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Meet Our South Pasadena, CA Dentists

Where Experience and Knowledge Come Together

At Advanced Dentistry of Alhambra, you’ll be pleased to know that all your oral healthcare needs can be addressed here in our conveniently located dental office. We understand finding the right dentist near South Pasadena can be difficult, but our practice includes four experts who collaborate and treat dental issues of all kinds. To be able to provide expanded offerings, we also have a periodontist and oral surgeon! With everyone under one roof to provide exceptional services, you can feel more confident and comfortable when choosing us as your home for better oral health.

Below you will find additional information about our trusted experts. We look forward to welcoming you and your family and providing the best possible dental care near South Pasadena!

Meet Krasnodara Gashparova, DDS

Alhambra CA dentist Krasnodara Gashparova DDS

Dr. Gashparova has been practicing dentistry for nearly two decades. Interested in chemistry and biology from a young age, she pursued a Doctor of Dental Science from University of Medicine, School of Dental Science in Sofia, Bulgaria. Graduating in 1996, she started her own private dental office before eventually moving to California and completing her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2005. Trained in CEREC and Invisalign technology, she is always looking for ways to hone her skills and expand her knowledge. When she isn’t helping patients achieve healthier smiles, she and her husband of 21 years enjoy spending time with their two daughters. She also enjoys performing traditional Bulgarian dances as well as watching her daughter play soccer, travel, and play with her rescued cats.

Meet Juan Martinez, DDS

Alhambra CA dentist Juan Martinez DDS

While in college, Dr. Martinez knew he would become a dentist after volunteering at a free dental clinic in Berkeley, CA. Completing his doctorate at the NYU College of Dentistry, he completed a post-graduate residency at NY Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn. As a member of various professional dental organizations, he remains up to date on the latest changes and advancements in dentistry. When he isn’t in the office, you will find him spending time with his wife, Daisy, of seven years as well as enjoying time with his son, Nicolas. Dr. Martinez is also often found watching sports (often rooting for the California Golden Bears), taking bike rides, and reading.

Meet Calvin Dang, DDS, APDC

Alhambra CA periodontist Calvin Dang DDS APDC

Dr. Dang is our in-office periodontist who is passionate about saving natural teeth and restoring them. After being threatened by his dentist that all his teeth would be extracted if he didn’t take oral hygiene more seriously as a child, he became intrigued by the profession and went on to achieve his Doctor of Dental Surgery from UCSF School of Dentistry. Earning awards from the American Academy of Periodontology and other organizations for his academic achievements, he completed a third-year post-graduate residency program in periodontics at UCSF, serving as the chief resident. He also received his Master of Science degree, focusing his research on mini dental implants. Outside the office, you will find him spending time with his family, cooking, running, traveling, gardening, watching movies, and maintaining his health.

Meet Sarvenaz Angha, DDS

Alhambra CA periodontist Sarvenaz Angha DDS

As a periodontist, Dr. Angha is a master clinician who focuses on promoting a proactive attitude and empowering her patients to make better choices to achieve a healthier smile, body, and wellbeing. After earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery at the UCLA School of Dentistry, she went on to complete a postdoctoral residency in periodontics and implant surgery. There, she trained with world-renowned experts in periodontics. Devoted to continuing education, she remains at the forefront of the field, staying abreast of the latest changes and advancements. Since 2007, she has trained hundreds of dental students as a lecturer at the UCLA School of Dentistry, and in 2010, she served as the youngest clinical faculty member in the postdoctoral periodontics program. When she isn’t in the office or teaching students, she is busy taking philosophy courses, engaging in live performances/dances, and contributing to local fundraising.

Meet Mohamad Kweider, DDS

Alhambra CA oral surgeon Mohama Kweider

For more than 25 years, Dr. Kweider has practiced as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in California. Completing countless procedures and major surgeries, his expertise and knowledge have gained him numerous accolades for his accomplishments in the field of oral surgery.

Meet Dr. Leiza Walia

Alhambra CA endodontist Leiza Walia

Dr. Walia is a trusted endodontist who helps to save suffering smiles. Realizing her passion for dentistry after volunteering at the Share Ourselves free dental clinic in Costa Mesa in college, she earned her dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine before going on to complete a general practice residency at NY Presbyterian Brooklyn. She also earned her certificate in endodontics from the NYU Langone Brooklyn Medical Center. Spending much of her free time with family, she also enjoys traveling, hiking, and dancing.

Meet Dr. Kimia Attar

Alhambra CA restorative dentist Kimia Attar

With nearly 20 years of experience in prosthodontics, Dr. Attar completed her dental education at the Azad Dental School and Isfahan Dental School in Iran. Becoming a board-certified prosthodontist, she moved to the U.S. and completed restorative dentistry training at UCLA while being recognized as the top resident. Going on to serve as a clinical educator, she remains involved in various professional organizations and is actively engaged within the dental community. Outside the office, she and her spouse, who is an expert oral surgeon, work together to learn more about dental implants. She also spends time running and serving as a personal trainer.