Agoura Dental Joins Westminster Free Clinic

  • October, 11, 2019
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LINK: https://www.toacorn.com/articles/free-clinic-expands-dental-services/
The Westminster Free Clinic in Thousand Oaks provided health services to more than 8,000 people last year. While thousands at the Janss Road location saw doctors, received immunizations and were provided counseling services and physical therapy, just 300 dental patients were treated.
Thousand Oaks High School student Paul Moon, a volunteer at the health practice, was frustrated that the clinic, which had limited dental equipment, was forced to give patients with rotting and lost teeth referrals for dental work they wouldn’t be able to afford.
“Something needed to change,” he said.
The 17-year-old solicited donations of equipment, ranging from dental chairs to an X-ray machine, and of time. Thanks to the generosity of some local dentists, the Westminster Free Clinic Healthy Teeth Healthy Smiles program will have its grand opening next week at the clinic’s secondary location at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Westlake Village.
The dentists expect to treat 500 patients in the upcoming year.
One dentist in particular accepted the call to action. Dr. Aaron Choroomi is an Agoura Hills native who’s run a dental practice there for the past decade. His practice manager, Pam Shad, said Choroomi has always provided free services to his low-income patients, from single mothers to senior citizens
When the 42-year-old father of two was approached to help with the clinic, Shad said Choroomi jumped at the chance to expand his probono services. Not only did he donate costly equipment to the fledgling dental clinic, he also became its director.
“He feels like the community has supported him all these years and he wants to give back,” Shad said. “People don’t realize how their dental health is related to issues like diabetes and heart disease.”
Lisa Safaeinili is the executive director of the Westminster Free Clinic. Despite the popular conception that Thousand Oaks is a wealthy suburb, she said, there’s a dire need for medical and dental care in the Conejo Valley’s lowincome population.
“Our nannies, cleaning ladies, gardeners and restaurants workers make our community comfortable for the rest of us,” she said. “We want to make sure they’re healthy, too.”
Safaeinili said the clinic has invested $30,000 in foundation funds and private donations to outfit the dental office.
“And we’re going to need more,” she said.
A GoFundMe page has been established to raise money for expanding the number and scope of treatments. The new clinic is also working on outreach to advertise its services to populations in need.
Safaeinili is seeking additional volunteer dental professionals, from dentists to hygienists, to staff the clinic. To make it easier for dentists to donate their services, the clinic is permitting dentists to treat clinic patients at their own private practices.
Teen volunteer Paul, a varsity tennis player at TOHS, is working with the clinic for his senior capstone project. With a 4.6 GPA and aspirations to attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he said he learned the importance of community service from his family.
Paul is the younger brother of Bernard Moon, a TOHS student who was killed in April 2016 when a science experiment he was working on exploded in his hands. The accidental death of the exceptional student rocked the Conejo Valley Unified School District, and more than 800 mourners attended the 18-yearold’s funeral.
With plans for a career in bioengineering and global health, Paul said his brother’s legacy still looms large over his life.
“Seeing him impact people, it’s the idea that when you die, you’re only remembered by the people you helped,” he said. “At the end of the day, I want to help people.”
The public is invited to the grand opening of the Westminister Free Clinic Healthy Teeth Healthy Smiles Program on Sat., Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 32111 Watergate Road in Westlake Village. The event will feature a moon bounce, a magic show, a costume contest and a raffle.
To donate to the dental clinic, visit www.gofundme.com/ HealthyTeethHealthSmiles. For every $25 donation, donors will receive a $50 gift certificate for any dental treatment at Dr. Choroomi’s practice, Agoura Dental.

Expert Pre and Post Rehab Dentistry Will Give Your Health and Confidence Back

  • August, 28, 2019
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Dental health is often overlooked by many rehabilitation centers. The use of drugs and even alcohol abuse can be detrimental to one’s oral health. At Agoura Dental Group Dr. Choroomi specializes in helping patients en route to recovery. Personal hygiene usually falls by the wayside when addiction is in the picture. Many rehabilitation centers overlook the very important step of fixing patients teeth during their healing process. Your oral health is the gateway to achieving a healthy lifestyle over all. Patients in areas such as Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Westlake, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Thousand Oaks, and Malibu can rest assured that Dr. Choroomi is available for their smile make over. Listed below are the effects of the most common drugs on a users teeth.

Alcohol abuse has been directly linked to gum disease, tooth decay, mouth sores, and is even the second most common risk factor for oral cancer. Individuals who abuse alcohol tend to have higher plaque levels and are three times more likely to experience permanent tooth loss.

Cocaine, which is a strong stimulant can deplete the body of serious vitamins and essential minerals. Cocaine also tends to keep salivary glands from working properly. Saliva, which is primarily water is necessary to clean teeth and break food down properly. The acidity of cocaine, can mix with saliva and coat the teeth with an acidic solution that breaks down the protective enamel on the teeth. Rubbing cocaine on and over the gums, which causes a numbing sensation, can cause ulceration of the gums and the underlying bone. These mouth sores are painful and can become infected. Spreading the drug on the gums also causes gums to recede.

