Zak Dental Office in Downey provides expert, affordable dental care to the community to help make smiles healthy and bright. Our team of dentists is educated, experienced, and friendly, and they are committed to giving you the most personalized and gentle care while also being effective and affordable.
Our multi-specialty dental team in Downey can handle a full range of services to enhance your oral health. From professionally cleaning your teeth, or treating cavities with minimally invasive dental care such as drill free cavity treatment using Silver Diamine Treatment (SDF) and SMART fillings; to complex oral surgery such as wisdom teeth extractions, root canals, or implants can be done under one roof at our dental practice. We also offer different ways to assist our patients with dental anxiety. One way is through nitrous oxide sedation. Additionally, if you are looking to enhance your smile through cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as veneers, full rehabilitation cases, and overdentures or orthodontic care, such as braces or clear aligners, our team has extensive experience in transforming smiles using a 360-degree quality assurance check and a built-in second opinion.
Zak Dental Office in Downey is conveniently located on Lakewood Blvd. in the former Family Dental Center, which has served the local community for over forty years.
Our dental clinic in Downey, California assists patients from Downey, Bell, Santa Fe Springs, Pico Rivera, Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Paramount, Norwalk, South Gate, Whittier, Lynwood, Montebello, Maywood, and other surrounding areas.
We offer unlimited complimentary parking for our patients.
From the I-5 S, take exit 125 for Lakewood Blvd., and continue on N Lakewood Blvd. until you see our office on the corner of Cherokee Dr. and Lakewood.
From the I-5 N, take exit 125 for Lakewood Blvd., turn left onto N. Lakewood Blvd., and continue until you see our office on the corner of Cherokee Dr. and Lakewood.
Dr. Moya is a native Angeleno who grew up in the east San Gabriel Valley and its environs, living for a number of years in New Jersey and New York while pursuing his undergraduate and graduate studies at Rutgers and NYU. He has been practicing dentistry since 2007. Dr. Moya's aim is to cultivate a systematic and reasoned approach to dentistry, delivering an end product that is altogether long-lasting, stable and beautiful, and--perhaps most importantly--exceeds your expectations. An amateur violinist with a particular interest in Baroque and other early music, he is the founder of the @voxsaeculorum composer's association and served as composer-in-residence for the Long Beach-based Kontrapunktus Baroque Ensemble from 2016 to 2018.
My name is Dr. Zach Ward, and I am excited to be coming back to the bay area after a few years away. I graduated from La Cañada High School in 2008, after which I received my Bachelor’s of Science degree from Brigham Young University in Economics. Toward the end of my time there, I discovered that I did not want a career in economics. A family friend invited me to his dental practice. I saw a few patients get new smiles, and I knew what I had to do. Four years later, I left the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, D.M.D. degree in hand, and set out to make my way back to Southern California. Dental school provided me with many opportunities to learn and serve in the nearby community. I was privileged to serve as Class President all four years and was able to coordinate service opportunities for classmates throughout the area. While I felt prepared to treat patients upon graduating, I chose to train for an additional year in an Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at UCLA. This past year, I have been working at the UCLA clinic in Venice and gaining valuable experience in a variety of complex treatments, including endodontics, oral surgery, implant placement and restoration, full mouth rehabilitation, and occlusal management to help with chronic TMJ issues. This training has prepared me to serve you with the highest standard of dental care available to patients today. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Kate, and our three children, Henry (5), Benjamin (3), and Grace (born May 2021). I am and always have been an avid Dodgers, Lakers, and UCLA fan (but will not hold it against anyone for being a Trojans fan). I am thrilled with the opportunity to be a part of this practice. I have always admired their passion for dentistry, his kindness, and his conservative approach, and I look forward to providing the same service to all of you.
Hi, I'm Dr. Rohin Ambaram. I grew up in the Northern California area, then moved to Los Angeles for dental school at UCLA, and finally landed in Detroit, Michigan for my Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency. Its been a long journey and I love what I do, particularly when I'm able to make my patient's feel comfortable and help them achieve their dental health care goals. Outside my practice, I enjoy playing golf and being with my family - my lovely wife and 2 year old daughter.
Dr. Nima Ebrahimi graduated from University of Illinois Chicago, College of Dentistry in 2010 and furthered his education with a specialty in Periodontics in 2013. He has been practicing in the specialty of Periodontics in the greater Los Angeles area since 2013. Dr. Ebrahimi is also an Adjunct Clinical Professor at UCLA, School of Dentistry for the Periodontal Department, since 2014. He specializes in gingival treatment and surgeries for gum disease, implants, bone grafts, surgical extractions, gingival soft tissue grafts, and biopsies. In his off time, he loves to travel joining dental outreach missions in third world countries in providing basic dental care in places like Vietnam, Mexico, South America, Caribbean, and rural China.
