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, DDS our team Dr. Ilya Zak, DDS

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 brings the same method of quality control and accountability to our practices.  Dr. Zak works to ensure that all the dental care that rendered at Zak Dental is patient centric and enhances patients’ overall state of wellness.

Dr. Kopel, DDS, our teamDr. Howard Kopel, DDS

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.  An avid believer in the link between oral health and overall health, Dr. Kopel designs and delivers dental care that is truly patient centric and enhances patients’ wellbeing.

Dr Charles Chung, DDS our teamDr. Charles Chung, DDS

Dr. Charles Chung, DDS, 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 patients.

Dr. Anthony Motella, our teamDr. Anthony Motella

Dr. Anthony Montella  graduated at the top of his class from University of Illinois College of Dentistry at Chicago in 1998.   In 2001, he completed a three-year advanced prosthodontics residency program at University of Illinois College of Dentistry.  He is an ADA Certified Prosthodontist and specializes in the following dental procedures: Cosmetic Dentistry – Porcelain Veneers, Fixed Prosthodontics – Crowns and Bridges, Implant Prosthodontics – Fixed and Removable Restorations, and Removable Prosthodontics – Complete and Partial Dentures.