Our Team

At Dr. Zak Family Dentistry, we assembled well-trained and highly credentialed dentists, assistants, and office staff to ensure you always get personalized, superior dental services within a budget that you can afford.

The Dr. Zak Dental 360 Degree quality Control Method

We don’t just talk the talk…we walk the walk when it comes to Quality Assurance!!!

  1. Our on-staff Wellness Doctor is there to understand your unique oral health needs, objectives, and budget. Once our Wellness Doctor understands your needs, he creates a customized treatment plan that is unique to you. Based on the treatments needed, he will build a clinical team consisting of a hygienist, treating dentist, and possible specialists to execute the agreed upon family dental plans.
  2. There is always more than one provider working on your treatment plan to confirm the accuracy of your diagnosis.
  3. At Dr. Zak Family Dentistry, we practice a team-based approach to dental care because dental care requires a vast array of skills and abilities. That is why each one of our offices has paired up with a team of specialists that include: periodontists, endodontists, prosthodontists, oral surgeons, and orthodontists to support our general team and step in for more complex procedures.
  4. Once your treatment plan has been completed we initiate our 360-degree quality control protocol, which is where your Wellness Doctor steps back in to check the quality of the completed work.

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

Our Dentists and Dental Staff

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.