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
Our Pediatric Dentists
Olga Alvarado, D.D.S.
Postdoctoral Residency: Jacobi Medical Center, New York, NY
DDS: University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
Undergrad: New York University
Member: Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, College of Diplomates
Super Power: Putting Sugar Bugs to Sleep
Special Talent: Ballroom Dancing, Speaking Russian
“My goal is to create a positive environment that will allow my patients to relax and have a wonderful experience. During my dental residency, where I scored in the top three percent of all graduating residents in the nation, I honed skills in emergency medicine, hospital dentistry and sedation dentistry. I attend multiple continuing education courses a year to stay current with the most modern advances in pediatric dentistry. I believe in providing the highest level of care to kids of all ages in a gentle and compassionate manner.”
Jaclyn Barrera, D.M.D., M.S.
Postdoctoral Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center
DMD: University of Pennsylvania, Doctor of Dental Medicine
Undergrad: Neurobiology, University of California, Irvine
Member: American Association of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association
Super Power: Sugar Bug Buster
Special Talent: Baking Extraordinaire
“While at the University of Pennsylvania, I became passionate about children’s dental health and preventive care. I served as chief resident in the second year of my pediatric dental residency. My mission is to provide superior comprehensive dental care to families with integrity, compassion and clinical excellence. Each child is unique so I tailor my treatment approach and treatment plan to meet individual needs, as well as the expectations of parents. I hope to create fun, positive and comfortable dental experiences that establish a trusting relationship.”
Najmeh Hannanvash, D.D.S.
Postdoctoral Residency: University of Washington, Seattle
Specialty Degrees: Advanced Education in General Dentistry, Lutheran Medical Center Hawaii; Pediatric Dentistry, University of Washington
DDS: University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry
Undergrad: Organismal Biology, Portland State University
Member: American Association of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, Southern California Society of Dentistry for Children, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Diego County Dental Society
Super Power: Mind Reading
Special Talent: Making Kids Smile
“I am enthusiastic about patient care and the pediatric population. At The Super Dentists, I have the opportunity to make the most of my experience and skills using the most up-to-date technology, such as digital radiography, The Wand anesthesia, laser tissue treatment and more. I enjoy working with children and believe patient education and anticipatory guidance to be of the utmost importance. I regularly attend lectures and continuing education courses to stay current. My training has set the foundation for the quality of work I practice at The 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.”
Daniel Yoo, D.D.S.
Postdoctoral Residency: Pediatric Dentistry, Nova Southeastern University (NSU); General Practice Residency, University of Michigan Hospital
DDS: University of Missouri—Kansas City School of Dentistry
Undergrad: University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
Member: American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Diego County Dental Society, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Super Power: Multilingualism, Hilarious
Special Talent: A Cellist And Music Performance Minor From UCSD; Certified Spinning Instructor
“My focus throughout my career has been on preventive care at an early age. During my dental residency at NSU, I gained experience working with patients with craniofacial anomalies and autism. I also completed a research project that focused on early childhood prevention: An In Vitro Experiment in the Quantification of Xylitol Release from Toothwipes. I have held many leadership roles including chief resident. I pride myself on keeping up to date with dental research in addition to providing a positive dental and educational experience for my patients and their parents.”
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.”
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.”
DDS: University of Southern California
Masters: Craniofacial Biology, University of Southern California
Undergrad: Orthodontic Residency, University of Southern California
Member: AAO, ADA, CDA, PCSO
Super Power: Contagious Smile
Special Talent: Aqua Sports
“I love to smile and want everyone to feel the joy that comes from having a beautiful and confident smile. Creating a great smile starts with a custom treatment plan made especially for you. I have a son and daughter of my own and understand that everyone and every smile is unique. When developing a treatment plan I look at each patient as if they were part of my family. Making every patient feel comfortable is vital to me as they embark on their life changing journey of the creation of their new smile."