Wilshire Dental Care in Los Angeles uses advanced dental technology to offer the best in gentle dental care. Restorative, cosmetic and general dentistry are provided, along with digital and laser technology, all in a safe and comfortable environment.
Bijan Afar, D.D.S., M.S. Periodontics and Implant Dentistry
Dr. Afar, Los Angeles dentist, has a Microbiology degree from UCLA. He attended UCLA School of Dentistry and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery and Master of Science in Oral Biology. Dr. Afar obtained the California State Fellowship, an Oral Biology Graduate Fellowship, and the highly coveted Hortense Fishbaugh's Fellowship. Dr. Afar, Los Angeles periodontist, was in the top 5% of graduating students across the U.S. to receive, from the National Institute of Health, a Dentist-Scientist Fellowship, allowing him to continue his education and research in Implants and Periodontology and obtain his specialty degree through the University of Washington in Seattle.
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Poneh Ghasri, D.D.S., Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry
Dr. Poneh Ghasri dedicates herself to providing the best quality dentistry for her patients using the safest and the most effective techniques dentistry has to offer.
With over a decade of experience as a premier cosmetic dentist, Dr. Ghasri creates smile makeovers on a daily basis. Her advanced training expertise in restorative, cosmetic, and implant dentistry allows her the ability to successfully perform more complex procedures, such as full-mouth rehabilitation cases, alongside a team of expert specialists. Well-versed in a variety of dental procedures that make her a trusted name in the modeling and entertainment industries, Dr. Ghasri is recognized by Invisalign as a "Preferred Provider" and by Denmat as a "Top Lumineers Dentist" based on her experience in her field. She has also written multiple articles and has participated in several research studies in numerous areas of dentistry.
Dr. Ghasri's passion for dentistry started when she was a young girl eager to visit her father at his dental office. Besides inheriting his genes, Dr. Ghasri also learned from her father the importance of serving the community both in and out of the dental office. Raised and educated in Los Angeles as a proud Angeleno, Dr. Ghasri is working to improve the dental health and education of her community through her practice and outreach. She is a dual graduate of UCLA, first earning her Bachelor's Degree with honors in Neuroscience from the UCLA College of Letters and Science before obtaining her Doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree from the prestigious UCLA School of Dentistry.
Dr. Ghasri is passionate about learning on a daily basis. Other than courses in dentistry, she enjoys taking self-improvement, leadership, and communication courses, as well as listening to audio books on her commute to work.
Sheila Morim, D.D.S., Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry
Dr. Morim, Los Angeles cosmetic dentist, has a Biology degree from UCLA. She received her Doctorate in Dental Surgery degree from UCLA School of Dentistry and was among the top 5% of her graduating class. She is an active member of many dental society programs.
Dr. Allen Jacobson, DDS-Orthodontist
Dr. Allen Jacobson, a native Angeleno, is a proud Alumni of U.S.C. He attended both undergrad and dental school at the great University of Southern California. Upon graduating dental school, Dr. Jacobson moved to the east coast to do an extensive program and residency in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at the University of Connecticut. While in Connecticut, Dr. Jacobson also earned a master's degree in cranio-facial biology for his work on esthetics and the display of the dentition during speech.
Dr. Jacobson has extensive training in the use of both traditional appliances and more modern orthodontic techniques such as the invisalign system, for which he is a preferred provider. Feel free to come in today for a consultation and to meet Dr. Allen Jacobson.
Dr. Peyman Kakoli, DDS, MS-Endodontist
Dr. Kakoli attended University of Maryland where he received his bachelor of science degree in Biology. He obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from University of Maryland, School of Dentistry, and attended hospital general practice residency at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Baltimore.
He continued his advanced education in the field of Endodontics at University of Maryland, and received Masters degree in Biomedical Sciences as well. During his dental education, Dr. Kakoli has received numerous honors and awards such as theHarry E. Latcham Memorial Medal for excellence in complete oral restoration, and membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) Honorary Dental Society
Dr. Kakoli is an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the California Dental Association (CDA), and theAmerican Association of Endodontists (AAE). He has presented several topics in Endodontics at the American Association of Endodontists Annual Session in different states over the past few years, and he has published his recent endodontic research in Journal of Endodontics.
Lenny Naftalin, D.D.S., Anesthesiology
Dr. Naftalin received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from USC School of Dentistry after completing his anesthesiology training at UCLA. He completed a General Practice Residency and has a General Anesthesia Permit. Dr. Naftalin has certification in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.
Dr. Emma Chioma Onwuka
Dr. Onwuka, DDS provides compassionate, quality, comprehensive dental care for infants, children, and adolescents, including those with special health care needs. She received her B.S. in Biological Studies from Stanford University, and then received her DDS at the UCLA School of Dentistry. She received her certificate in the Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program at the University of Washington. She is highly knowledgeable in restorative, cosmetic, and sedation dentistry as well. Additionally, she is fluent in both English and Spanish.