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Our Team

At Dr. Zak North Park Dental Care, our extremely experienced and highly dedicated dental team is here to help you maintain impeccable oral health by creating customizable dental plans that fit your needs on a budget you can afford.

On top of being specialists in cosmetic dentistry, we also work with highly talented dental specialists in all other forms of oral health to make sure your mouth is in its best possible shape.

Dr. Zak North Park Dental is serving the San Diego community since 1996

Meet Our Team

Dr. Zak Dental Team In North Park

Dr. Ilya Zak, DDS

Dr. Ilya Zak, DDSDr. Ilya Zak attended USC Dental School, graduating in 1990. He was one of only eight unique students to complete the ADAPT program, an accelerated 6-year dental program that allows one to complete both undergraduate and graduate requirements. After graduation, he completed TMJ/Pain Management residency at White Memorial Hospital and became a qualified medical examiner for TMJ dysfunction in California. He is also a part-time clinical instructor at his alma mater, USC Dental School, and he practices in Simi Valley, Valencia, North Park, and Long Beach since 1994.  Dr. Zak ensures that the dental care that is provided at Zak Dental offices is wholistic, comprehensive, and enhances patients’ overall wellness.

Suelem G., Office Manager

Suelem G., Office Manager

Dr. Mark Riedler, DDS, General Dentist

Dr. Mark Riedler, DDS, General DentistDr. Mark Riedler was born and raised in San Diego and graduated from USC Dental School in 1979. Thereafter, he practiced over two years in a county school dental clinic in northern Switzerland and one year in the adult dental clinic affiliated with the University in Lausanne, Switzerland. He purchased his own practice in 1984 which is now part of Dr. Zak Dental Care, and has since provided the full range of dentistry. His professional dental philosophy has been to help patients achieve and maintain their dental health through regular dental visits. Helping keep his patients healthy has been his greatest satisfaction professionally.

Dr. Riedler has been married to his beautiful college sweetheart for 44 years. He has three grown children, all happy and successful in their professional careers, and three grandchildren. Dr. Riedler's family interests have always included traveling and photography. He also rides bikes with his brothers weekly since 1973 and is proud to have ridden to the top of Haleakala volcano on Maui at the age of 62. Since 1983, Dr. Riedler and his two brothers play racquetball weekly. Lastly, he is a ‘plant nut’ and has taken plant expeditions to Madagascar and South Africa.

Dr. Paul, DDS

Dr. Paul, DDSDr. Paul graduated from USC Dental School. He has  more than 15 years of experience in the dental field. Dr. Paul has been treatment planning and treating more than 50,000 patients. Dr. Paul’s emphasis on the patients’ overall well being and his ability to prioritize treatment plans to any budget has allowed his to enhance the oral health of nearly all patients that he sees irrespective of their financial challenges.

Dr. Aiham Machhadani, Endodontist

Dr. Aiham Machhadani, EndodontistDr. Aiham Machhadani graduated from Damascus University in Syria in 1999. He then continued his education at California's Dr. Duggan Study Institute. Dr. Machhadani then continued his education at Columbia University, earning his specialty certification in Endodontics in 1999. For nearly 20 years, Dr. Machhadani has serviced patients in southern California. In his spare time, Dr. Machhadani lives an active life playing soccer and tennis.

Dr. Ali Aldabe, DDS

Dr. Ali Aldabe, DDSDr. Ali Aldabe graduated from the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine with his DDS.  He is diligent in his pursuit to stay current in providing the profession’s leading dental care procedures while utilizing state-of-the-art technology, supplies and equipment.

Dr. Adam Marre, DDS, Orthodontist

Dr. Adam Marre, DDS, OrthodontistDr. Marre is a California native who grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He attended California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Biotechnology. He continued his education at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS). With a passion for surgery, Dr. Marre was accepted into the respected oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program at the University of Louisville. He furthered his education at the University of Louisville School of Medicine where he earned his Doctorate of Medicine (MD) and completed a general surgery internship within the Department of Surgery. During his six years of oral and maxillofacial surgery residency, Dr. Marre focused on advanced facial reconstructive surgery, complex implant surgery, orthognathic surgery, ambulatory anesthesia, and facial cosmetic surgery. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Marre returned to practice in California close to his family and friends. Outside of surgery, he enjoys spending time with his wife in San Diego participating in outdoor activities such as tennis, running with his dog, going to the beach, and hiking local trails.

Dr. Michael Gavin, Endodontist

Dr. Michael Gavin, Endodontist

Dr. Ketki Nichal, DDS, General Dentist

Dr. Ketki Nichal, DDS, General Dentist

Dr. Martin Talia, DDS, General Dentist

Dr. Martin Talia, DDS, General Dentist

The Zak Dental 360 Degree Quality Control Method:

We don’t just talk the talk…We walk the walk when it comes to Quality Assurance!!!

1.We have a Wellness Doctor on staff at every one of our locations. The sole purpose of this Doctor is to understand your unique oral health needs, objectives, and budget. Once your Wellness Doctor understands your needs, he creates a customized treatment plan that is unique to you. Based on the treatments needed, the Wellness Doctor will build a clinical team consisting of a hygienist, treating dentist, and possible specialists to execute the agreed upon family dental plans.
2.There is always more than one provider working on your treatment plan to confirm the accuracy of your diagnosis.
3.We practice a team-based approach to dental care because dental care requires a vast array of skills and abilities. In nearly thirty years of practice, Dr. Zak has never met a true “Master of All Trades” dentist. That is why we have paired up with a team of specialists that include: periodontists, endodontists, prosthodontists, oral surgeons, and orthodontists to support our general team and step in for more complex procedures.
4.We have a 360-degree quality control protocol in place where at the end of your treatment your Wellness Doctor steps back in to check the quality of the completed work.