Chiraag Parekh


Education & Credentials

University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dentistry; Los Angeles, CA


University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Johannesburg, South Africa


As your dentist, I will ensure that communication is never an obstacle. I will earn your trust through transparency and honesty while providing clear explanations and directions to meet your health care needs.


My favorite books are Harry Potter, Angels and Demons, and novels by James Rollins. My favorite movies are Star Wars and Ocean's 11. I love watching Friends, Frasier, and Game of Thrones. I root for Liverpool FC and the Lakers.

Volunteer/Service Experience

Give Kids A Smile; Community Outreach Dental Program in Diepsloot, South Africa; Transnet-Phelophepa Healthcare Train; Global Dental Brigades


I moved to the U.S. from South Africa when I was 7, so I am familiar with the challenges of coming to a new country. I grew up in Orange County but returned to South Africa for my initial dental education. My wife is Canadian, so I am quite international!

Professional Associations

American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Orange County Dental Society


UCLA School of Dentistry Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Patient Care Award, South African Dental Association Gold Medal Candidate for Most Distinguished Bachelor of Dental Science, Lester Brown Medal for Merit in Maxillo-Facial & Oral Surgery, First Place at SADA Undergraduate Research Competition


Certified in CPR