Dr. Dennis R. Hunt

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.


Dr. Allen Jacobson

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.

Dr. Bassem Farid

Bassem Farid
Dr. Bassem Farid

Bassem Farid D.D.S. began his studies at U.C.L.A. with a undergraduate B.S. in Biology with departmental honors in Biology in 1987-1992. He earned his D.D.S. degree in 1992-1996, and continued on to his general practice residency at the Veterans Administration Medical center, Wadsworth, 1996-1997. Dr. Farid attended Alameda County Medical, Highland Hospital 1998-2002, completing his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Farid’s research includes: The Branchial Cleft Anomaly: A review and case report, Repair of Acquired Helical Rim of Ear Defects: A review of literature and case report of a single stage approach, Gunshot wound to mandible and stage lip reconstruction using the Bandoneon local flap, a case report. Dr. Farid’s special interests include: sports, world travel and daily exercise.

Dr. Michael E. Khalil

Michael E. Khalil
Dr. 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.

Meet Dr. Liliana Khabbaz

Liliana 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, attended Loma Linda University where she finished 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, Dental Plus Dental Group. 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 Dental Plus Dental Group, 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.