Meet Dr. Kevin Bakar
Dr. Kevin Bakar is very passionate and dedicated to ensuring the best quality orthodontic treatment for you and your family. He has over 20 years of experience in the field of dentistry through a combination of volunteer work, professional work experience and teaching. He has received many awards, honors and accolades for his outstanding work.
In 2002, he earned a DDS degree from the UCLA School of Dentistry and graduated Summa Cum Laude. In 2004, he earned a Certificate in Orthodontics, also at the UCLA School of Dentistry. GO BRUINS!
In 2004, he started his private practice and has enjoyed improving smiles ever since!
Dr. Bakar loves paying attention to details. He has always taken pride in anything that involves fine detail, creativity, and precision. This skillset is evidenced in his hobbies of fine woodworking, metal working and mechanical engineering, which enhance the quality of your treatment.
He implements a proactive approach to treatment and begins seeing children as early as 6 years old to evaluate the kind of orthodontic treatment they will need in the future. Dr. Kevin Bakar speaks English, Spanish and French, so greet him with hello, hola or bonjour!
Aug 2004: Certificate in Orthodontics, UCLA School of Dentistry Section of Orthodontics Class of 2004
09/98 06/02: DDS, UCLA School of Dentistry, Class of 2002, Summa Cum Laude
09/91 06/96: BS Biological Sciences, University of California Irvine, Class of 1996
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
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
1993 1994: Dean’s Honor List at UC Irvine
2004-Present: Private practice orthodontics treating all children, teens and adults.
- Adult Treatment
- Children and Teens Treatment
- Craniofacial Treatment
- Phase I and Phase II Treatment
- Multidisciplinary Treatment
- 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.
2000 West LA Dental Hygiene Mock Board Exam patient screening volunteer.
2000 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 and USC Mobile Clinic
05/95 05/96: Volunteer at University of California Irvine Dental Clinic assisting and sterilization.
2004 2011: Part time instructor in the UCLA Section of Orthodontics 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 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 UCLA 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.
2000 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 and referrals for homeless.
1989 1999: UCLA & USC Mobile Clinic dental operator for lower income families.
2007 2011: Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Assistant Director of continuing education, southern region
2000 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