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.
I received my DDS degree from Loma Linda University and joined Dr. Zak's amazing team in 2021. Before that, I was a working dentist in India after I received my BDS degree in 2015. Dentistry has always been my passion and providing the right treatment with utmost care and compassion to all my patients is my mantra. Outside of work, I love to travel and enjoy delicious foods from all around the world.
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. Raffi Asadorian joined our Wellness32 Team in 2019. He received his DDS from the University of California in San Francisco in 2012. He specializes in a wide scope of oral surgical procedures including impacted 3rd molar and complicated extractions, alveoloplasty, and biopsies.
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Originally from Orlando, FL, I graduated from the University of Florida College of Dentistry in 2010 and went on to complete a one-year advanced dentistry program at the VA Medical Center in Birmingham, AL. I then returned to Orlando and practiced as an “exodontist” (tooth extraction dentist) at a community clinic in Orlando, FL while growing my own emergency-based dental practice focusing on extractions and IV sedation. After the birth of my son in 2019, my wife and I decided to move to San Diego for a change of scenery and to spend more time outdoors. I now divide my time between my office in Orlando, FL and Dr. Zak Dental Clinics in San Diego, CA. I devote at least 100 hours per year to continuing education focused on oral surgery and the safe administration of IV conscious sedation. I am a firm believer in the Golden Rule and strive to treat all patients with understanding and compassion.
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. Tiffany Lu received her DDS degree from Nova Southeastern University (NSU). She continued on to receive a specialized degree in Orthodontics from Loma Linda University (LLU). In addition to her extensive experience, she is an active diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. She looks forward to taking care of your smile through Orthodontics!
A graduate of the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dr. Ronak Makadia received her DDS diploma in 2015. She went on to receive her advanced specialty degree in Endodontics from Nova Southeastern University. She has been a vital part of our Wellness32 Team since the start of 2022!
Dr. Cassie Starr was born in Bangkok, Thailand and moved to the United States at the age of 12. She graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 2014 and has been practicing dentistry for over 7 years. She enjoys keeping up with the latest dental technology through continuing education. She is dedicated to helping her patients achieve a healthy smile by providing the highest quality care, while ensuring a positive and relaxing environment. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the San Diego County Dental Society. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys traveling, swimming, cooking, and watching comedy movies.
Suelem Guerrero graduated from the University of California San Diego and received a bachelor's degree in communications . After living in Florida for about a year, she moved back to California and found a job in the dental field where she discovered her passion and career. She has been in the dental field for 10 years now. She enjoys cooking, organizing, cleaning, loves to travel, loves her dog goofy and goes to Disneyland as many times as possible in her spare time. She loves to provide great customer service and cares for her patients like family to help them achieve their smile goals.
Dr. Alassy is periodontist trained in periodontal surgery, implant surgery and gum grafting. Prior his specialization in periodontics, Dr. Alassy had general dentistry experience since 1997. He received the Fellowship award from the American Academy of General Dentistry in 2019. He started practicing in Minnesota in 2004 after completion of his advanced dental certifications. Additionally, his cosmetic dentistry training from UCLA is utilized daily in the surgical procedures he performs. Patient comfort is a priority. Dr. Alassy uses techniques to minimize or eliminate discomfort and anxiety during treatment. He takes the time to listen to his patients and provide close, personal attention to best customize their care. When not working, he thoroughly enjoys spending time with his wife and son. His favorite outdoor activities include alpine skiing, biking as well as nature photography.
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.
I really don’t know the importance of going to the dentist, since I only know about cleaning. Through a virtual appointment, Dr. Maysam explains how the teeth deteriorate and how to save them, while Kenna gave detailed insurance coverage. It’s scary to have this work done, but I will be responsible for my teeth from now.
From check-in to check-out everything went ok. This place uses modern technology from consent, x-rays and equipment. Savanna was nice and helpful and everyone’s favorite was Dr. Olsen, he’s a Superhero doctor.
Great experience! Staff was kind and attentive. I have been getting my teeth cleaned with Lucia for a long time now and she never disappoints. Apart from her great attitude and professionalism, she leaves my teeth looking and feeling amazing! Thank you very much for that!
My experience at Dr. Zak Downey Dental was spectacular! Dr. Nadia and her assistant Cielo filled in a gap I had in my right front tooth and my smile has never looked better. I left the office feeling well cared for and satisfied with my overall visit.
Extremely friendly staff! Painless experiences with all types of dental care. I especially love the sturdy new chairs in the lobby