Meet Your Team

Tai Ha
D.D.S, M.S.
General Dentist

About Me

For Dr. Ha, one of his biggest goals as a dentist is to exceed his patient’s expectations and them leave with a happy and healthy smile!

After studying Biology at Richard Stockton College, Dr. Ha attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey to earn his M.S. in Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Ha completed his Dental Degree at the USC Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry.

While in dental school, Dr. Ha founded the Dental Technologies Club of USC, where he exposed fellow students to the latest technologies with visions of better diagnoses and treatments for patients. He was an active endodontics selective member, allowing him to expand his knowledge in root canal therapies. He is certified in soft tissue laser surgery by the World Clinical Laser Institute.

Dr. Ha loves to give back to the people and community by way of volunteer work. He has done numerous humanitarian trips to medically underserved nations including Kenya, Jamaica, and the Philippines, offering dental care to those in need.


  • B.S., Biology–Richard Stockton College
  • M.S., Biomedical Sciences–University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey
  • D.D.S.–USC Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry


  • World Clinical Laser Institute
Avo Babian

About Me

A third generation dentist, Dr. Babian says, “Nothing can bring me more pleasure than the expression on a patient’s face when orthodontic treatment is complete and they are satisfied with the outcome; showing off their smile for everyone to see! I feel pride in my achievement and happy for the patient’s improved self-esteem.”

After graduating from the niversity of California at Los Angeles, Dr. Babian received his Dental Degree from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Dentistry. To keep abreast of cutting edge technology, he’s a member of the California Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists and the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists. He also speaks Armenian.

Away from the office, Dr. Babian enjoys volunteering for youth programs, mentoring kids, scuba diving, playing football and traveling.


  • B.S., Biology–University of Southern California
  • D.D.S.–UCLA School of Dentistry
  • Orthodontic Training–University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine


  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • San Fernando Valley Dental Society
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
Mojgan Ghiai

About Me

Dr. Ghiai enjoys making a difference in peoples lives, whether it is easing a patients anxiety, taking them out of pain or improving their smile. Her goal is to provide a caring, comfortable and superior dental treatment so that each visit is an outstanding dental experience. Dr. Ghiai loves her profession because it gives her the opportunity to interact with so many people on a daily basis. She feels fortunate to have a career that allows her to improve her patients' health, confidence and self-esteem.

After graduating from California State University at Northridge with a degree in Molecular & Cellular Biology, Dr. Ghiai received her Dental Degree from the UCLA Dental School. She was awarded her Endodontics Certificate from USC Dental School.To keep abreast of cutting edge technology, she's a member of the American Dental Association. She also speaks Farsi.

Away from the office, Dr. Ghiai likes knitting and reading for relaxation. She also likes ice skating and loves to travel.


  • B.S., Molecular & Cellular Biology–California State University at Northridge
  • D.D.S.–UCLA Dental School
  • Endodontics Certificate–USC Dental School


  • American Dental Association
Olena Norris
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

About Me

Dr. Norris enjoys performing all aspects of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, including dent-alveolar, implant surgery, as well as general anesthesia. She understands how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how she can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience.

After graduating Magnum Cum Laude in Biochemistry from California State University Fullerton, Dr. Norris received her Dental Degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry. After completing an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery internship at Harvard University and completed her residency at Boston University/Boston Medical Center.

Dr. Norris enjoys spending time with her active family. She feels it is important to give back and has made multiple trips to both Mexico and Ukraine for humanitarian dental treatment for the correction of untreated facial clefts.


  • B.S., Biochemistry–California State University Fullerton
  • D.D.S.–University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Training–Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • Residency–Boston University/Boston Medical Center
Saied Samuel Ahdout

About Me

Freindly Dr. Ahdout is a dentist on a mission. Because of the effect dentistry has on peoples overall health, Dr. Ahdout feels his greatest task as a Periodontist is to help restore teeth to optimal health and thereby promote a pain-free and infection-free life. It’s an added satisfaction for him to witness the improvement of his patients’ self-esteem as their course of treatments progress and their smile and well being improves.

After graduating from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Dr. Ahdout received his Dental Degree from the famous University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He has more than two decades of clinical experience and keeps abreast of cutting edge technology. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association. He speaks Persian also!

In his free time, Dr. Ahdout relaxes by enjoying the cinema and sports.


  • B.A.-Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • D.M.D.-University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine


  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association

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