Meet the Doctors

Dr. Kati Asgarifar

Dr. Kati Asgarifar is a specialist in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.  She attended Pepperdine University for undergraduate studies where she received Bachelor of Science in Biology.  She was awarded numerous awards including, National Golden Key Honor Society, the Dean’s List, and she graduated with honors. 

Dr. Asgarifar attended University of Southern California (USC) dental school where she graduated in the top of her class and was consistently on the Dean’s List.  She was elected into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society for her academic and clinical achievements.  She received the Behavioral Dentistry Award for outstanding patient care and management.

She continued her training at USC’s Orthodontic Residency Program where she received her Certificate in Orthodontics and Masters in Craniofacial Biology.   During her residency, she was extensively involved in orthodontic research.  Her master thesis about radiographic diagnosis of root resorption has been published in many orthodontic journals.  Dr. Asgarifar is fluent in German, Farsi and Spanish.

Dr. Asgarifar is an active member of orthodontic and dental societies. She has a passion for working with patients of all ages.  She enjoys working with the patients and orthodontic team to give the patients the smile they deserve.  In her spare time, Dr. Asgarifar enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, cooking, and reading. 

Pepperdine University, Bachelor of Arts, Biology
University of Southern California, School of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery
University of Southern California, Orthodontic Residency, Master of Craniofacial Biology

Honors and Awards
Dean’s List
National Golden Key Honor Society
Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society
Behavioral Dentistry Award
Professional Affiliations
American Dental Association
California Dental Association
American Association of Orthodontists
Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society
German, Farsi, Spanish



Dr. James F. Mulick

A Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics since 1970, Dr. Mulick is a specialist in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, and has had extensive training in the field of growth and development.  He received is dental degree (DDS) from the University of Pacific, after which he practiced general dentistry for four years.  Then he returned to the University of Washington for Graduate training in orthodontics, receiving his Master of Science, Dentistry (MSD) and his clinical certificate in orthodontics. 

Dr. Mulick has been Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and lecturer in orthodontics (UCLA schools of medicine and dentistry) since 1963.  He is the senior consultant and active member of both the UCLA Craniofacial Team and the Saint John’s Cleft Palate Center in (Santa Monica), as well as consultant to several other craniofacial teams in Southern California.

Dr. Mulick was a pioneer in infection control in orthodontics, with several publications in 1986 and 1988, which outlined standards used in most offices for the protection of patients from transmissible diseases. 

Dr. Mulick is an active member of orthodontic and dental societies.

In his spare time, Dr. Mulick enjoys gardening.