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Welcome To Our Practice

At Modern American Dentistry, we provide the highest level of patient care and dentistry available. We incorporate modern technology to make your dental treatment more successful, precise, and comfortable. We create lasting relationships with our patients and value the role we play in the health of our community.

Sleep Restoration

Quality sleep is essential to good overall health! If you have trouble sleeping, wake up feeling tired, or if you snore, we can help! Our team utilizes the latest sleep treatments to improve your quality of life and allow you to get a good night's sleep!

Dr. Joel Gould
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Meet Dr. Gould

Dr. Gould launched a dynamic new practice concept, which he calls Modern American Dentistry. Begun at his flagship Manhattan Beach office in California, it has expanded to his practices in Northridge and Santa Monica. A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Dr. Gould graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1991 with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery. In Ontario, he joined forces with the government to provide on-site dental care and treatment to elementary school children in underserviced areas. He also established a dental clinic in a rural Ontario community.

Dr. Gabe Adorjan
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Dr. Jonathan Song
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Our Team

Manhattan Beach

Our dedicated team of dental professionals is what makes our dental practice special. Both our Manhattan Beach and Northridge locations feature educated and professional team members who use their experience, technical skills, and compassion to make your dental treatment a positive and comfortable experience. Take a minute to learn more about us by reading our biographies below. We look forward to welcoming you!

Joel Gould, DDS - Dentist

 Joel GouldDDS

Ongoing advancements in science, technology, and understanding of the human body ensure that dentistry is an evolving field of medicine. In his 25 years as a practicing dentist in Canada and the United States, Dr. Joel Gould has been at the forefront of this evolution.

Dr. Gould launched a dynamic new practice concept, which he calls Modern American Dentistry. Begun at his flagship Manhattan Beach office in California, it has expanded to his practices in Northridge and Santa Monica.

At Modern American Dentistry, Dr. Gould advances a straightforward and innovative approach to modern dental practices in an environment that is consistently comfortable and effective for his patients. His dental teams provide general and cosmetic dentistry and a broad range of comprehensive oral medical care.

He uses this new practice philosophy to embrace the dramatic evolution happening in dental care and treatment. “I created Modern American Dentistry to show people that the practice of dentistry in 2016 can be a common sense, organized system that ensures all patients receive appropriate and timely treatment,” he says.

An example of Dr. Gould’s innovative approach is a collaboration with Dimitriy’s Dental Studios in Glendale, Calif., to create the “Supermodel Veneer,” part of his Instant Smile Makeover and Instant Pageant Makeover processes. He has developed several other cosmetic dental products. In addition, Dr. Gould has completed training in the art, science, and application of Botox and Juvéderm facial fillers from top Beverly Hills plastic surgeons. Now his patients have options for a one-stop solution for dentofacial esthetic and anti-aging treatments for the ultimate Perfect Smile Makeover.

A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Dr. Gould graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1991 with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery. In Ontario, he joined forces with the government to provide on-site dental care and treatment to elementary school children in underserviced areas. He also established a dental clinic in a rural Ontario community.

Subsequently, Dr. Gould operated a practice in Vancouver, British Columbia, for 10 years before relocating to California in 2001. He has continued his work with children as a volunteer with the Children’s Dental Center in Inglewood in the Los Angeles area.

In addition to his practice, Dr. Gould writes a regular dental column, “The Smile Doctor,” for Pageantry Magazine, the leading publication in the pageant field, which is distributed in fifty-two countries. His informative and entertaining segments on modernizing dentistry have been seen on network TV, including FOX, NBC, ABC, and CBS. He also recently authored a book, The Perfect Smile, and is currently hosting his own radio podcast “Get Your Smile On” with Dr. Gould, available on iTunes and SoundCloud.

Jonathan Song, DDS - Dentist

 Jonathan SongDDS

"Touching Lives One Tooth at a Time."

Dr. Jonathan Song was born in Ames, Iowa and grew up in South Korea. He moved to Oconomowoc, Wisconsin with his younger brother for high school and further education in 2004.

