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.
My name is Nikki Megami, I am a maxillofacial prosthodontist. As a maxillofacial prosthodontist, you do 4 extra years of training after post, after finishing dental school. You see patients from simple cases to patients with a lot of complex needs with history of trauma, history of cancer, different illnesses so you really deal with patients with a lot of head and neck issues. What I have learned from being among is to have lots of patience and I use that with my patients all the time. I have two kids. One is 8 and the other one is 10 years ago. What my patients value mostly about me, Is the fact that I listened to them. Every patient is unique, they have special needs that’s unique to them, and I feel like you really have to make sure that those needs are met and communication discussion around those needs really allows for good treatment outcome. I used to teach full time at UCLA and because of my personal life and like to see treating more patients, I wanted to do more, incorporate more clinical practice into my career and hence I still like to teach. I still go to the university and I work with residents but I’m primarily focusing on private practice. What I love about working in Beverly Hills, Dental Health and Wellness is to work with different people with different expertise and this way we can offer our patient the best treatment possible.