About Our Doctors

Shiva Sheikholeslam, D.M.D., M.D.S.

IMG_1942fDr. Shiva Sheikholeslam received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology and Neurosciences from the University of California at San Diego. She then graduated Summa Cum Laude at the top of her class from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, where she received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Dr. Sheik subsequently completed a three-year orthodontic residency at the University of Connecticut, where she obtained her Master of Dental Science degree. She was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Honor Dental Society for her high achievements.

Dr. Sheik values the importance of continuing education and is committed to understanding the latest orthodontic philosophies. She is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, California Dental Association and the Mid-Peninsula Dental Society. Dr. Sheik is a certified Preferred Invisalign® provider. She is constantly increasing her orthodontic knowledge by attending numerous orthodontic lectures, continuing education courses and dental society meetings. She is devoted to providing her patients with the most up-to-date orthodontic treatment philosophies in a warm, fun, loving and compassionate environment.

Dr. Sheik grew up in Los Altos and feels fortunate to be living and practicing in her hometown. She is very involved in her local community and volunteers her time and energy to local schools and various organizations. She enjoys supporting many local schools including Springer, Loyola, Oak, Gardner Bullis, Covington, Bullis Charter and Saint Francis to name a few. Her husband, Dr. Steve Lim, is a Prosthodontist who maintains a private practice in the Bay Area. With their two sons, they enjoy cooking, biking, swimming, skiing and laughing with friends and family.

Karin Chima, D.M.D., MMSc.

IMG_1963fDr. Karin Chima earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the Pacific, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. While at UOP, she was inducted into numerous honor societies, including Phi Kappa Phi and Mortar Board. Dr. Karin went on to receive her Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree (D.M.D.) from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. She remained at Harvard to complete an orthodontics residency program. During her seven years at Harvard University, she was actively involved in patient care, lecturing, teaching and community service. She conducted clinical research on children with cleft lip/palate and on post-operative healing in oral surgery. Her research has been published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and has also been presented at scientific meetings. Dr. Karin was concurrently awarded a Master of Medical Sciences degree in Oral Biology and a Certificate in Orthodontics from the Faculty of Medicine of Harvard University. While attending Harvard University, Dr. Karin received intensive training in the latest evidence based orthodontic treatment philosophies and techniques, which she now uses on a daily basis in caring for her patients.

Dr. Karin is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, Harvard Society for the Advancement of Orthodontics, American Dental Association, California Dental Association and the Mid-Peninsula Dental Society. She is a certified Invisalign® provider. Dr. Karin is devoted to keeping up on the latest in orthodontic treatment by attending numerous society meetings, continuing education courses and lectures. Her goal is to always provide her patients with excellent orthodontic treatment in a fun, comfortable and personable environment.

Dr. Karin feels it is important to give back to her local community, and therefore she volunteers her time and talents to many organizations. She serves on the Mid-Peninsula Dental Health Foundation and supports the Springer School, Loyola School, Bullis Charter School and Gardner Bullis School.

Having been born and raised in California, Dr. Karin happily lives in the Bay Area with her husband, Dr. Vlad Shuster, and their son. In her free time, she enjoys reading, skiing, hiking, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.