She uses LPR-F to aid with healing and recovery.

On a personal level, I love bouldering, climbing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. There is much to learn, but I’m enjoying the process! Being active is an important part of my life.


"Never let your fear decide your fate. you just go, go, baby you go!!”




Dental assistant and lead clinical coordinator

I have been working in the dental field since 2012. You will find me helping the doctors and ensuring you are as comfortable as possible during your visits. I am an expert in our dental technology and I love getting to know each person we care for.

My favorite thing about our Inspire Smiles team is how amazing, smart and compassionate each person is on our team!

When not at the office I enjoy hikes, travel, food, music, and lots of new adventures. I am also fluent in Spanish!


"Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.”

- Jim Morrison


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