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DR. CERISA MONCAYO

Dr. Cerisa is a firm believer in the Golden Rule. She strives to offer her patients nothing less than the type of care she would like to receive—a personal, positive, pain-free experience.

Having grown up in a military family (her father served 20 years in the U.S. Navy), and as a Navy veteran herself, Dr. Cerisa finds joy in service.

She attended Stanford University where she became fluent in Spanish and graduated with a degree in Human Biology with a focus on International Health and Development.  After working in the non-profit sector, Dr. Cerisa went on to obtain her Doctor of Dental Surgery at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC where she was on the Dean’s List and was part of the IV Sedation Team, led by world renowned Dr. Stanley Malamed. Through college and dental school, she had the privilege of traveling to over 20 countries and serving others on humanitarian missions in Southeast Asia and Central America.

After dental school, she served as an Officer with the U.S. Navy.  During active duty she was stationed with the Marines and earned her Fleet Marine Force badge. Having access to world-class technology, and working closely with specialists enabled her to become skilled in the entire scope of general dentistry—from cosmetic to trauma management and oral surgery.  Her focus of practice is minimally invasive, biomimetic, and cosmetic dentistry.

She is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Western Los Angeles Dental Society, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Aesthetic Excellence Study Club, and is certified by the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry.  She is also part of the Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce and American Legion Post 283.  In her free time, she is a mentor to pre-dental students and veterans, and enjoys baking, lifting weights/staying active, and attending continuing education courses. When you don’t see her at The Palisades Dentists, you’ll probably find her jogging around town with her English labs Moose and Mochi.

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DR. NAVID NOBAHARESTAN

Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology

Dr. Navid’s journey in dentistry began as a young student with aspirations to learn more about human science and fulfill his desire to contribute to the community. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from UCLA. From there, he attended the University of the Pacific (UOP) School of Dentistry and piqued his interest to gain expertise in the field of periodontology. He pursued his specialty in periodontics at the University of Southern California, where he also earned his master’s degree in Craniofacial Biology.

As a board-certified, USC-trained surgeon he has been involved in extensive research focusing on new advancements in gum grafting, bone grafting, and dental implants. He also served as a contributing editor for The Journal of the Western Society of Periodontology. He is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, and California Dental Association.

As a periodontist, he strongly believes in comprehensive treatment planning in order to improve his patients’ overall health, function, esthetics, and quality of life. He is committed to providing his patients with the highest care and latest technology. His practice focuses on saving periodontally involved teeth, gum and bone engineering, dental implants, esthetic plastic surgeries, and IV sedation.

In his free time, he enjoys exploring new hiking trails around Los Angeles, photography, and making homemade pizza.

"The office is beautiful."

- Susan T.

DR. GEORGE JABEr

 

DR. GEORGE JABER

Dr. George Jaber is a board-certified dentist anesthesiologist and dental surgeon. He earned his DDS degree from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC after completing his undergraduate studies at USC. After dental school, he completed an internship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at The Ohio State University, then residency in Dental Anesthesiology at NYU Langone, followed by Surgical Implant Dentistry residency at UCLA. Dr. Jaber earned the designation of Diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology, the highest certification in anesthesia for dentistry. He remains connected to academia as an attending anesthesiologist for post-graduate specialty residents and students with the rank of Assistant Adjunct Clinical Professor of Dentistry at USC. In addition, he maintains private practice in both Los Angeles and San Francisco. Dr. Jaber specializes in full scope anesthesia and sedation for dentistry, as well as dental surgery procedures. In this spare time, Dr. Jaber travels, enjoys exploring the local food scene, and cheers on San Francisco sports teams.

DR. BARR

 

DR. BARR

Dr. Barr brings years of expertise to our team. After completing orthodontic residency at the prestigious Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and his Doctor of Dental Surgery training at UCSF, he returned to west LA (where he studied Psychobiology as a UCLA Bruin) to save smiles and straighten teeth. He takes pride in connecting with any patient on the individual level, as his ultimate goal is achieving the best aesthetic and functional orthodontic results using Invisalign as well as fixed appliances/braces. In addition to his naturally calming chairside manner and compassion for his patients, he has a strong background in Behavioral Psychology, and can also communicate with patients in Spanish and Farsi. When he is not busy treating patients, Dr. Barr enjoys table tennis, photography, and interior design.