Adriane Graham, DDS
Dr. Graham decided to become a dentist in her early teens when she was a patient who loved her dentist. Little did she realize at the time that serving others through the art of dentistry was a part of her life’s purpose. Over the years, Dr. Graham has come to accept her role as dentist with compassion, excellence, competence, and humility.
Dr. Graham graduated from UCLA in 1992 with a B.S. degree in biology. After teaching high school chemistry and physical science for a year, she entered the UCLA School of Dentistry. She earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree in 1997. While in dental school, Dr. Graham received Outstanding/Commitment of Service and Leadership awards from the African-American Dental Clinic, Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures and the UCLA Community Programs Office for her service to third-world communities of Los Angeles and dedication to improve the oral health of children in the community. She also earned exceptional performance reports in Clinical Periodontics, Oral Radiology, Clinical Preventive Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry and Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics. Dr. Graham is a member of the Psi Omega dental fraternity.
Commitment to continued education in dentistry and community service has not waned over the years. Dr. Graham spends many hours every year keeping up to date with the latest in dental technology and procedures. Her staff also receives continuing education right along with her so that the entire team continues to advance in knowledge and abilities. She volunteers time to speak to youth and adults about oral health at local schools and community centers/events. She has also served by volunteering her dental services internationally to those in need.
Dr. Graham is a wife and mother. She is also an independent artist and songwriter who performs regularly and is building a fan base. She attends World Changers International church and cherishes her relationship with God.
As Dr. Graham regularly says:
“Your teeth and oral health are precious! Like fine jewels are valued, so should you value your oral health. Your body is a temple. Care for it as such. Invest in your oral health. You are worth it. At Adriane Graham, DDS, we value our patients. Every member of our dental team strives to treat each patient as an individual. Your teeth and oral health are precious! We want to educate you about what is going on inside of your mouth, work with you to treat your dental disease and help take the fear out of going to the dentist. We aim to do so with integrity and efficiency. We look forward to welcoming you to our family dental practice.”
Nadia Tabachnik, DDS
Dr. Nadia Tabachnik received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at the prestigious Odessa State Medical University in Odessa, Ukraine. After graduation she enjoyed practicing as a general dentist for five years in Westwood, Los Angeles. Dr. Tabachnik is currently serving as Clinical Assistant Professor Division of Endodontics, Orthodontics & General Practice Residency at U.S.C. School of Dentistry in Los Angeles.
Dr. Nadia Tabachnik is well versed in Endodontic treatments, retreatments, microsurgical endodontics and dental trauma cases. Dr. Tabachnik is also certified in IV and conscious sedation to offer maximum comfort for dental phobic patients, and in Invisalign® orthodontic treatment. She is a member of the American Association of Endodontists and the California State Association of Endodontists UCLA. Dr. Tabachnik is also fluent in the language of Russian.
As a dentist, Dr. Tabachnik is committed to treating patients as a whole person, satisfying all their needs and helping them feel at ease so that they can develop trust in us and receive the care they need to live pain-free and regain their oral health.
“The list of my continuing education classes and courses is endless. Usually to maintain our dental license, we need 50 Continuing Education units every two years, and recently I counted my number of the courses and to my surprise I had 200 Continuing Education units, well over the required amount. I would say that I am very proud that I can deliver painless dentistry by taking courses on IV and conscious sedation. Therefore I am able to provide all types of services to the “fearful patient.” When a patient is sedated they do not remember the procedure , they do not experience discomfort so they’re very happy. I have taken implant placement courses, bone grafting courses… All of these courses provide me with a lot of knowledge so that I can provide better services to all of our patients.”
Meet the Team
Sonya Merideth, Registered Dental Hygienist
Sonya Merideth began her dental career as a dental assistant in her late teens. As a child, she underwent numerous dental procedures. Sher loved the care and compassion that she received. This sparked her interest in the dental field and she became a Certified Dental Assistant. After years of dental assisting, Sonya Merideth discovered her strong interest in the hygiene department. She attended Clayton State University where she earned her degree in health science in dental hygiene. She received the Top Clinician Award from her graduating class. She is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association.
Sonya Merideth is dedicated to providing excellence to her patients. She believes that educating her patients is key to a positive outcome. She stays up-to-date with the latest techniques and research, and that is communicated through her great skillset and teachings.
“Your oral hygiene is the pathway to your overall health and it is my desire to help you achieve your best health. I will provide you with the highest quality care while helping you feel at ease. Your visit with me will be gentle, thorough and educational. I will design a program to assist you in maintaining your well-being according to your individual need. As my patient you will be able to attest that your dental hygienist truly cares about you.”