Meet Your Team

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Ana Platon
D.D.S.
General Dentist

About Me

Dr. Platon says, “The best part of being a dentist is being able to make a big difference in my patients’ smile, health and life!” Dr. Platon encourages her patients to be involved in their treatment in order to achieve the best results possible, and is always open to questions and is attentive to each patient’s needs. She says, “I am very empathetic, I will listen and hear their worries and I will work with them in all aspects to help improve their dental experience and have the needed treatment done.”

After graduating from Carol Davila University, Dr. Platon received her Dental Degree from the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Romania. To keep abreast of cutting edge technology, she’s a member of the American Dental Association.

Away from the office, Dr. Platon likes get into the outdoors with her family. They also enjoy travel.

Education

  • B.S., Pre-dentistry–Carol Davila University, Romania
  • D.D.S.–Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
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Anju Shah
D.D.S.
Endodontics

About Me

Dr. Shah is dedicated and passionate about her work as an Endodontist. She thrives to provide the best care for all her patients. She is proud of her work, knowing that it provides healthy, functional smiles for her patients, and its satisfying for her to witness the improvement of her patients’ self-esteem as their courses of treatment progress.
 
She received her D.D.S. from the The University of Otago School of Dentistry in New Zealand. She continued her studies receiving her Endodontic certificate from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry.
 
Dr. Shah is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the American Association of Endodontics. She speaks Hindi, also.
 
Outside of the office, Dr. Shah enjoys spending time with her family.

Education

  • D.D.S.–The University of Otago-New Zealand
  • Endodontic certificate–USC School of Dentistry

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • American Association of Endodontics
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Hung Chi Le
D.D.S., M.D.
Oral Surgeon

About Me

As an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. Le appreciates his role in providing pain relief to his patients through surgical procedures. He applies a caring, detail-oriented approach to each patient’s case, taking time to solve their dental issues effectively, and thoughtfully provides treatment choices that are specifically designed around each clients needs. He feels the team at Gentle Dental allows him to provide the highest quality care for his patients while performing highly complex procedures such as dentoalveolar surgery, implantology, bone graft, facial trauma and reconstruction, jaw corrective surgery and temporomandibular joint surgery.
 
After graduating from UCLA, Dr. Le earned his D.D.S. and M.D.degrees from UC San Francisco and continued on there to receive his Certificate in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. He also earned his Medical Degree and his General Surgery Internship Certificate all from UCSF. To keep abreast of cutting edge technology, he’s a member of the American Dental Association and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
 
Dr. Le enjoys spending time with his wife, Phuong, and his growing son, Andrew.  His favorite outdoor activities are hiking, biking, and skiing.

Education

  • B.S.-UCLA
  • D.D.S.-UC San Francisco
  • M.D.-UC San Francisco
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Certificate-UC San Francisco

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
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Gordon Cooper
D.D.S.
Orthodontics

About Me

For Dr. Cooper, being an Orthodontist combines three of his great interests–art, science, and people. He appreciates the opportunity to help improve his patients’ lives, and is proud of his works positive impact on peoples self esteem and health. Dr. Cooper says “I treat my patients as I would treat my own family, and I love being able to transform smiles in a comfortable, friendly environment.”

After graduating from the UC San Diego, Dr. Cooper received his Dental Degree from the Boston University School of Dentistry. His Certificate in Orthodontics is from University of Oklahoma School of Dentistry. To keep abreast of cutting edge technology, he’s a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, and the California Association of Orthodontists.

He and his wife have three children. To unwind, Dr. Cooper enjoys competing in triathlons, snowboarding and surfing.

Education

  • B.S.-UC San Diego
  • D.D.S.-Boston University School of Dentistry
  • Certificate in Orthodontics--University of Oklahoma School of Dentistry

Affiliations

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
  • California Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Tri County Dental Society
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David Ly
D.D.S.
Pediatric Dentistry

About Me

Dr. Ly loves Interacting with children and is committed to helping his young patients by delivering quality dentistry in a comfortable, caring environment, which is one of the reasons he chose Gentle Dental. He enjoys working together with kids to nurture beautiful, healthy smiles and help them build dental habits that will last a lifetime. His goal is to provide a superior yet enjoyable dental treatment so that each visit is something kids will look forward to.
 
After graduating from UC Irvine with a degree in Biology, Dr. Ly received his D.D.S. from the Columbia University School of Dentistry. He’s an active member of the American Dental Association, the San Diego Children’s Dental Society and the California Dental Association.
 
Away from the office Dr. Ly enjoys basketball, reading and playing with his children.

Education

  • B.S. Biology-UC Irvine
  • D.D.S.-Columbia University School of Dentistry

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • San Diego Children’s Dental Society
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Saied Samuel Ahdout
D.M.D.
Periodontics

About Me

Freindly Dr. Ahdout is a dentist on a mission. Because of the effect dentistry has on peoples overall health, Dr. Ahdout feels his greatest task as a Periodontist is to help restore teeth to optimal health and thereby promote a pain-free and infection-free life. It’s an added satisfaction for him to witness the improvement of his patients’ self-esteem as their course of treatments progress and their smile and well being improves.
 
After graduating from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Dr. Ahdout received his Dental Degree from the famous University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He has more than two decades of clinical experience and keeps abreast of cutting edge technology. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association. He speaks Persian also!
 
In his free time, Dr. Ahdout relaxes by enjoying the cinema and sports.

Education

  • B.A.-Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • D.M.D.-University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association

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