Highly Trained & Skilled
Pediatric Dentists and Orthodontists
The Super Dentists offer the highest level of specialized pediatric dental and orthodontic care to kids of all ages — even adults. Get to know our energetic and friendly group of pediatric dentists, led by Dr. Nazli Keri, orthodontists, led by Dr. Kami Hoss, and crew. Relax, feel safe and be confident you and your kids are getting the most advanced dental care available. We think it’s time you had fun at the dentist.
Founders & Practicing Dentists
Dr. Nazli Keri (the "Tooth Keri")
Dr. Keri received her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and was awarded her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1994 from the University of Southern California (USC). She completed her post-doctoral residency training at USC where she received a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry.
Caring for the unique dental needs of children and adolescents can be rewarding and demanding. Understanding this, Dr. Keri successfully combines her skillful talent in helping patients feel at ease with the required training necessary to provide the best dental care for your children.
Dr. Kami Hoss (”Dr. HaveOneSuperSmile”)
Dr. Hoss has served among the faculty at USC's Post-Graduate Orthodontic Program. Acknowledged as a leading authority, he lectures on the field of Video Imaging Technology and Growth Prediction of Children and Adolescents. In addition, his work has been published in some of the country's most respected orthodontic journals.
As the Orthodontic Advisor to some of San Diego's leading multidisciplinary study groups, Dr. Hoss works with teams of the finest general dentists and specialists in an effort to create and implement comprehensive dental treatment plans for complex adult cases.
Meet Our Super Dentists
Vivien Lao, D.D.S.
Postdoctoral Residency: Pediatric Dentistry, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
DDS: UCLA School of Dentistry
Member: Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Diego Dental Society, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Super Power: Teleportation
Special Talent: Super Mom-To-Be
“I have always enjoyed working with children and am delighted to make that the focus of my daily profession. Children fall under a wide spectrum of personalities, behavior and individual needs and it’s my goal to relate to each patient. When it comes to dentistry, children often have a more challenging time adjusting to and comprehending this environment. I strive to help both my pediatric patients and their parents feel secure and comfortable. In order to enhance my specialty qualifications, I stay actively involved in several dental societies.”
Jason Cheung, D.D.S.
Postdoctoral Residency: Pediatric Dentistry: Montefiore Medical Center; General Practice Residency: Montefiore Medical Center
DDS: DDS, University of California, San Francisco, CA
Undergrad: BA, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Member: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, San Diego County Dental Society, Western Society of Pediatric Dentistry
Super Power: Tickling away sugar bugs
“I believe in a conservative and minimally invasive approach to treating dental problems, as your child's comfort and safety are of the utmost importance to me.I am honored by the trust that parents put in me to take care of their children. I have found the most rewarding aspect of my work to be making the experience as comfortable and positive as possible for my patients and their families.”
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Pediatric Dentistry and Community Outreach, The Ohio State University (OSU) and Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Postdoctoral Residency: Pediatric Dentistry, Virginia; Commonwealth University (VCU); General Practice Residency, Montefiore Medical Center
DDS: UCLA School of Dentistry
Masters: Dental Sciences, VCU
Member: American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Diego Dental Society, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Super Power: Putting super bugs to sleep
“My goal is to create a "Dental Home" for all children and adolescents, so they feel comfortable going to the dentist from an early age and have a fun and positive experience. I believe that each and every child is unique and I treat all my patients as if they were my own children. During my extensive training in Pediatric Dentistry both during residency and fellowship, I broadened my depth of patient care and provided treatment to pediatric patients and patients with special healthcare needs of various ages and backgrounds. As an active member of the Pediatric Dentistry communities, I constantly participate in continuing education courses to keep current in the field.”
Meet Our Orthodontists
George Abichaker, D.D.S., M.S.
Postdoctoral Residency: Advanced Orthodontics, University of Southern California (USC)
DDS: USC School of Dentistry
Masters: Craniofacial Biology, USC
Undergrad: Business Administration, USC
Member: American Association of Orthodontists, California Dental Association, American Dental Association, American Board of Orthodontics, Los Angeles Dental Society
Certifications: Invisalign Elite Provider, TAD/Mini Screw Applications, Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics, AcceleDent Provider, Incognito Certified, Intra-oral Scanning and 3D Printing Orthodontics
Super Power: Wire Bender
Special Talent: Geography Nerd
“Understanding that a great smile affects self-esteem, I was drawn to orthodontics as an avenue make a positive difference in a person’s life. My goal is to ensure my patients receive excellent orthodontic care with the utmost attention to detail. I have been involved in developmental genetics research and been published in peer-reviewed journals multiple times, also winning multiple research awards. My passion for the latest developments and cutting-edge technology in orthodontics ensures that all the latest innovations are passed on to my patients.”
Brittany Koncz, DMD
Postdoctoral Residency: Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, University of Rochester, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, Rochester, NY
DMD: University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
Undergrad: BA Psychology, Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Member: American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, California Dental Association
Certifications: Invisalign Elite Provider, Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics, Propel Provider, AcceleDent Provider, Intra-oral Scanning and 3D Printing Orthodontics Applications
Super Power: Smile Sparker
“I believe in educating my patients each step along the way regarding their own or their children's smiles so that they can be ecstatic about their final result and make it last a lifetime! My love for details, working with my hands and science is what I like the most about being a dentist”
Virginia Kim D.D.S.
Postdoctoral Residency: University Southern California (USC)
DDS: University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry
Masters: Craniofacial Biology, USC
Member: Diplomate of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Board of Orthodontics, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, California Dental Association
Certifications: Invisalign Elite Provider, Propel Provider, TAD/Mini Screw Applications, Bollard Plate Applications, Wilckodontics/Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics Certified, AcceleDent Provider, Suresmile Archwire/Aligner Technology Certified, Incognito Certified, Intra-oral Scanning and 3D Printing Orthodontics Applications
Super Power: Time Warp
Special Talent: Working With Kids
“I take pride in designing smiles using a customized treatment plan made uniquely for each patient. I also focus on the correct timing of treatment to minimize the amount of time a patient is in active therapy. Having expertise in the using 3D radiography and other advanced technologies allows me to create beautiful smiles faster and more precisely than ever before. Keeping up with the ever-changing world of technology and advances in dental care is how I stay at my best.”
Laura Deyo D.D.S., M.S.
Postdoctoral Residency: MS Craniofacial Biology and Orthodontics, USC, Los Angeles, CA
DDS: DDS, USC School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA
Masters: MS Craniofacial Biology and Orthodontics, USC, Los Angeles, CA
Member: American Association of Orthodontists, The Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Diego County Dental Society
Super Power: Bite fixer and tooth straightener
“I sincerely care about each of my patients and work hard to consistently provide the best quality of care. I love being a part of improving someone's life by creating a uniquely beautiful smile.”