La Mesa
5601 Grossmont Center Dr
Suite 200
La Mesa, CA 91942
(619) 462-2272

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Meet Your La Mesa Dentists


 Dr. Anas Najm
Dr. Anas Najm, La Mesa General Dentist

Las Vegas dentist Anas Najm, DDS, BDS, is a graduate of the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine and the Modern Sciences and Arts British University. Dentistry was a natural fit for him.

"For me, dentistry represents the perfect synthesis of my interest and aptitude for sciences and my passion for using my fine motor skills in technical artistic ways. Practicing dentistry makes good sense to me. I love working with my hands, and I enjoy working with people," Dr. Najm says.

Dr. Najm is committed to providing excellent service and lifelong smiles to his patients. He offers a wide variety of general dentistry services including dental exams and cleanings, fillings, extractions, root canals, crowns, bridges, dentures, dental implant restorations, veneers and Lumineers, and teeth whitening. He also provides oral cancer screening, periodontal (gum) disease management, wisdom teeth extractions, bone grafting, and ridge augmentation.

Dr. Najm graduated from dental school with an excellence in emergency dental care and he strives to accommodate same-day emergency dental appointments in Las Vegas whenever possible. He treats adults, teenagers, and children including infants. The American Dental Association recommends children visit a dentist by their first birthday to ensure the teeth are coming in correctly.

Call Dr. Najm's office at (702) 656-2301 to schedule an appointment today. He and his friendly team look forward to meeting you.

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Education
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
  • Bachelor Degree of Science in Dentistry from Modern Sciences and Arts University in Cairo, Egypt




 Dr. Clifford Saper
Dr. Clifford Saper, La Mesa 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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Education
  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Education, Pacific University
  • Orthodontics Residency, Charles R. Drew Center, Chicago, IL
  • Orthodontics Residency, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.), University of California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Bachelors of Arts in Literature and Biological Sciences, University of California at San Diego, CA
 
 




 Dr. Horst Dziura
Dr. Horst Dziura, La Mesa Endodontist

Horst Dziura, DDS, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of problems associated with the tooth pulp, which is the soft tissue located inside the root canal. Dr. Dziura performs simple and complex procedures to relieve pain and restore teeth, including root canals, bone grafting, and apicoectomy. His advanced training enables him to treat difficult cases including abscessed teeth and teeth with narrow or blocked canals.

Dr. Dziura treats patients age 8 and older. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago and received his advanced endodontic training at Lutheran Medical Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame.

Dr. Dziura is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and San Diego County Dental Society.

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Education
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago
  • Advanced endodontics training from Lutheran Medical Hospital in Brooklyn, NY
  • Undergraduate degree from University of Notre Dame

Affiliations
  • American Association of Endodontists
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • San Diego County Dental Society


 Dr. Jessica  Hackman
Dr. Jessica Hackman, La Mesa Oral Surgeon

Oral surgeon Jessica Hackman, MD, DMD, is experienced in dentoalveolar and pre-prosthetic surgery, dental implants, gone grafting procedures, TMJ surgery, orthognathic surgery, maxillofacial trauma, and management of soft tissue and bone pathology. She also has extensive experience with sedation and general anesthetic techniques.

Dr. Hackman received her M.D. and her advanced training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at UCLA. She earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a bachelor of engineering degree in chemical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.

Dr. Hackman is bilingual in English and Spanish.

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Education
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD), UCLA School of Medicine
  • Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, UCLA School of Dentistry
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor's degree, Chemical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology




 Dr. Mirna Baboselac-Nguyen
Dr. Mirna Baboselac-Nguyen, La Mesa Orthodontist

Dr. Mirna Baboselac Nguyen is passionate about creating beautiful smiles, and always puts forth her best effort to understand and address her patients’ needs. She offers a variety of services including braces and Invisalign to correct problems such as crowding, crossbite, open bite, protruding teeth, teeth that erupted in the wrong place, gaps between teeth, and jaw misalignment. Dr. Baboselac Nguyen starts seeing kids beginning at age 7, which is when the American Association of Orthodontists recommends children receive their first orthodontic consultation to determine what kind of orthodontic treatment they will need in the future.

Dr. Mirna Baboselac Nguyen earned her orthodontics certificate from Maimonides Medical Center, and completed a General Practice residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, both in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her dental degree from the University of Montréal in Quebec, Canada.

She is a member of the American Board of Orthodontics, American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, and Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists. Dr. Baboselac Nguyen enjoys traveling, reading, learning new languages, sports, working out, dancing, photography, movies, and cooking. She speaks French, English, Croatian, Italian, and Spanish.

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Education
  • Orthodontics certificate, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • General Practice residency, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), University of Montreal in Quèbec, Canada
  • Diploma of College Studies in Science, Letters and Arts, College de Jonquière, Saquenay, Canada

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


 Dr. Truska Mahmood
Dr. Truska Mahmood, La Mesa Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Truska Mahmood loves helping children smile. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, then attended University of Nevada, Las Vegas to complete a pediatric dental residency. Dr. Mahmood specializes in treating infants through adolescents, including children with special needs. As an outdoor enthusiast, she enjoys hiking, snowboarding and spending time with family. Dr. Mahmood has spent countless hours volunteering her time at dental clinics, and treating underserved children in Guatemala.

Dr. Mahmood is passionate about creating a positive dental experience for her young patients and for their parents. She is committed to making your child’s visit as relaxing and fun as possible to help them develop healthy habits that will lead to lifelong smiles. Dr. Mahmood looks forward to working with you to ensure your child has a great experience. 

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Education
  • Pediatric dental residency, University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
  • B.S. Science, Biology, University of Colorado at Denver

Affiliations
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • California Society of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • San Diego County Dental Society

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