Our Team

Dr. Zak Dental Care is serving the Valencia community since 1996

At Dr. Zak Dental Care, we are committed to continually evolve and invest into the most effective state of the art dental technology and techniques and join forces with the best dental professionals. We believe that it is our duty to educate our fellow neighbors in the community, on how to maintain their oral health and manage their dental care costs. In this way be provide every one of our patients with excellent, comprehensive AND affordable dental care.

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Meet our Dental Team

Our staff is trained and skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Each member of our treatment team is a registered assistant, and our office staff has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care.

Dr_Ilya_ZakDr. Ilya Zak

Dr. Ilya Zak graduated from USC Dental School in 1990. He was one of eight students to complete both his undergraduate and graduate requirements from the ADAPT program (an accelerated 6 year dental program). After graduating school, he completed a TMJ/ Pain Management residency at White Memorial Hospital and was a qualified medical examiner for TMJ dysfunction in the state of California. He served as a part-clinical instructor at USC dental school. He practices in Simi Valley, Valencia, Agoura Hills, and Long Beach since 1994.

Dr_Howard_KopelDr. Howard Kopel, DDS

Dr. Kopel attended and graduated from USC School of Dentistry.  He has been working in the dentistry field for more than thirty years. DR. Kopel received excellent training in every dental field, and he has numerous awards for excellence in oral cancer diagnosis. Dr. Kopel has worked with Zak Dental Team for over a decade, and he is in charge of dental diagnosis as a managing doctor in our practice.

Dr_Akhila_RaiDr. Akhila Rai

Dr. Akhila Ria earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the prestigious Mangalore University in 1992. She has various clinical experience, including served as the Clinical instructor in Endodontics at the Shetty Institute of Dental Sciences. In 2000, she move to the United States with her Husband and two children. Here, she received her clinical instruction from UCLA, and was awarded her California Dental License in 2001. Dr. Rai has been with Dr. Zak Family Dentistry since 2001, where she contributes impressive experience and proven commitment to her patients and work.

Dr._FatahiDr. Sepi Fatahi, DMD

Upon finishing her undergraduate studies at UCLA,  Dr. Sepi Fatahi, DMD, joined Dr. Zak Dental Care in 2005.  She works closely with our diagnosing doctors as a treatment coordinator.  She earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine from University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2011. During her studies, she gained interest in dentoalveolar surgery, and in 2012 she completed a one-year internship at Case Western Reserve University in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  She is excited to return to Dr. Zak Dental Care and will be working in Valencia, Agoura Hills, and Simi Valley.