Meet Our Doctors

FUNtastic Family Dentistry & Orthodontics has been improving kids’ smiles for over 30 years!

 

Dr Stella Children's Dentist, family dentistryDr. Stella

Has performed all aspects of pediatric dentistry during his career through private practice and as a hospital staff member. Over the years, he has dedicated considerable time and energy to volunteer work and speaking engagements. Although he is now retired from direct patient care, he is still very much leading all other aspects of the practice.

Dr. Stella received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Southern California, and earned his postgraduate degree (D.D.S.) at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Dentistry. He completed his Pediatric Dental Residency at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati.

He has spent significant time and effort to develop the FUNtastic approach to family dentistry to make it fun for kids to visit the dentist and ask to come back, and has recently expanded his practice with the FUNtastic Braces department for Orthodontics and Invisalign (Invisible Braces) for kids, teens, and adults.

Anita Bhavnani Children's Dentist

Dr. Anita Bhavnani, Orthodontist

Dr. Anita Bhavnani received her Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD) degree from Case Western Reserve University in 2009. She received her Orthodontic Certificate and Master of Science in Dentistry (Research) degree from Saint Louis University in 2011. She has received several awards from both international and national associations distinguishing her for clinical and academic excellence in family dentistry.

Dr. Bhavnani’s sweet disposition makes it easy to connect with each of her patients. She has and always will put her patients’ needs first.

Dr. Bhavnani spends the majority of her free time with her husband, friends and family. She enjoys traveling, trying new recipes in the kitchen and staying active either outdoors or in the gym.

“It is my goal for patients to enjoy their experience in our Long Beach dentist office and to leave with outstanding results.”

Dr. Anita Bhavnani is a proud member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, the California Association of Orthodontists, the California Dental Association, the Orange County Dental Society and the Omricon Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society.


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Dr.-Fisher Children's Dentist, family dentistryDr. Bozhena Fisher, Pediatric Dentist

As a children’s dentist in Long Beach, Dr. Bozhena Fisher specializes in providing preventive and therapeutic dental care for infants, children and adolescents, including those with special health care needs. Dr. Fisher graduated Cum Laude from UCLA with a major in Biology and subsequently obtained her dental degree from UCLA School of Dentistry. After her graduation, Dr. Fisher pursued her passion of providing dental care for children at Yale New Haven Hospital Pediatric Dental Residency. Dr. Fisher has been Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Throughout her family dentistry education and dental training, Dr. Fisher has devoted her time and knowledge by volunteering in under-served communities. She is currently on Faculty at the UCLA School of Dentistry teaching pediatric dentistry to dental students. In addition to being a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, she is also involved in professional organizations such as Southern California Society of Dentistry for Children and the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity, which is an international educational and philanthropic organization. Dr. Fisher strongly believes in the importance of prevention and education in achieving oral health and overall well-being.

In her free time Dr. Fisher enjoys tennis, yoga, biking, and cooking for her family and friends.

 

Dr Surger Dr. Stella Team, children's dentistDr. Eddie Surger, Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Eddie Surger is passionate about practicing pediatric dentistry. He strives to create positive experiences and build a foundation of trust from his patients with his kind and gentle approach to family dentistry. He understands the importance of creating pleasant dental experiences for young children so that they can look forward to a lifetime of stress-free dental visits. Dr. Surger uses a family-centered approach to guide parents and their children in achieving optimal oral health. In addition to private practice, Dr. Surger enjoys teaching and has been selected as a member of the UCLA Pediatric Dentistry Clinical Faculty. Dr. Surger obtained his undergraduate degree in Psychobiology graduating Summa Cum Laude from UCLA. Upon completing dental school, he was presented with multiple awards including the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) Award of Excellence, ASDA Delegate of the Year, Alpha Omega Academic Achievement Award, Regent’s Scholarship, and the prestigious American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Pre-Doctoral Award. He went on to complete a two year postgraduate residency at UCLA where he received his specialty certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. In residency, he received extensive training in treating infants and children through adolescence, including those who are medically and physically compromised. Dr. Surger is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

 

Dr Deyanira Sanchez children's dentistDr. Deyanira Sanchez, Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Sanchez is an L.A. native who pursued international training in family dentistry. She received her Bachelor’s in Pathology Laboratory and then a Doctorate in Dental Surgery from University of Guadalajara, Mexico in 2000. After returning to the United States, she received accreditation for her Doctorate in Dental Surgery and ultimately, a certificate in pediatric dentistry from UCLA. In addition to perfecting smiles in our Long Beach dentist office, she currently holds a part time Clinical/Lecturer faculty position at UCLA and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Sanchez enjoys musical “jam sessions” and may be found on the weekends mountain biking on the Santa Monica or Topanga Canyon trails with her family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Morvarid (Mori) Aletomeh, DMD FRCD(C)

Dr. Mori, as most of her patients call her is from Vancouver, Canada.  From a young age she enjoyed working with children, and she followed her passion by entering a profession where she can help and work with children. As a pediatric dentist her goal is to ensure her patients have a superior and positive dental experience.

She received her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition at University of British Columbia and then her Dental degree in 2011.  She completed a year of General Practice Dentistry at ULCA and decided to pursue her career providing care for children.  Doctor Mori received her post-graduate training in Pediatric Dentistry from the world-renowned Eastman Dental Center which is currently a department of the University of Rochester, in Rochester, New York.

Doctor Mori has volunteered locally and internationally with Hearts with Hope foundations, providing treatment to children in Peru, Give-Kids-A-Smile day, and the Special Olympics. She has been involved with the craniofacial team at the University of Rochester, where they provided NAM (Nasoalveolar Molding) to patients with cleft lip and palate.

Doctor Mori is active standing in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), California Society of Pediatric Dentistry (CSPD), American Dental Association (ADA), and the California Dental Association (CDA).  She is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada where she is a Board Certified Pediatric dentist. When she is not practicing dentistry she likes to spend time with family and friends, hike, bike, practice pilates, ski and travel!