Meet the Doctors


"I strive to achieve excellence in everything I do, and therefore, have state-of-the-art technology and equipment to provide pain-free dentistry to my patients; their care and comfort is very important to me. I also love educating patients on their oral care and needs. I make the time to sit with each patient, learning about their desires, explaining to them their needs, and answering all their questions."
– Dr. Lapsi

For Dr. Akash Lapsi, his patient’s oral health is his first priority. He is known for his gentle touch and doing everything he can to ensure the complete comfort of his patients. His goal is to ensure that every patient can smile with confidence after leaving his office. Dr. Lapsi enjoys working with patients to provide them with personalized dental care that meets their needs.

Education and Continuing Education

Dr. Lapsi has practiced dentistry in Orange County for over ten years. He attended Baharati Vidyapeeth Dental in 2002 in Pune, India. After completing his formal dental education, he recieved his California Dental license to practice dentistry in 2006. Dr. Lapsi is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) and a Diplomate of American Board of Oral Implantology (ABOI). Board certification is a rigorous process; currently, there are only about 800 Diplomates in the country. Certification by the ABOI/ID attests to the fact that Dr. Lapsi has demonstrated knowledge, ability, and proficiency in implant dentistry through a rigorous examination process. Involvement in the AAID and ABOI also requires Dr. Lapsi to attend yearly conferences to learn the new techniques in implant dentistry.

Dr. Lapsi is happy to be a life-long learner; he constantly advances his education by taking continuing dental courses and gaining experience in the field, most notably a 200 hour course in Advance Training in Oral Implantology and Bone Augmentation from the Boston Institute of Implants. This dedication to the dental field allows him to offer his patients a superior dental experience. His education and training have given him a host of skills; he is especially knowledgeable when it comes to dental implants and Invisalign®. 

Professional Affiliations

Outside the Office

Dr. Lapsi has lived in San Clemente, CA for over eight years with his wife and dog. During the weekends, he likes spending time with his family, hiking, and traveling, especially if it involves scuba diving.

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Liudmyla Kinal, DDS

Dr. Kinal received extensive dental education in Europe, after which she moved to the United States and continued her  training here.

In 2010 Dr. Kinal becomes a Registered Dental Assistant in the State of California and simultaneously starts working as an interpreter for Cyracom International while preparing to apply for dental school again: this time in the US.

Starting at Palomar College and Cal State San Marcos with science prerequisites in 2012, following by Dental Admission Test in summer of 2015, she successfully secures a seat at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 2016.

After four memorable and very productive years of dental school Loma Linda University Class of 2020 learns that the World is under threat of an unknown deadly disease and hesitates in disbelief. The COVID pandemic fired up Dr. Kinal's desire to serve, and she made a selfless decision to move her family to New York State and work in the hospital for the foreseeable future. Hospital Residency throughout the pandemic had brought Dr. Kinal's experience to the next level and broadened her horizons in all aspects of dental care.
She is experienced in extractions, surgery, implants, root canals, crown and bridge, dentures, Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics and periodontics. You and your family can receive full scope of dental treatment at Excel Dental.

Dr. Kinal puts her patients, including children, at ease by explaining every step of each procedure before starting, and as she goes along and is always willing to stop and answer questions. She is the one that can find a way where others cannot, and is fully devoted to every case she treats. Dr. Kinal has a habit of finishing what she started, working late hours, if necessary, and always checking on her surgery patients. Her skills are amazing and her sense of humor and compassion will make you feel at home.



Nancy Ann Barbos, DMD

General Dentristry & Hygiene

Dr. Barbos has been in the dental industry for over thirty years. She graduated from USC with a Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences in 1979, and then recieved her DMD degree from Washington University's School of Dental Medicine in 1989.


Her favorite part about her job is interacting patients and providing the best quality of care and education to them. She feels it is essential to provide to this to her patients as she truly values the importance of every smile. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family.



Pouya Zafarnia, DDS

General Dentristry

Dr. Zafarnia has been working in the dental industry for many years. Originally from Iran, he practiced there for a few years before attending UCLA undergraduate school, and then attended USC for his graduate program, while also working as an adjunct professor. Since his graduation, he has been working in the dental field and is one of the top doctors at Excel Dental.



Dr. Zafarnia enjoys working with patients and providing spectacular care & education to every one of them. He finds it extremely important to do this as this assures his patients recieve the best and he is able to see his patients overjoyed and excited about his care.



Juan Eduardo Mejia, DDS


Dr. Mejia has been in the dental industry for over 20 years. He recieved his DDS at the Universidad National Autonoma de Mexico, and subsequently his Master of Science in Orthodontics at the Instituto Superior de Ortodoncia Mexico City in 1989. Dr. Mejia is associated with the American Association of Orthodontics, the International Association of Orthondontics, and the World Federation of Orthodontics. 


With his immense background in orthodontics, Dr. Mejia has a large breadth of experience in the examination and diagnosing of teeth and dental issues, as well as experience with convential orthodontic appliance, orthodontic aligners, invisalign, clear correct, dental laster for soft tissue procedures, and with diagnosing and treating TMJ. His passion for dentistry comes from his motivation and ambidition to utilize his knowledge and skills, and he enjoys using them to relate well with his peers and patients. He is excellent communication skills, is highly compassionate, and is a great listener. Dr. Mejia is fluent in both English and Spanish.


Professional Affiliations

california dental association american academy of impland dentistry american board of oral implantology american dental association orange county dental society