Dr. Ilya Zak is the Founder and Visionary of our Wellness³² Dental Team. His passion for dental care took hold at a tender age of 10 when he began to shadow his dentist father, Dr. Boris Zak and volunteer at a local dental lab. He solidified his calling when he graduated from University of Southern California Dental School in 1990, and shorty after opened his first practice in an underserved community of Simi Valley in 1994.. He enriched his career and scope of practice by also completing his TMJ/Pain Management residency at White Memorial Hospital and became a qualified medical examiner for TMJ dysfunction in California. Dr. Zak’s passion is mentoring other dentist professionals. He served as a part-time clinical instructor at his alma mater, USC Dental School, and is currently a clinical instructor of the UCLA Dental School. Dr. Zak brought his experience as an educator into the Zak Dental practices by adopting many of the quality assurance steps practices an dental education institutions in the private settings of all Zak Dental locations.
Dr. Howard Kopel, DDS, attended USC School of Dentistry and has been working in the field for more than 3 decades. He has received excellent training in every dental field, and he has received numerous awards for excellence in oral cancer diagnosis. He utilizes his keen understanding of comprehensive dental care to ensure that his treatment plans are optimized for the ultimate goal of enhancing patients’ wellness. In his free time, Dr. Kopel loves to race fast cars, play tennis, and spend time with his family.
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.
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.
Dr. Charles Chung graduated from Loma Linda University’s School of Dentistry in 1999. While there, he went on many volunteer missions in southern California and South America that involved dental work and inner-city volunteering. He is a member of the American Dental Association and California Dental Association. His work is always precise and performed calmly, making him very popular with patients.
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. 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.
I received my DMD from University of Illinois at Chicago. After that I did a residency at UCLA in the department of Advanced Education in General Dentistry. I stayed on as a contract dentist for the same clinic at UCLA for several years. I treat each patient as if they were a member of my family and hope to help them with their dental needs. My hobbies include spending time with my kids, going on hikes and watching the NBA. I have been part of the Wellness³² Team since 2019.
Alejandra joined the dental field 12 years ago while attending college for child development. It was then when she realized her love and passion for the dental field. Helping others and achieving their perfect smiles is what makes her happy. In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her daughters and baking cakes.
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.
Kudos to Dr. Mangat, Chris and Tony. Dr. Zak Family Dentistry is nothing short of amazing! I was treated with friendly faces from the moment I walked in. They made me feel so welcome and are very professional. I had to have a lot of work done and they were so helpful through each appointment and took the time to explain everything to me. I receive the same care and professionalism in my every visit. They are also keeping up with all of the guidelines for Covid-19 and I felt very comfortable and safe. I would definitely recommend it to friends!
Dr. Niva was awesome. Great communication and friendly. Did a thorough exam and let me know what my issues were. I definitely gotta floss more! ♀️ Tony, the X-ray tech is great. He always asks about my family and does a great job!
Tony was amazing and so gentle while he took my x rays. Highly recommend coming here.
Dr Nima and Tony were incredibly helpful and professional. The facility was very clean and the services were fast. Overall had an enjoyable dentist experience.