About Us

James Socoloske DDS

Dr. Socoloske was born in Los Angeles and raised in the San Fernando Valley. He graduated from UC San Diego, Revelle College in 1984 with a degree in physiology. He continued his education at the University of Southern California (USC) where he went to the dental school and he received his degree in general dentistry in 1988 with top honors and won the Endodontic Award and membership to Omega Kappa Upsilon. He continued his education at USC for two more years and received his certificate in endodontics in 1990. He has been in private practice at the same location in Newport Beach, since 1991. He has a beautiful wife and two great kids. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, snow skiing, playing golf, riding bikes, jogging, and practicing yoga. Dr. Socoloske is a member of many professional dental organizations which include:

  • Local endodontic study club
  • Orange County Dental Society
  • California Dental Association
  • California Association Society of Endodontists
  • Southern California Association Endodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Endodontists

Ali Vahdati DDS, MSD

Dr. Vahdati is a board-eligible endodontist. He is a graduate of the UCLA School of Dentistry, for which he was recently invited back to teach part-time. He finished his endodontic residency at the top of his class at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry; and he was trained by world-renowned experts such as the legendary Mahmoud Torabinejad and Leif Bakland.

Dr. Vahdati is well-published in the fields of endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery and implant dentistry. He has also authored several book chapters on those general topics as well as on the topic of tissue engineering.

Dr. Vahdati’s colleagues find him to be friendly, reflective and insightful. With his patients, he is a good listener—thoughtful, helpful and understanding.

Outside of the clinical and academic settings, Ali partakes in a healthy lifestyle, and his passions include biking, hiking, and triathlons.


Our Staff


Office Manager


Marion
She is our office manager and has been doing a great job up front for more than 20 years. She has been with this office for over 30 years.  Marion is very knowledgeable in all aspects of an endodontic practice and will guide you through your entire experience at our office.  She has always lived locally and is a proud mother, wife, and animal lover. We are very fortunate to have her as part of our team.


Dr. Socoloske’s Assistant


Romelia
She is a very experienced assistant and is Dr. Socoloske and Dr. Vahdati’s “right-hand woman.” She has been with the office for more than 20 years.  She anticipates every need of the patients and the doctor.  Romelia is efficient, friendly, and professional.  She is married and has three beautiful daughters.

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