Gita Aminloo, RDHAP

Gita has been a practicing hygienist since 1996. She got her specialized license in 2011 as a Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice (RDHAP) from the University of Pacific. Since then her passion has been to serve individuals with physical and mental disabilities. She is a vendor for San Gabriel-Pomona, Inland Empire, and Orange County Regional Centers. She is currently serving consumers of the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) in these regions. She is also part of the Oral Health and Prevention program at San Gabriel-Pomona Regional Center. She believes that prevention is the key to improve oral health. The majority of her patients are not able to see a community dentist due to their physical or mental limitations. For many, she is the only oral health professional that they would see. In conjunction with behavior modification experts, she has been able to treat her patients without the need of general anesthesia. Many of her patients are now able to be treated in a regular dental office setting. Her believes and work ethics drive her to serve the most under-served population and to improve the overall oral health of the community through education and her clinical expertise.

Bahram Brian Shahangian, DDS

Lecturer & Faculty Member at UCLA

Dr.Bahram Brian Shahangian received his high school diploma in Paris, France. He has earned his doctorate in dental surgery from University Rene Descarts Paris V. He has obtained his California Dental License in 1996 and since then he has accomplished extensive post graduate training in restorative and implant dentistry such as: Advanced Implant Therapy in surgery and restorative from UCLA and Nobel Biocare Implant Institute. He also has completed several hundred hours of face to face and online training, over the course of 10 years, provided by Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) a division of California Department of Education.

Work Experience:

For more than 10 years Dr. Bahram Brian Shahangian has been teaching dentistry to the 3rd and 4th year graduate students at UCLA, school of Dentistry. He is a lecturer and part time faculty at the restorative department. He has been sharing his experience with the students in the clinical setting, teaching them not only the dentistry but also the human aspect of interaction with patients. His message to his students has always been: Listen to understand, Communicate to find the best options and Treat the issue in whole.

He also has directed the nutrition program at Genesis Adult Day Health Care from 2005 to 2015. In that capacity, Dr. Shahangian was able to maintain a healthy and nutritious food menu production for a large number of underserved adults and elderly participants all with challenging medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc. To make sure providing the most appropriate nutritional education to his community, Dr. Shahangian followed all guidelines given by Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) a division of California Department of Education. During this 10 years of close collaboration with CACFP, Dr. Shahangian was able to help the low income families in his community to understand the importance of a balanced nutrition on a daily basis and the impact of this healthy diet in their overall well-being.  

Dr. Shahangian is also a proud dental provider in his private offices.