Unleash the Power of Your Smile!

Meet Dr. Kevin Bakar

KevinDr. Kevin Bakar, Placentia Orthodontist Bakar Orthodontics


Dr. Kevin Bakar works with a great team and loves fixing smiles. He starts seeing kids beginning at age six to see what kind of orthodontic treatment they will need in the future. He speaks English, Spanish and French so greet him with hello, hola or bonjour!

When he is out of the office, Dr. Bakar enjoys spending his time cooking, staying active and restoring classic cars.





Aug 2004:          Certificate in Orthodontic UCLA School of Dentistry, Section of Orthodontics Class of 2004

09/98-06/02:      DDS June 2002 UCLA School of Dentistry Class 2002, Summa Cum Laude

09/91-06/96:      BS Biological Sciences University of California Irvine


Honors & Awards:

Scholarship Awards at UCLA School of Dentistry:

Feb     2002:       The Dental Foundation of California: Outstanding academic & clinical performance

Feb     2001:       Julius & Eleanor Sue Foundation: Recognition of Outstanding Academic Promise

Spring 2000:       California Dental Association: Recognition of Outstanding Leadership & Potential

UCLA School of Dentistry

1998 – 2002:       Dean’s Honors List: UCLA School of Dentistry

April 2002:           Omicron Kappa Upsilon: Elected in to the OKU Dental Honors Society

May   2002:         UCLA Graduation Awards: Outstanding performance in Oral Facial Pain

May   2002:         UCLA Graduation Awards: Outstanding performance in Oral Radiography

May   2002:         UCLA Graduation Awards: Outstanding performance in Restorative Dentistry

May   2002:         UCLA Graduation Awards: Excellence in Fixed Prosthodontics

May   2002:         Hanau Best of the Best Award: Outstanding knowledge & skill in prosthodontics

May   2002:         Robert P. Thye Dental Alumni Award

Feb   2002:          American Student Dental Association: Dental Olympics 2nd place in prosthetic wax-ups

June   2002:        American Society of Dentistry for Children: Outstanding proficiency in pedodontics

June   2002:        American Society of Anesthesiology: Excellence in dental anesthesiology

2001- 2002:         Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities

2001 – 2002:       Alpha Omega Dental Society: Alpha Omega member w/ highest academic standing

May   2001:         California Dental Association: Outstanding Leadership Potential

UC Irvine Under Graduate Record

1993 – 1994:       Dean’s Honor List: UC Irvine


Work Experience:
2004 -Present:         Private practice orthodontics treating all types of child and adult orthodontic problems.

                                     Treatment experience:
                                     -Adult treatment
                                     -Craniofacial Treatment
                                     -Phase I & Phase II
                                     -Multidisciplinary treatment
                                     -Custom appliance fabrication
                                     -Mini Implant Anchorage placement & loading


Research Experience:

2002 – 2004:       Muscle fiber type conversion of the rabbit genioglossus muscle. UCLA Orthodontics

09/99-03/00:        Review of literature: The Role of Orthodontics in Multidisciplinary Treatment of Cleft Palate Patients

04/93-01/94:        Genetics of Aging: Drosophila selective breeding. University California at Irvine


Volunteer Experience:

2005 – 2007:       Volunteer, UCLA Section of Orthodontics: Teaching preceptors in the Orthodontic Typodont Course.

2003:                   West LA Dental Hygiene Mock Board Exam patient screening volunteer.

05/00 – 2002:      Chief Coordinator: Salvation Army Homeless Dental Clinic UCLA Dental/Medical Affiliate.

02/98 – 09/98:     Volunteer at UCLA Maxillofacial Prosthetics Clinic and Laboratory UCLA Dental School.

09/98 – 09/99:     Dental Operator in the UCLA & USC Mobile Clinic, University of Southern California & UCLA.

05/95 – 05/96:     Volunteer at University of California Irvine Dental Clinic assisting & sterilization.


Teaching & Tutoring Experience:

2004 – 2011:        Part time instructor in the UCLA Section of Orthodontics for the Pre-clinical Wire Bending Course.

2005 – 2007:       UCLA Section of Orthodontics: Teaching preceptors in the Orthodontic Typodont Course.

2001 – 2002:       Teaching Dental Anatomy to the first year class of 2005 in conjunction with faculty, UCLA Dentistry.

09/00 – 04/01:     Tutor for Removable Prosthodontics at UCLA School of Dentistry.

09/00 – 04/01:     Tutor for Restorative Dentistry at UCLA School of Dentistry.

09/00 – 04/01:     Tutor for Fixed Prosthodontics at UCLA School of Dentistry.

09/00 – 04/01:     Producing pre-clinical complete denture setup models for tutoring at the School of Dentistry.

2000 – 2002:       Producing overhead slide series for teaching purposes in restorative dentistry: Given to UCLA faculty.

1995:                   Tutor for College Physics at the University of California Irvine.


Committee Assignments & Community Service Activities:

2007-Present:      Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, Assistant Director of Continuing Education Southern region.

1999 –  2002:      UCLA Dental Curriculum Committee Board Representative for the Class of 2002

05/00 – 2002:      Salvation Army Dental Clinic chief coordinator & participant: screening & referrals for homeless.

1989   – 1999:     UCLA & USC Mobile Clinic dental operator for lower income families.


Memberships & Professional Organization:

2007-2011:     Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, Assistant director continuing education southern region.

2002-Present:     Orange County Dental Society (OCDS)

2002-Present:     American Dental Association (ADA)

2002-Present:     American Board of Orthodontists eligible (ABO)

1998-Present:     California Dental Association (CDA)

1998 – 2004:       Student Dental Association (ASDA)

2000 – 2002:       Member of Alpha Omega Dental Society with Honors



Cooking, some favorites are Crème Brulee, Chocolate Lava Cake, and love to learn new “gourmet” recipes.

Exotic woodworking: Creating centerpieces, Segmented bowls, jewelry boxes.

Restoring Classic American Muscle Cars, 65 & 66 Mustangs, 69 Camaros.

Coming up with new inventive ideas

Tutoring algebra