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About Torrance Dental Associates

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.

Our purpose is to achieve optimal patient results in a comfortable environment. We want our patients to know we care about their dental health, comfort, time, and safety.

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.

Our Values

Our core values encompass our operating philosophy and principles that guide us in our daily actions and decisions, as well as in our interactions with others.

Honesty
We perform to the highest standards of integrity, ethics, fairness and professionalism in our daily actions and interactions.

Respect
We respect the ideas, opinions, rights and dignity of our patients, staff, colleagues and community partners.

Leadership
We enthusiastically guide and support our staff at all levels to achieve their greatest potential; our people are our greatest asset.

Excellence
We are committed to achieve the best results in all that we do and continue to invest in all forms of improvement.

Our Dentists

We take pride in having the most passionate, experienced, and friendly doctors on our staff.

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Alireza Movassaghi, D.D.S

Dental Director

General Dentistry

 

 

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Daniel Sako, D.D.S

General & Cosmetic Dentistry

Degrees

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Training

Bio

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.

 

 

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Bernard Pallares, D.D.S

General & Cosmetic Dentistry

Degrees

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Bio

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 Bachelor’s 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.

 

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Mark Yafai, D.D.S, M.D

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Degrees

Doctor of Dental Surgery
Medical & General Surgery

Bio

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.

 

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Noushin Fani, D.D.S

Periodontics

Degrees

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Bio

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.

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Karmen Massih, D.D.S

Orthodontics

Degrees

Magna Cum Laude with a Degree in Psychobiology
Doctor of Dental Surgery
Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics

Bio

Dr. Massih attended UCLA, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in psychobiology. She went on to earn her DDS degree at UCLA’s School of Dentistry, where she was awarded the Dean’s 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 master’s degree in dental science and was awarded the Dean’s 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.

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Consuelo Palacios, D.D.S

Limited to Oral Surgery

Degrees

Doctor of Dental Surgery
Medical & General Surgery

 

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Paul Murashige, D.D.S

Limited to Children

Degrees

Doctor of Dental Surgery
Bachelor of Biology Science

Bio

Dr. Paul, as he is known by the kiddos, specializes in children’s 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 child’s 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.

Noureldin Shoreibah, D.D.S

Endodontist

Degrees

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Bio

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.

Our Team

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Delia Ruiz

Office Manager

Bio

Working in the dental field a little under 20 years, Delia Ruiz has grown with our company 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.

 

 

 

 

It is our mission everyday to create the best environment and experience possible for every patient. Our staff is trained, highly skilled, and come from all different backgrounds to provide our patients the quality & unique service we have come to be known for over the years. When you make an appointment in our office you are joining not only a legacy of quality care, but our family. We look forward to seeing you soon!