David Abdelmalak, DDS, MMSc
Dr. David was raised in Southern California and grew up in the South Bay area. He attended the University of California, San Diego where he earned his Bachelor of Science in microbiology while volunteering with the UCSD student-run dental clinic. He graduated from Howard University College of Dentistry as a member of the national honor dental society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. During dental school, Dr. David performed ground breaking stem cell research with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with a focus on tissue regeneration for cancer patients.
He then pursued his endodontic training at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, were he earned his Master of Medical Science degree through the Harvard Medical School system. While attending Harvard, Dr. David taught endodontics to the dental students for over 2 years, serving as their attending during clinical treatment of patients. Dr. David has lectured nationally and internationally with a focus on 3D imaging technology, advancements in endodontic instruments, and the proper use of antibiotics for the treatment of infections. He had been awarded many honors and distinctions for his medical research and lectures in modern endodontics.
He is an active member of many dental societies: the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the American Association of Endodontics, and the American Association of Dental Research
In his spare time, Dr. David enjoys surfing, skiing, and hiking.
Douglas A. Daws, DDS
Dr. Douglas Daws was born in southern California and grew up in the West Los Angeles area. He graduated in 1984 from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. He worked as a general dentist for five years in Westchester, California, before starting a two-year residency in Endodontics at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in 1989.
During his residency at USC he began teaching undergraduate dental students root canal therapy, and continued teaching as a Clinical Associative Professor after his graduation to endodontic residency in 1991. In addition to lecturing at USC, he has lectured internationally and to a variety of dental societies. He has been presented with numerous teaching awards and letters of appreciation. His lectures focused on the fields of microendodontics, retreatment and endodontic surgery.
He is a member of many dental societies: the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the American Association of Endodontics, Southern California Academy of Endodontics, the San Fernando Dental Society, the Santa Barbara Ventura County Dental Society, and the Glendale Academy of General Dentists.
Dr. Daws has been an endodontist in Glendale, California, since 1991. Dr. Daws is married and has two children, a son and a daughter. He enjoys skiing and sailing as well as many other activities.