Methamphetamine may have the worst effect on ones oral health when compared to other drugs. The term “meth mouth” is a term used to refer the visible effects of oral disease in a person who uses methamphetamine because of the horrible tooth decay that often occurs with the drug’s use. People who use methamphetamine may have blackened, stained, broken, or rotting teeth both as a result of side effects of the drug.

Heroin, a common opiate can also be very harmful to users oral health. Heroin increases cravings for sweet foods, a recipe for decay, since the drug also dries out the mouth. Another effect is tooth grinding, which wears down the enamel. Heroin users are also more likely to experience gum disease, oral fungus, oral viral infections and discoloration of the tongue.

Dr. Choroomi of Agoura Dental Group specializes in pre/post rehabilitative dental care for patients that want to regain their confidence and health again. Dr. Choroomi is committed to making patients rehabilitative process as easy as possible therefore has made himself available to patients in areas such as Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Westlake, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Thousand Oaks, and Malibu during emergency hours 24 hours a day. It would be our pleasure to help your healing process by first healing the gateway to the rest of your body. Call us today to schedule your free consultation for a new smile.

Braces Agoura Hills CA

  • August, 16, 2019
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Lets talk Braces!
Although many consider braces for aesthetic reasons, the importance of braces goes well beyond physical appearance. Dr. Choroomi of Agoura Dental Group informs his patients from areas such as but not limited to Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Westlake, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Thousand Oaks, and Malibu that getting braces early on in life can prevent the need for more serious procedures later on. This is because misalignment of the teeth and jaws can potentially call for more extensive dental treatments in time.
Braces can be a very important and key part of preventative dentistry. Misaligned or over crowded teeth can block access when flossing or brushing, leading to more serious issues such as cavities and gum disease. We also like to inform our patients from Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Westlake, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Thousand Oaks, and Malibu that braces can help improve speech and even help patients chew food more efficiently.
Now, lets talk costs!
The smartest thing to do before a trip to the orthodontist is to call your dental insurance, if you have any, and ask about orthodontic benefits. If this is difficult for you, do not worry our staff at Agoura Dental Group is fully trained in assisting our patients from Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Westlake, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Thousand Oaks, and Malibu in checking all their insurance eligibilities.
If your insurance does not have orthodontic benefits, or if you don’t even have dental coverage there are other options! Care Credit is one amazing option we offer to our patients. Many of the patients at Agoura Dental Group from areas such as Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Westlake, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Thousand Oaks, and Malibu choose Care Credit because it is an easy and convenient way to pay for your dental procedures and make payments!
When it comes to picking the right orthodontist Agoura Dental Group patients from areas such as Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Westlake, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Thousand Oaks, and Malibu can rest assured they are in good hands at Agoura Dental Group. Call us today to schedule your free smile consultation!

Accepting New Patients

  • August, 7, 2019
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We understand that going to the dentist is already stressful for many patients, but changing your dentist or choosing a new dentist can be even more stressful. At Agoura Dental Group we make it our number one priority to make the decision as easy and comfortable as possible.

At Agoura Dental Group we make it our mission to always accept new patients no matter how busy we maybe. It is very important to us that new patients know we will always try to schedule them as soon as possible, and new emergency patients can almost always be seen the same day. We want the local residents of Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Westlake, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Thousand Oaks, and Malibu to know that they no longer have to suffer with dental pain for days before being seen by a dentist because we will always prioritize them!

When patients make the commitment of trusting us with their dental work we make sure to go out of our way to prove that their decision was the right one. One of the benefits of becoming a patient at Agoura Dental Group is that we are in- network with an extensive number of PPO and HMO dental insurances, not to mention that we also gladly accept Medical/ Denti-Cal.

The list of PPO plans we accept is extensive, patients from areas such as Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Westlake, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Thousand Oaks, and Malibu can rest assured because we accepts patients covered by Metlife, First Dental Health, Delta Dental, Goldenwest, Anthem BC, Ameritas Connection Dental, Humana,  Blue Shield, Guardian, Aetna, Premier Access, Cigna PPO, United Healthcare, Assurant PPO, and many more.

We also accept an extensive list of HMO dental insurances such as including Deltacare, Goldenwest, Assurant, CDN, and many more. If you’ve got insurance, you’re probably covered for this dentistry office. Many patients on HMO dental insurance plans are unaware that if they are not assigned to our office we can easily assist them in making a phone call to their insurance company and switching their assignment to our office!

Our front and back office staff have been extensively trained with an emphasis on customer support to make your visits to Agoura Dental Group as smooth and easy as possible. Residents from areas such as Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Westlake, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Thousand Oaks, and Malibu can look forward to receiving any assistance necessary from our wonderfully trained staff.

We look forward to making your dental experience as amazing as possible, because its time to love your dentist.

