About - Laser Dental Center

Laser Dental Center

Meet our team

We believe that every patient deserves a comprehensive evaluation and custom tailored treatment options based on their goals and expectations, because every patient has unique needs that require special care and attention. Our board certified dentists are specialized to care for you and your dental concerns. We will provide you with a plan that addresses both your dental needs and overall well being, while keeping long-term results in mind. No matter how simple or complex your dental needs are, our staff will take note of what you require and help you achieve your dental goals.

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Dr. Payam Ataii, D.M.D, MBA

Dr. Ataii is an award-winning graduate of Tufts Dental School with over 20 years of experience at his private practice in Laguna Hills, California. He has received many achievement awards and publications in Dental Research Journals and is Founder and Board Member of

National Academy of Dental Practitioners and Staff Members. His perseverance in research spearheaded him over 15 dental journal publications with a dozen of Dental Peer Review articles and Awards. As an author, Dr. Ataii holds both national and international peer-reviewed awards and dental journal publications, as well as mainstream press and television. Over the years, he has presented lectures to thousands of his peers, sharing the results of his research and his innovative practice growth techniques. It’s no wonder that he has been featured both locally and nationally on networks such as ABC, NBC, KNBC and KTLA news for some of his published research and accumulated data.

As winner of the Invisalign Case Shootout, and past Align faculty member for more than 12 years, he was awarded the North America Align Educator of the Year in 2016 and was also Awarded 2017 Educational Contributor of the year. He has and continues to train doctors and their team members nationally and internationally helping dental offices reap the rewards of modern technology for their patients. Dr. Ataii has developed and continues to develop solutions to improve and simplify how comprehensive dentistry is delivered to patients. As a patent holder, he continues innovate and invent dental and health solutions. He also serves on multiple company boards and is a recognized key opinion leader, and believes strongly that his patients should reap the rewards of modern technology... you can log on to ATAII.com

Dr. Jeremy Owyoung, D.M.S Periodontist

Dr. Jeremy Owyoung graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry/Cell Biology and Management Science. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry (USC). Upon the completion of dental school, Dr. Owyoung was trained at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) to achieve his specialty certificate in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry and a Master of Science degree in Biomaterials/Oral Biology. He has lectured and published on an array of topics including Chronic Disease Prevention and Oral Health Promotion, Dental Biomaterials, and Oral Implantology. Dr. Owyoung is a Diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology, A Recognized Specialty of the American Dental Association.

When he’s not fixing smiles, Dr. Owyoung enjoys mountain biking, music, and digital photography. He can also be found watching NBA basketball, and NFL/USC football.

Dr. Martin Writer, D.D.S.MSD, Children Orthodontics

Dr. Writer’s educational background allows him to have the appropriate knowledge base in order to meet his goal. He is a board certified orthodontist who has been practicing orthodontics for 18 years.

Dr. Writer received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He performed his orthodontic residency and received his Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) at Case Western Reserve University, School of Dentistry.

Dr. Writer participates in many dental societies and is a member of the California Dental Association (CDA), the Orange County Dental Society (OCDS), the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), and the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO). Dr. Writer is also a fellow with the World Federation of Orthodontics (WFO).

“Orthodontics is a choice that the patient makes.” Whether your choice is Invisalign, Lingual Braces, Clear Braces or Metal Braces, Dr. Writer believes in helping his patients achieve the smile they want.

Sara, Dental Hygienist

Received her Dental Hygiene Degree at South Western College, San Diego. She has over two decades of dental back office experience, Sara is able to help answer most dental concerns you may have.

She loves interacting with and getting to know patients. Sara also enjoys educating patients about the importance of oral hygiene and better oral care while helping them understand and achieve a brighter, healthier smile; we all know smiles are contagious! We are in the business of giving our patients healthier and happier lives and Sara feels she is very fortunate to be a part of such a positive and beneficial experience. Daily, she strives to provide all patients with a relaxing, comfortable atmosphere while they are at Laser Dental Center

Nadia, Dental/Invisalign Assistant

Nadia has been working in the dental field for 7 years and has been given the opportunity to work with and help so many wonderful people with their dental needs. The “patient experience” we have created at Laser Dental Center is unlike any other and it is awesome to be a part of and she too is a patient of Dr. Ataii and the Laser Dental Center team and loves being able to help create beautiful smiles!


Melissa started her dental career in 2012. She enjoys the kindhearted team and feels blessed to work in the happy environment Dr. Ataii has created at Laser Dental Center. We strive to make each patient comfortable and stay informed every time they come in. It is truly incredible watching patients’ smiles transformed with every appointment.


Megan began her dental care in 2005. Being able to build trust and relationships with patients is very important to her. Megan is never too busy to stop and take time to explain each procedure as treatment progresses so that you, the patient has a full understanding of your dental care here at Laser Dental Center.

We are extremely proud of the pioneering clinic we have built, and want our patients to reap the rewards of our knowledge and expertise.

Dr. Payam C. Ataii D.M.D, MBA

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