Our Team

The modern yet inviting office of Dr. Zak Dental Care is made up of experienced and compassionate dental staff that works together to provide patients of all ages the most comprehensive and effective dental treatments available.

We work closely with highly talented dental specialists in all forms of oral health, from routine check-ups and cleanings, to cosmetic procedures and full mouth reconstruction, our team makes sure that your mouth is always in its best possible shape.


 Our Dental Staff

Our San Diego dental office understands that one treatment does not fit all. The team of doctors and well-trained administrative staff facilitate a hygienic, warm and stress-free environment. Our highly accredited and experienced dentists are committed to providing a personalized dental care treatment via modern and efficient equipment.

Dr Ilya Zak, DDS, our teamDr. Ilya Zak, DDS

Dr. Ilya Zak was one of the eight students in the prestigious ADAPT 6-year undergraduate and graduate dental education program at USC Dental School. Dr. Zak went on to further his skills at White Memorial Hospital where he became a resident in the TMJ/Pain Management program and a qualified medical examiner for TMJ dysfunction. Additionally, he was a part-time professor at his alma mater, USC Dental School.  Since 1994 Dr. Zak has been building his dental practice around the philosophy that patients overall wellness must be the ultimate objective of the dental care that is delivered at all of Zak Dental locations.

Dr. Richard Katnik, DDS, our teamDr. Richard Katnik, DDS

Dr. Richard Katnik has been practicing dentistry for 45 years. He graduated from The Ohio State University and received his dental license in January of 1969.   Dr. Katnik was the original operator at our San Diego location, and continues to see patients there to this day. His commitment to patients and to the dental profession is exemplary.  In his free time, Dr. Katnik’s is also a playwright!

Dr. Olson, DDS, dentist, our teamDr. William Olson, DDS

Dr. William Olson attended Loma Linda University, graduating in 1987. His entire family is in the medical field which was what made him become a dentist. His passion is doing cosmetic work and seeing his patients smile after the work is done. It brings him a huge satisfaction when he helps patients reach their ultimate goal when it comes to their smile. One fun fact about him is that he likes to go hiking, skiing and loves dogs.

Dr. Paul Bayat, DDS, our teamDr. Paul, DDS

Dr. Paul Bayat is a graduate of USC Dental School. He has been working in the field for more than 15 years. Dr. Paul has been treatment planning and treating more than fifty thousand patients. With each and every one of those patients Dr. Paul takes time to understand the patient holistically to ensure that his treatment plans are designed to optimize patients’ overall wellness.  He is a former backgammon champion and enjoys being active.

Dr. Yamil Reeves, DDS, our teamDr. Reeves, DDS

Dr. Yamil Reeves attended UPR Medical Sciences Campus school of Dentistry, graduating in 2014. Prior to becoming a dentist he was a hygienist for 10 years which was what motivated him to further his studies and become a Dentist. His passion is to help patients not feel pain and get them treated to give them healthy smiles. One fun fact about him is that he loves to play baseball on the weekends as well as spend time with his wife and children. He loves dancing and traveling with his family to see new places.