Dr Mohamed Hammam General Dentist - Lynwood / La Puente
Dr. Mohamed Hammam has been practicing dentistry since 2007. He’s focuses on the clinical aspect of dentistry and is renowned for his chairside manners. Dr. Hammam’s patients find him calm, honest, conservative and above, all constantly striving for clinical efficiency. He looks forward to welcoming new and returning patients to our lovely Smiles West offices.
Dr. Anahita Sabaghian General Dentist - La Puente / Covina
Dr. Anahita Sabaghian is a General Dentist skilled in diagnosis and comprehensive treatment planning. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Biology as well as her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). She is passionate about continuing her education to provide the best service for her patients at Smiles West. Outside of the office, Dr. Sabaghian loves giving back to the community, and she uses her dental expertise to help those in need through Give Kids a Smile Day.
Dr. Hagop Takarlekian General Dentist - Lynwood / La Puente
Dr Takarlekian provides prevention, comfort, and the highest quality of dental care to his patients. He attended UCLA where he earned a Bachelors of Biology in 2003, graduating with top honors and on the Dean’s List during his entire education. Dr. Takarlekian continued his academic excellence at the world-renowned USC school of Dentistry, where he earned his degree in 2007 with top honors and remained on the Dean’s List and graduated at the top 10% of their class. Dr. Takarlekian is very passionate about his treatment methods, and his philosophy carries through with his staff at Smiles West Dental. He is fluent in Armenian and proficient in basic Spanish. On his free time, he enjoys hiking, bike riding, watching movies and playing sports.
Dr. Keyvan Lazar Endodontist - Lynwood / La Puente / Covina
Dr. Lazar received his dental degree from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2000. After five years of general practice, he went back to school and completed his advanced postdoctoral endodontic training at the University of Southern California (USC) under the guidance of world renowned endodontist, Dr. James H. Simon. He brings a wide variety of skills to the Smiles West team as he is well versed with endodontic treatment, endodontic retreatment, microsurgical endodontics, and dental traumas. Dr. Lazar is also an active member of the American Association of Endodontists and serves as adjunct faculty at the USC School of Dentistry and Endodontics.
Dr. Benjamin Levi Endodontist - Lynwood
An Orange County native, Dr. Levi received his Bachelors of Science degree from the University of California Irvine, a time when he also gave back to the community as a police officer. He then earned his Doctorate in Dental Surgery at New York University followed by Mount Sinai School of Medicine in Manhattan where he got a degree in General Practice Dentistry. He pursued his interest in endodontics which led him to New York University College of Dentistry Endodontics program to earn his post graduate certificate in Endodontics. Dr. Levi is an active member of the American Association of Endodontics and is presently Board Eligible in the field of Endodontics. In his free time, Dr. Levi enjoys spending time with his family and friends. His hobbies include travelling, jet skiing, snow skiing, horseback riding and target shooting amongst many other things.
Dr. Jane Caballero, DDS Pedodontist - Lynwood / La Puente / Covina
A graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Jane Caballero earned her B.S. in Biological Sciences and her Dental degree as a Trojan. After finishing her general practice residency at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), she graduated from the Pediatric Dentistry Program at the University of Illinois, Chicago in 2011. As a Pedodontist, Dr. Caballero brings a passion for children’s health to the Smiles West family. She loves volunteering to give care to those less fortunate, and she has been awarded the American College of Dentists Award as well as the Academy of Operative Dentistry Award.
