The Team

Dr. Hotait earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Detroit Mercy in 2009, and then completed advanced training in implantology, bone grafting, and gum disease treatment at the University of Indiana. He then relocated to Chicago, where he found tremendous success for nine years. After marrying a year ago, he and his wife decided to come to the LA area, a place they have truly loved for years.

Dr. Hotait is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), California Dental Association (CDA), Los Angeles Dental Society (LADS), and American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID).

Dr. Hotait and his team are committed to continuing education, putting in far above the mandated minimum hours, and they put a great deal of effort into selecting the materials and techniques that will create the best long term outcomes for each patient. Dr. Hotait holds certifications in 3D dentistry, advanced implantology, Invisalign, full mouth rehabilitations, and smile makeovers.

Dr. Hotait’s passion is what he calls “the psychology of the smile.” He knows that many people never smile at all due to the poor condition of their teeth. This issue can dramatically impact a person’s life, both personally and professionally. Dr. Hotait considers it a great honor to restore his patients’ self-confidence by creating a smile that they are proud to show off.

In that same spirit, Dr. Hotait and his team are dedicated to making an impact on our community and inspiring others to build a better world. We do that through our “pay it forward” program, in which patients nominate someone in need of help and we simply help them get the treatment they need.

Dr. Arieh is a Southern California native, where she attended the University of Southern California (USC) and received her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences and Health Care Studies. She continued her education at USC, earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, graduating amongst the top of her class. She remains an active member of the American Dental association (ADA) and the California Dental Association (CDA).

Dr. Arieh believes that it is a privilege to serve her community in the health care field and treats her patients like family. She is committed to excellence using state of the art technology and evidence based dentistry. She is a life-long learner who use the most current literature and research to restore and maintain the oral health of her patients, as well as to prevent disease. She puts her patients first, listening to their individual needs and backgrounds and taking into consideration each person as a whole when creating individualized treatment plans.

Dr. Arieh is trilingual, speaking English, Spanish, and Farsi. Her hobbies include painting & cooking. When not practicing her love for dentistry, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband, family, and dog. She also loves to travel and spend time outdoors when she can.

Dr. Chela Altman earned her doctorate in dental surgery from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, CA. Upon graduating from UOP, she was elected into the Tau Kappa Omega dental honor society for her outstanding academic and clinical achievements. She graduated summa cum laude from Claremont McKenna College with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Dr. Altman is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), and the San Fernando Valley Dental Society.  Dr. Altman continues to perfect her craft through continuing education and certifications at the World Clinical Laser Institute, CEREC 3D, Invisalign, and Implant Dentistry. 

Dr. Altman offers first-rate dental care to all of her patients. As a distinguished clinician with more than 15 years of experience, Dr. Altman focuses on Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry.  Dr. Altman is able to offer her patients the most advanced dental treatments available, including Invisalign and Lumineers. She maintains a high level of excellence in her work, and strives to create a relaxing and comfortable experience for each of her patients. Her warm smile and friendly attitude truly embodies the caring and positive atmosphere that is sure to be a part of your patient experience here at SMILE HAUS.

In her free time, Dr. Altman spends time with her family and friends, and enjoys hiking, scuba diving, and cooking.