Meet Our Team
Dr. Charles Zahedi
At MacArthur Dentistry, we are very proud to have Dr. Charles Zahedi as our Implant Surgeon. Indeed, Dr. Charles Zahedi has been intensively involved with dental implants since 1990.
Dr. Zahedi is presently a part-time faculty member at the Department of Periodontics at the University of California, Los Angeles 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. Dr. Zahedi obtained a Ph.D. in oral medicine with a thesis on the periodontal and bone regeneration in animals and humans.
Most of the international publications by Dr. Zahedi deal with treating older adults having advanced bone loss and needing tissue regeneration and dental implants. He has written some of the most read scientific articles on how to make implant dentistry more affordable and predictable. Dr. Zahedi has lectured on implants and trained dentists in many countries including United Kingdom, Sweden, France, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland, Czech Republic, Lithuania, and China. In 2011, Dr. Zahedi became the Founder and Clinical Director for Dentists for Veterans/Oral Disability Rescue, 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. The aim is fighting the oral handicaps 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 honoured to be the first dentist invited to speak at a California Assisted Living Association (CALA) Conference. He discusses how oral health care impacts the quality of life of the elderly. Dr. Zahedi often quotes: “Your eyes may be the window to your soul, but your mouth mirrors your health and well-being throughout your life”. To learn more about Dr. Zahedi and his not-for-profit work, please visit our testimonials page at Dentists for Veterans Testimonials.
Dr. Zahedi was honored to write a book chapter in the 2016 book ‘Dental Clinics of North America’ on the ‘Treatment of Orally handicapped older adults by means of dental implants’.
Dr. Michael Moore
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. Azadeh Lakani
Dr. Lakani obtained her doctorate of dental surgery from the UCLA school of dentistry with one year advanced training in Implantology. She also has a masters degree in laser dentistry from Germany. She believes that each individual deserves a beautiful smile. She treats every patient uniquely with a personalized plan of care by bringing a combination of the most up-to-date knowledge , using modern techniques combined with the artistic aspect of dentistry to fit every patient’s needs.