Dr. Saj Jivraj is an award-winning prosthodontist whose education and training sets him above and beyond your average dentist. Dr. Jivraj has over 2 decades of experience in the field of dentistry and prosthodontics and is considered one of the leading prosthodontists in the country, even getting voted Best in USA in 2008 by his peers.
A prosthodontist is a specialist who has received two to three additional years of education and training after dental school at an American Dental Association (ADA) accredited institution. He or she is a specialist of the art of treating damaged and missing teeth. The additional training focuses on mastering the techniques necessary to correct imperfect smiles. As such, Dr. Jivraj delivers among the best dental implants Ventura has available.
Our Oxnard location in Ventura County is a sleek yet cozy office that is inviting and conveniently located. Just seconds from the 101, Anacapa Dental Art Institute is situated in the heart of Ventura County, making it the wise choice for those who are looking for a dentist in Oxnard as well as the other Ventura County cities.
When it comes to your mouth, you want the most trained, experienced and qualified specialist around to give you treatment. Whether you need an extraction, a porcelain veneer or a full mouth reconstruction, it is important to never compromise your quality of care.
Were proud to help everyone achieve the smile of their dreams. Were located in Oxnard and serve the surrounding communities including Santa Barbara, Ventura, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, Woodland Hills, Simi Valley, Calabasas, Port Hueneme, Malibu, and Westlake Village.
Dr. Saj Jivraj is one of thetop prosthodontists Venturahas available, whose education and training sets him above and beyond your average dentist. Dr. Jivraj has over 2 decades of experience in the field of dentistry and prosthodontics and is considered one of the leading prosthodontists in the country, even getting voted Best in USA in 2008 by his peers.
After Dr. Saj Jivraj earned his DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) at theUniversity of Manchester, he decided to go further in his studies. He was accepted into the world-renownedHerman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC, where he mastered the art and skill of mouth reconstructive procedures. After finishing his three-year program, he became a fully certified prosthodontist, giving him among the best abilities of anydentist in Ventura.
Not only does Dr. Jivraj reside over private practice in Oxnard, he also holds many other positions. He currently is on the editorial board of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, is the ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry and is Associate Clinical Editor for Dental Teamwork magazine. Dr. Jivraj also holds faculty positions as an Associate Clinical Professor at the USC School of Dentistry, clinical teacher at the Eastman Dental Institute in London and is on the Board of Directors for the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry.
Though time consuming and sometimes demanding, Dr. Jivraj retains these positions to not only to help create othertop prosthodontists in Ventura, but to also stay on the cutting edge of dental procedures and cosmetic surgeries.
Dr. Jivraj has published numerous articles on cosmetic and implant dentistry in peer reviewed journals. He co-wrote the textbookTreatment Planning in Implant Dentistry, which is published by the British Dental Association and recently released his new text on the All on 4 Dental implant procedure which has had over 10,000 downloads worldwide. He frequently gets called upon to lecture to dentists worldwide on implant and cosmetic dental procedures. He also is the former Chairman Section of Fixed Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry at the Herman Ostrow USC School of Dentistry.
First and foremost, Dr. Jivraj is an expert prosthodontist and is devoted to the field of cosmetic dentistry. He and his expert staff better patients lives day in and day out, earning Dr. Jivraj a reputation for being the arguably the best dentist in Ventura County.
Simply put, prosthodontists are the champions of mouth rehabilitation. Likened to a quarterback or an architect, a prosthodontist is the expert of a team that knows how to make your smile ideal and rehabilitate your mouth back to a healthy state again.
When it comes to your smile, trusting a prosthodontist is the wisest choice you can make. Seeing that many procedures in the field of cosmetic dentistry are better when done right the first time, putting your trust in someone who extended their training an additional three years and who is considered a master of mouth reconstruction is simply the smart choice.
Dr. Jivraj is an award-wining prosthodontist whose education and training sets him above and beyond your average dentist. Dr. Jivraj has over 2 decades of experience in the field of dentistry and prosthodontics and is considered one of the leading prosthodontists in the country, even getting voted Best in USA in 2008 by his peers.
Dr Deicy Giraldo completed her Prosthodontic training at the University of Bogota in Colombia. She also graduated from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California where she completed the Advanced Program for International Dentists. She received multiple awards including, the Outstanding International Student Award and the Predoctoral Achievement award: Sponsored by the American College of Prosthodontics.
