Dr. Ronald Abaro
Ronald Abaro DDS:
"I tell my team every day that we are so blessed to be in a profession that gives back so much. As unique and challenging as the healthcare industry is, I receive so much gratification in helping others alleviate pain and live a healthier lifestyle.
It's not surprising how many people are afraid of dentistry, and it's always due to a bad experience. Unfortunately, it's the patient who continues with pain and deteriorating overall health. Our goal is to help patients by listening to their individual needs and educating them to take control of their condition. So little by little, they can live a higher quality of life...and maintain it!
And if I'm lucky, they'll teach someone else how to achieve that same health and happiness. A little patience, empathy, and encouragement go a very long way in an otherwise scary situation.
Dr. Jim Eckhart
Dr. Eckhart grew up in Torrance, California, and was active in the Boy Scouts, attaining the Eagle Scout award at age 14.
He graduated 8th in his class from South Torrance High School, having played football and having been class vice president. He attended Stanford University on a scholarship and was awarded the pre-dentistry award by El Camino College along with an Associate of Arts degree. He would complete his dentistry degree from the University of Southern California and attain his orthodontics degree from the University of California at San Francisco.
Dr. Alan Lavian
Dr. Alan Lavian is a Los Angeles native who has joined our team. He graduated from UCLA school of dentistry. He is also completed surgical post graduate training in Baltimore Maryland and a General practice residency in Bronx, NY. He is currently a commissioned dental officer in the USARMY. His interests in the field of dentistry include cosmetic, Restorative surgical and implant dentistry. He is an active member of the CDA, ADA and the Los Angeles Dental Society. On his free time he enjoys hikes, volleyball and going to the gym.