Shawn Abraham, DDS, MS
I believe that proper orthodontic treatment improves oral and dental health long term, and that brings me a great deal of gratification on a daily basis. The positive transformations I've seen with my patients before and after treatment have deeply inspired my love for the work that I do.
Orthodontics fascinates me in its elegant application of engineering principles to design a harmonious aesthetic smile profile. I have furthermore developed an appreciation of form and function in occlusion, and their relationship with overall aesthetics. My related dental and orthodontic experiences have prepared me to adapt to each patient’s unique concerns in order to engage them in a clinical process that is not only positive, but also productive and healing.
I attended the University of Southern California for my Bachelor of Arts degree in Health & Humanity. I continued on to the University of Southern California, School of Dentistry for my Doctorate of Dental Surgery and earned my Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and M.S. in Orthodontics from Loma Linda University.
The continuing education I am involved in allows me to stay current with cutting-edge technology and the most comfortable and efficient treatments for patients. It surrounds me with the greatest orthodontic and dental experts to allow us to share our experiences and treatment approaches to come up with the best comprehensive treatments. My own extensive history working with children, adolescents, and adults has informed my interest in all aspects of orthodontics and has allowed me to appreciate the complexity and variety of treatment alternatives.
I have an incredibly loving set of parents, a sister, and big extended family in Los Angeles who I spend quality time with regularly. I'm a big outdoorsman so I'm usually hiking through California’s beautiful forests hiking, skiing, or surfing all along the coast. When in the city, I regularly attend concerts and explore the dining scene around LA. Sushi will always be my favorite!
My commitment to providing excellent care and promoting social justice draws upon my volunteer and clinical experiences as an oral healthcare provider, and is inspired by the example of my mentors. I regularly attend charitable events with causes supporting underprivileged communities locally and internationally.