Even while running her practice, she always strived to be an active member of the profession by participating in academia. She was a faculty member as an Adjunct Professor of the Prosthodontics Post-Graduate program at the UNICOC University in Colombia. Her responsibilities were to train the graduate students in advanced dental procedures involving, cosmetic and dental implant rehabilitation
Sonia began her career in dental at an early age, since then has managed several offices across Ventura and Los Angeles County. Sonia prides herself in creating the best atmosphere for her doctors, team, and patients, making sure each individual has the best experience possible.
Laura has been a Registered Dental Assistant for many years, working in various facilities before she was hired at Anacapa. She finds working for Dr. Jivraj educational and inspirational, seeing that he takes the time necessary to teach her new techniques and methods to expand her abilities as a Dental Assistant.
She is the lead dental assistant at Anacapa Dental. She credits an advancement of her skills as a Dental Assistant to Dr. Jivraj, having learned more since working for him than any other practice. Laura enjoys helping patients alongside Dr. Jivraj as she knows they are in very capable hands and will walk away smiling.
Darlene has enjoyed dental hygiene for the last 26 years. Darlene graduated from Cerritos College in 1992 and her dental training was from UCLA dental school, VA medical center in West Los Angeles. Darlene has enjoyed helping her patients with their oral health and improving their smiles and will continue her career for many more years. Anacapa Dental Art Institute is the best office she has ever worked for, and she loves working with Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Yeung and believes they are the best and together make a great team.
Michelle Lamas has been in the dental field since 2008. She completed her Dental Hygiene qualification at Oxnard School of Hygiene, all while be a mother and wife. Michelle has a passion for dentistry which really comes through to our patients. She loves helping patients and is our new patient concierge. Michelle is a life long learner and strives to gain knowledge in all facets of dentistry, not only improve herself but evolve into a remarkable dental care provider. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, travelling and enjoying good restaurants.
Hello my name is Alexandra Prado and I have worked in the dental profession for nine years. Throughout my career, I have held many titles, such as receptionist, dental benefit coordinator, and different managerial positions. During my career in the dental industry, Ive developed a passion to help patients obtain the type of healthy and beautiful smile they want and love. My job has given me a sense of fulfillment. I do my absolute best to offer our patients support throughout their dental journey by assisting them throughout their benefits process. Working as a benefits coordinator allows me to assist our patients with the crucial financial process and help navigate significant paper work which will lead to a smooth experience with their dental journey. My aspiration will hopefully lead to long and productive relationships not only with patients, but with my co-workers as well.
Hello, my name is Ashley Gutierrez. I was born and raised in Ventura County. I am currently enrolled in college to extend my dental knowledge by becoming a Registered Dental Hygienist. I worked back office as a Dental Assistant for 2 years, now I am a Dental Hygiene Co-ordinator. I am a single mother to a boy.
Erika Simental born and raised in Ventura County. She has been in the dental field for over 5 years now and is currently a team member at Anacapa Dental Art Institute as the Hygiene Coordinator. She is a new mom and enjoys taking her little one on sunset strolls. She loves spending quality time with family and watching her daughter grow.
She currently serves patients at Anacapa Dental Art Institute as treatment plan coordinator where patients are treated with the upmost care and service. Her passion with patient care began at the young age of 17 where she learned the dental field offered the upmost personal and professional growth and she is not done yet. There is nothing more fulfilling to her than being part of someones life changing experience.
Griselda Grace has been in the dental field for 17+ yrs. She has been trained in all specialties of dentistry and became a licensed assistant in 2003 with the dental board of California. A highlight in her career was when she assisted live educational dental surgeries at UCS. Grace takes pride in making sure every patient in her chair has the best dental experience.
Yomaly Gutierrez has been working in customer service since the age of 15, and has been the marketing Director at Anacapa Dental Art Institute since January 2021. As a very involved mother of three daughters, she loves participating in their softball events and being their number one fan. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, as well as exploring new dine out restaurants. Making patients feel welcomed and cared for, as if they were family, is not only her goal but also her passion.
Hello, my name is Virginia Vicky Torres raised in the beautiful town of Santa Paula. I am a single mother of a handsome young man whos dream is to become a doctor and I will do what I can so he could achieve his dream. I love to spend my free time with my family and friends.
I joined the Anacapa dental team back in March of 2021 and I have learned so much from Dr. Jivraj and the team here at Anacapa Dental and I will continue learning to become a great dental assistant. I enjoy being part of a place where we can help patients with their oral health. Seeing patients leaving with a smile makes all what we do worth it.