Meet Your Team

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Michael Drake
D.M.D.
General Dentist

About Me

Dr. Drake says, “I love helping my patients restore and maintain their oral health. I want them to be comfortable and have confidence in their smile.” He encourages his patients to be involved in their treatment in order to achieve the best results possible and looks forward to getting to know his patients.

After graduating from California State University, Long Beach, Dr. Drake received his Dental Degree from the College of Dental Medicine–Western University of Health Sciences. To keep abreast of cutting edge technology, he’s a member of the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association.

Dr. Drake says, “In my free time I enjoy traveling, live music and getting out on the golf course.”

Education

  • B.S., Communications–California State University, Long Beach
  • D.M.D.–College of Dental Medicine - Western University of Health Sciences

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
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Bassem Alkatib
D.D.S.
Endodontics

About Me

For Dr. Alkatib, patient care is his first concern and he appreciates how the teamwork at Gentle Dental allows him to concentrate on helping his patients develop comfortable and confident smiles as he nurtures trusting relationships with them. He realizes that your oral health has a profound impact on your overall well-being.

Dr. Alkatib completed his dental studies at the USC School of Dentistry, from which he was also awardwd his Endodontics Certificate. Dr. Alkatib is also an internationally trained Oral Surgeon. Because of his dual training, he has a special interest in Surgical Endodontics. He is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Tri-County Dental Society.

Dr. Alkatib is an avid swimmer and enjoys hiking and spending time with his wife and three children. During his free time, he also enjoys cooking, and traveling to different countries to learn new recipes.

Education

  • D.D.S. - USC Certificate
  • Endodontics - USC

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Tri-County Dental Society
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Ali Pootrakul
D.D.S., M.D.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

About Me

Dr. Pootrakul is committed to the highest quality dental care. As an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon he appreciates his role in providing pain relief to his patients through often complex surgical procedures. He applies a caring, detail-oriented approach to each patient’s case, taking time to solve their dental issues effectively, and thoughtfully provides treatment options that are specifically designed around each patient’s needs.

Patients that have had traumatic dental visits in the past at other offices, are pleasantly surprised with his kind manner and gentle approach to Oral and Maxillofacial surgery. Whether you are having a simple extraction or all four wisdom teeth removed under sedation you will feel more like you are at a spa then a dental office. His scope of practice ranges from extractions to full facial reconstruction. His education and surgery training allow him to handle the most complex medical and dental cases without the need to go to a hospital.

After graduating from St John’s University, Dr. Pootrakul earned his D.D.S. from the SUNY Buffalo School of Dentistry. He received his Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery training from the Westchester Medical Center. He also speaks Spanish and Farsi.

Away from the office, Dr. Pootrakul likes spending time with his wife and son. He enjoys relaxing with exercise and is a classic car enthusiast.

Education

  • B.S., Applied Math–St John’s University
  • D.D.S.–SUNY Buffalo School of Dentistry
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery training–Westchester Medical Center

Affiliations

  • American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
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Gordon Cooper
D.D.S.
Orthodontics
About Me

For Dr. Cooper, being an Orthodontist combines three of his great interests–art, science, and people. He appreciates the opportunity to help improve his patients’ lives, and is proud of his works positive impact on peoples self esteem and health. Dr. Cooper says “I treat my patients as I would treat my own family, and I love being able to transform smiles in a comfortable, friendly environment.”
 
After graduating from the UC San Diego, Dr. Cooper received his Dental Degree from the Boston University School of Dentistry. His Certificate in Orthodontics is from University of Oklahoma School of Dentistry. To keep abreast of cutting edge technology, he’s a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, and the California Association of Orthodontists.
 
He and his wife have three children. To unwind, Dr. Cooper enjoys competing in triathlons, snowboarding and surfing.

Education

  • B.S.-UC San Diego
  • D.D.S.-Boston University School of Dentistry
  • Certificate in Orthodontics--University of Oklahoma School of Dentistry

Affiliations

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
  • California Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Tri County Dental Society
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James Chou
D.D.S., M.S.
Periodontist
About Me

After research on dental bacteria back in his early college days, Dr. Chou first became interested the science of dentistry and how it could help transform lives-he appreciates that it allows him the opportunity to make tangible improvements in his patients’ health care they can feel and see. He enjoys using all aspects of dentistry to help his clients reach optimal oral health, while maintaining a caring and compassionate relationship with with them.
 
After graduating from the University of Washington, Dr. Chou received his D.D.S. from the New York University School of Dentistry. Additionally, he received his M.S. and Periodontal Certificate from Ohio State University.
 
He is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Periodontology, the California Society of Periodontists.
 
In his free time, Dr.Chou can be found relaxing with his family–he loves to bike the neighborhood with his two active boys.

Education

  • B.S.-University of Washington
  • M.S., Periodontal Certificate-Ohio State University
  • D.D.S.-New York University School of Dentistry
  • New York University Research Award

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • California Society of Periodontist

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Anaheim, CA 92801
714-880-4856

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Monday9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday7:30 AM to 4:00 PM By Appt
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