Meet Dr. Kevin Bakar
Kevin 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
2004 -Present: Private practice orthodontics treating all types of child and adult orthodontic problems.
-Phase I & Phase II
-Custom appliance fabrication
-Mini Implant Anchorage placement & loading
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
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