Meet Our Doctors

David K. Moghimi, D.D.S.

“Dr. David” got his bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois in 1982.  Then he attended Northwester University, Dental School, graduating top 10% of his class with the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1986.  At graduation he received “ The G.I. Brinsden Award” for excellence in fixed prosthodontics.  It had been 5 years since that award was received by a graduating senior.

Dr. David passed the Northeast Regional Boards, which licensed him to practice in 16 states.  He has been practicing since then in Beverly Hills and Montebello, California.

He considers himself blessed for doing what he loves, providing great quality dental care for his patients and creating a pleasant atmosphere within the office,

Outside of the office, Dr. David is a very active soccer player and coach.  He loves to snow ski as well.  During his free time he plays the piano and the drums.

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Jonathan K. Lee, D.D.S. – General Dentistry

Dr. John got his Bachelor’s Degree from UCLA in 1998. Then he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from UCLA followed by a general practice residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, New York.

Dr. John is a very gentle and meticulous dentist who is regarded very highly among the experts at Dr. David’s Family Dentistry.

Dr. John’s hobbies are playing the guitar, tennis, hiking and watercolor painting.

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Christian Yang, D.D.S. – General Dentistry

Education:

– University of Southern California, School of Dentistry- D.D.S. (2002-2007)
– University if California, Irvine- B.S. Biological Sciences (2000-2003)
– Boston University (1998-2000)

Award / Achievements:
– Western Society of Periodontology Award recipient (2007)
– Dr. Page Endowed Scholarship recipient (2003-2007)
– President of Korean Dental Student Association at USC (2003-2007)

Memberships:

– ADA, CDA, LA Dental Society

Hobbies: Movies, cooking , traveling and sports.

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Ian Woo, MS, DDS, MD – Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Woo, a board-eligible surgeon, is in private practice limited to Oral and Maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Woo is both a licensed physician and a dental specialist. He currently holds the volunteering teaching position as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the LAC/USC Medical Center in Los Angeles.

His educational background is .very diverse. His formative years were spent under the rigorous British school system in Hong Kong. This was followed by an undergraduate and graduate education in Canada. Dr. Woo then graduated from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry as the class valedictorian in 2002 with multiple awards and honors. He also completed his medical training from the University of Southern California School of Medicine in 2005. He then entered a General Surgery internship at the Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, CA, and a full residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Southern California.

Dr. Woo was trained and salved as the Chief resident at the Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, one of the world’s largest and busiest trauma centers. This residency allowed Dr. Woo to train extensively and intensely in all aspects of oral and facial surgery where he performed over 1300 documented major and minor procedures with board-certified Oral surgeons, Craniofacial surgeons, Otolaryngologists (ENT surgeons) and Plastic surgeons.

Dr. Woo’s unique background and training has allowed him to integrate ideas and techniques from various surgical disciplines. Dr. Woo has published and lectured on numerous topics in dental implant surgery, facial reconstructive surgery and facial cosmetic surgery. He is dedicated to providing his patients with the newest technology and the highest quality of care. Dr. Woo is a diplomate of the American Dental Society of Anesthesia, a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Medical Association and American Dental Association.

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Sam Khorsandi, D.D.S – Periodontology and Implants

“Dr. Sam” as he is known by the staff and patients, has been with the practice for 20 years. A combination of knowledge, experience and a sincere care has made him extremely successful and well loved by his patients.

“Dr. Sam” received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from UCLA in 1984 and continued his studies at UCLA Dental School to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery, degree in 1988. Then he specialized in Periodontics and Implantology at Loma Linda University. Dr. Khorsandi became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology in 1996. This award is the highest recognition of achievement offered by the specialty and which is given by doctors who demonstrate continued professional development and interest in providing the best and most up to date care to patients in the area of Periodontology and Implantology.

Dr. Khorsandi is a member of:

– American Academy of Periodontology
– American Board of Periodontology
– American Academy of Implant Dentistry
– International Congress of Oral Implantology
– American Dental Association
– California Dental Association
– Los Angeles Dental Association

Dr. Sam’s Hobbies are coaching his son’s basketball team as well as following “ The Lakers”. Raising his four sons keeps him very busy out of the office.

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Edmund L. Wong, D.D.S. – Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Wong has been a vital member of our team of professionals for over 20 years. His achievement in cosmetic dentistry has been outstanding. As a result of his care and constant communication with the dental laboratory he delivers smiles that are beautiful and functional.

Dr. Wong got his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Loma Linda University in 1981. He then received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Northwestern University Dental School in 1987.

Dr. Wong is a member of:

– American Dental Association
– California Dental Association
– Los Angeles Dental Association
– Delta Sigma Dental Fraternity

Dr. Wong’s hobbies are playing golf and raising twins!

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Maurice Firouz, D.D.S. – Orthodontist

After Graduating cum lawde with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences from UC Irvine, Dr. Firouz went to UCLA School of Dentistry to receive his Doctorate Degree.

He attended University of Connecticut to receive specialty training in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics in 1989. He returned to UCLA to teach and held positions as co-director and chairman of the pre-doctoral dental clinic. His research project in preventative orthodontics was published in prestigious, American Journal of Orthodontics.

Articles and Publications:

– Why early referral for ortho evaluation?
– Dental and Orthopedic effects of high-pull head gear in treatment of class II division I malocclusion.
– Beautiful smiles to last a lifetime.

Dr. Firouz is a member of:

– American Dental Association
– Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics
– CSSO
– AAO

Dr. Firouz is an active basketball player and loves to travel.

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K. Tong, D.D.S – General Dentistry

Dr. Tong got her Bachelor’s degree from University of California Irvine in 2003. Then, she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from UCLA school of Dentistry in 2007, followed by a general practice residency at USC.

Dr. Tong enjoys providing quality dental care for kids, adults as well.

Dr. Tong is a member of:

- American Dental Association

- California Dental Association

- San Gabriel Valley Dental Society

Dr. Tong’s hobbies are acrylic painting and traveling.

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S. Howard Foo, D.D.S. – Endodontist

S. Howard Foo D.D.S. received his dental degree from Columbia University in 2001. While at Columbia, Dr. Foo served as the ethics officer of his class. Dr. Foo then completed a general practice residency at the University Medical Center in Fresno before practicing dentistry in the Los Angeles area for many years. Dr. Foo’s passion for the understanding and treatment of root canal diseases led him to pursue his education in the field of endodontics at the University of Southern California. His duties at USC were to teach pre-doctoral students, conduct research, and perform advanced endodontic procedures in the clinic. Dr. Foo has been a valuable professional with Dr. David’s Dental Group since 2003.

Dr. Foo is a member of:

- American Association of Endodontists

- American Dental Association

- California Dental Association

- Los Angeles Dental Society