Our Team

Dr. Zak Family Dentistry is serving the Simi Valley community since 1996

At Dr. Zak Family Dentistry, we assembled well-trained and highly credentialed dentists and competent and caring dental assistants whose standards of quality in dental care enable us to provide the most personalized, superior dental services. We offer comprehensive treatment and use restorative dentistry to help you achieve a beautiful healthy smile. We also work diligently to make periodontal, orthodontic, endodontic, and surgical dental services affordable for all our patients.


Our Dentists and Dental Staff

Our experienced dentists and well-trained assistants make every effort to educate our patents on their dental health, treatment options, and proper oral hygiene techniques. We promise to provide our patients with a caring and attentive staff, an enthusiastic attitude, and state-of-the-art dental care, complete with exceptional comfort and a welcoming atmosphere.

Dr_Ilya_Zak Dr. Ilya Zak

Dr. Ilya Zak graduated from USC Dental School in 1990 as one of eight students who completed their undergraduate and graduate training through ADAPT, a six-year dental program.  Post-graduation, he was in a TMJ/ Pain Management residency at White Memorial Hospital.  He then became a qualified medical examiner for TMJ dysfunction in California. He also worked as a part-time clinical instructor at USC Dental School and has been practicing in Simi Valley, Valencia, Agoura Hills, Downey, and Long Beach since 1994.

Dr_Howard_Kopel  Dr. Howard Kopel

Dr. Howard Kopel, DDS, was educated at USC School of Dentistry and has over three decades of experience in the field.  He is well-trained in every dental field, and has received many awards for excellence in diagnosis of oral cancers. The rest of the Dr. Zak Family Dentistry team are honored to be working with Dr. Kopel for over a decade, and he holds the position of dental diagnosis and managing doctor in our practice.

Dr_Charles_Chung  Dr. Charles Chung

Dr. Charles Chung, DDS, has been working with our team for over a decade. He attended Loma Linda University’s School of Dentistry and graduated in 1999. While there, he went on many volunteer missions in southern California and South America that involved dental work and inner-city volunteering. He worked at several other dental offices before becoming part of our team. He is a member of the American Dental Association and California Dental Association. His work is always precise and performed calmly, making him very popular with our patients.

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