by LIZ ONUFER | photos by PortrArt Creations

Committed to Education and Children

volunteer_hoss3Dr. Kami Hoss sets an exemplary model through his dental practice, The Super Dentists. Not only has he redefined the dental experience, Kami contributes widely to the community through his practice, focusing primarily on education and children.

Kami and his business partner and wife, Dr. Nazli Keri, founded The Super Dentists to be a “cure” for common fears of the dental experience. “We decided to reinvent and transform the dental experience by changing everything people hate about the dentist,” Kami explained. “We’ve done this with delivering the highest quality of care in a super fun way.” The Super Dentist experience includes superheroes, supervillains, music (some even written by Kami himself), and augmented reality experiences. “It’s incredibly rewarding and humbling to see kids and parents running into our practices, laughing, playing, taking photos with our characters, and wanting our autographs,” Kami acknowledged.

Dr. Kami Hoss and his team at The Super Dentists take their show on the road by presenting at community programs and speaking engagements and participating in career fairs at local schools. They also host on-site job shadowing opportunities, wellness fairs, and mouth guard fitting clinics. “Each spring, hundreds of children across the county receive free dental care from our pediatric dentists during Free Dental Day,” Kami shared. And for the past 15 years, The Super Dentists has hosted its popular Candy Buy Back program during the week of Halloween, collecting more than 20,000 pounds of candy that is donated to military troops overseas. Finally, Kami is helping spread the word about the importance of oral health and its impact on psychological and physical health in his new book, If Your Mouth Could Talk, which will be released later this year.

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Name: Dr. Kami Hoss
Community: The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe
Profession: Orthodontist
Family: Wife – Nazli Keri; son – Aiden


volunteer_hoss2In addition to supporting the community’s physical health, Kami also helps young people learn about financial health through his work with Junior Achievement (JA) of San Diego County’s BizTown. In this program, fourth and fifth graders learn about financial literacy in a fun, real-world setting. “The Super Dentists is also part of the Finance Park, another JA project that works with high school kids to help them find what they want to do as a career,” explained Kami.

As an accomplished musician, Kami has made it a point that The Super Dentists support local music initiatives like Classics 4 Kids, a nonprofit organization that aims to inspire children through classical music. Kami understands the inspiration of music first hand. He has played the piano and keyboard since he was a child and started writing music as a teenager. “I honestly think that my creativity around every new initiative we come up with at The Super Dentists is because of my music background,” he shared.

Dr. Kami Hoss and The Super Dentists’ contributions to the community have been highlighted since 2017 when they became a recognized partner of Live Well San Diego. Kami said his practice “is fully committed to its vision of contributing towards a healthy, safe, and thriving community.”