Laser Dental Center believes 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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Meet Our Team

Dr. Payam Ataii


Dr. Ataii is an award winning graduate of Tufts Dental School ranking first in his clinical class with a Harvard Externship. He has helped treat over a  thousand clear aligner cases using Invisalign® & ClinCheck® system serves as an Invisalign Expert as Align Faculty. As a key opinion leader in the dental industry, Dr. Ataii has spearheaded beta testing, clinical research projects and holds multiple patents for which have resulted in the clear aligner dental treatment modulates with peer review awards and dental journal publications on both national and international with media features. For the past decade, Dr. Ataii has presented lectures around the country on his research and accumulated findings with thousands of his peers, serves on multiple board and is a recognized KOL, training doctors & team members nationally and internationally helping dental offices reap the rewards of modern technology for their patients, and is a strong believer in using Invisalign® in all aspects of dentistry.

Dr. Ataii has received multiple achievement awards and publications in Dental Research Journals and is Founder of The National Association of Dental Professionals®, Board Member of The Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Faculty at Align Technology, Beta Testing KOL at 3m ESPE, Member of the Airway Centric, and practicing dentistry at his private group practice in Laguna Hills, Ca. His perseverance in research spearheaded him Eight Dental Journal publications and three Dental Peer Review Award. Dr. Ataii holds three patents in the dental industry creating the latest technology for oral cancer detection, sleep appliances and digital sensor-nano technology in orthodontics; he has also been recognized by The Academy of Dental Learning as the Top Dental Speaker in 2010. 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. His competence and wit led him to become the makeover dentist on the hit series “Whose Wedding is it Anyways?,” which aired on the Style Network and E!

Dr. Ataii’s passion for giving the gift of a healthy smile and his charitable expression of sincerity have paved the way to recognition not only among his colleagues and patients. The Valiant Women’s Organization of Mission Hospital Foundation selected Dr. Ataii as the Ultimate Makeover Dentist. This benefited the Pediatric Operating Pavilion at CHOC at Mission, as well as Mission Hospital at the 8th Annual Valiant Women Afternoon Tea, which took place at the Ritz Carlton of Laguna Niguel.

As an accredited national speaker, and a champion of his patients’ dental health, Dr. Ataii believes both his patients and peers should reap the rewards of advanced clinical knowledge.  Dr. Ataii has been lecturing on his accumulated data for the past decade to thousands of his peers, bringing forth changes in dentistry, where patients can reap the rewards of modern technology, bringing forth a new dental era.

Dr. Peter


Dr. Peter was born and raised in Southern California. He lived most of his life in Laguna Hills. In 2002, he graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of California at Irvine. Before committing himself to dental school, he took a year off to pursue his other passion for the fine arts. In that year he learned about all different types of art like sculpting, painting, ceramics and drawing techniques.

“As a patient, I know what it’s like to be in a dental chair. I hated it. That’s why I do everything for my patients I wish was done for me”

In 2007, he graduated with a D.D.S degree from the University of Southern California. After graduation, he was immediately commissioned as an officer for the US Army in Fort Drum, New York. While serving in the Army, he got a chance to blossom under the mentorship of many Army dental specialists. As a result, he was able to cultivate his art of dentistry. His passion for modern dentistry combined with his talent in the fine arts is what allows him to deliver beautiful lasting smiles.

He usually enjoys spending his weekends with his beautiful wife and two children.

Dr. Rudolph Gamarnik
D.D.S, MS Periodontist


Dr. Rudolph S. Gamarnik received his DDS degree from the University of Southern California in 1995. After graduating dental school Dr. Gamarnik was commissioned a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, Dental Corps, during which time he completed a one-year residency in advanced general dentistry. After completing his military obligations.

Dr. Gamarnik pursued his specialty training in the field of Periodontics and Dental Implants. During this time Dr. Gamarnik served as Chief resident, while also serving as a clinical instructor at the Indiana University School of Dentistry.

In 2002 Dr. Gamarnik received his clinical specialty certificate from the Roudabush Veterans Administration Hospital and Master of Science Degree in Dentistry from Indiana University.

Since then he has continued his advanced clinical training in the areas of periodontal plastic surgery, dental implants, and bone and soft tissue reconstruction.

Dr. Martin Writer
D.D.S. MSD Children Orthodonist


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.

Dental Hygienist


Sara received her Dental Hygiene Degree at South Western College, San Diego. With over a decade of dental back office experience, she is able to help answer most dental concerns you may have.

Sarah enjoys educating patients about better oral care and helping them understand and achieve a brighter, healthier smile; we all know smiles are contagious! She strives to provide her patients with a relaxing, comfortable atmosphere while they are at Laser Dental Center.

Dental/Invisalign Assistant


Our Dental/Invisalign Assistant.