At Dr. Zak Sea Breeze Dental Care, our extremely experienced and highly dedicated dental team is here to help you maintain impeccable oral health by creating customizable dental plans that fit your needs on a budget you can afford.
On top of being specialists in cosmetic dentistry, we also work with highly talented dental specialists in all other forms of oral health to make sure your mouth is in its best possible shape.
Dr. Zak Sea Breeze Dental is serving the Agoura Hills community since 1996
The Zak Dental 360 Degree Quality Control Method:
We don’t Just Talk the Talk…We Walk the Walk when it comes to Quality Assurance!!!
- We have a Wellness Doctor on staff at every one of our locations. The sole purpose of this Doctor is to understand your unique oral health needs, objectives, and budget. Once your Wellness Doctor understands your needs, he creates a customized treatment plan that is unique to you. Based on the treatments needed, the Wellness Doctor will build a clinical team consisting of a hygienist, treating dentist, and possible specialists to execute the agreed upon family dental plans.
- There is always more than one provider working on your treatment plan to confirm the accuracy of your diagnosis.
- We practice a team-based approach to dental care because dental care requires a vast array of skills and abilities. In nearly thirty years of practice, Dr. Zak has never met a true “Master of All Trades” dentist. That is why we have paired up with a team of specialists that include: periodontists, endodontists, prosthodontists, oral surgeons, and orthodontists to support our general team and step in for more complex procedures.
- We have a 360-degree quality control protocol in place where at the end of your treatment your Wellness Doctor steps back in to check the quality of the completed work.
Meet Our Dentists
Dr. Ilya Zak, DDS
Dr. Ilya Zak is a graduate of the USC Dental School. He was one of eight students who participated in the ADAPT accelerated six-year dental program, completing both undergraduate and graduate requirements. After his graduation, he was a TMJ/Pain Management resident at White Memorial Hospital and became a qualified California medical examiner for TMJ dysfunction. He was also a part-time clinical instructor at his alma mater. He has been practicing dentistry since 1994, and he works in Simi Valley, Valencia, Agoura Hills, and Long Beach. Dr. Zak ensures that the dental care that is practices at our locations doesn’t only improve patients’ oral health but also enhances patients’ overall state of wellness.
Dr. Howard Kopel, DDS
Dr. Howard Kopel, DDS, received his degree from USC School of Dentistry and is trained for every dental field; he has over 30 years of experience in dentistry. In addition to his copious experience and knowledge, he has also received many awards for excellence in the diagnosis of oral cancer. Dr. Kopel takes his time in understanding patients’ clinical and psychological needs and then designs treatment plans that address their unique objectives.
Dr. Olga Karnakova, DDS
After receiving her first patent in 1986, Dr. Karnakova went on to study at the Medical Stomatological Institute of Moscow, graduating in 1991. Adding her time practicing in Russia and with over 18 years of practice here in the United States, Dr. Karnakova brings a wealth of dental knowledge to our practices. Dr. Karnakova also has worked as a part time instructor with the Duggan Study Institute. Because Dr. Karnikova takes all the time that is necessary to understand every patient’s needs and goals, she is able to design patient centric treatment plans that enhance patients’ wellness.
Dr. Kristen Miller, Orthodontist
Dr. Kristen Miller is graduated from UCLA with general dental education and UCSF with her orthodontist training. She was the class as top 5% students. She served also as the Vice President of her dental school class. Dr. Miller participated in the UCSF mobile clinic. She is fluent in Spanish.
Dr. Pedram Fakheri, Periodontist
Dr. Pedram Fakheri is proficiently trained in all aspects of periodontics including dental implants, non-surgical and surgical treatment of periodontal diseases, and periodontal bone regeneration. He graduated with his DDS from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey in 2008. Moving from East to West coast, he then received specialty certification in Periodontics from Loma Linda University in 2011. In addition to providing high quality care to all of his patients, Dr. Fakheri is fluent in English and Farsi.
Dr. Nima Aleagha, DDS
Dr. Nima Aleagha brings over 25 years of experience to the practice and has provided treatment plans for thousands of patients over the years. Graduating from the Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 1994, Dr. Nima is also fluent in Farsi as well as English. He provides quality dental examinations for his patients, caring for adults and children in the practice.
Dr. Taoheed Johnson, Endodontist
Dr. Taoheed "Jide" Johnson graduated in 2011 with his DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA. He then moved to California to receive his specialty certification in Endodontics from USC (University of Southern California) in 2016. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Yoruba.
Dr. Gabreal Shamtoub, Endodontist
Dr. Gabreal Shamtoub earned his DDS from New York University. He then moved to California to continue his specialty education in Endodontics at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry. Dr. Shamtoub has dedicated his life's work to specialized tooth nerve treatment, like complex root canals. Dr. Shamtoub's specialized training allows him to relieve his patients' from some of life's greatest pains. It brings him great joy to know that all of his patients' leave the office better off than when they first entered through the door