About Dr Murray
We realize that choosing a family dentist can be difficult. We hope our web site will make you feel at home by introducing you to our wonderful team, showing you beautiful photographs and assisting you with patient services.
Hello, my name is Dr. Robert Murray and I have been a practicing dentist in the Aliso Viejo area since 1990. During this time I have watched the community around me explode with growth and new young families. Let me begin by stating that we are first and foremost a family practice and it is our goal to provide a lifetime of dental care from early childhood services, to adolescent orthodontics, Implants for missing teeth as well as the most aesthetic and functional cosmetic dentistry available today.
OUR MISSION IS TO BE:
"A family practice that builds long term relationships by providing excellent service with empathy and compassion."
I am originally from Sonoma County, California and graduated in 1985 from UCLA with a degree in organic chemistry. I received my D.D.S. from USC in 1989. My post-graduate education includes:
Core-vent implants. (1992)
Orthodontics (1 year program in San Diego, 1993)
Orthodontics for the General practitioner (space maintainers, 1994)
P.O.S. Orthodontic Seminars (2 year program 1996-1998)
Pac- Live Aesthetic Continuum (2000)
Invisalign Certification (1999)
Hornbrook Group Occlusion (2001)
Nobel Biocare Implants (Jovanavic, Worhle and Sullivan)
Member Nobel biocare implant study club
Botox for Dentistry (2004)
Lip Augmentation for Dentists (2004)
Conscious Sedation “Sleep” dentistry
I work hard to stay current and abreast of the most recent advances in functional and esthetic dentistry. We offer Pedodontic dentistry (children's dentistry), Orthodontics (braces), Endodontics (root canals) and Dental Implants. Furthermore, we offer complimentary Orthodontic , implant or cosmetic consultations and/or second opinions.
We have 2 full time hygienists and 3 part time hygienist that have been with us for more than 10 years so that you will always have the same one. This is one way of building a long term relationship.
Robert F. Murray D.D.S.
About Dr Vanek
Dr. Vanek cites his interesting life experiences and background for all his academic and business achievements. His parents are both Czech and immigrated from Prague in the 60's. Dr. Vanek was born and raised in California. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in the Geological Sciences from the University of California, Santa Barbara; where he studied Antarctic Geophysics under the director of the Institute for Crustal Studies.
Working in the realm of Oceanographic and Geophysical Science offered Dr. Vanek a lot of travel opportunities throughout the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. His travels included research trips to remote areas of Alaska and Antarctica funded by the National Science Foundation [NSF], a medical/dental mission to Uspantan, Guatemala funded by Helps International, and subsequent travels to New Zealand, Fiji, Chile, and Costa Rica. He also received first place in the Society for Technical Communication writing competition for his article: "Remote Sensing Techniques for the Analysis of Antarctic Ice."
Following his work as an Oceanographic Researcher, Dr. Vanek completed his dental education at Creighton University, School of Dentistry. Located in Omaha, Nebraska, and founded in 1905, the dental school exists as one of the oldest in the country. Through his dental education (and while working as a dental assistant, laboratory technician, & digital videographer), he received experience in many areas of specialized dentistry. He hopes that in understanding the aims of these special areas of dentistry that he can better communicate each treatment option to his patients. In addition to his clinical work, he also devotes time for philanthropic activities to serve those who need special attention (at locations like the Hillside House) and The Sheepfold (Sheltering Homeless Women and Children). Dr. Vanek is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the Orange County Dental Society.
Dr. Vanek likes to spend the majority of his free time in and around the ocean. Besides water sports like kite boarding, he also enjoys artistic pursuits such as photography, ceramics, mechanical and architectural design.
About Dr Samiee
Dr. Samiee received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from UC, Riverside. She then pursued a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at the prestigious Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC. Following her DDS degree, she completed a residency at the UCLA School of Dentistry, where she received a Certificate of General Practice and Hospital Dentistry. During her course of studies, she maintained status as the top 12% of her graduating dental class. She was honored with memberships into the OKU Dental Honor Society at USC, and received awards for her clinical research in TMJ and Orofacial pain. Her clinical research studies at USC lead to a published article in the Journal of Oral Science, and she continues to be actively involved in clinical studies in Orofacial pain in peer review.
In pursuit of her passion for new trends in dental technology, Dr. Samiee completed a rigorous residency program at the UCLA School of Dentistry. During this General Practice and Hospital Dentistry Residency, she specialized in new techniques in dental implants, noninvasive laser treatment, TMJ, root canal therapy, CAD/CAM technology and oral surgery. Her hospital training equipped her to handle medical emergencies and dental treatment for patients with complicated health conditions.
Aside from her expanded training during residency, Dr. Samiee has an eye for dental aesthetics. She is the true cosmetic dentist. Providing treatment to patients with all types of dental needs, Dr. Samiee emphasizes on extensive full mouth reconstruction, including crowns and veneers.
Dr. Samiee’s desire to improve the quality of life of every patient is evident in her passion for dentistry. Contributing to diversity and community outreach programs since High School, Dr. Samiee continues to actively participate in community outreach. She enjoys the rewarding experience of providing dental services and teaching the importance of dental care to underserved populations spanning Southern California.
She recently relocated to Orange County from Los Angeles. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, loves playing with her Yorkshire terrier, and enjoys numerous hobbies including animation and sculpting.
In addition to being a respected member of our team, Dr. Samiee is also a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), and Orange County Dental Society (OCDS).