About Our Los Angeles Dentists
The dentists at Mid-Wilshire Dental Care are invested in providing the highest quality of dental care that the whole family can use. Our office provides a range of preventative dental care for helping our patients stay on track with a healthy smile, including dental cleanings and exams, fluoride treatments, and dental sealants. To ensure safety and comfort for our patients every time, Mid-Wilshire Dental Care offers full-service dentistry for patients of all ages using the most current state-of-the-art technology and treatments. As a multi-specialty dental practice, we cater to all of the needs of our patients, from simple cavities to advanced full mouth reconstruction. Our dental office delivers periodontal treatments, endodontic treatments, orthodontic treatments, restorative treatments, dental care for children, and a wide range of cosmetic procedures. For the convenience of our patients, we have established a full team to provide convenient dental care under one roof using general and cosmetic dentists, hygienists, dental specialists, and a pediatric dentist. Our highly-trained dental team is specialized in delivering gentle, comprehensive dental care every time, even for those with dental phobias. With the use of sedation dentistry, our patients will never have to worry about pain or anxiety. At Mid-Wilshire Dental Care, we are committed to giving our patients a healthy and gorgeous smile that they can have for life.
Dr. Bijan Afar – Periodontics & Implant Dentistry
Dr. Afar graduated from the UCLA School of Dentistry in 1986, where he completed his DDS and Master of Science in Oral Biology. After graduating, Dr. Afar went on to obtain his residency board certified degree in periodontics from the University of Washington in Seattle. Throughout his dental education, he has received the California State Fellowship and the Hortense Fishbaugh’s Fellowship, along with the notorious Dentist-Scientist Fellowship from the National Institute of Health. His fellowship with the NIH drove Dr. Afar to carry out his studies and research in the periodontology and implant dentistry fields.
Dr. Poneh Ghasri – General Dentist
Dr. Ghasri is a dual graduate from UCLA, with a Bachelor's Degree in Neuroscience and a completed DDS from the UCLA School of Dentistry. After graduating with honors, Dr. Ghasri went on to complete her specialized studies in the restorative, cosmetic, and implant dentistry fields. With more than a decade of experience, she is now well known for her quality dentistry in creating natural smile makeovers and full mouth reconstructions at the best comfort of her patients. As a premier cosmetic dentist, Dr. Ghasri is recognized as a Top Lumineers Dentist and an Invisalign Preferred Provider.
Dr. Sheila Morim – General Dentist
Dr. Morim is a chief graduate of UCLA, where she completed a Biology degree and finished her DDS in the top 5 percent of her class at the UCLA School of Dentistry. Today, Dr. Morim is an experienced dentist in general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry. She is an active member of several dental society programs and specializes in Invisalign orthodontic treatment.
Dr. Allen Jacobson – Orthodontist
Dr. Jacobson attended the University of Southern California, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree and DDS. After graduating at the top of his class, Dr. Jacobson furthered his studies and residency at the University of Connecticut in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. With extensive training in craniofacial biology and aesthetic orthodontics, he has vast amounts of experience in the use of braces and advanced orthodontic techniques. Dr. Jacobson is a superior Invisalign Preferred Provider.
Dr. Peyman Kakoli – Endodontist
After graduated first with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology at the University of Maryland, Dr. Kakoli went on to earn his DDS from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. He went on to complete his residency in Baltimore at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where he furthered his education in the field of endodontics. Today, Dr. Kakoli is considered a premier root canal dentist, and is currently an active member of the California Dental Association, the American Dental Association and the American Association of Endodontists.
Dr. Alina Tiraspolskaya – General Dentist
Having graduating from UCLA with honors and a Biochemistry degree, Dr. Tiraspolskaya graduated at the top 5 percent of her class at the UCLA School of Dentistry, where she receive her DDS. She went on to extend her dentistry education through a residency program at the Wilson-Jennings-Bloomfield UCLA Venice Dental Center for Advanced Education in General Dentistry. She has actively continued her education, with completing courses in general, cosmetic, and implant reconstruction dentistry. Dr. Tiraspolskaya is experienced in diagnosing and treating patients with even the most complex cases of partial or complete absence of teeth. She specializes in treating these cases using implant restorations and prosthetic dentistry. Dr. Tiraspolskaya is also an active member of several Los Angeles dental societies and peer review groups.
Dr. Daniel Klein – Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Klein is a pediatric dentist invested in educating children and parents alike about preventing oral health problems before they start. After earning his undergraduate degree at the Charter Oak State College in New Britain, Connecticut, he furthered his passion for pediatric dentistry and obtained his DDS at the New York University College of Dentistry. Dr. Klein pursued an additional two years of education and rigorous training in the studies of children dentistry. He is currently a Pediatric Dentistry Professor at the UCLA School of Dentistry. Dr. Klein is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Los Angeles Dental Society, and a board member of The California Society of Dentistry for Children.