Mojgan Niktash, DDS
Founder and CEO of Paradise Dental Practice
What brings me to work every day is the passion of getting to know new people and contributing to their well-being. What I have loved about my job as a dentist since 1998 is the confidence that my patients have given me by allowing me to provide them with personal and professional care. I received a Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from McGill University, one of the top dental schools in Canada, in 1998. Then, I moved to California to further pursue my dental career. After obtaining my California Dental License, I joined a dental group in the San Francisco Bay Area, where I had the opportunity to work in the area of cosmetic and general dentistry. I am also a member (with good standing) of the following dental associations:
- American Dental Association®
- California Dental Association
- Orange County Dental Society
- Canadian Dental Association
- College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Invisalign® Clear Aligners Provider
My philosophy is based upon the desire to provide state-of-the-art, high-quality dentistry in a warm and friendly environment. My skilled practice team shares the same philosophy and completes my mission in serving our patients with care and love. Work does not feel like work because we have fun doing something that we are good at. Serving you and your family as our own is our mission. I strongly believe in conservative and preventive dentistry that will enable each patient to maintain their teeth and oral health for a lifetime. I am excited and proud to be able to continue my work in dentistry here in Orange County, where I live with my son and lovely husband. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my loving family and together exploring the beautiful California West Coast. Besides the art of dentistry, my other passion is oil painting on canvas. I have had the privilege of managing my own business since 2003. I take pride in having been able to create a warm and friendly environment for my patients and staff. I have strived to constantly improve upon and update my knowledge in the field of dentistry by attending various post-graduate seminars and study clubs in all aspects of cosmetic and general dentistry.
“I look forward to meeting you in person at San Juan Capistrano, CA, Paradise Dental Practice and being able to provide you with the best quality of cosmetic dental care that you deserve.”
Abrak Etemad, DMD
Associate Dentist at Paradise Dental Practice
Dr. Etemad has been practicing dentistry since 2008. She received her dental degree from the University of Pittsburg School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Etemad completed her postdoctoral training in Advanced Education in General Dentistry.
She started her career in academics, teaching restorative dentistry as a faculty member at the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health. She was also codirector of the residency program at Lutheran Medical Center. Dr. Etemad has been practicing dentistry over 10 years. She has also completed the Aesthetic Continuum certificate from UCLA.
Dr. Etemad is an active member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Orange County Dental Society and American Academy of Facial Esthetics.
“I focus on providing gentle and appropriate dental care to my patients. I believe in creating an environment for patients to learn more about oral health and I will help them to best achieve their desired outcomes for their dental health.”
Joseph Yang, DDS, MS
Associate Specialist at Paradise Dental Practice
Dr. Joseph Yang earned his Bachelor of Science at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Subsequently, he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Illinois, Chicago.
Upon graduating, he began his 25-year career as a U.S. Navy dental officer. During his Navy career, Dr. Yang was chosen for full-time out-service residency in periodontology at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Afterward, he was selected to serve on staff and as program director at Bethesda Naval Medical Center for their periodontology residency program. During his long Navy career, he received numerous personal commendations and awards.
Dr. Yang is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, as well as a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontology, Academy of Osseointegration, California Society of Periodontics, California Dental Association and San Diego County Dental Society. Dr. Yang is frequently invited to lecture and train other dental professionals worldwide in the latest implant and periodontic procedures.
Meet Our Team
Our friendly team of dental professionals is dedicated to your oral health and smile. We take the time to help you feel comfortable throughout your visit, offering a full range of services as well as comfort amenities for your use. Call Paradise Dental Practice today at 949-481-2121 to set up an appointment with our dentists in San Juan Capistrano, California, and learn more about our dental services!
I love my job a lot. I get to learn something new everyday and meet new people. My favorite hobbies are cooking, painting. I also make clothing and interior decoration design as well.
Lead Dental Assistant
As the lead Dental Assistant, I maintain the back office. I enjoy assisting Dr. Niktash during each procedure and containing and positive environment with the back office standing and organized. My favorite hobbies are anything involved outdoors and of course I love watching sports and movies.