Meet The Doctors

If you're looking for preventive and restorative dentistry for your children, our dentists are committed to meeting their needs. At Modesto Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics, we have spent years helping children of all ages in our community get the gorgeous and healthy smiles of their dreams. Our dentists genuinely care about their patients and work to exceed your expectations when you enter our office. From creating your child's personalized treatment plan to breaking down our services, we will work to make your time at our office as satisfying as possible.

Keep reading below to learn more about our patient-focused dentists!

Dr. Ahmed Salem , DDS, MBA, MClinDen, DICOI

Dr. Salem is the CEO, founder and owner of Kids Smile Dental & Orthodontics, Elk Grove Kids dentist & orthodontics, Wackford Dental , and Woodland kids Dentistry & orthodontics, Dr. Salem graduated in 1997 and is dedicated to advanced post-doctoral study. He has accumulated hundreds of hours of advanced professional education, including two and a half years of Orthodontic training with the United States Dental Institute (USDI).

Dr. Salem is a diplomat member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI); he has extensive training in oral surgery, cosmetic dentistry, and dental implants.

In 2009, he earned his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix. In 2013, he received his Master of Clinical Dentistry degree in fixed and removable prosthodontics from the Dental Institute of King’s College London, in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Salem currently resides in Elk Grove City with his wife and four children. He enjoys running, swimming, and traveling in his free time.

Dr. Yvonne Salman, DDS

Born in Thailand and raised in many countries including Thailand, Switzerland and Iraq where she Graduated from Baghdad University of
Dentistry in 2006 then moved to Amman,Jordan where she practiced dentistry. Determined to follow her dreams, she came to America and proceeded to receive her D.D.S Degree from University De La Salle,Mexico.At a young age, Dr. Salman knew she wanted to become a dentist, growing up with braces herself and learning about the proper oral care, motivated her to choose this profession to work with children to raise oral care awareness at young age.

She received the International Reward in Public Speaking for Infection Control from Mexico Dr. Salman enjoys working with children and strives to make their dentist visit a fun experience for them. She speaks four languages: English, French,Arabic and Spanish. When she is not working she likes to spend time with friends, working out and traveling.

Dr. Hany Basta


With over 20 years of experience working with children and adults to promote healthy dental habits, Dr. Hany Basta has been a noted member of Kids Smile Dental and Orthodontics.

He currently runs the office located at Yuba city, offering a wide variety of services to his patients. His focus is on teaching children healthy dental habits which will carry them to their adult lives allowing  them to be  proud of their future smiles.

Dr.Basta’s passion for dentistry started when he was a teen where he used to visit his Dad’s dental office. He used to see patients especially kids, feared to go to the dentist.

He wanted to make the visit more patient friendly and comfortable.  This is when he decided to join dental school.

He graduated in 1998 from Cairo University, Egypt..He finished his residency and started working as a general dentist. He started his own dental practice serving his local community.

A new chapter in Dr.Basta’s career was moving to the United states. He completed his Postgraduate studies, training and licensing exams to become a Board certified dentist. He is currently a member of the American Dental Association and California Dental Association.

Dr.Basta is keen to stay up to date with the latest technology through continuous training and seminars that he actively participates in. He continuously strives to offer quality care for his patients and to fulfil his dream by making the trip to the dentist office fun rather than fear and anxiety.

Dr. Mina Foaud


Dr. Mina Fouad sees every person no matter the age, children or adults, as someone who he can learn something from. He listens to children with full attention and believes that they could be great teachers for adults. He also loves their humor and you can expect him to share a good laugh with his pediatric patients.
He has always been a "maker". He loves building, creating, and designing artistic sculptures and clay objects. This is what drew him to this line of work and an aspect of his work which he really loves. When faced with a
difficult or complicated case, you can expect him to carefully craft and execute a solution when treating a patient. 

Dr. Mina loves to spend time with his family. After living in the East Coast for ten years, he recently moved to Elk Grove with his family. He adores his two daughters and loves playing PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, or watching a Spanish or English League Football game with them. When available he appreciates some downtime where he spends time reading about philosophy and science. Besides his patience, ability to connect with children, and his ways to make every child's dental visit fun, Dr. Mina is always up to date with the latest techniques to deliver best care to children.

He graduated in 2005 from Alexandria University and completed his Postgraduate Program at University De La Salle, Mexico. Dr. Mina is also a member of the American Dental Association and California Dental Association.