Meet Dr. Amir
My initial interest in orthodontics was sparked by my own orthodontic treatment experience, at the age of nine, where I saw firsthand how my orthodontist changed my smile, gave me a comfortable bite, and then realized how much a beautiful smile affected my self-esteem and future success. As I was preparing for my pre-dental studies, I was accepted to UCLA as a Regent Scholar with a full scholarship majoring in Psychobiology and graduated with Summa Cum Laude Honors. I then went on to obtain my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the prestigious UCSF School of Dentistry, where I served as the Class President and was awarded the Frances A. Sooy Chancellor’s Cup with the highest honors from my dental school class before joining the UCSF orthodontic residency.
I was also the recipient of the California Dental Association and American Association of Dental Education scholarships. I completed my orthodontic certificate in addition to obtaining a Master of Science in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences with a 4.0 GPA. My thesis was focused on the relationship of TMJ disorder to airway and vertical facial growth and its relation to obstructive sleep apnea, recently published in the Journal of the World Federation of Orthodontists.
I am a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. As a Board-Certified orthodontist, I truly enjoyed teaching and I am currently a clinical educator at UCLA Section of Orthodontics, teaching orthodontic residents, and the co-course director of Interdisciplinary orthodontics at UCLA School of Dentistry, teaching dental students.
To ensure that I give my patients the highest quality care as a Los Angeles and Glendale Board-Certified orthodontist, I, similar to Dr. Bergh, believe that continuing education is critical. We are in an age of rapid change, and keeping up with the latest developments and innovations allows me and my team to provide you with the most current braces and orthodontic treatment available. This is why I participate in training and courses to continue my education, averaging over 150 hours each year.
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