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. 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.

Dr. Patricia Murray

Ph.D. in Oral Biology and Microbiology from the State University of New York at Buffalo

Dr. Murray graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Dentistry in 1979. She previously served as an associate professor and director of clinical research at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She has earned a certificate in Periodontology and a Ph.D. in Oral Biology and Microbiology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and holds dental licenses in California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, and New Jersey.

Dr. Murray has a strong background in clinical research and has been the recipient of numerous grants from both government and private institutions. In addition to her teaching positions at UMDNJ

In addition to her teaching positions at UMDNJ, she has also served in the Department of Stomatology, Division of Periodontology at the University of California, San Francisco, where she was the co-investigator (under Dr. John Greenspan) on a $3.9 million grant from the United States Public Health Servic to study “Oral Manifestations of the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.”

Her research and clinical reputation in the field of HIV-associated periodontal infections is nationally known. At the University of the Pacific, Dr. Murray coordinated the responsibilities of 17 faculty members in expanding the periodontics curriculum.

She has a lifelong enthusiasm for learning, which she hopes to impart to students both clinically and didactically.Dr. Murray is listed in Who’s Who in American Women, and she has received development awards from the National Institute of Health and the National Institute of Dental Research in 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, and 1992. She has also served as a consultant for Proctor and Gamble and has done applied research for P&G;, Oral-B Laboratories, and the Pro-Dentec Corporation.

Dr. Mary Maryam 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. 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.