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
Meet Our Team
Dr. Ilya Zak attended USC Dental School, graduating in 1990. He was one of only eight unique students to complete the ADAPT program, an accelerated 6-year dental program that allows one to complete both undergraduate and graduate requirements. After graduation, he completed TMJ/Pain Management residency at White Memorial Hospital and became a qualified medical examiner for TMJ dysfunction in California. He is also a part-time clinical instructor at his alma mater, USC Dental School, and he practices in Simi Valley, Valencia, Agoura Hills, and Long Beach since 1994. Dr. Zak ensures that the dental care that is provided at Zak Dental offices is wholistic, comprehensive, and enhances patients’ overall wellness.
I've dedicated the past 18 years to working with our patients here at Zak Dental. My experience extends from managing our amazing and talented front staff team, but also our incredible clinical staff. I am clinically trained as a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA), having attending the Dental Professionals of California; so I have a true clinical understanding of your dental needs.
The most rewarding part of working in the field is in the satisfaction of helping our patients transform their smile into their DREAM smile! I will be here to help you every step of the way. When I'm not helping our patients smile, I enjoy spending time with my family and hiking .
Dr. Howard Kopel, DDS, attended USC School of Dentistry and has been working in the field for more than 3 decades. He has received excellent training in every dental field, and he has received numerous awards for excellence in oral cancer diagnosis. He utilizes his keen understanding of comprehensive dental care to ensure that his treatment plans are optimized for the ultimate goal of enhancing patients’ wellness. In his free time, Dr. Kopel loves to race fast cars, play tennis, and spend time with his family.
Dr. Karnakova graduated from the Moscow Medical Stomatological Institute in 1991. She worked for many years in Moscow before moving to the United States where she has worked for over 18 years as a general Dentist and part time instructor for the Duggan Study Institute. Dr. Karnakova’s approach to patient care is wholistic to ensure a strong and positive link between oral health and patient wellness.Dr. Olga Karnakova is fluent in English and Russian languages.
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 graduated from the Azad University in 1994. He provides quality dental examinations for his patients, caring for adults and children in the practice. With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Aleagha provided treatment plans for thousands of patients over the years. Dr. Nima is fluent in Farsi as well as in English.
Dr. Kristen Miller is graduated from UCLA with general dental education and UCSF with her orthodontist training. She graduated the class as top 5% students. She was also the Vice President of her dental school class. Dr. Miller participated in the UCSF mobile clinic. She is fluent in Spanish.
Dr. John Costandi is a Board Eligible Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. He graduated from Boston University School of Dental Medicine, where he was nominated and inducted into the BU Chapter of OKU Honor Society. He then completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training at Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Hospital in NYC. During his time at Columbia University, he earned his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, completed a one-year internship in General Surgery, acted as Chief Resident during his last year of training and received the interdepartmental resident of the month award for his exemplary patient care.
After he completed his surgical training he joined Weill Cornell Medical College as an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. During this time he performed full scope oral and maxillofacial procedures including dentoalveolar surgery, complex dental implant surgery, oral rehabilitation and reconstruction, corrective jaw surgery, benign maxillofacial pathology, and pediatric oral and maxillofacial surgery.
During his time at Weill Cornell Medical College he trained/mentored future Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Dr. Costandi has been published in peer-reviewed journal articles, abstracts and book chapters. He is an active member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Dental Association, International team for Implantology and Academy of Osseointegration.
He relocated to Southern California with his family, where he continues to provide exceptional care to communities across a majority of Los Angeles County. He enjoys spending his free with his family.
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!!!
|1.||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.|
|2.||There is always more than one provider working on your treatment plan to confirm the accuracy of your diagnosis.|
|3.||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.|
|4.||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.|