Dr. Ronald Abaro
"I tell my team every day that we are so blessed to be in a profession that gives back so much. As unique and challenging as the healthcare industry is, I receive so much gratification in helping others alleviate pain and live a healthier lifestyle.
It's not surprising how many people are afraid of dentistry, and it's always due to a bad experience. Unfortunately, it's the patient who continues with pain and deteriorating overall health. Our goal is to help patients by listening to their individual needs and educating them to take control of their condition. So little by little, they can live a higher quality of life...and maintain it!
And if i'm lucky, they'll teach someone else how to achieve that same health and happiness. A little patience, empathy, and encouragement go a very long way in an otherwise scary situation.
Dr. Sherry Shafighi
Dr. Sherry, as our patients know her, believes that dental care begins with listening to the patient. Care and treatment must be personalized for each patient and that the patient's concerns must be fully addressed.
She earned her B.S. degree in Physiological Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles where she also got her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree in 2009. She received advanced training in the General Practice Residency Program at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She is currently a Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Dentistry.
Her humanitarian approach to dentistry includes volunteering her services for people who do not have access to dental care.
A strong believer of continuing education and constant learning, Dr. Sherry offers her patients advanced, high quality dental care in a comfortable, relaxing, and caring environment.
On her spare time, Dr. Sherry likes to cook, workout, and spend time with her two children and husband.
Dr. Eric Chen
Dr. Eric Chen graduated from Harvard University and received his clinical training at UCLA where he graduated with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. There, he served as Class President and received his certificate in Dental Public Health. Dr. Chen then went on to complete his Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics at UCLA where he concurrently earned a Master’s Degree in Oral Biology.
His world-class training has inspired him to be both passionate and detail-oriented in achieving the best results for his patients. Dr. Chen’s favorite part of practicing orthodontics is the rewarding feeling of giving his patients increased confidence with their amazing smiles.
Outside of orthodontics, Dr. Chen enjoys giving back to the community through public service and research. He has volunteered with the American Dental Association’s program, Give Kids A Smile, and has published and presented his research on bone fracture healing, osteoporosis prevention, and access to care for patients with HIV.
Dr. Eric Chen values spending time with his family, friends, and his incredible patients. In his free time, he enjoys running, traveling, and partaking in LA’s amazing food scene