- With 3 Locations in Southern California, Modern American Dentistry is here for you.
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!
Dr. Gabe Adorjan was born in Hungary and arrived as an immigrant to the United States with his brother and parents at the age of twelve. He had an early natural affinity for computers and anything mechanical. In his early years, he worked with his father, a general contractor, building residential homes in the Valley. He has an aptitude for creative problem solving and became highly skilled at working with his hands.
Dr. Gabe received a business degree from CSUN in 2001. After working in the real estate and mortgage industry for a few years and developing a customer service-centric business, he decided to follow his heart and his talents and attended UNLV dental school. He chose UNLV for their cutting-edge new technology-oriented dental school and program.
It was at UNLV that he was finally able to excel in his true talents and combine and hone his skillset of exceptional manual dexterity, computers, technology, and fantastic customer service in the ever-evolving world of modern dentistry.
Throughout his years of practice he has focused on his interest in oral surgery and implantology, which are his favorite procedures to perform. Dr. Gabe takes pride in having a gentle hand and easing fearful patients anxiety.
You can find Dr. Gabe taking lots of continuing education courses, fixing and building things, hiking, running with his dogs, and spending time with his wife Tasha and his baby Madelyn, and his soon to be son Jameson.
Mary is originally from Costa Mesa and is our treatment coordinator.
We are fortunate that Mary has found a new home with Modern American Dentistry 3 months ago! Mary loves her team and loves getting to know each patient, helping them understand their treatment options, gaining their trust and making them feel that we are here to take care of their smile.
Mary also enjoys spending time with her family and friends and visiting her favorite amusement parks Disneyland and Universal Studios. She also loves her cat Midnight who is a Main Coon and Short Hair mix. She can also be found riding her bike and hiking on the weekends. You will see her smiling face at the front desk when checking in for your appointment.
Kenitha is originally from Tennessee and attended Tennessee State University and Meharry Medical College in Nashville. We feel fortunate that she has been with us for over ten years! As Kenitha performs each dental cleaning for our patients, she feels great satisfaction in immediately improving their health!
Kenitha's family is active and they enjoy staying active together playing paintball, bowling, and bike riding. They also enjoy movie night, card nights, and playing Taboo.
Denise was born and raised in Southern California and is proud to call it her hometown. Denise is one of our dental hygienists and has been helping patients keep their mouth clean and healthy for 25 years! She has been with our practice for over 4 years now.
She got her degree in hygiene from Pasadena City College in 1992. She loves her job and loves that she gets to meet different people. She's always liked working with her hands so hygiene was a perfect fit for her. She finds it rewarding when a patient tells her how relaxed they felt during their appointment and gets satisfaction from knowing they had a thorough cleaning.
In her spare time she likes to spend time her two boys. She spends a lot of time cheering on her 18 year old boy Nick at his baseball games. Nick is hoping to make a career in baseball. Her youngest son Chris is 13 and is following in his brother's footsteps and hopes to join his brother some day in the major leagues. She also enjoys a good book, rollerblading on the beach while watching the sunset, or hunting for the best pizza in LA!
Hazel originally hails from Bohol in the Philippines but has lived in the Santa Clarita Valley since 1994. She got her training at Bryman College and has been in the dental field since the age of 18. We have been fortunate enough to have her with us for over four years now.
Hazel is a nurturer at heart and truly loves taking care of our patients. She likes to make sure everyone is comfortable and has the best experience possible at our office. She also loves being part of a wonderful team of dental professionals.
Hazel's two favorite things are her boyfriend Randy and their dog Trooper. She is very active and can be found on the weekends traveling, camping, hiking, going to the beach watching movies, or cheering on her cousins at their softball and baseball games.
Melissa is originally from Northridge and attended the UEI College where she studied dental assisting. She has been with us since 2016 and has played a big role in making our practice run smoothly and caring for our patients.
Melissa loves everything about her job! She feels honored to be part of an amazing team of people who truly care about their patients like they were family.
Melissa is studying to be a Registered Dental Assistant so she can take on more responsibility and provide better care for our patients.
Outside of the office you can find Melissa spending time with her family and friends, going to the gym, cooking and traveling.