Q: Where did you receive your undergraduate and professional degrees, and did you participate in any residencies?
A: I obtained my Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Later, I earned a certificate in Orthodontics from the University of California, Los Angeles. I have served on the faculty at UCLA's Orthodontic Department for 18 years.
Q: Do you belong to any professional associations?
A: The American Board of Orthodontics since 1989. The American Association of Orthodontists. The Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists. The Academy of Orthodontic Excellence. The College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics. The American Dental Association. The California Dental Association. The Western Los Angeles Dental Society.
Q: What year did you begin practicing?
Q: What investments in your practice equipment and facilities have you made?
A: Digital Panoramic and Cephalometric X-ray unit, SteriSource Sterilization Center with two ultrasonics, and three Steam Sterilizers, A Water Distiller, An Oil Free Compressor, Dyson Airblade Hand dryer and comfortable operatory chairs
Q: What procedures do you feel your practice excels in above others?
A: Correcting Overbite without Headgear or Extractions, bringing down impacted Cuspids, Finishing the case nicely
Q: What are your office hours?
A: Monday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Two Fridays a month)
Lunch Hours 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Q: What HMO or PPO providers are you in network with? Do you offer financing?
A: No HMOs. For PPOs, we accept any insurance that you can choose your own orthodontist. We offer financing for most treatment cases.
Q: What are the most challenging parts of your everyday practice?
A: Communicating to patients in terms so that they may understand their orthodontic needs and how to correct them.
Q: What are the best moments that make it worthwhile?
A: Creating Beautiful Smiles and seeing the patients' self-esteem blossom.