Hi Everyone! Our current Orthodontist, Dr. Hackim, is retiring after over 30 years serving patients! As he moves on to his next chapter in life, we want to introduce Dr. Bernard Boback, who will be our new Orthodontist!
Dr. Bernard Boback, or Dr. Bernie as he is called by patients, is a UCLA and Harvard educated orthodontist who is proud to transform the smiles – and the lives – of his patients. “The best part of my job is seeing the confidence that comes from a transformed smile. Every day, I have the opportunity to see my patients, who previously were hesitant to smile, beaming across the room. Not many people can say that about their profession,” said Dr. Bernie.
When patients come to see Dr. Bernie, they are immediately put at ease by his friendly demeanor and extensive knowledge of orthodontics. Dr. Bernie views every case as an opportunity to learn and grow within his profession and works with each patient to provide the best possible outcome. He is focused on keeping his patients motivated throughout their treatments and considers them to be integral parts of his team. Working closely with other orthodontists, as well as with colleagues in general and specialty dentistry, is also an important component of Dr. Bernie’s philosophy. “I belong to both the American Association of Orthodontics and the American Dental Association and the networks of professionals within these organizations are fantastic resources. Collaboration and the sharing of resources are critical parts of ensuring that all my patients receive the best possible care and the best treatment plans for their unique case,” explained Dr. Bernie, who is an Invisalign Certified Doctor and has experience with the most up-to-date and innovative orthodontic technologies.
Dr. Bernie grew up in northeastern Pennsylvania and attended the Honors College at the University of Pittsburgh, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He then went on to graduate from Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, winning the Grace Milliken Award for Best Thesis in the class of 2014. Moving from Boston to the warmer weather of Southern California, Dr. Bernie attended the UCLA School of Dentistry, where he completed his residency and earned his certificate in Orthodontics and a MS in Oral Biology. Dr. Bernie stayed in Southern California after completing his residency and is happy to have settled in San Diego. When he is not seeing patients, Dr. Bernie can be found restoring classic automobiles and spending time with his wife and two dogs. “Restoring classic cars is a passion of mine that I’ve had since I would work on cars with my dad. I love taking something with a lot of potential and creating something amazing. It’s fun, challenging and rewarding,” said Dr. Bernie, drawing a distinct parallel between his chosen profession and his beloved pastime.
Dr. Bernie is so excited to see our patients for their next orthodontic visit (and parents too for Invisalign!).