About Dr. Zahedi

Kathy Zahedi, DDS & Associates has delivered compassionate dental care to residents of Santa Monica, California, and the surrounding area for 20 years. During that time, Dr. Kathy Zahedi has built a dental practice with one goal in mind: To care for all of your dental concerns in one place with a team of specialists dedicated to delivering gentle, painless, and top-notch dental services.

Dr. Zahedi and her associates consider their patients to be extended family. Patients return that consideration with respect and trust by frequently recommending our dentists to their friends and neighbors.

Dr. Zahedi is a general dentist whose love of nature and peaceful spirit guide the practice. After graduating from the prestigious UCLA School of Dentistry at the top of her class, she completed a postgraduate internship in advanced education and general dentistry. She’s deeply grounded in the Santa Monica community and is honored to be on the Advisory Board of Face Forward, Inc., an organization that helps battered women recover from their physical and emotional abuse.

Dr. Zahedi has also completed a residency in dentistry at UCLA. She is also certified by IAOMT, to practice biological dentistry with a certification in safe amalgam removal. At the same time, Dr. Zahedi believes in using all the high tech methods available to dentists such as CT scans, digital x-rays and lasers. She believes that it is important to integrate natural holistic methods such as ozone therapy to achieve the most optimum results.

When you visit Dr. Zahedi and her associates, you can count on receiving advanced dental care from a team experienced in state-of-the-art technology. We provide all the comprehensive dental services including:

  • Dental implants
  • Veneers
  • Crowns
  • Laser and other types of whitening
  • Invisalign
  • Lumineers
  • Sleep apnea treatments
  • Biological dentistry

About Dr. Wright

Dr. Wright completed his residency at UCLA.  He received his board certification in 1998  from the American Board Of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery. He was also recognized in the national registry of “Who’s Who” 1999 edition. Dr. Wright also served as Chairperson for the Oral Surgery and Dentistry Department at Hoag Presbyterian Hospital in Newport Beach, California from 2002 thru 200.

Dr. Wright is a member of “Pathways to Independence” which is an organization that assists women who have been abused both physically and sexually or have been released from various drug rehab facilities.  He provides necessary surgery and treatment for these women at no cost.  He is the first Oral Surgeon to join “Pathways” in their quest to make a difference in the lives of these women.

About Dr. Wright

Dr. Wright completed his residency at UCLA.  He received his board certification in 1998  from the American Board Of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery. He was also recognized in the national registry of “Who’s Who” 1999 edition. Dr. Wright also served as Chairperson for the Oral Surgery and Dentistry Department at Hoag Presbyterian Hospital in Newport Beach, California from 2002 thru 200.

Dr. Wright is a member of “Pathways to Independence” which is an organization that assists women who have been abused both physically and sexually or have been released from various drug rehab facilities.  He provides necessary surgery and treatment for these women at no cost.  He is the first Oral Surgeon to join “Pathways” in their quest to make a difference in the lives of these women.

About Dr. Ahn

Dr. Chanook David Ahn is a periodontist who specializes in dental implant surgery and the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease. Dr. Ahn also specializes in esthetic and functional soft tissue surgeries. His keen judgment and technical skills ensure optimized performance in procedures for each patient. With the respect of his peers and with his reputation for combining his well-proven techniques with the latest advances in dental technology, he is highly sought after as a lecturer and currently teaches dental students at the University of California Los Angeles.

Dr. Chanook David Ahn is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a BS in Biochemistry. He worked at the renowned David Watkin’s AIDS Vaccine Lab and during his time as a research specialist he was published in multiple manuscripts for the Journal of Virology.

After a year in AIDS research, Dr. Ahn attended Tufts University-School of Dental Medicine Boston and graduated in 2013. With his passion for excellence Dr. Ahn completed a 2-year General Practice Residency at Yale – New Haven Hospital as chief resident and was awarded resident of the year. During his training at Yale, having acquired clinical skills and experiencing countless varieties of dental cases, his passion to encompass all aspects of dental health lead him to pursue a specialty in periodontal surgery at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System where he graduated as co-chief resident.

Since 1997, Dr. Ahn has been on numerous international medical volunteer trips to various third-world countries in conjunction with several non-profit groups to places such as South Korea, Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Sakhalin, India, and Peru. While Dr. Ahn’s academic background and surgical talents are noteworthy, it is his compassionate dedication to his patients and his passion to provide excellence in care that truly sets him apart.

About Dr. Fahid

Dr. Sean Fahid graduated from the University of California Los Angeles in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics.

In 2003, Dr. Fahid obtained his Doctor of Dentist Surgery (D.D.S.), from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. Looking to further his education, Dr. Fahid completed a one-year Residency, in Hospital Dentistry, at the West LA VA Medical Center, in 2004. Dr. Fahid subsequently enrolled at the University of Connecticut where he completed a three-year post-graduate program and earned his Certificate in Endodontics and Master of Dental Science Degree, in 2007.

Having dedicated years in advanced training, education, research, and patient care, Dr. Sean Fahid is well trained in both conventional and surgical Endodontics, using the latest available techniques. Dr. Fahid also holds a part time faculty position at UCLA School of Dentistry’s Endodontic Department.

Dr. Fahid performs biological root canals by using ozone therapy and biocompatible materials.

About Dr. Fahid

Dr. Sean Fahid graduated from the University of California Los Angeles in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics.

In 2003, Dr. Fahid obtained his Doctor of Dentist Surgery (D.D.S.), from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. Looking to further his education, Dr. Fahid completed a one-year Residency, in Hospital Dentistry, at the West LA VA Medical Center, in 2004. Dr. Fahid subsequently enrolled at the University of Connecticut where he completed a three-year post-graduate program and earned his Certificate in Endodontics and Master of Dental Science Degree, in 2007.

Having dedicated years in advanced training, education, research, and patient care, Dr. Sean Fahid is well trained in both conventional and surgical Endodontics, using the latest available techniques. Dr. Fahid also holds a part time faculty position at UCLA School of Dentistry’s Endodontic Department.

Dr. Fahid performs biological root canals by using ozone therapy and biocompatible materials.

About Dr. Nia

Dr. Maryam Motamedinia, known to her patients as Dr. Nia, was born and raised in beautiful Santa Monica, California. She graduated at the top of her class from the prestigious USC School Dentistry where she earned her Doctorate in Dental Surgery. Prior to her dental education, she earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology from the University of California Santa Cruz. Dr. Nia is a skillful and artistic cosmetic and restorative dentist. She strongly believes in building relationships based on trust, helping you make informed decisions about your dental care, and creating a smile that is designed just for you. She is committed to delivering the highest quality dental care in the most gentle and least toxic way. She is an advocate of biological dentistry, including the safe removal of Mercury amalgam fillings, and implements natural holistic treatments such as ozone therapy.

Dr. Nia has extensive experience in the treatment of children and adults, with an emphasis on preventative dentistry. She strives to stay up-to-date on the cutting edge of technology, new dental treatments, and all the latest advancements in the field of restorative and cosmetic dentistry. She is continuously seeking to advance her clinical skills through various continuing education courses. Dr. Nia maintains active memberships with the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the West Los Angeles Dental Society.
When she is not in private practice, she enjoys giving back to the community. Among other community activities and endeavors, Dr. Nia volunteered services to numerous community oral health clinics including USC mobile dental clinic, Queenscare Mobile Clinic, The Union Rescue Mission, and Special patients Clinics of USC.
Outside the office, Dr. Nia enjoys traveling, yoga and spending time with her family.