Meet Your Doctors
Dr. Menalagha enjoys providing family and cosmetic dentistry to patients of all ages – children, teenagers and adults.
Graduating from Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, Dr. Menalagha received Dean’s List honors. After working as a dentist associate for several years in Palmdale, North Hollywood, and Van Nuys, she opened her dental office in Encino, CA. Dr. Menalagha’s vision has always been to maintain a dental practice that provides patients with the highest level of ethics and professionalism. She has a gentle hand and a caring, never-rushed approach that puts patients at ease and helps each one to understand how to develop good preventive oral hygiene so that the healthy smiles they’re creating together can last a lifetime.
Dr. Menalagha is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and the Los Angeles Dental Society.
Through continuing education, Dr. Menalagha has received additional training in Adhesive Dentistry and Efficient Endodontics. She believes continuing education is the key to providing quality dental care and is continually updating her skills with the latest advanced training in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry.
In her free time, Dr. Menalagha enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, biking and reading books.
Dr. Raphael Separzadeh is a specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. He is an orthodontist dedicated in providing an individualized experience and the highest quality of care in orthodontics for all ages. He also continues to bring the latest advancements in orthodontics to benefit his patients.
Dr. Separzadeh attended the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) and received a B.S. degree in psychobiology, graduating Magna Cum Laude, Kappa honors society. He then continued his education at UCLA receiving his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the UCLA School of Dentistry, where he graduated in the top 10% of his class. Dr. Separzadeh then specialized his dental training, attending a 30-month residency in orthodontics at Saint Louis University where he received his Orthodontic Certificate and Masters of Science in Dentistry (MSD).
Dr. Separzadeh belongs to numerous local, national, and international dental and orthodontic associations. His professional affiliations include Saint Louis University Society for Advancement of Orthodontic Education, American Association of Orthodontics, Pacific Coast Society for Orthodontics, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and the San Fernando Valley Dental Society.
His motto is that with a positive mental attitude, and going the extra mile, one can achieve anything the mind conceives.