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.
Michael Gavin graduated from Saint John's University in 1969 as a dentist. He then went to the University of Minnesota of Dentistry and graduated from there in 1976. He opened his own practice in 1977 and has been practicing endodontic treatment since. In his spare time he likes to practice horsemanship and read histories of various topics.
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Dr. Raymond L. Wright, Jr. attended undergraduate college at the University of Illinois in Champaign, IL for two years and was then accepted into the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in Chicago, IL. He graduated with a DDS degree at age 24 and then obtained his Certificate in Periodontics from the same school. He was the youngest Doctor to ever receive a Certificate in Periodontics from the University of Illinois at the age of 26. Following his graduation Dr. Wright was an Assistant Professor in Periodontics at both the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in Chicago, IL and MeHarry School of Dentistry in Nashville, TN for nine years. He was also an Assistant Professor in Orthodontics for two years at the University of Illinois completing a research study that was later published in American Journal of Orthodontics. Dr. Wright was appointed as a Minority Student Advisor at the University of Illinois for nine years. Dr. Wright opened his private practice Limited to Periodontics in Chicago, IL. He was a staff dentist with the Illinois Department of Corrections for eleven years. He served as Sergeant of Arms, Scholarship Chairman, Program Chairman, Secretary, Vice-President and President of two local Chicago dental societies as well as a consultant to Delta Dental Insurance. He was a board member with the Chicago Museum of Natural History Collector Committee and the Joseph Holmes Dance Theatre. Dr. Wright was nominated and received an Outstanding Young Man of the Year Award. After leaving Chicago Dr. Wright was employed as a Periodontist with Dental Service Organizations in Denver, CO, Phoenix, AZ, Atlanta, GA, San Diego and Los Angeles, CA. While in Denver he served as a volunteer photographer for the Denver Broncos Junior Cheerleaders squad. Dr. Wright has presented many topics in Periodontics to colleagues and remains current with dental education and procedures with annual continuing education courses. His goal is to provide the most comprehensive and beneficial periodontal and implant therapy to his patients in a safe and comfortable manner. Dr. Wright hobbies include traveling, biking, hiking, skiing, swimming, bowling, photography and going to movies. He is currently married to his wife Baitao and they are raising a fourteen-year-old son Jason and an eight-year-old daughter Zoe. Dr. Wright has a son, Dr. Raymond L. Wright III, who is a well-respected general dentist in Chicago. Dr. Wright’s father was an Army officer and he was raised as an Army Brat who traveled frequently and has lived in Virginia, Massachusetts, New York, New Foundland, France and Japan. After twenty years in the Army, his father retired as a Major in the 5th Army Brigade and moved the family to Chicago when he was a sophomore in High School.
Dr. Paul graduated from USC Dental School. He has more than 15 years of experience in the dental field. Dr. Paul has been treatment planning and treating more than 50,000 patients. Dr. Paul’s emphasis on the patients’ overall well being and his ability to prioritize treatment plans to any budget has allowed his to enhance the oral health of nearly all patients that he sees irrespective of their financial challenges.
Dr. Stephen Robin graduated the USC School of Dentistry in 1988. He earned his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1993. He is an Associate Clinical Professor at the USC School of Dentistry, part-time faculty with the USC Mobile Dental Clinic, and volunteers regularly in Ecuador. His father was a Dentist and his middle son is a Pediatric Dentist. Dr. Robin enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family and his dogs. As a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, his extensive experience in the dental field is a true asset to the Zak Dental Family.
Wonderful staff and great office. I was so nervous about extracting my wisdom tooth out. They got me on the schedule with two days notice, took all of my questions in my consultation, and then made the procedure quick and painless. Everyone was so kind to me and made me feel comfortable. So thankful to Dr. Rivero, he is amazing.
Pleasantly surprised! Taken at appointed time. Assistant very friendly, informative. Did a good job re-cementing my temporary. Took me out to the front desk, Made certain I had up-coming appointment. Bid a good day. Nice to be treated as an individual! Thanks.
Very gentle dentists and technicians. They took great care with myself and my wife.
Everyone was super sweet and kind. The tech was very nice and informative. The dentist was super patient and helped me through my procedure with all my anxiety. I will definitely go back.
I highly recommend this dentist office. This is “old school” dentistry, but also uses high speed technology. They believe in beginning with conservative treatments and won’t recommend something you don’t need. They’re very honest and trustworthy, which is hard to find anymore among dentists.
So amazing. I’m such a wimp when I comes to dental work but not anymore. So helpful and non judgmental.
The staff and especially the dentist are of absolute professionalism, with a great sense of humor. i reccomend them to anyone.
Been going here since 1998. These ppl are the best. Would recommend them to anyone if your looking for a dentist office who cares.
Dr. Riedler is super nice with a gentle touch. He could have tried to up-sell me on cosmetic dental services, like other dentists I’ve been to, but he didn’t because he has integrity. Staff is great too, and he plays the classic hits from the 60s and 70s–so that’s fun.