Dr. Karla was born and raised in sunny Southern California and received both her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Sciences and Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the from the University of Southern California. In dental school, Dr. Karla volunteered with the USC Mobile Clinic providing dental care to underserved children in the Los Angeles area. She also shared her passion for humanitarian work abroad volunteering in dental mission trips to Mexico and Honduras. After graduating from USC, Dr. Karla. set her sights on NYC where she completed her general practice residency and specialty training in pediatric dentistry from Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in 2016. There she received extensive training in treating children, including those with special needs, under moderate sedation, IV sedation and general anesthesia.

Dr. Karla is a board certified pediatric dentist. She stays current with the latest in pediatric dentistry by maintaining active memberships with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Harbor Dental Society and the American Dental Association (ADA).

Dr. Karla understands that each child is special, as are their dental needs. She is passionate about providing quality care to each patient and fostering a positive attitude towards oral health. In her spare time Dr. Basa enjoys going to concerts, reading, traveling and weekend brunches with friends.