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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.

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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 PonomarevSDT

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.

Our Prosthodontist in Laguna Hills, CA

Xuan YueDDS, Maxillofacial Prosthodontist

Dr. Xuan Yue is a maxillofacial prosthodontist. She received her bachelor’s degree in
bioengineering from UCLA. After completing her undergraduate career, she decided to combine
her passion and her strength and follow the family tradition of becoming a dentist.
Dr. Yue received her dental degree from UCLA and went through a one-year general practice
residency at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. She felt the urge to further advance her
knowledge and skills and completed a three- year Advanced Prosthodontics specialty training at
her alma mater UCLA. She then completed a fellowship in Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Oral
Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas where she was trained to treat and restore
patients who have gone through cancer treatment.
Dr. Yue’s practice is limited to prosthodontics and maxillofacial prosthetics. She specializes in
complex restorative, implant and removable dentistry.
Dr. Yue strives to provide the best treatment for her patients. She stays up-to- date with
current dental developments and new technology by attending continuing education courses.
Dr. Yue is a fellow of American College of Prosthodontics, a fellow of American Academy of
Maxillofacial Prosthetics. She also serves as a part time faculty at UCLA School of Dentistry.

Our Prosthodontist in Laguna Hills, CA

Nazanin Dion

Meet our dedicated patient treatment coordinator, Nazanin Dion, who plays a pivotal role in providing exceptional customer service and ensuring optimal patient care at our dental office. With a passion for oral health and a commitment to excellence, Nazanin strives to make every patient's visit a positive and educational experience.
Nazanin's primary goal is to deliver excellent customer service from the moment patients walk through our doors until they leave. They understand the importance of being friendly, helpful, and attentive to patient's needs, creating a welcoming environment that puts everyone at ease.
As a knowledgeable treatment coordinator, Nazanin takes pride in educating patients about their oral health. They are well-versed in essential dental hygiene practices, common dental procedures, and the significance of regular check-ups and cleanings. By sharing this vital information, Nazanin empowers patients to take control of their oral health and make informed decisions regarding their treatment options.
A key responsibility of Nazanin is to present patients with comprehensive treatment plans and help them understand the benefits of each option. By thoroughly explaining the procedures and addressing any concerns, She strives to increase treatment plan acceptance. Their dedication to patient education and open communication enables patients to feel confident in their decisions, leading to a higher rate of treatment plan follow-through.
To foster long-term relationships with patients, Nazanin focuses on improving patient retention. By building strong connections and providing exceptional customer service, they ensure that patients feel valued and supported throughout their dental journey. Nazanin goes the extra mile to ensure that patients receive the necessary care and attention, resulting in their continued loyalty to our dental office.
In addition to their patient-focused responsibilities, Nazanin efficiently manages scheduling and billing for our patients. They understand the importance of keeping appointments running smoothly and ensuring accurate and timely billing. With their organizational skills and attention to detail, Nazanin ensures that patients experience hassle-free scheduling and receive accurate billing information.
By prioritizing these goals, Nazanin contributes to the overall success and efficiency of our dental office. With their passion for providing exceptional customer service, educating patients, increasing treatment plan acceptance, improving patient retention, and managing scheduling and billing, Nazanin plays a vital role in ensuring that our patients receive the best possible care.
Contact us today to experience the outstanding service and personalized care that our dental team is dedicated to providing. We look forward to welcoming you to our dental family!

Our Prosthodontist in Laguna Hills, CA

Mayra Juarez is a highly skilled and compassionate Treatment Coordinator with an exceptional track record in the healthcare and dental industry. With two years of unwavering dedication to our practice, she has consistently demonstrated a profound commitment to patient care and well-being. Her expertise in managing treatment plans, coupled with her outstanding communication skills, makes her an invaluable asset to our team. With a passion for healthcare and a strong educational foundation, Mayra embarked on her career journey as a Treatment Coordinator after completing her formal education in medical administration. She quickly rose to prominence in the field, driven by her desire to positively impact the lives of patients and help them achieve optimal health outcomes. Mayra possesses a deep sense of empathy, placing the well-being of patients at the forefront of her responsibilities. She serves as a patient advocate, ensuring that their needs and concerns are addressed promptly and compassionately.
As a Treatment Coordinator, Mayra skillfully manages treatment plans, working closely with healthcare providers to design personalized and effective courses of action for each patient. She ensures that patients understand the details of their treatments and guides them through the process. Mayra efficiently organizes and schedules appointments for patients, ensuring that their treatment journey progresses smoothly and without unnecessary delays. With exceptional communication skills, Mayra excels in conveying complex medical information to patients in a clear and understandable manner. She actively listens to their questions and concerns, fostering an open and trusting relationship.
Mayra navigates the complexities of insurance processes, providing patients with detailed information about coverage, claims, and billing. She takes the burden off their shoulders, ensuring a seamless experience. Mayra's attention to detail and organizational abilities keeps our practice running efficiently. From maintaining records to managing paperwork, she ensures all administrative tasks are completed with precision. Mayra's genuine care and concern for patients create a welcoming and comforting environment for everyone she encounters. Her poise and professionalism instill confidence in patients, making them feel assured they are receiving top-quality care. In the dynamic world of healthcare, Mayra demonstrates exceptional adaptability, readily adjusting to new challenges and situations.
Mayra approaches every situation with a solution-oriented mindset, effectively resolving issues that may arise during the treatment process. As a valuable team player, Mayra collaborates seamlessly with healthcare providers and staff to ensure a cohesive and patient-centric approach to care. Mayra stays up-to-date with the latest advancements in healthcare, continuously enhancing her knowledge and skills to provide cutting-edge care.
Mayra Juarez's contributions as a dedicated Treatment Coordinator and excellent healthcare provider have had a profound impact on our practice and the lives of our patients. Her compassionate nature, combined with her exceptional abilities and qualities, positions her for a successful and rewarding career in the healthcare industry. We are honored to have her as an integral part of our team.

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