Our Team

Dr. Zak Dental Care and Orthodontics 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.

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 Zak, DDS , our team  Dr. Ilya Zak, DDS

Dr. Zak has been treating patients in the Santa Clarita community since 1996.   He graduated from USC Dental School in 1990 and served as a part time clinical instructor at his alma mater for many years.   As the clinical team of Zak Dental grew, he adopted a similar quality control and accountability system practiced at USC Dental school to our practices.  He practices a patient centric approach that is designed to optimize patient wellness by treating dental and gum disease and helping patients achieve their personal oral health goals

Our Team Dr. Kristen Miller, Orthodontist

Dr. Kristen Miller graduated from UCLA with general dental education. Then she continued her orthodontist training in UCSF.  Dr. Kristen graduated the class as top 5% students. She was also the Vice President of her dental school class. Dr. Miller participated in the UCSF mobile clinic. She speaks English and Spanish.

Our Team Dr. Nima Aleagha, DDS

Dr. Nima Aleagha graduated from the Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 1994. He brings over 25 years of experience to the practice and has provided treatment plans for many of our patients over the years. Dr. Nima provides high quality dental care for his patients, caring for adults and children in the practice.  Dr. Nima speaks fluently English and Farsi.

Our TeamDr. Gabreal Shamtoub, Endodontist

Dr. Gabreal Shamtoub received his dental degree from NYU College of Dentistry. He then completed a General Practice Residency at Lincoln Medical Center treating patients who required complex dental treatment, which included dental trauma and full mouth rehabilitation. Dr. Shamtoub completed his specialty training in Endodontics from USC School of Dentistry in pursuit of providing high quality root canal treatments to restore his patients’ oral health, function, and smile.

Our TeamDr. Basil Hammoudeh, DDS

Dr. Basil Hammoudeh has been practicing General Dentistry since 2006. Born and raised in Chicago, Dr. Basil received his DDS from NOVA Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine. He has also earned an Associate Fellowship in Clinical orthodontics at the Texas Academy of GP Orthodontics. When Dr. Basil is not caring for his patients, he's focused on wellness and nutrition. He loves hiking and cooking vegan meals for him and his wife.

Our TeamDr. Taoheed "Jide" Johnson, Endodontist

Dr. Taoheed "Jide" Johnson graduated in 2011 with his DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA. He then moved to California to receive his specialty certification in Endodontics from USC (University of Southern California) in 2016. He is fluent in English, Spanish, Yoruba.