A recent transplant to town, Dr. Iriff Ulep is from the Jersey Shore. Growing up, when she wasn’t spending time with her five siblings, Dr. Ulep could be found playing basketball or volleyball. As an undergraduate, she decided to indulge her more artistic interests in hip hop dance and spoken word while working on her degree.
Dr. Ulep continued her academic studies in the northeast at Boston University where she pursued a Master’s in Oral Health Sciences. Eventually, she made her way to Southern California where she earned her dental degree from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. Here, her passion for community service paved her involvement in dental volunteer programs both locally and abroad in Mexico and Guatemala. While in school, Dr. Ulep also gained additional clinical experience through externships at the LAC+USC Medical Center Pediatric Dentistry Clinic and the Community Health Centers of the Central Coast.
She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Washington State Dental Association, the Yakima Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, and a Youth Ambassador for the Open Wide Foundation.
During her free time, Dr. Ulep can be found hiking, trying out new recipes, and teaching her adorable dog, Koda, new tricks. She is excited to be a part of the community and as a new resident to the area, she welcomes all recommendations on places to visit and things to do!
Quote: “One of the aspects I love about dentistry is the relationships you build with your patients. It creates such a positive and encouraging environment when you’ve built that trust.”