2022 Board of Directors 


Jeff Leev

President

Jeff Lee, D.D.S., 

Dr. Lee is a graduate of Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC. He did an AEGD residency at USC and an Endodontic residency at NYU. Dr. Lee has a private practice limited to Endodontics in Koreatown, Los Angeles. He is a third-degree black belt in Kendo. Dr. Lee loves traveling both locally and internationally as well as visiting museums and art galleries. He enjoys spending time with his wife and taking classes with her to learn anything new. Dr. Lee is an art collector as well as a collector of many different types of collectibles.


Clark Martin

President Elect, Editor

Clark A. Martin, D.M.D.

Dr. Martin is an endodontist and graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (both dental school and specialty residency). He has a private practice limited to Endodontics in Beverly Hills and is a visiting lecturer at the UCLA School of Dentistry. Dr. Martin has two daughters who are dentists. Dr. Alexa Martin, also an endodontist, practices with her dad in Beverly Hills and Long Beach, CA. Dr. Carly Martin is a general dentist practicing in Los Angeles and Torrance, CA. Yes, dinner conversations can tend to get a little “one-sided”, but they also like to ski, snow board, and hang out near the beach/surf (though the surf days for Dr. Clark have passed).


Abraham Nobel

Vice President

Abraham Nobel, D.D.S., M.P.H.
Dr. Abraham Nobel completed his dental degree from the UCLA School of Dentistry and did his AEGD program at the UCLA-Venice Dental Center. Inspired to further develop his knowledge of healthcare, Dr. Nobel entered Harvard University as a California Endowment Scholar. He received a Masters Degree in Public Health and Fellowship in Health Policy from Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Nobel happily practices dentistry in Los Angeles. When not in the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Sara, and their two young sons, Elijah and Ezra



Howard Kim (1)

Secretary, Membership Committee Chair

Howard Kim, D.D.S.

Dr. Howard Kim graduated from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. He also obtained a Masters of Science degree in Craniofacial Biology at USC before starting dental school. Dr. Kim is currently the Dental Director for Via Care Community Health Center where he leads and directs the development, implementation, and monitoring of quality dental care services. He enjoys playing golf with his wife and cheering on the Dodgers and Lakers.



Roger FieldmanTreasurer 

Roger Fieldman, D.D.S. 

Dr. Fieldman is a graduate of the UCLA School of Dentistry. He has been manager of a labor union dental plan and currently manages dental clinics for the LA County Department of Health Services. Dr. Fieldman was President of LADS in 2001. In his spare time, he likes, skiing, sailing, biking, fishing, and playing with his grandsons.






Adam Geach 

Immediate Past President

Adam Geach, D.M.D., M.D.S.c.
Dr. Geach completed his dental degree from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He then attended the University of Connecticut and completed specialty training and board certification in Prosthodontics. Dr. Geach was a clinical instructor for the UCLA Advanced Prosthodontic Residency Program and now maintains a full-time private practice in Downtown LA. He enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, and mountain bike riding. 




    
Kenneth Jacob PhotoCDA Board Component Representative

Kenneth Jacobs, D.D.S.
Dr. Jacobs graduated from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC and did his General Practice Residency at the Sepulveda Veterans Administration Hospital. He is an Adjunct Clinical Instructor at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC, a member of the CDA Judicial Council and a Dental Board of California Material Expert Examiner. Dr. Jacobs has practiced general dentistry for over 30 years in Beverly Hills. He is an avid runner and car enthusiast.



Sarah ChungStudent Liaison Chair

Na Eun (Sarah) Chung, D.M.D.
Dr. Na Eun (Sarah) Chung is a board-eligible periodontist in Los Angeles, CA. She is a first-generation immigrant who came to the United States at the age of 9. She is the first doctor in her family. Dr. Chung received her dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA. Her passion for periodontology began while she was there studying. After that, she completed her three-year periodontal residency at USC's Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry. She currently serves as an assistant clinical professor in the department of Periodontology at USC and has her private practice serving the Koreatown community. 




Douglas Galen

Ethics Committee Chair 

Douglas Galen, D.D.S.

Dr. Galen is a native of Los Angeles and has practiced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Beverly Hills since 1995. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of California at Los Angeles and completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Galen is board certified and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and is a General Anesthesia evaluator for the California Dental Board. Dr. Galen serves on the attending faculty in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry and Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Dr Galen has been an active member of the Los Angeles Dental Society where he serves as Chairman of the ethics task force. In his free time Dr. Galen enjoys spending time with his family and on the Pacific Ocean sailing, racing, and cruising.


Alexa Martin

New Professionals Committee Chair

Alexa Martin, D.M.D.

Alexa Martin obtained her undergraduate degree from UCLA and completed her dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. She completed a general practice residency at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles and completed her endodontic specialty training at Tufts. Dr. Martin is an LA native, born and raised in Manhattan Beach. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family, walk around town to her favorite local restaurants, run the trails in Playa Vista, and do pilates. "



Sherwin MatianLegislative Committee Chair

Sherwin Matian, D.M.D.
Dr. Sherwin Matian is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh school of Dental medicine. He completed his AEGD residency at the University of New Mexico Hospital. He is a Los Angeles native and went to UCLA for his undergraduate degree. Dr. Matian enjoys traveling and spending time with his family when he is away from his practice. 




Sonia Molina

Program Committee Chair

Sonia Molina, D.M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Molina graduated from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the Harvard School of Public Health. She did her General Practice Residency at Wadsworth Veteran Administration Hospital and her endodontic specialty at UCLA. For the past 20 years, she has served as part of the Los Angeles Dental Society in various positions including Past President. She currently serves as the LADS Legislative Committee Chair and was appointed to the Dental Board of California by Governor Gavin Newsom in October, 2020. Dr. Molina has had an endodontic practice in Downey for over 25 years.




 
Essence Page

Community Relations Committee Chair


Essence Page, D.D.S.
Dr. Essence earned her DDS degree from Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, becoming the first Dentist in her family! She then went on to serve as an Active Duty Captain in the US Army. Dr. Essence is committed to providing quality dental care to underserved communities. Her heart lies in treating low income, LGBTQ and unhoused youth, as well as children in grade schools via mobile clinic Through her viral videos, Dr. Essence has cultivated a following on social media @the_DrEssence_page and now helps other dentists grow their online communities and provide oral health education across the globe. When Dr. Essence isn’t in the clinic, she enjoys mindfulness practices: yoga & meditation, reading and cuddling with her yorkie-poo, Ichiban.

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