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Meet Dr. Klara Nazaryan Efner

Dr. Efner is a 2016 graduate of University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco. She’s been living in Ventura since 2004. Prior to that, she resided in her home country Armenia, where she acquired her first Dental degree in 2001. 

She is a compassionate and empathetic practitioner, who takes her patients' needs and wishes to heart and strives for excellence in achieving desirable outcomes. She believes in treating the person as a whole and is well aware of the oral-systemic health connection. She is often complimented on her gentle touch and calming bedside manner. Her goal is to create a comfortable atmosphere, where our community will feel welcomed and at ease.

Dr. Efner is an inquisitive life-long learner and enjoys attending continuing education courses and hands-on events to further her education, continuously improve her skills and keep abreast of the developments in the profession. She belongs to numerous study clubs, where she collaborates with other Dentists in the community, sharing ideas and learning from one another. She is a member of American Dental Association, California Dental Association and Santa Barbara-Ventura County Dental Society where she serves as the Director at Large. 

She finds enrichment in providing community service  to those in need. She routinely participates in volunteering events, serving with charitable organizations such as Remote Area Medical, Great Shape Inc, and others, providing dental services to the underserved populations, both nationally and internationally. 

Her goal is for you to continue receiving unparalleled care that you grew accustomed to in our office. You will continue being looked after with the utmost attention to detail, dedication to elevated quality standards, in a peaceful environment.



Meet Dr. Donald MacDonald

 

Dr. MacDonald is a native of Ventura, California. After graduating from Villanova High School in Ojai, he did his undergraduate work at UCLA. He completed a Doctor of Dental Medicine, (D.M.D.) degree, finishing as one of the top 5 graduates in his class at Washington University School of Dental Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri. Because of his high academic standing he was awarded membership in the national dental honor society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. Following dental school he was accepted to a coveted year long Veterans' Administration Hospital Residency in Palo Alto, California.

Returning to Ventura, California he and his wife, Barbara, raised a family of three wonderful children.

Throughout his career in dentistry Dr. MacDonald has been active in both the local community and his professional affiliations. He served as commissioner for the Ventura American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) for three consecutive years and is a National level referee, continuing to referee for AYSO. He is a Rotarian.

Dr. MacDonald is a current member of the local Santa Barbara Ventura County Dental Society, the California Dental Association and American Dental Association, as well as the Academy of General Dentistry. He is a past president of the Santa Barbara Ventura County Dental Society and a current member of the Dental Care Foundation Board. Dr. MacDonald completed a year residency in "Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry" in 2000 through Esthetic Professionals. As a lifetime learner, Dr. MacDonald, consistently exceeds the required minimum of continuing education units required by the state of California. In doing so, he provides the highest quality and most up to date care for his patients. Dr. MacDonald combines his years of dental experience, ongoing education, high standards and a gentle touch to provide exceptional comprehensive dental care.

Building and flying radio controlled airplanes and helicopters are one of Dr. MacDonald's favorite past times. He is a member of two local flying clubs. He leads an active lifestyle including hiking in the High Sierras, camping, bicycling, walking and swimming.

Dr. MacDonald would like to leave you with this thought: Excellence in dentistry begins with a careful co-diagnosis and treatment plan to establish the goals we will achieve together. Communication and long-term relationships are important to us. Let us know what is on your mind and ask questions. We will help you realize an investment in yourself pays dividends for a lifetime. We are caring, skilled professionals, dedicated to simplifying what is often a very complicated and confusing area of health care.

We want all our patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their dental health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage. 

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