As a teenager, Dr. Hackim went through his own orthodontic treatment and knew right away that he wanted to pursue a career in dentistry. This San Diego native attended dental school at the University of the Pacific and obtained his orthodontic degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He comes with over 30 years of orthodontic experience. Dr. Hackim comes from a large family consisting of 10 siblings. His wife is a nurse who has four siblings of her own. The Hackims have one daughter and enjoy spending their free time with their extended family. They like to travel but love living in San Diego.