MEET OUR SPECIALIST TEAM

ENDODONTIST

DR. TAMMAN SHEABAR

Dr. Sheabar has been practicing dentistry since 1999, after a long successful career in general dentistry he decided to dedicate his field to the specialty of endodontics. He was awarded his endodontic certificate from Boston University.

Treating patients with compassion and gentle care is Dr. Sheabar’s priority. He takes pride in his quality of treatment and understands that coming to the dentist to have a root canal procedure is not something anyone looks forward to, but relieving patients from pain and discomfort and saving natural teeth is an important role that the specialty of endodontics can give to patients.

In his free time, he loves spending time with his wife and two kids, swimming, running, reading, cooking and baking.

He is a member of many dental organizations including:

  • American Dental Association.
  • California Dental Association.
  • Tricounty Dental Society
  • American Association of Endodontics.

PERIODONTIST

DR. LESHIN CHEN

Dr. Chen graduated magna cum laude from UCLA with a degree in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. He then continued his education at UCLA School of Dentistry, where he graduated cum laude with his dental degree. He then completed an additional three- year residency in Post Graduate Periodontics and Dental Implant Surgery at UCLA School of Dentistry.

Dr. Chen is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. A Diplomate is a periodontist who has made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty and who is certified by the American Board of Periodontology.

His professional affiliations include memberships in the American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Gabriel Valley Dental Society, Los Angeles Dental Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, and Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

During his time at UCLA, he served as Director of the UCLA Asian Dental Free Clinic. He served as a member of the board for the San Gabriel Valley Dental Society. He lectured for UCLA School of Dentistry and Pasadena City College Dental Hygiene Program. He also participates and lectures for various dental study groups for continuing education for dentists.

Recognizing an important need for community service, he is an active volunteer for the “Give Kids A Smile” program. The American Dental Association’s Give Kids A Smile program enhances the oral health of large numbers of needy children. Give Kids A Smile activities also highlight for policy makers the ongoing challenges that low-income families face in finding dental care.

Beside English, Dr. Chen speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, swimming, watching sports, and learning about new technologies.

ORAL SURGEON

DR. RONALD WRIGHT

Dr. Wright completed his residency at UCLA. He received his board certification in 1998 from the American Board of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery. He was also recognized in the national registry of “Who’s Who” 1999 edition.

Dr. Wright served as Chairperson for the Oral Surgery and Dentistry Department at Hoag Presbyterian Hospital in Newport Beach, California from 2002 thru 2004. Dr. Wright also has the privilege of being an evaluator for the California Dental Board for general anesthesia permits.

Dr. Wright is a member of “Pathways to Independence” which is an organization that assists women who have been abused both physically and sexually or have been released from various drug rehab facilities. He provides necessary surgery and treatment for these women at no cost. He is the first Oral Surgeon to join “Pathways” in their quest to make a difference in the lives of these women.

IMPLANT SURGEON

DR. JOSEPH MORCOS

Dr. Morcos grew up in Glendale, California and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine. He then went on to obtain his Doctoral of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California. Dr. Morcos further pursued post-graduate training and completed a Master’s degree in Oral Biology and obtained a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Periodontology from the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Morcos specializes in Periodontics which is the diagnosis and treatment of gum disease, replacement of missing teeth utilizing dental implants, bone grafts, and gum grafts. Dr. Morcos is passionate about providing the highest level of care to his patients and treating them as his own family.

Dr. Morcos is a Board Certified Periodontist, a certificate by the American Board of Periodontology. It is highest level of academic achievement awarded in the field of Periodontology.

Dr. Morcos is a member of the American Board of Periodontology, American Dental Association, California Dental Association.

In his spare time, Dr. Morcos enjoys running and spending time with his wife and twin girls. They currently reside in Orange, California.

ANESTHESEOLOGIST

DR. FARZHAD MAHJOUBI

Dr. Farzad David Mahjoubi, MD is a board certified Anesthesiologist. He provides safe, comfortable, and effective Anesthesia for patients of all ages in the dental settings.

After attending the Chicago Medical School, Dr. Mahjoubi completed a 3 year residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Southern California, which included training at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles & Los Angeles County Medical Center. As a graduate of a medical residency in Anesthesiology, he gained invaluable experience in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine.

Following his training, Dr. Mahjoubi joined the Anesthesia group at Northridge Hospital, where he was one of a few Anesthesiologists performing Anesthesia on Pediatric patients of all ages, including patients with special needs such as Down’s Syndrome and Autism.

Dr. Mahjoubi now splits his time between dental offices, Surgical Centers, and Marina Del Rey Hospital.

TMJ / ORO-FACIAL PAIN SPECIALIST

DR. BRYAN KIM

Dr. Kim was born and raised in southern California around Diamond Bar, California about an hour east of Los Angeles. He entered dentistry to help people get out of pain and to have personal interactions with others.

He entered dental school expecting to go into general practice with his father, but while sitting in a meeting he went to for the free pizza, his interest in Orofacial Pain was piqued. After deciding to pursue specialty training, he was accepted into the full-time UCLA residency program after dental school and is now limiting his practice to only treating patients with pain and sleep apnea.

Dr. Kim enjoys traveling with his wife, eating larger portions than he should, and trying not to exercise too frequently.

  • College: UC Berkeley, Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Dental School: UCLA School of Dentistry
  • Residency: UCLA Orofacial Pain & Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Chief Resident in the final year of residency
  • Diplomate (board certified) through the American Board of Orofacial Pain
  • Member of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain
  • Involved in research at the undergraduate and graduate level
  • American Association of Endodontics.
  • Research published in the prestigious academic journal Neuroscience

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