Teeth Replacement Agoura Hills CA

  • July, 24, 2019
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Teeth replacement techniques have advanced vastly over the past few decades. Missing or broken teeth
not only provide for a bad aesthetic but they can also put you at a higher risk for infection. Dr.Choroomi is the head Dentist at Agoura Dental Group and specializes in Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry.
Here at Agoura Dental, Our dental specialists can help you fix missing teeth by giving you several treatment options. Our local Agoura Hilss, Westlake Village, Oak park, Calabasas , Malibu, Hidden Hills and Thousand Oaks patients have trusted us

with their dental needs for over a decade and continue referring us to their family and Friends. The placement of bridges as a more
inexpensive alternative to dental implants and when its done by one of our Restorative Dentist ‘s will serve you for many years as a excellent tooth replacement option.

Dental bridges can be used to restore functions such as
proper chewing and speaking, but this is not their only benefit. An additional benefit of dental bridges is
that they provide an inexpensive alternative to expensive dental cosmetic procedures such as veneers.
Patients from areas such as Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Westlake, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Thousand Oaks,
and Malibu can confidently trust Dr. Choroomi with all of their cosmetic dental needs. Dr. Choroomi
makes sure treatment plans are unique and fit the needs of each patient individually. Generally, patients
of Agoura Dental Group residing in areas such as Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Westlake, Calabasas, Hidden
Hills, Thousand Oaks, and Malibu will have to make two visits to our dental office for bridge placement.
In the first visit the teeth are prepared by reshaping and resizing them to fit the bridge properly. Next,
an impression of the teeth is taken and sent to a lab which will manufacture a custom built bridge
designed just for you! A temporary bridge will be placed on the patients tooth while they wait for their
permanent bridge to arrive.
During the second visit, patients can expect to have their temporary bridge removed and replaced by
their custom fit bridge. It is important to choose wisely when it comes to picking the right dentist to
place your bridge. Dr. Choroomi is an experienced dentist which specializes in beautiful, natural, healthy
smiles. Agoura Dental Group is within miles of Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Westlake Village, Calabasas, Hidden Hills,
Thousand Oaks, and Malibu. Call us today to schedule your free smile consultation.

Dental Emergency Agoura Hills CA

  • July, 18, 2019
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What is a dental emergency? How soon should you take action on your dental emergency? What do you do if you do if you have a dental emergency?

In short, a dental emergency can be anything ranging from sensitivity, to pain, to even getting a tooth knocked out. The severity of your dental emergency should be used to determine how soon you need to be seen by a dentist. In cases such as sensitivity patients can general carry on with their daily activities without disruption therefore, they can wait a few days before paying a visit to the dentist. In more serious cases, such as getting a tooth knocked out or even in situations of excruciating pain, a visit to the dentist may be necessary immediately.

It is important for patients to realize that just because a circumstance is not life threatening, it can still be considered an emergency. Many of our emergency dental patients that come to Agoura Dental Group face more serious procedures due to not scheduling emergency dental appointments in a timely manner.

Handling a dental emergency can be stressful and confusing. Do you go to the hospital? Are there 24/7 dental emergency clinics available? Should you just go to your general dentist? Well you are in luck because Agoura Dental Group is a dental office in Agoura Hills which gladly accepts emergency dental patients from surrounding areas such as Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Hidden Hills, Westlake, Thousand Oaks, and Malibu. Generally speaking a trip to the emergency room is not necessary and our well-equipped and experienced dentist, Dr. Choroomi will be able to handle your dental emergency without difficulty.

At Agoura Dental Group we make sure all of our patients from Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Hidden Hills, Westlake, Thousand Oaks, and Malibu know that we always make sure to attend to their emergencies as soon as possible. Knowing that we are one of the few dental offices within a short range of all of these areas (Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Hidden Hills, Westlake, Thousand Oaks, and Malibu) Agoura Dental Group prioritizes patients with dental emergencies.

Dental Emergency Agoura Hills CA

  • April, 19, 2019
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No one wants to find themselves having a dental emergency, but is every ache a cause for alarm? What actually counts as a dental emergency, and what can we try to ignore?

Knock out a tooth? You have a couple of options; keep the tooth between your cheek and gums to keep it moist, or submerge it in milk. Either way, this is an emergency and you need to get to a dentist ASAP.

Have an extruded, or partially dislodged, tooth? You need to seek medical attention right away. If a tooth is wobbly or loose, it could be a sign of periodontal disease. Get it checked out before symptoms get worse.

Cracking a tooth requires immediate medical attention. If you chip part of your tooth, it may be uncomfortable, but it does not warrant a dental emergency. However, cracking a tooth does. Your best bet for this is applying a cold compress for swelling and getting to a dental office fast!

Many places provide 24 hour emergency room-like dental emergency professionals, but wouldn’t it be better to go to your skilled and local regular dentist? Well, you can! Many don’t know that we at Agoura Dental Group are a dental emergency clinic! If we’re not in, call the number available and we will send our trained professionals to help, no matter the time of day or night! Agoura Dental Group is equipped to deal with dental emergencies, and our team will take care of you like family. We do our best to get our patients out of discomfort within the first visit. Dr. Choroomi is an accomplished dentist who will fix you up good as new!

Agoura Dental Group has proudly served our community for over 10 years. Our dentists treat patients from Westlake Village, Oak Park, Malibu, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, and some from as far as Los Angeles. Not sure if you’re experiencing a dental emergency? Call us to find out and get treated!