MEET THE DOCTORS
John Wallace, DDS
Dr. Wallace grew up in Long Beach, graduated with honors from the UCLA School of Dentistry in 1993, and is a founding partner of Los Alamitos Dental Care. Although skilled in all areas of restorative dentistry, Dr. Wallace is also an experienced Invisalign provider and a leading expert in the field of evaluating and treating common airway disorders such as snoring and sleep apnea.
In his spare time, Dr. Wallace enjoys exercising, traveling with his lovely wife, and serving in his local church. He has a grown son, Brandon, who is married and living on the paradise island of Kauai.
“Being part of this team and having the privilege of serving this community for the last 25 years has been one of the most profound blessings of my life, and I thank you all sincerely.”
Michael Zell, DDS
Dr. Zell joined Los Alamitos Dental Care in 1998. He is a Southern California native, growing up in southern Orange County and then later in Temecula. He attended UC Irvine for his biology degree, then UCLA for dental school. After graduating in 1994, he furthered his training at UCLA’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program.
Dr. Zell enjoys working with kids, helping them develop good dental memories. With adults he values the trust they place in him and works hard to provide them with the most honest, ethical, and high quality care.
Dr. Zell loves to share good food and travel with his lovely wife and two daughters. He unwinds at home in his garden. growing some of his own food, surrounded by native California plants. Other interests include photography, tennis and soccer.
“Treat people like you want to be treated”
Josh Winer, DDS
Dr. Winer grew up locally right outside the Los Alamitos area. He attended college at UC Riverside with a major in Psychobiology. After college, he went to the USC School of Dentistry and graduated in 2000. Eager to start his dental career, he joined our practice that very same year. Dr. Winer enjoys a wide range of dental services with his favorites being repairing broken teeth and the restoration of Implants. Dr. Winer takes pride in getting to know his patients and making them feel comfortable during their dental visit.
In his spare time, Dr. Winer enjoys Golf, Skiing, Traveling and attending Sporting Events. He’s always open to discuss his beloved Trojans and Chicago White Sox. His true love is spending time with his wife and 3 beautiful children. On the weekends you’ll likely find him at the dance studio hanging out with his two daughters or mountain biking with his son.
“Do What is Right, Not What is Easy”
Kerry Hahn, DDS
Dr. Hahn is an East Coast native who graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor’s degree in biology. Upon graduation, Dr. Hahn headed west and enrolled at the UCLA School of Dentistry, where he graduated as the class valedictorian. Desiring additional training and experience, Dr. Hahn completed a postgraduate residency program at the VA Medical Center of Long Beach, where he continues to treat veterans of all ages. Dr. Hahn is committed to providing excellent dentistry in a comfortable, relaxed and compassionate atmosphere.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Hahn is an avid skier, reader, tennis player and world traveler. While he is grateful for his East Coast upbringing, he feels very fortunate to call beautiful Southern California his home. He particularly enjoys exploring the local area with his family and friends, and loves the ability to stay active outdoors all year long.
“Collect Moments, Not Things”
Jake Sylwanowicz, DDS
Dr. Jake is a Southern California native and grew up in near by Cypress. He studied biochemistry at Cal State Long Beach on a President’s Scholarship before graduating with honors from UCLA School of Dentistry. Dr. Jake continued his dental training at the VA Medical Center Long Beach so that he could develop skills to help patients with more complex needs. Dr. Jake is passionate about being a general dentist because it allows him to to apply all aspects of dentistry to give his patients the care they need. What truly motivates him, however, is developing lasting relationships with his patients.
Outside the office, Dr. Jake and his wife, Lauren, are avid world travelers. They love meeting new people around the globe and intend to set foot on all seven continents (currently at five). Closer to home, Dr. Jake loves spending time outside, especially at the beach.
“It doesn’t matter how fast you are going, only that you are going in the right direction.”
Dmitriy Ivanov, DDS
Dr. Ivanov is a specialist in Periodontics with a focus on the treatment of periodontal disease, hard and soft tissue augmentation and dental implantology. He received extensive training in all aspects of Periodontics, and he takes pride in providing his patients with the ability to maintain a healthy and esthetic smile. Dr. Ivanov is also trained in moderate IV Sedation, helping our most anxious patients receive excellent periodontal care in a relaxed and comfortable setting. Dr. Ivanov received his bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from UC Santa Barbara, graduating with Summa Cum Laude (Highest Honors). He was awarded a D.D.S. degree from the UCLA School of Dentistry and continued his post-doctoral education by completing an Advanced Periodontics and Implant Dentistry residency at the Veterans Hospital of West Los Angeles/UCLA Medical Center. It was during his residency that Dr. Ivanov obtained extensive experience with managing medically compromised patients. His passions include full-mouth rehabilitation, interdisciplinary Perio-Prosthodontics reconstructive therapy, soft tissue augmentation, and full-arch implant treatment. Dr. Ivanov is a former Clinical Instructor of Periodontics at UCLA School of Dentistry in Westwood and UCLA Venice Dental Clinic. Dr. Ivanov is a Los Angeles native. Outside of his professional commitments, he enjoys life with his young family. His hobbies include fitness, cooking, and music. He is fluent in English and Russian. Dr. Ivanov looks forward to meeting working with our patients and providing you with the absolute best, highly personal periodontal care.
“Don’t tell people your plans. Show them your results”