Dr. Nareg Alexandrian, D.D.S., M.S. Orthodontist - Lynwood / La Puente
Dr. Nareg Alexandrian completed his bachelor’s degree in biology at Bichat University in France and received his Dental Surgery degree from Saint-Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon in 1996. After practicing general dentistry for two years, he was accepted into the orthodontic residency program at Tufts University in Boston. There, he received extensive training on functional therapy approaches with highly sophisticated orthodontic appliances and early treatment modalities. In 2000, Dr. Alexandrian completed his master’s thesis on maxillary molar eruption and flexible lip bumpers at Tufts University in collaboration with Nijmegen University in Holland. Dr. Alexandrian is highly regarded on the Smiles West team as a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and American Association of Orthodontists.In his leisure time, Dr. Alexandrian enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters. He is active in the community and enjoys teaching the art of sculpture
Dr. Michelle Mian Orthodontist - Covina
Dr. Mian is a graduate of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) where she completed her DMD, Masters in Medical Science and Orthodontic certificate. She served as Pre-Doctoral Director of Orthodontics at HSDM and presented and published research throughout her time there. Dr. Mian is a member of the Harvard Society for the Advancement of Orthodontics, the American Association of Orthodontics, and the American Dental Association. Outside of the Smiles West office, she enjoys traveling, hiking, yoga, and scuba diving
Dr. Irene Tam, DDS, DABP Periodontist - Lynwood / La Puente / Covina
Dr. Tam graduated magna cum laude with a major in Microbiology and a minor in Dance from UC San Diego. She continued her education at the UCLA School of Dentistry, where she received her dental degree graduating summa cum laude followed by a residency in Post Graduate Periodontics and Dental Implant Surgery. Dr. Tam brings significant achievements to the Smiles West team including being a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology as well as serving as clinical faculty for the UCLA School of Dentistry and the Dental Hygiene Program at Pasadena City College. Dr. Tam also spends time lecturing for various dental study groups, English, speaks Cantonese, and in her spare time, Dr. Tam enjoys dancing, baking, and crafts.
Dr. Narbeh Gharakhanian, DDS, MD Oral Surgeon - Lynwood / La Puente / Covina
Dr. Narbeh Gharakhanian is a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. He earned this title through a wealth of education. Dr. Gharakhanian earned his Bachelors of Science in Microbiology/Molecular Genetics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) before graduating from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry and earning his doctorate at the University of Texas Southwestern College of Medicine. As a member of many Dental and Surgical boards and associations, Dr. Gharakhanian brings a passion for continuing education to the Smiles West family. Outside of the practice, he enjoys golfing, fishing, hiking and sports.
Dr. Joseph C. Kim, DDS Endodontist - Lynwood / La Puente / Covina
An Endodontics specialist, Dr. Joseph Kim studied General Biology at the University of San Diego before earning his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the UCLA School of Dentistry followed by a residency at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Kim is passionate about research and development, and he brings that enthusiasm as well as over ten years of experience to the Smiles West team.
Dr. Sepehr Hariri, DDS Pedodontist - Covina
Dr. Sepehr Hariri brings a passion for pediatric care to the Smiles West family. He studied psychology at UCLA before earning his MPH with a dental emphasis from the A.T. Still University School of Health Management. He then went on to get his Doctor of Dentistry from the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry followed by advanced education in Pediatric Dentistry at the Jacobi Medical Center. He is highly experienced in diagnosis, treatment planning and comprehensive care for children. Dr. Hariri was the co-founder of Special Needs in Dentistry at UCSF and spends a lot of leisure time volunteering for those in need.
Dr. Ramona Sabbaghian, DDS General Dentist - Lynwood / La Puente
A highly skilled dentist, Dr. Ramona Sabbaghian graduated summa cum-laude from UCLA with a Bachelors of Science in Biology before getting her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry where she graduated with Dean’s Honors. While in school, Dr. Sabbaghian gathered a wealth of research experience and continuing education, and she brings this expertise to the Smiles West team. She his highly skilled in diagnosis, comprehensive treatment, periodontal treatments and surgeries nd much, much more.
Dr. Tomas Tokuza, DDS General Dentist - Covina
A native of Los Angeles, Dr. Tomas Tokuza received his undergraduate degree in Psychobiology from UCLA before attending the Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC, where he was awarded a full endowed scholarship. The son of a general dentist, Dr. Tokuza enjoys the satisfaction of working alongside each patient individually on the road to excellent oral health. Outside of the Smiles West office, his interests include reading, exercise and drawing..