Meet Dr.Yoram Kohanzadeh
Dr. Yoram Kohanzadeh is a graduate of UMDNJ's Orthodontic program, now Rutgers University Hospital. He selected a 3 year postgraduate residency, as opposed to the old 2 year programs. And he was the craniofacial resident who worked on the patients with multiple specialty doctors on the care of special needs patients, such as those with cleft lip and palates. He obtained both his DDS and BS from our local UCLA.
West Hills orthodontist Dr. Yoram Kohanzadeh is trilingual, speaking English, Spanish, and Persian/Farsi. He believes it is important to be able to communicate with his patients and their parents himself, as he feels it is important to let his patients know that he is interested in their care. He is energetic and greatly enjoys orthodontics and working with his patients to deliver them their unique smile and to positively reinforce their self-image.
He is involved with many of local programs and societies. He even goes to local schools and helps on dental awareness days with other specialists and the general dentists. He has been involved in providing free care internationally, and has done so in Mexico as well. He is part of the AAO, PCSO and CAO. He is currently a committee member of the NYM board of the PCSO.
Our West Hills orthodontist prides himself on providing all aspects of West Hills orthodontics care in a skillful and professional manner. He is a Level II certified Invisalign provider, and is certified and use Clear Correct. He is certified and uses lasers in some of his offices when needed. A special compounded pharmaceutical gel allows for some soft tissue procedures to be done with no need for needle anesthesia. He is up to speed on most of the newer orthodontic philosophies, including Damon and self-ligating principles. He also utilizes orthodontic Temporary Anchorage Devices for more complicated and advanced cases.
When not serving as a dedicated West Hills orthodontist, Dr. Kohanzadeh's hobbies include cooking, hiking, technology and cars. In fact Dr. Kohanzadeh has one of the first bluetooth smart watches! He would love to know about your hobbies too! If you would like any additional information or have questions please contact our office at your convenience.
What is Orthodontics - West Hills CA
Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that specializes in treating patients with improper positioning of teeth when the mouth is closed, which results in an improper bite. Orthodontics also includes treating and controlling various aspects of facial growth (called dentofacial orthopedics) and the shape and development of the jaw.
An orthodontist is a specialist dentist who attended an American Dental Association accredited post graduate orthodontic program at a US Dental School, for an additional 3 years after attaining their initial DDS ( Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree, with the sole purpose of gaining specialist level competency in the practice of orthodontics.
At our West Hills dental practice, we are pleased announce that Dr. Kohanzadeh offers FREE, (no out of pocket costs), for children’s orthodontic consultations, and adult consultations. So if you are in need of remarkable Woodland Hills orthodontics, get a FREE ORTHODONTIST SPECIALIST CONSULTATION.
Early Treatment Benefits for Children
Offering Children Orthodontics at Medical Center Dental Care in West Hills, CA The overall consensus is that children should have an orthodontic consultation by the age of seven. This is because the permanent first molars and incisors have usually erupted by this time, and so the child can be evaluated for any overbites, cross bites, or crowding that may be present. Early orthodontic intervention helps guide growth and development and can in some cases prevent serious problems that may require jaw surgery.
Some of the advantages of early orthodontic treatment:
- Reducing treatment time
- Increase self-esteem early
- Shorten/improve second phase of treatment
- Possibly eliminate the need for future jaw surgery
- Avoid permanent tooth extraction
- Correct abnormal speech or swallowing problems
- Alleviate thumb sucking habits
Although early treatment can be a great preventative measure, it is never too late to improve your smile. For Children's Orthodontics Call Medical Center Dental Care in West hills Ca.
Treatment benefits for adults
Usually the reason most adults desire orthodontic treatment is for a better smile. There are, however, many other reasons for improving one's smile later in life:
- Improve overall functionality and health of teeth and bite
- Eliminate uneven wear or grinding of teeth
- Reduce symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD)
- Allow access for better oral hygiene
- Reduce/stop breakdown or loss of teeth and bone that supports the teeth
- Re-establish space of previously extracted or missing teeth for future bridges or implants
- Improve breathing and eliminate snoring/CPAP with a combined orthodontic/surgical plan
Numerous advancements in technology now make it possible to treat even the most conservative of patients. From Invisalign® and SureSmile® to traditional braces or a crown tooth in West Hills, you are sure to find something to suit your lifestyle and budget while still giving you a great smile!
Whether you're in need of orthodontics, general dentistry or a first-rate pediatric dentist in Woodland Hills, contact Medical Center Dental Care today. Woodland Hills orthodontist Dr. Kohanzadeh and the entire team at our practice are dedicated to providing you with truly first-rate care.