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SmileCare El Cajon
Meet Your El Cajon Dentists


 Dr. Clifford Saper
Dr. Clifford Saper, El Cajon Orthodontist
Dr. Saper has been practicing, teaching and studying orthodontics for over 20 years. In addition to private and group practice he has served on the faculty of New York University and New York medical college and on staff as a surgical orthodontist treating cleft palate and other complex craniofacial patients.
 
As an orthodontic practitioner and educator Dr. Saper understands the importance of communication, not only with his patients and their parents, but also the rest of their dental team headed by their primary dentist.
 
Many colleagues and patients have commended him on his approachability and enthusiasm with his subject, Dr Saper’s goal is to make every consultation and treatment visit an enlightening and rewarding event.
 
A native of north San Diego County, Dr Saper graduated from UC San Diego and then the UCLA school of Dentistry. He went on to Study Orthodontics and Dento-facial Orthopedics at St Louis University and continued his training with additional specialized experience at the Charles R Drew Center in the treatment of complex surgical cases in conjunction with the University of Illinois Department of Oral Surgery.  These cases brought an appreciation of a team approach to patient treatment. 
 
One of Dr. Saper’s passions has always been inspiring others to reach their full potential.  He has consistently been involved in education. During the years following his orthodontic training he served as a program director of a health sciences training program and earned a doctorate in education while teaching orthodontics abroad with the health volunteers overseas, an organization sponsored by the American Dental Association.  He was cited by the American Dental Association for his volunteer teaching in Haiti.
 
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 Dr. Evelyn Lagda
Dr. Evelyn Lagda, El Cajon General Dentist
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Education
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from University of the East - Philippines
  • B.S. in Biological Science from University of the East - Philippines
  • Fellowship, California Implant Institute
  • Post-Graduate Course for Orthodontics

Affiliations
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • San Diego County Dental Association
  • Association of Filipino Dentist, San Diego County
  • International Association for Orthodontics


 Dr. Geoffrey Kopecky
Dr. Geoffrey Kopecky, El Cajon Orthodontist

Dr. Geoffrey Kopecky is an orthodontist well known in the San Diego community with more than 25 years of experience as a certified specialist for adults and children. He was most recently recognized as "Top Doc San Diego" by Channel 5 Fox News,   an honor bestowed upon him by his peers and patients.

Dr. Kopecky received his Orthodontic specialty training at the University of Rochester, NY Medical Center  where he was president of his class.   He completed three separate residency programs in NY: advanced general dentistry at Strong Memorial Hospital; orthodontics at Eastman Dental Center; and orthognathic surgery and treatment of cleft palate, craniofacial anomalies and TMJ at Genesee Hospital.

Dr. Kopecky sees patients starting at age seven, which is when the American Association of Orthodontists recommends children receive their first orthodontic consultation to spot any problems with tooth eruption or jaw growth.  He speaks English and Spanish and works with a friendly team so every office visit will be an enjoyable one.

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Education
  • Orthodontics specialty training at University of Rochester, NY Medical Center
  • Residency in Advanced General Dentistry at Strong Memorial Hospital in New York
  • Residency in Orthodontics at Eastman Dental Center in New York
  • Residency in Orthognathic Surgery and Treatment of Cleft Palate, Craniofacial Anomolies, and TMJ at Genesee Hospital in New York

Affiliations
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists


 Dr. Gilda Bankian
Dr. Gilda Bankian, El Cajon General Dentist
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