Dr. Tsuchiyama chose to become a dentist after undergoing years of complex dental treatment herself. She received her bachelor's degree (B.S.) in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from UC San Diego before moving back home to Los Angeles to attend UCLA for her doctorate degree in dental surgery (D.D.S.). Born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley, Dr. Tsuchiyama loves eating at local Asian restaurants and going to the gym to burn off the calories with her younger brother.
Dr. Robert I. Zama was born in Romania where he attended Dental School at University of Medicine and Pharmacy Grigore T. Popa. He graduated in 2010 with the title of Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry. After immigrating to the United States, Dr. Zama attended the Advanced Standing Program for International Dentists at USC where he was top of his class in Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Zama takes great pride in his work and goes above and beyond to meet his patients expectations and provide them with quality and painless dental care. In his spare time Dr. Zama enjoys spending time with his son. His hobbies also include, hiking, mountain biking and traveling. One of his passions aside from dentistry is learning new languages. In his free time, he likes to restore old watches, clay sculpting and playing the piano.
Dr. Aiham Machhadani graduated from Damascus University in Syria in 1999. He then continued his education at California's Dr. Duggan Study Institute. Dr. Machhadani then continued his education at Columbia University, earning his specialty certification in Endodontics in 1999. For nearly 20 years, Dr. Machhadani has serviced patients in southern California. In his spare time, Dr. Machhadani lives an active life playing soccer and tennis.
Shanttel Rodriguez started at 16 years old as a sterilizer and loved it so much she decided to pursue a career in the Dental Field. As she grew professionally so did her daughter which was her motivation. In her spare time she enjoys watching her daughter play softball, taking her dog on hikes, travel, arts and crafts. She loves being able to touch a patient's life in a positive way. She not only likes giving them a reason to smile, but actually enhancing their quality of life.
Dr. Kristen Miller is graduated from UCLA with general dental education and UCSF with her orthodontist training. She graduated the class as top 5% students. She was also the Vice President of her dental school class. Dr. Miller participated in the UCSF mobile clinic. She is fluent in Spanish.
Bio Coming Soon!
Dr. Nischit Shah moved to sunny California to join our Wellness32 Team from Boston. He has a passion for restoring healthy smiles through his advanced degree as a Periodontist, which he received from the Boston University of Dental Medicine. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Shah loves to watch movies, listen to a variety of musical styles, play basketball, and travel.
I am originally from Ojai, where I attended Nordhoff High School. I subsequently completed my undergraduate studies at UCLA before leaving the Southern California sun for the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. After dental school, I elected to stay in beautiful Ann Arbor and continue my training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, as well as complete medical studies at the University of Michigan Medical School. It was during that time, that I met the love of my life, and we started our family. From there, I followed my passion and did a fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery and Pediatric Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. After finally completing my training, I began practicing in West Michigan, where I have been for the last 10 years. I have focused on dental implants, exodontia, orthognathic surgery, pediatric anesthesia, and cleft lip and palate surgery. I remain faculty at Michigan State University, and was the previous chair of Dentistry and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Spectrum Health System, the largest hospital system in the state of Michigan. I am double board certified by the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. I make the promise to all of my patients that no one will be more knowledgeable of the current literature base, and that I will always practice cutting edge, evidence based dentistry and medicine. My patients deserve this. I happily bring with me my amazing wife Kelli, my daughter Colleen, and my son David. We are avid explorers of all that California has to offer, from the amazing hiking trails, to incomparable beaches. We are thrilled to be a part of this amazing community.
Joshua Parfitt DMD is a board eligible Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon. He was raised in a small rural town in Oregon, attending Linfield College where he graduated with a B.S. in physiology. Dr. Parfitt was a prolific collegiate swimmer in the long distance events. He attended the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health and graduated as valedictorian. Additionally, Josh met his wife Nina, and started residency in Oral & maxillofacial surgery at Highland General Hospital in Oakland, receiving certificate of specialty in 2019. Following the years of hospital training, the San Diego area became home and they are excited to start the next stage of life. In their free time, Dr. Parfitt takes advantage of the local activities than San Diego weather offers; including running, biking, and triathlons.
From Toronto, Canada, Dr. Wong studied Medical Sciences at the University of Western Ontario and received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Temple University’s Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry. He then further enhanced his education by completing a General Practice Residency at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he received training in treating special needs and medically compromised patients under intravenous moderate sedation and general anesthesia. In his spare time, Dr. Wong enjoys playing golf, spending time with friends and family, and cheering for the LA sports teams.