dr charles zahedi

Dr. Charles Zahedi

Dr. Zahedi is presently teaching at the Department of Periodontics (Constitutive & Regenerative Sciences) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and was also a full-time Associate Professor at the Department of Advanced Periodontics and Implant surgery at Loma Linda University in California from 2002 to 2004.

Since 1990, Dr. Charles Zahedi has been intensively involved with treating and helping maintain the best oral health for all patients with a focus on those that have difficulties accessing quality dental care such as older adults, orally disabled, and employees of large corporations.

Dr. Zahedi obtained a Ph.D. in oral medicine with a thesis on periodontal and bone regeneration. Most of the international publications by Dr. Zahedi deal with treating older adults having advanced bone loss and needing dental implants.

He has written some of the most-read scientific articles on how to make implant dentistry more affordable and predictable for all patients including older adults. Dr. Zahedi has lectured on the treatment of older adults and the use of dental implants and trained dentists in many countries including United Kingdom, Sweden, France, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland, Czech Republic, Lithuania, and China.Read More

In 2015, Dr. Zahedi was honored to be invited to write a chapter on the upcoming book Special Care Dentistry 2016 (Dental Clinics of North America). His chapter is entitled: Treatment of Orally Handicapped Edentulous Older Adults.

In October 2013, Dr. Zahedi became the first dentist to have been invited to the Annual Meeting of California Assisted Living Association (CALA) to talk about the oral health of older adults (geriatric dentistry). He is also a member of the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry/Special Care Dentistry Association, the California Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.

In 2011, Dr. Zahedi became the Founder and Clinical Director of Dentists for Veterans (www.dentistsforveterans.org) bringing compassionate dental care to orally disabled veterans and older adults that have no covered dental benefits and whose low income is below the “poverty threshold” set by the U.S. government. His aim is to fight the oral handicap of edentulism in patients that have lost all of their upper and/or lower teeth by using the newest technologies in implant dentistry.

Dr. Zahedi is also the Founder and Clinical Director of Implant Outreach, The First Comprehensive Mobile Dental Surgical Services in the United States and Mobile Dental USA.

Dr. Zahedi is also well versed on the legal aspects of dentistry. Indeed, for many years, he has given lectures to UCLA students, dentists and attorneys on the legal aspects of dentistry including the legal aspects of implant dentistry.

Dr William Saraiva

Dr. William Saraiva

Dr. Saraiva has over 45 years of experience in dentistry receiving his bachelor’s degree in 1967. Shortly after graduation Dr. Saraiva began working at a private practice where he practiced for just over 30 years. In 2001 Dr. Saraiva became a licensed practitioner in California and later began treating patients in  Orange County.

Dr. Saraiva is a wonderful addition to the Advanced Dental team and looks forward to providing our patients with the best dental care with 45+ years of experience.

Dr Mary Zomorodi

Dr. Mary Zomorodi

Dr. Mary Zomorodi graduated as a doctor in dental surgery (DDS) from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Irvine in 1989. She has been a Dental Clinic Faculty at UCLA dental school from 1993 to 1995. Dr. Mary has been successfully practicing all aspects of dentistry for over 24 years and she is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Farsi.

Dr Iris Zhou

Dr. Iris Zhou

Dr. Iris Zhou earned her DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) from the prestigious UCLA School of Dentistry, where she was awarded Achievement of Excellence in Restorative Dentistry. Prior, she received her Bachelor of Science from UC Davis. Dr. Iris is committed to giving back and provides dental work to the underserved at MEND (Meet Each Need with Dignity) Community Clinic in Pacoima, Los Angeles.

In her free time, she loves to stay active. On the weekends, you can catch her hiking the San Bernardino trails with her Australian Shepherd, Koga.

With Dr. Iris, you can rest assured knowing she is gentle and provides only high-quality dentistry for you and your family.

Dr Mary Farshidpour

Dr. Mary Farshidpour

Graduate of UCLA as a Psychology/Biology major & Boston University’s Goldman School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Farshidpour received her doctorate degree from the prestigious Boston University’s Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 2007. Mary completed advanced training at the AEGD with Lutheran Medical Center in Tuscon, Arizona in 2008. Dr. Farshidpour is proficient and well versed in all phases of dentistry for all age groups.

Dr Ronald Wright

Dr. Ronald Wright

Oral Surgeon

Dr. Wright, our experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon, is licensed in the states of California and Nevada and has extensive educational and on-the-job experience. He is proud to have delivered numerous dental presentations and has countless recognition and awards. Dr. Wright is happily married with five children, whom he loves to spend time with. In his free time, he enjoys sports, spending time with his kids, and coaching little league baseball.

Dr Andrew Elmasri

Dr. Andrew Elmasri

Dental Anesthesiologist

Dr. Andrew Elmasri was born and raised in Orange County, CA. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine. His love for the health profession attracted him to dentistry where he attended and graduated from Loma Linda University with honors in Implantology and Anesthesia. It was during dental school that he realized his passion for anesthesia, and so he continued training at Loma Linda to completed a post-doctorate residency in Dental Anesthesia.

During his residency, he received extensive training in cardiology, internal medicine, medical anesthesia, and dental anesthesia. His valuable training at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, Riverside County Regional Medical Center, and Loma Linda Veteran Affairs Hospital provided him with experience and proficiency in treating a wide range of patients with various medical backgrounds. In addition, he trained at Loma Linda University’s Special Care Dentistry Center, which provided him with the valuable experience of dental anesthesia through treating patients as young as 12 months old and patients with a variety of special needs, including ADHD, Autism, Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Developmental Delay, and more.

Dr. Elmasri is a member of the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, International Anesthesia Research Society, American Dental Association, and California Dental Association. He is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.

Dr. Elmasri, our Orange County, CA, dental anesthesiologist is committed to providing safe anesthesia and enhancing your next dental experience.

dr michael copper

Dr. Michael Cooper

Graduate of USC School of Dentistry

Dr. Cooper is a graduate of USC School of Dentistry in 1986. A native of Southern California, he attended UC Irvine and graduated in 1982 with a degree in Biological Science. He has been in private practice for over 22 years after 4 years of further education and training after graduation. With advanced certification in laser, he is able to perform a wide range of conservative and effective procedures. Certification and training in Invisalign allows him to provide the most comfortable orthodontics without braces. State of the art and high precision care is his utmost goal, utilizing sedation and comfort methods to help patients receive optimal care.

Dr. Cooper enjoys spending time with his family of four children and doing many activities. He enjoys biking, swimming, tennis and other outdoor activities. His family has been church members for over 20 years, and his children were home schooled for 12 years.

He looks forward to providing the very best care for you and your family.