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Our Prosthodontist in Laguna Hills, CA
Our Prosthodontist in Laguna Hills, CA

Antoanela GarbaceaDDS, MSD, FACP, FAAID

She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics. She completed a Dual Major Residency
Program in Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University. She obtained a Master
of Science in Dentistry degree from the same university. She is a Fellow of the American College of
Prosthodontics, a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, a Member of American
Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, and a member of American and California Dental Associations.
Dr. Garbacea received her DDS degree from University of Medicine and Pharmacy, School of
Dentistry in Romania. Currently she is a faculty member in the Restorative Department in Loma
Linda University and has published scientific articles in dental journals and chapters in books related
to prosthodontics and implant dentistry. Dr Garbacea’s private practice is limited to prosthodontics,
implant dentistry and management of complex patient situations.

Our Prosthodontist in Laguna Hills, CA

James Kiho KangDMD, MS, FACP

Dr. Kang is a Board-Certified Prosthodontist and a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists. He completed his DMD degree and his Prosthodontics Residency at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA. For over 25 years, he has provided high-quality, personalized patient care in simple to advanced Prosthodontics, Esthetic Dentistry and Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Kang is currently a Professor at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. Before moving to the West Coast, he was a Professor and Director of the Prosthodontics Residency Program and the Digital Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry Fellowship Program at Tufts University.

Dr. Kang has contributed to numerous scientific and clinical publications in the fields of Prosthodontics, Implant Dentistry and Digital Dentistry. He has served on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Prosthodontics and was Co-Editor for the digital editions of “ACP Study Guide for Board Certification in Prosthodontics”.

Our Prosthodontist in Laguna Hills, CA

Anthony GabrielDMD, MS, FACP

Dr. Gabriel is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontists and a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists. As a graduate from the distinguished Advanced Prosthodontics Program at the University of Illinois, Chicago, he trained under top leaders in Prosthodontics, including Dr. Clark Stanford and Dr. Lyndon F. Cooper. Dr. Gabriel has presented his research at the Academy of Osseointegration 2020 Annual Meeting and is looking forward to lecturing at the Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontics 2022 Scientific Session.

Prior to pursuing the Prosthodontic specialty, Dr. Gabriel graduated from University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine and subsequently practiced for three years in the Las Vegas, NV area.

Hailing from Anaheim, California, Dr. Gabriel attended Servite High School and completed his bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine. Following his education, Dr. Gabriel returned home to the beautiful weather and beaches of Southern California. He currently resides in Costa Mesa and enjoys spending time with his family and friends, working on cars, cooking, and traveling in his spare time.

Patients report that Dr. Gabriel is a good listener, thoughtful, understanding, and helpful. His friendliness, insight, and self-reflection are strengths that have served Dr. Gabriel throughout his career.

Our Prosthodontist in Laguna Hills, CA

Dana DinicaDDS

Dana Dinica DDS is a general dentist practicing comprehensive and aesthetic dentistry for more than 23 years. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania. She completed the Postgraduate Program at Loma Linda University and passed the Dental Board of California in 2003.Since than she practices in beautiful Mission Viejo where she resides with her husband, son and her standard poodle.
She is an Associate Professor at West Coast University, member of the American Dental Education Association, American, California, and Orange County Dental Associations, and to maintain her expertise in the most advanced procedures, she completes numerous hours of continuing education every year. When not in the office she is enjoying hiking, traveling and reading.
She is a gifted dentist who enjoys performing complicated general and cosmetic procedures for adults and children. She has a lovely personality, and her manner is calm and kind. Her emphasis on patient comfort as well as keeping up to date with the latest advances in dentistry enable her to provide her patients with the best quality of care in the field.
Dr. Dinica has a wide range of experience in different areas of dentistry, from cosmetic and restorative to surgical treatments. Her approach to your treatment starts with patiently listening to her patients. Then, after a complete and thorough examination, she reviews and discusses the diagnosis and treatment options with you. Our patients rave about his thoroughness and attention to detail.

Our Prosthodontist in Laguna Hills, CA

Dmitry Ponomarev SDT

Dmitry graduated from Russian State University with a Master’s degree in Metrology, Standardization and Quality Management. In 2010, he narrowed his focus to the field of Dentistry and studied for an additional 3 years as a dental technician at the Vladimir State Medical College.
Dmitry worked in Moscow producing metal-free restorations from zirconium dioxide for 3 years, then - with an extensive understanding of each stage of denture production - entered digital design. He developed a deeper knowledge of morphology and the basics of an aesthetic smile, as well as anatomy, gnathology, and the mechanical workings of the temporomandibular joint. During this time, he also advised colleagues from other laboratories in Moscow and Vladimir.
In 2018, Dmitry was invited to the United States to a large dental laboratory to improve the quality and speed of total work on implants with a focus in All on 4, All of 6, and other related productions. He introduced dynamic digital design software tools and implemented virtual simulations of jaw movement in the protocol, improving the quality of final restorations.
During this time, he upgraded a separate dental office in Los Angeles from analog to digital. This served to speed up production and allowing for a more streamlined patient experience. Patients were given a customized visual model of each stage of the treatment providing clarity and predictability of results, timeline, number of visits, and expected financial investment. This served to reduce number of unneeded patient visits and increase successful, completed treatments, as well as improve the aesthetic level and quality of the work performed.
Today, Dmitry successfully manages all types of dental work, including implant planning, orthodontic treatment with caps, as well as removable and fixed prosthetics.

Our Prosthodontist in Laguna Hills, CA

Ki Woong SungMDT, MDC

Ki Woong Sung MDT, MDC is a Master Dental Ceramist who graduated from the University of Korea in 2005.
He performed military service as a dental hygienist in the Republic of Korea Army for 2yrs.
In 2010, He followed his passion and moved to the United States.
KI Woong Sung graduated American Society of Master Dental Technologists (MDT) at NYU in 2013 and the UCLA Master Ceramist Program in 2016.
Ki Woong Sung is a passionate ceramist and technician with 17 yrs of experience.

Ki Woong Sung is married to his lovely wife and enjoys spending time with his family and friends.
He likes indoor cycling, cooking, and watching Netflix.

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