Dr. Ozer was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended Fairfax High School and lived only blocks away from his Wilshire Boulevard practice as a youth. Ironically, Dr. Ozer's family dentist as a child, his mother's cousin, practiced in this very same building. Dr. Ozer received his Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of California at San Diego, he graduated Cum Laud in 1977. In 1981, he received his Doctorate in Dental Science from the University of Southern California.
Dr. Ozer has maintained a private practice in our community for the last 28 years. He is a current member of The American Dental Society, The California Dental Association, The Western Los Angeles Dental Society and The Academy of Ossiointegration. Dr. Ozer and his wife, Dr. Norris have practiced together since 1986. Their team approach has created an office strategy that allows maximum doctor availability, compassion, experience and the wisdom of two dentists. They consistently consult each other, their community of dental specialists, and their team of laboratory technicians regarding their patients needs and concerns. A thorough and comprehensive diagnosis, treatment plan and result are routinely optimized with this strategy.
Drs. Ozer and Norris display this same enthusiasm outside of the dental environment. The doctors are raising three teenage boys, Tim, Nick and Elliott. Dr. Ozer enjoys all aspects of music, including playing piano and guitar. He has coached youth sports in Beverly Hills, Cheviot Hills and in the South Bay for the last 20 years. Basketball being his sport of expertise. (Please, don't get him started). He also enjoys the digital world, playing tennis, spinning and playing basketball with his buddies.
" .....the greatest development in our profession during the last 20 years has been the routine utilization of implant dentistry. Having opportunities to provide this type of treatment has inspired, motivated and fulfilled all of my professional goals. Patients are so thrilled with the esthetic and functional results we can achieve with implant dentistry. " .
Dr. Anne Norris Ozer was born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in rural Suffield, Connecticut with 5 siblings and ultimately moved to Tustin, California in 1971. Anne was a ranked competitive Synchronized Swimmer with aspirations of becoming a Marine Biologist. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Cal State Fullerton in Biology. Her career path was cemented when she met a female endodontist, Dr. Margaret Pan, who would influence her to become a dentist. Dr. Pan told her that is was a perfect career. It's “Arts and crafts in the mouth” and your patients become your “family”.
She received her Doctorate in Dental Surgery at the University of Southern California in 1984. While in Dental School, she met her husband, Steven Ozer. Drs. Norris and Ozer were married in June of 1984 and combined their practices in 1986. This combined practice strategy has allowed them to raise three sons and enabled them to be at every Spring Sing, band and orchestra concert, parade, honor award breakfast, baseball, basketball, and water polo game. This shared practice approach has also allowed them to have greater availability for their patients. They have provided their patients through the years the same attention and comprehensive care that they would give to their own family members
Dr. Anne Norris Ozer is a member of the Los Angeles Dental Society, the California Dental Society and the American Dental Society. She is extremely proficient in all aspects of oral care from surgical techniques, to restorative and cosmetic treatments. Her warm style and expert diagnostics as well as her genuine compassion for people are her assets whether she's working with seniors or the very young.
She feels that one of the most unbelievable procedures available now are implants. “If you have lost teeth or maybe loosing a tooth... we need to talk”! Tooth loss means bone loss which ultimately means facial support loss. Her motto is that “I will treat your teeth as if they are my own.
Dr. Anne Norris Ozer is an active tennis player in a USTA league and the Marine league in the South Bay. She loves snow skiing with her whole family. For the last 25 years, she has enjoyed running in the local community 5K and 10K events and recently has begun practicing yoga and pilates to keep her upper back strong in order to combat the physical stress of practicing dentistry. She is enjoying the growth of her children and celebrates their many successes.
Dr. Norris Ozer has been practicing Dentistry for 21 years and is excited to be in their newly opened office in Manhattan Beach where friends and community members will become part of her “dental family.”
Dr. Vivek Solanki is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, he called many places home before moving to southern California. After earning his B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Florida, he then completed his D.D.S. at Howard University in Washington D.C. He went on to complete a two year General Practice Residency at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, followed by three years of specialty training in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry at the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Hospital. He served as chief resident at both locations. Over the past several years, he has had the pleasure of lecturing at various study clubs and meetings and continues to stay involved in academics. When Dr. Solanki is not working hard at the office, he enjoys golfing, cooking, cycling, and traveling.
Dr. Solanki is also a member of the following professional associations:
- American Academy of Periodontology
- Academy of Osseointegration
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association