Dr. Bigdeli has been practicing dentistry for 25 years, specializing in orthodontics for the past 19 years. Her extensive knowledge and experience provides her patients with the confidence that they will be completely satisfied and will love the results of their treatment. Whether you are considering general dentistry or braces for yourself or your child, Dr. Bigdeli can review all of the options with you.
Dr. Bigdeli knows that straight teeth and a correct bite are important not only for cosmetic reasons, but also to ensure that the muscles and joints are functioning properly to minimize stress on your teeth and jaw, which can result in dental problems. The benefits of orthodontic treatment are well established. Dr. Bigdeli is versed in all of the latest, state-of-the-art orthodontic appliances and procedures and will design a customized treatment plan to ensure that you will love your beautiful new smile. She encourages parents to bring their children in early for a consultation because some treatment options are best started before the patient reaches their teen years.
Dr. Bigdeli is a published author and former university lecturer. She received her D.D.S. from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, California. She is also an active member of the Academy of Orthodontic Excellence, the World Federation of Orthodontists, and the American Association of Orthodontists. She has volunteered at the Ayuda Clinic in Los Angeles, performing dental work for underprivileged children, and at the USC Orthodontic Clinic. Dr. Bigdeli has treated many children and adults with complicated cases that required extensive knowledge and experience of aesthetics and function to achieve the desired results.
When Dr. Bigdeli is not busy at the office making her patients smile, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading and swimming. As a mother of two sons, she knows how important it is that parents and children understand what they can do to help achieve the best results from their orthodontic treatment. Dr. Bigdeli speaks English and Farsi.
Your anesthesia care will be provided by Dr. Bankie, a board certified Dentist Anesthesiologist, who has dedicated her practice to the delivery of anesthesia and sedation services to the dental profession only. Dr. Bankie is a Diplomate of American Dental Board of Anesthesiology. This credential is the highest level of anesthesia training that can be achieved in dentistry. She actively holds certifications in Basic Life Support, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and pediatric Advanced Life Support.
Dr. Bankie’s career in the dental health profession started in 1993 when she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Southern California. She advanced her education and attained a Doctoral Degree in Dental Surgery from USC. She then continued on to Loma Linda University School of Dentistry and completed her postdoctoral credentials in dental anesthesiology.
Dr. Bankie’s medical training included Loma Linda University Medical Center, a trauma facility with sixteen operating rooms, Riverside County Medical Center, and Jerry L Pettis Memorial Veterans Hospital where she treated patients with compromised medical histories for various medical procedures, and rotated through cardiology, internal medicine, acute and chronic pain management. She received further specialized training at the Special Care Dentistry Clinic at the Loma Linda School of Dentistry, which sees nearly five thousand patients annually, primarily pediatric and adult special needs patients.
Kevin Kit, DMD is a general dentist practicing at Laguna Dental and Orthodontics in Laguna Niguel, CA. Dr. Kit’s first priority is making sure his patients receive the best care possible in a comfortable and happy environment.
A native to Southern California, Dr. Kit attended the University of California, Berkeley where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Biology and Economics. He attended the Western University of Health Sciences, College of Dental Medicine in Pomona, CA and received his doctorate degree in 2018. Dr. Kit is a member of the American Dental Association and California Dental Association.
Dr. Kit has taken numerous courses to expand his skill sets and keep his clinical knowledge up to date. These courses include molar endodontic treatment, surgical third molar extractions, and implant placement and restoration. His passion for dentistry comes from his philosophy of being a lifelong learner. Dr. Kit is always eager to incorporate new technologies and renovations into his treatment in order to better serve his patients.
When he is not in the office, Dr. Kit enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and cheering on his favorite L.A sports teams.
Our staff will provide you and your family with the friendly, patient-centered dental care you deserve. From our Inviting, comfortable office to our experienced, compassionate staff, our goal is to help you achieve your brightest, healthiest smile.
We take pride in providing remarkable service. Our Commitment is to serve you in an efficient, caring and professional manner while ensuring that you receive the proper treatment to achieve and maintain optimal dental health for a beautiful, confident smile.
Our Patients deserve to be treated with respect and compassion. We listen carefully to your concerns, goals and feedback throughout your visit so that you’ll be pleased with the results.
We stay up-to-date on procedures and technology, attend continuing education courses, and train on the latest technology to meet and exceed the level of treatment you should expect to receive.