A native of Orange County, CA, Dr. Mark K. Nguyen earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the world-renownedNew York University College of Dentistryand is licensed to practice in both California and Nevada. As a top-rated Costa Mesa, CA, dentist, dentistryis his passion.
After a general practice residency at the Loma Linda VA Hospital, Invisalign certification, and a clinical concentration program in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Nguyen is uniquely qualified to create beautiful and healthy smiles. Dr. Nguyens true passion for Dentistry is exemplified by his participation in continuing education that far exceeds requirements to maintain a dental license.
When not in hisCosta Mesa dentaloffice, Dr. Nguyen enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Dr. Nguyen and his wife, Lindsay, are avid outdoor enthusiasts and usually spend their Sunday mornings surfing or biking at the beach. As a way of giving back to the community, Dr. Nguyen provides a Dentistry From the Heart Day, in which free dentistry is donated to those in the community who lack access to dental care.
Dr. Lily Yao was born and raised in Northern California in the city of San Francisco. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with a minor in Communications at the University of California, Davis. In her college years, she co-published healthcare research papers primarily focusing on the method of molecular replication of Giardia lambia, a microscopic parasite. She also was involved in local community healthcare clinics in Sacramento and became a chair member of the Global Dental Brigades projects focused on providing quality patient-focused dental care and preventative oral health care education to underserved communities and even overseas, in Honduras.
At a young age, her passion for artistry and for the health profession inspired her love for dentistry. She attended the only recognized three year accelerated Doctorate program in the United States at the University of Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California. Dr. Yao has received her Invisalign Certification and through attending continuing education courses, she has since helped hundreds of patients achieve happy healthy smiles through Invisalign and by providing caring and comfortable dentistry. She is a past and current member of the California Dental Association (CDA), American Dental Association (ADA) and the San Mateo Dental Association.
In her spare time, Dr. Yao loves to enjoy board games and PC/ video games with friends and family, watch Netflix shows and Korean dramas, discover new hole in the wall restaurants and enjoy the outdoors with her adorable Maltese puppy.
Dr.ShivaAmanat was born and raised in Southern California. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Chapman University and continued on to receive her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Western University of Health Sciences.
From a young age, she devoted herself to giving back to her community, which led her on the path of dentistry. She is dedicated to providing the most meticulous and attentive care to her patients. Dr. Amanat values honest communication with her patients and is passionate about helping them attain an ideal and healthy smile through the highest quality of care.
Dr. Amanat is an active member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Orange County Dental Society. She is a certified Invisalign provider and regularly takes continuing education courses on cosmetic and restorative dentistry to stay current with the latest advancements in dentistry.
Dr. Joelle Tavitian received her dental degree in 1999 from theUniversity of Southern California. She then pursued two additional years of education after receiving her dental degree. She completed her endodontic specialty training in 2001 from theUniversity of Southern California, with knowledge and experience in all aspects of morphology, physiology, and pathology of the human dental pulp and periradicular tissues.
Dr. Tavitian understands that dentistry has many built-in anxieties, and she is committed to providing excellence in Endodontic services in a professional, caring, and comfortable atmosphere, with exceptional and unmatched customer service.
When not in herCosta Mesa dentaloffice, Dr. Tavitian enjoys traveling, live concerts, and theater with family and friends. She sometimes mixes her passion for travel with volunteer work abroad by providing free dental care for orphaned children and less privileged communities in Armenia.