Tooth alignment issues often begin during childhood. At Gentle Dental, our children's orthodontics program is designed to help address such problems and help our younger patients in Orange, CA enjoy their smiles to the fullest.
At Gentle Dental, we recognize that early intervention can often help kids avoid future orthodontic complications. Our children's orthodontics program aims to identify alignment issues at the earliest possible state and incorporate preventative measures to minimize the overall scope of treatment.
At Gentle Dental, we go out of our way to cater to kids. We understand that orthodontic treatment can be unappealing, if not frightening, to younger patients, so we do everything we can to put your child at ease. Our children's orthodontics program is about more than just proper tooth alignment; it's about making your child feel comfortable with his or her treatment every step of the way.
For more information about our children's orthodontics services or to schedule a consultation for your child, call our office today.
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With a true passion for crafting beautiful smiles, Dr. Randa Nasr’s dedication to her patients is evident through the care and concern she gives to each individual. Her primary goal is to deliver a positive, painless, and comfortable dental experience so that her patients leave their appointments with a smile!
A graduate of Cairo University’s School of Oral & Dental Medicine, Dr. Nasr was accredited by the California Dental Board in 2006. She is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. While she focuses on General Dentistry and comprehensive care, she also enjoys Cosmetic Dentistry and performing smile makeovers. Dr. Nasr stays aware of the latest techniques in cosmetic and restorative dentistry to provide her patients with the best and most convenient services.
In her free time, Dr. Nasr likes to swim, travel, dance, and spend time with her family. She is fluent in Arabic.
Dr. Pootrakul is committed to the highest quality dental care. As an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon he appreciates his role in providing pain relief to his patients through often complex 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 options that are specifically designed around each patient's needs.
Patients that have had traumatic dental visits in the past at other offices, are pleasantly surprised with his kind manner and gentle approach to Oral and Maxillofacial surgery. Whether you are having a simple extraction or all four wisdom teeth removed under sedation you will feel more like you are at a spa then a dental office. His scope of practice ranges from extractions to full facial reconstruction. His education and surgery training allow him to handle the most complex medical and dental cases without the need to go to a hospital.
After graduating from St John's University, Dr. Pootrakul earned his D.D.S. from the SUNY Buffalo School of Dentistry. He received his Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery training from the Westchester Medical Center. He also speaks Spanish and Farsi.
Away from the office, Dr. Pootrakul likes spending time with his wife and son. He enjoys relaxing with exercise and is a classic car enthusiast.
Dr. Vu says, “I am elated when patients walk out of the office happy and with a big smile! I’m here to take patients out of pain and give them the smile they have always wanted.” Dr. Vu provides a caring and comfortable environment, so that each visit is an great dental experience. He always encourages his patients to be involved in their course of treatment in order to achieve the best results possible.
After graduating from the University of Southern California, Dr. VU received his Dental Degree from their USC School of Dentistry. To keep abreast of cutting edge technology, he’s a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the Orange County Dental Association.
Dr. Vu says, “I enjoy good food, music, (either playing guitar or going to concerts,) and spending time with family and friends.”
For Dr. Alkatib, patient care is his first concern and he appreciates how the teamwork at Gentle Dental allows him to concentrate on helping his patients develop comfortable and confident smiles as he nurtures trusting relationships with them. He realizes that your oral health has a profound impact on your overall well-being.
Dr. Alkatib completed his dental studies at the USC School of Dentistry, from which he was also awardwd his Endodontics Certificate. Dr. Alkatib is also an internationally trained Oral Surgeon. Because of his dual training, he has a special interest in Surgical Endodontics. He is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Tri-County Dental Society.
Dr. Alkatib is an avid swimmer and enjoys hiking and spending time with his wife and three children. During his free time, he also enjoys cooking, and traveling to different countries to learn new recipes.
Dr. Shweish says, "I love making a difference in my patients' lives. I take pride in my work, and I enjoy the ability to give my patients a happy and confident smile. I listen to my patients to best address their main concerns and I enjoy getting to know my patients throughout the treatment and hearing their stories.
Born in the Kurdish city of Amuda in northeastern Syria, Dr. Shweish received her doctor of dental surgery (DDS) from the University of Aleppo School of Dentistry. She was then awarded her M.S. in Craniofacial Biology and her Certificate in Orthodontics from the USC School of Dentistry. She's a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association.
Dr. Shweish says, "I love the outdoors and enjoy boating with my husband, traveling, attending concerts and also playing and watching tennis and soccer."
Dr. Stephen Kallaos' goal is to provide a pleasant periodontic evaluation and an informative discussion of the options for attaining optimum oral health. He offers multiple levels of sedation to make treatment for his patients as comfortable as possible. He is also very active with his peers to stay on top of the latest technology and procedures available. His membership to industry associations include the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Dental Association, and the California Society of Periodontists, to name a few.
After receiving his Bachelor's degree in Biology from UCLA, Dr. Kallaos continued his studies as a Bruin, entering the UCLA School of Dentistry for his D.D.S. degree. He then focused his studies on Periodontics and earned his certificate in this specialty from the UC San Francisco School of Dentistry. He is Board-certified by the American Board of Periodontology.
Dr. Kallaos has been practicing Periodontics since 1998. Outside of the office, he enjoys bicycling, snow skiing, and Sudoku, and his favorite author is Dan Brown. He is married and has three children.
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