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Meet Our Dentists

Mori Rouhani

Dr. Mori Rouhani understands the importance of having a healthy, confident smile, and has been helping patients achieve just that for over 20 years.  In 1991, she received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Southern California.  While working as a Dental Hygienist, her passion for providing superior, pain-free dental care grew.  In 1996, she earned her doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Southern California, where she graduated top of her class.   For the next 15 years she hired and trained dentists for one of California’s largest dental corporations, SmileCare.  For the past 10 years running, her superior care has earned her the Circle of Excellence award, an honor bestowed annually to the top 5 doctors from a professional pool of more than 200 dentists.

In 2010, Dr. Rouhani became Co-Owner of Golden Triangle Dental in Santa Clarita, California.  Additionally, in 2012 she also became Co-Owner,where she manages a staff of 18 dentists, of a multi-specialty practice, Premier Care Dental in Pasadena, California.

It is Dr. Rouhani’s personal and professional philosophy that quality dentistry should be provided to each and every patient in a clean, safe, and stress-free environment. Remaining up-to-date on the latest medical technologies and procedures, she prides herself on her abilities to ease patients’ nerves by delivering completely pain-free dental care, while granting them the smile they’ve always wanted.

Lilliana Khabbaz

Several decades ago, Dr. Liliana Khabbaz pursued a career in dentistry with a deep love of people and family.  It has been her patients’ recurring, individual smiles that have continued to keep her love of the field alive.

In 1989, she graduated from the University of Damascus, in 1994, prepared for her dental board exam in Loma Linda, and in 1996, graduated from Loma Linda University with a doctorate in Dental Surgery.  From there, she began work as a Dental General Practitioner, her leadership skills and passion quickly elevating her to Managing Dentist of a staff of twelve doctors. Later, she continued work as Managing Dentist at Smile Care Dentist in Northridge, California where she was awarded the Circle of Excellence for five years in a row, and soon went on to co-own and manage Golden Triangle Dental in Santa Clarita, California.  In 2012, Dr. Khabbaz also became co-owner of Pasadena-based multi-specialty practice, Premier Care Dental.  As a result of her devoted insights and genuine love for the patients, she has made a major impact on each and every practice she has been a part of.

Currently, Dr. Khabbaz splits her time between her two practices, Golden Triangle Dental and Premier Care Dental, and husband and her two children. It has been her continued philosophy to treat each patient as if they were a part of her family, always making their health and smiles her greatest priority.

Marlice Patam, D.D.S., M.D.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Patam received her Doctorate in Dental Surgery graduating cum laude from UCLA School of Dentistry.  Before pursuing her interest in oral surgery, Dr. Patam practiced hospital general dentistry for two years, providing dental restorative care for medically compromised in-patients and out-patients at UCLA Medical Center, City of Hope, and Veterans Administrations in Los Angeles. She then embarked upon a 6-year Oral and Maxillofacial surgery program at UCLA practicing the full scope of the specialty training in cosmetic facial and orthognathic jaw reconstruction, reconstruction of facial trauma, alveolar bone reconstruction, dental and maxillofacial implantology, oral pathology, sedation and general anesthesia.  Upon completion of this program Dr. Patam received her certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as well as earned her doctorate degree in medicine from UCLA School of Medicine.  Dr. Patam is a board certified oral surgeon, a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  She has authored many articles in journals, including the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Transplantation Immunology; and Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation.  She has lectured in various conferences on the topics of bone grafting and dental implants.  This highly trained specialist comes to us providing her expertise in oral surgery, licensed in general anesthesia and certified in advanced cardiac life support.

When out of the office Dr. Patam enjoys homemaking and motherhood; spending as much time as she can with her husband and two active school-aged daughters; hiking, biking and rollerblading.  She also enjoys managing their club soccer team and teaching Sunday school.

Dennis R. Hunt

Dennis R. Hunt, D.D.S., is a board eligible Periodontist committed to research for the advancement of Periodontics. Dr. Hunt graduated from California State University, Hayward with a B.S., Biological Science and a minor in Chemistry. In 1997, Dr. Hunt graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles and UCLA graduate Periodontal Residency Certificate Program with a Masters Degree in Oral Biology.

Dr. Hunt’s activity in research has produced five published papers in professional journals. His research interest is primarily centered on Alveolar Bone Reconstruction. Dr. Hunt is a part-time faculty member at UCLA Department of Oral Biology. He has lectured at UCLA and worldwide. Dr. Hunt has recently won Best Research Lecture award at the Academy of Osseointegration held in Toronto, Canada. Other work has included 1997’s World-Wide Web at UCLA Periodontics Center author of Antibiotic Use in Periodontics, working with Dr. M. Newman, and Dr. J. Kim.

Dr. Hunt is a member of the following professional affiliations: California Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontics, and European Academy of Ossteointegration. Dr. Hunt's hobbies are tennis, golf, and world travel.

Michael E. Khalil

Michael E. Khalil, D.D.S. is our Endodontist. Dr. Khalil graduated from California State Polytechnic University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1992. He attended the University Of Southern California School Of Dentistry and graduated in 1996 with a D.D.S. degree. He continued at U.S.C. with his Specialty Degree in Advanced Endodontics in 1998. He served as an instructor at U.S.C. from 1996 to 1999 and was appointed as the endodontist for the U.S.C. Faculty Practice. He was the recipient of the American Association of Endodontists National Achievement Award in 1998. Dr. Khalil’s special interests include telling jokes, camping, cars, and rough housing with his three children. He has practiced throughout Southern California and has expressed his admiration for our facility and the hard working team that makes it run so well.

Allen Jacobson

Allen Jacobson DDS, MDS, is a graduate of the University of Southern California where he earned both his Bachelor’s Degree and Doctorate of Dental Surgery. WhIle at U.S.C., he won the prestigious R.L. Folkes award and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society. After graduating in the top of his class, he was invited to further his education at the University of Connectcut, where he earned an advanced Certification in Orthodontics while concurrently earning a Master Degree for his work In the esthetic display of dentition. It was at the University of Connecticut were Dr. Jacobson was trained in cutting edge Orthodontic technIques including the use of temporary anchorage devises, contemporary surgical techniques, and invisalign, to complement his strong knowledge in the use of traditional appliances (braces). When not practicing Orthodontics, Dr. Jacobson likes to spend his time playing basketbafl in the park or hiking through the canyons. He and his wife are often looking to discover new trails, so if you know of a good one, let him know.