Dr. Song achieved a bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and was trained as a dentist at University of Minnesota. To further his training, he successfully completed general practice residency at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, in Downey, CA as the "Resident of the Year" where he became proficient in every aspect of dentistry, including special care and hospital dentistry

Dr. Song's life passion is to help people. He received the distinguished Volunteer Award from Union Gospel Mssion for after hours dental care, where he spent time helping underserved population in dental school. He currently helps out at Special Olympics annually and loves to teach his colleagues how to provide dental care for populations with various disabilities.

Dr. Jonathan Song enjoys jogging out at the beach, hiking, traveling, and reading.

Meet Our Team

Jennifer Guerrera - Office Manager

Jennifer is originally from Chicago and is currently working on her Master’s Certificate in applied project management with an emphasis on Healthcare at Villanova University.

Jennifer joined our practice over three years ago. She is a people person and enjoys driving the team to achieve the results they are capable of as individuals in order to provide our patients with the very best care.

When Jennifer is away from the office, she likes to hike, practice yoga, draw, paint, watch movies, and go to new art exhibits.

Elaina Godinez, RDAEF - Registered Dental Assistant with Extended Function

 Elaina GodinezRDAEF

Elaina hails from Long Beach, California and attended UCLA School of Dentistry where she earned her education in dental assisting. She has been with the Modern American Dentistry team for over ten years and plays a crucial role in our practice.

Being a part of our team under the leadership of our highly skilled dentists is something Elaina takes great pride in. She also enjoys helping patients to achieve their dream smiles.

Elaina enjoys time with her husband and kids or reading a good book.

Martha Garcia, RDAEF - Registered Dental Assistant with Extended Function

 Martha GarciaRDAEF

Martha is originally from California and studied at the University of California, Los Angeles.

In addition to providing patients with high-quality dental care, she also enjoys getting to know our patients and helping them feel comfortable and welcome during their appointments.

When Martha spends time with her family, you can find them bike riding and trying different places to eat.

Ayrn Taylor - Hygiene and Sleep Study Coordinator

 Ayrn Taylor

Ayrn is originally from Mar Vista and attended Santa Monica College. She joined our team two years ago. She enjoys helping our patients to achieve their best smiles.

In her spare time, Ayrn likes to read, work out, and enjoys the outdoors.

Mara Cuarenta - Insurance Coordinator

 Mara Cuarenta

Mara joined Modern American Dentistry over a year ago but has been in the dental field for 12 years, after earning her education from Venice Skills Center and taking her registered dental assistant certification requirements at USC. She continued with several dental administration courses such as medical and dental billing.

Because she likes a challenge, Mara loves dentistry! She finds it interesting and constantly educational. Her job gives her a great sense of accomplishment.

Mara is an outdoors person and loves staying active by going to the gym, hiking, and bicycling.

Sonia Packer, RDH - Dental Hygienist

 Sonia PackerRDH

Sonia is passionate about health and helping people lead healthier lifestyles. She enjoys providing outstanding service to others and educating our patients on the importance of good oral health.

A graduate of Cerritos College, Sonia has been with us for over six years and has developed great relationships with our patients!

Sonia and her daughters enjoy Disneyland, playing soccer, and spending time together.

Victoria Fisher, RDH - Dental Hygienist

 Victoria FisherRDH

Victoria hails from Philadelphia and attended West Coast University where she earned her Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) in Dental Hygiene. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and we welcomed her to our practice three years ago.

When thinking of what she loves about her job, she sites providing therapeutic and preventive care that will benefit her patients’ overall health. 

She loves seeing patients smile at the end of their appointments! 

In her free time, Victoria enjoys hiking with her dogs, skiing, traveling the world, and trying new cuisine.

Jamie Packer, RDH - Dental Hygienist

 Jamie PackerRDH

Jamie is originally from San Pedro and attended Cerritos College to earn her hygiene degree and received an award from the Society of Periodontology. She joined our practice six years ago.

As the hygienist, Jamie gets to spend quality time with our patients and truly enjoys developing relationships with them. Being a part of our team gives her great satisfaction.

In her spare time, Jamie lifts weights!