Meet Our Team

Contact Us!

We encourage you to contact La Mesa dentist, Dr. Wade Ahwal, with any questions or comments you may have. Please call our La Mesa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry or use the quick contact form below.

Office location:
La Mesa
8881 Fletcher Pkwy
Ste 265
La Mesa, CA
Phone: (619) 463-1113


Our dedicated and motivated staff has one primary goal—your utmost comfort! We feel it’s important that you understand the treatment that you’ll be receiving so that you can relax during the procedure. Our staff is eager to answer any questions regarding your dental care. Please feel free to share with us your needs and concerns.


Hedi Bruestle

Hedi is a Registered Dental Hygienist who was born and raised in San Diego. Hedi earned an Associate’s Degree in Math and Science from Grossmont College.  Thereafter, she continued her education and graduated at the top of her class as a Dental Hygienist from San Joaquin Valley College.

Hedi enjoys working closely with wonderful staff and patients to achieve improved oral health through outstanding dentistry. Hedi loves her chosen profession because she can contribute to her patients' overall health and well-being. She has a gentle touch and works hard to educate patients about their oral health.  During her free time Hedi enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Noella Maricich

Noella is a native San Diegan.  She is an R.D.A., even though most of her days currently are spent in the front office of Parkway Dental Group.  She started with this practice in 1984 and has seen the patients grow up and now bring in their own little ones. She is single and the proud mother of one adult son, Travis, and a grandchildren, Ariana, Aleyna and Ace. She enjoys a cat named Charlie. The weekends you'll find her doing the things she loves,  volunteering for community activities,  having friends over for dinner (she loves to cook) or doing a wine tasting with friends and discovering new wineries!  She is dedicated to dentistry, and will strive to help you get the smile you've dreamed of, one step at a time.


Laurie Govea 

Laurie is Dr. Ahwal's R.D.A.  She is a San Diego native that grew up in East County.  She Currently resides in Lakeside with her two adorable Chihuahuas, Nikki and Brody.  She is a proud mother of one adult daughter, April.  She has been helping "Create Beautiful Smiles" at Parkway Dental Group for over 25 years.