Meet the Doctors

Meet Our
Experienced Team
Endodontist Dr. Younes Safa

Younes Safa, DDS

Endodontist

Endodontist Dr. Nicole Vu

Nicole Vu, DMD

Endodontist

Endodontist Dr. James Byun

James Byun, DDS

Endodontist

Endodontist Dr. Younes Safa

“For me Endo was love at first sight! I can remember the first day of our pre-clinical endo course. I found it both challenging and intriguing. Even after all these years I still look forward to going to work and treating my patients.”

Younes safa, dds

Dr. Safa attended the University of Minnesota to accomplish his under-graduate studies and obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the USC in 1990.

After practicing general dentistry and growing more passionate for the field through teaching, he was compelled to return to academia to complete his certification in Endodontics at USC in 1993. For the past 25 years, Dr. Safa has remained fully committed and passionately dedicated his life to teaching and practicing Endodontics. He has respectfully and honorably held academic positions both nationally and internationally. Dr. Safa is commended by many for being a proud recipient of the “American Association of Endodontics (AAE) Award”. His knowledge and wisdom have been a great desire which has led him to lecture extensively and has even published numerous research projects and articles.

Dr. Safa is sought after not only for his persistency in meeting his lifetime patients’ needs, but for his character and welcoming demeanor. He is empathetic to every one who enters his office. To him it is his life’s work. Root canals are definably his specialty in meeting countless satisfied smiles. A patient’s only regret is not coming sooner. Dr. Safa continuously strives for the best, and brings everyone with him … his passion for the field is contagious, as his work atmosphere reflects.

Endodontist Dr. Sara Soumeeh

Sara Soumeeh, DMD

Dr. Soumeeh grew up in the Los Angeles area, where she attended UCLA, completing a degree in Biology. Following her undergraduate education, she enrolled at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine.

After a traumatic event involving her own front tooth, she was referred to an endodontist and that is when she developed an interest in the field.

She graduated from dental school and immediately began her residency in endodontics at the prestigious New York University.

Her desire to be with her family prompted her to return to Southern California.

Professionally, she is dedicated to her patients by delivering superb endodontic treatment with compassion and care.

In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors, running, tennis, traveling, and playing the piano.

Endodontist Dr. Nicole Vu

Nicole Vu, DMD

Dr. Vu is a native of the Bay Area, where she attended Oak Grove High School in San Jose. After obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida, she completed her Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2008. Following her successful completion of her Doctorate she finished a one year General Practice Residency at New York Medical College.

During her practice as a general dentist, Dr. Vu developed a passion for Endodontics, prompting her to attend the Endodontic Residency Program and completing it in 2013 from the prestigious Temple University in Philadelphia. At the conclusion of her specialty program she returned to Florida, joining a well-established, multi-specialty group practice.

Dr. Vu prides herself as being a specialist in one of the most challenging areas of dentistry that deals with pain and infection. Dr. Vu always strives to give her patients a positive root canal experience.

Her desire to be closer to family has prompted her to move back to California. Dr. Vu enjoys spending most of her free time with her family, especially her daughter Emma and their family dog Tuti.

Endodontist Dr. Sakib Vahora

Sakib Vahora, DDS

Dr. Sakib Vahora was born and raised in San Jose, California. He attended the University of California, Davis, where he graduated with honors, receiving his Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Biology.

Following his undergraduate studies, Dr. Vahora received his DDS at the University of California, Los Angeles.

After graduation, Dr. Vahora moved to the east coast and completed a General Practice Residency at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY. Moving further down the east coast, Dr. Vahora relocated to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he received his specialty certificate in Endodontics from Nova Southeastern University.

During his residency, he was awarded the Seymour Oliet Endodontic Award for being the consummate professional in the field of endodontics.

Following his completion of post-graduate training, he moved to Denver, Colorado, where he not only worked as an endodontist, but hiked, skied, and explored the Rocky Mountains. Dr. Vahora finally moved back to California to be closer to his family and friends.

Outside of the office, Dr. Vahora is an avid sports fan, enjoys traveling, watching movies, and binging the newest TV shows.

Endodontist Dr. James Byun

James Byun, DDS

Dr. Byun was born and raised in the Northern Virginia/DC Metro area. He attended Virginia Tech, where he graduated with honors, receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.

After completing his undergraduate studies, Dr. Byun received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the UCLA School of Dentistry.

In order to further develop his knowledge base and skills, he completed a one-year General Practice Residency at the VA Sepulveda in North Hills, CA, where there was a focus on treating medically complex patients and comprehensive full mouth care.

Dr. Byun practiced as a general dentist prior to obtaining his Endodontics Certificate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Dr. Byun’s main focus is patient-centered care, while at the same time maintaining high-quality treatment. He is highly motivated to provide a comfortable and seamless experience for patients.

In his spare time, Dr. Byun enjoys all sports, especially basketball and football, exploring new restaurants, and spending time with his friends and family.

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