Beverly Hills Dental Health and Wellness is a unique team of healthcare experts, working together to provide excellence in biological dentistry and wellness services. Together, we share one goal and one passion – your wellness.
Dr. Sanda Moldovan, Periodontist and Nutritionist
Dr. Moldovan is recognized internationally for her expertise in oral health, nutrition, and anti-aging. With two Board certifications – periodontics and nutrition – she brings an uncommon level of well-rounded knowledge to biological dentistry.
Her career in dental care began with a degree from Ohio State University School of Dentistry. Dr. Moldovan completed a post-graduate course in periodontics at University of California Los Angeles. You might think that a Master of Science in Oral Biology from UCLA would round out her qualifications, but Dr. Moldovan did not stop there. She is a certified nutritionist and a diplomate in the American Academy of Periodontology.
Additional professional affiliations include:
- International lecturer on periodontics, implant dentistry, and nutrition (askdrsanda.com)
- Frequent appearance on other network television shows.
- Faculty member of Global Institute for Dental Education (gIDE).
- Editor for Inside Dentistry Magazine.
- Oral health expert for The Doctors, Emmy award winning daytime television series.
- Regular contributor to About.com and The Huffington Post.
She is passionate about giving back to the community, and is involved with several charity organizations such as America’s Tooth Fairy and Homeless Not Toothless.
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Dr. Niki Maghami, Board certified prosthodontist
Board certified prosthodontist with 17 years of practice and involvement in the academic setting, Dr. Niki Maghami is highly valued as an expert in the field of restorative dentistry. As a prosthodontist, Dr. Maghami is highly proficient in creating esthetic excellence, while restoring and replacing teeth. Dr. Maghami specializes in veneers, crowns, bridges, full/partial dentures and implant dentistry with a focus on technological advances in the field of dentistry (e.g., teeth in a day). Dr. Maghami is an expert in maxillofacial prosthetic procedures for patients with oral cancer, trauma, congenital conditions such as cleft palate, and snoring/sleep disorders.
Dr. Maghami completed her Bachelors in Science with a high distinction in Biochemistry and Masters in Molecular Biology in 1996 earning multiple awards and distinctive honors. Her combined passion in health, science, and art led her to pursue post doctorate education in dentistry. She successfully completed her DDS from University of Illinois, at Chicago. Her strong work ethics and excellent interpersonal relationships earned her the Gerald L. Wine Scholarship. After graduation she moved to Los Angeles with her husband and accepted a position in Advanced Prosthodontics residency program at West Los Angeles VA Medical Center; a three year intensive program focusing on esthetics, replacing missing and broken teeth and implant dentistry. Later she completed a one- year fellowship in Maxillofacial Prosthetics at University of California, Los Angeles (“UCLA”) with an emphasis on rehabilitation of patients with intra-oral/ extra-oral defects. In 2015, she completed Sleep Medicine mini-residency at UCLA.
Dr. Maghami served full-time as an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA School of Dentistry in division of Advanced Prosthodontics, Biomaterials and Hospital Dentistry. From 2006-2012 Dr. Maghami both chaired and co-chaired different courses, and practiced at UCLA’s faculty group dental practice. As part of her academic accomplishments she co-authored a chapter in Maxillofacial Rehabilitation, Surgical and Prosthetic Management of Cancer-Related, Acquired, and Congenital Defects of Head and Neck.
Dr. Maghami currently lectures at UCLA and works with post doctorates and practices at two other leading private dental practices. She is an active member of the American College of Prosthodontists, and Academy of Osseointergration for more than 15 years. Working with other professionals, she promotes a multi-disciplinary approach to her treatment planning. Her detailed attention to emotional (psychological ?) and oral needs of patients, utilizing the latest technology in the field of dentistry, highlights her most admired quality.
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Dr. Linda Makuta, Restorative Dentist
From the time she was a little girl, Dr. Makuta knew she wanted to be a dentist. Her career in this field began in 1985 as a dental assistant in Tarzana. She earned a degree in Biological Sciences through a rigorous academic schedule at University of California in Irvine. Dr. Makuta graduated from dental school at the University of California, San Francisco, in 1998.
Since that time, she has continued to advance her knowledge and skills. Dr. Makuta places and restores dental implants, she is an Invisalign provider, and she will soon be a Fellow in the American Academy of General Dentistry.
At the office, Dr. Makuta is known for her calming presence and gentle touch in administering dental care. She integrates a biological approach to all treatments, using the safest available non–toxic, body-friendly materials and techniques, and state of the art technologies such as ozone therapy. Dr. Makuta practices mercury-safe and metal-free dentistry. With a deep belief that a healthy mouth leads to a well body, she enjoys all aspects of dental care.
Dr. Makuta is a San Fernando Valley native. She is enthusiastic about helping to advance the health of friends and neighbors in her home area.
Two children, a fiancé, and a love of sports and travel keep Dr. Makuta busy when she is not at the practice.
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Dr. Kathy Zahedi, Advanced Cosmetic and Restorative Dentist
Dr. Kathy Zahedi started her dental career majoring Biochemistry at UCLA and going on to the prestigious UCLA School of Dentistry. Since college Dr. Zahedi has served Santa Monica and the surrounding area since 1997 and enjoys working with the people of the Westside of Los Angeles.
She prides herself in providing top notch dental care with some of the most gentle hands in the industry. Dr. Zahedi's years of experience have given her the expertise and knowledge to thrive in cosmetic dentistry.
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Dr. Sandra Iacob, Nutritionist and Mercury Toxicity Specialist
Good health is one of the true life’s blessings. Most of the times, however, it is not valued until sickness comes. My present goal is to educate patients in understanding the importance of a healthy mouth in relation to the health of the entire body. It is often forgotten that teeth are not just our way to chop food. According to Chinese medicine, each tooth can tell a story about the part of the body it’s connected to. Teeth, and their associated structures, are affected by the health of the body and, in turn, can affect the body.
As a graduate of University of DETROIT Dental School, class of 2000, I got the training to treat teeth. Working for almost ten years as a holistic dentist, then getting further training and certification in Nutrition, made me understand in greater depth, that the mouth-body relationship is a two way connection that has to be recognized and respected. I encourage including the following in approaching oral health - nutrition, biocompatible dental materials, supplements, use of natural treatments, and addressing potential toxicity. I welcome working with the patient’s medical providers to enhance the outcome of treatment.
Our bodies like to heal, let’s provide them with all the available tools, to try to make this possible!