From the moment you step into Torrance Dental Associates, you realize this is no ordinary dental office. Our goal is to provide you with superb dentistry in a comfortable atmosphere through our up to date services.
At Torrance Dental Associates, we would like you to consider us your family dentist. Every member of your family can benefit from our caring dental services. We take the guesswork out of dental care by providing you with both general and specialty dentistry in one convenient location.
We are committed to employing high standards used in dentistry today. Let our soothing surroundings, personable staff, and experienced dentists help you achieve the beautiful and healthy smile you have always wanted. We would like to make your visit to our dental office a positive and pleasant experience for years to come and to have us as your preferred dentist.
Dr. Movassaghi is our Director here at Torrance Dental Associates. He has always had a passion for dentistry and loves the field because it gives him an opportunity to provide people with oral health and a beautiful smile! Dr. Movassaghi graduated from the USC School of Dentistry in 1991 and has since been practicing and building offices across Los Angeles to further help those in need. He is constantly looking for new and better ways to make Torrance Dental Associates a special place for every patient that walks through the door. Dr. Movassaghis second passion is cars and will always take the opportunity to get a glimpse of a good looking car, he is also a soccer enthusiast!
Dr. Daniel Sako prides himself on applying the most advanced technologies and treatment available for his patients. He graduated from the University of Southern California in 1997. This dedication to furthering his knowledge of his practice ensures that his patients receive the highest quality of care in the most comfortable environment possible. While not at work, Dr. Sako enjoys running, gardening and spending time with his family.
Dr. Bernard Pallares was born and raised in southern California. He obtained his license to practice dentistry from the esteemed University of Southern California (USC). Prior to this accomplishment, he earned a Bachelors Degree in Biology from the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Pallares is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Gabriel Valley Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Pallares has a passion for dentistry that was instilled at a young age. He truly enjoys it because it gives him an opportunity to give back to the world by turning frowns upside down. He continues to stay on top of the best practices and equipment being used in the industry today.
Mark Yafai DDS, MD, is an oral surgeon at The Dental Care Center and has been with the practice for four years. He received his training at UCLA, receiving both his bachelor and dental degrees there. Dr. Yafai also graduated from UC Davis and UC San Francisco, receiving medical and general and oral surgery degrees. His hometown is Los Angeles, and he enjoys computers, photography, racquetball, basketball, and weight lifting in his spare time.
Dr. Fani completed her undergraduate studies at University of California Irvine and University of California Los Angeles, followed by her Dental Surgery degree from the University of Southern California, where she graduated with honors. Dr. Fani continued her studies at USC and received her postgraduate certificate in Periodontics in 1993. Dr. Fani continues to educate herself today in order to provide the highest level of patient satisfaction possible. Dr. Fani is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, the American Academy of Periodontology, and the San Fernando Valley Dental Association.
Dr. Massih attended UCLA, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in psychobiology. She went on to earn her DDS degree at UCLAs School of Dentistry, where she was awarded the Deans Scholarship, and was in the top 10% of her class. Her residency took her across the country to Pennsylvania for three years, where she received a certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at the University of Pittsburgh. While there, she also earned a masters degree in dental science and was awarded the Deans Scholarship for Excellence in Research. Since returning to California, Dr. Massih has treated thousands of wonderful children and adults, helping them transform their teeth, smiles, and lives.
Dr. Consuelo Palacios is always on the move and up by 5 am every morning! She recieved her dental degree at the University of Nuestra Seora de La Paz, Bolivia and went on to recieve her specialty degree in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at UNAM (Univeristy Authonomous of Mexico). Whether you prefer English or Spanish, Dr. Palacios will adjust and take care of you in your primary language. She now has close to 20 years of experience in the field and will always persevere for the best care of her patients. If you need some wisdom teeth removal Dr. Palacios is the one you want to see!
Dr. Paul, as he is known by the kiddos, specializes in childrens dentistry. He graduated as a Doctor of Dental Surgery from Loma Linda University Dental School. as well as studying biological sciences from the University of California, Irvine. He is dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teenage years. Because your childs dental development and practice is important to him, he likes to ensure that your child receives a pleasant dental experience, and accordingly, the education and guidance to avoid preventable pediatric and adult dental diseases. The very young, pre-teens, teenagers and children with special needs all require different approaches in dealing with their behavior, guiding their dental growth and development, and helping them avoid future dental problems. Dr. Paul fills this role perfectly as he is gentle and friendly, putting the children at ease.
Dr. Shoreibah received his dental degree from the University of San Francisco and continued to receive an Endodontics certification from the University of California. Gentle, patient and caring, Dr. Shoreibah is known for taking the time to provide patients with the best care possible. He is also well regarded by his patients for his thoroughness. After 6 years of experience, he has come to learn that it is not enough to serve the needs of the patient, but help them understand their needs as well. He enjoys spending his free time volunteering for the less fortunate and giving back to his community.
Working in the dental field a little under 10 years, Grace has grown within Torrance Dental Associates and is dedicated to creating a professional environment with a compassionate touch. She has constantly given her heart into the quality care you experience with every visit and works amazingly not only with others, but for the good of others.
Restorative dentistry is the study, diagnosis and integrated management of diseases of the teeth and their supporting structures and the rehabilitation of the dentition to functional and aesthetic requirements of the individual.