By King of Hearts - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=28519137

It is a privilege to have practiced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for these many years in the South Bay. I have now decided to retire, and look forward to the next chapter in my life.
I am thankful to have shared that time with such wonderful patients, friends and colleagues. I am grateful to you all.

I am equally thankful to be able to transition my patients and practice to Dr. Matthew Tarakji, who I have known and respected over the years he has been in practice in the South Bay.

Dr. Tarakji received his dental degree from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor where he graduated with honors and participated in several externships in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Tarakji completed his residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at The Jersey City Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. He has been in practice in the South Bay for over 15 years. It is a great pride to leave my practice in his very competent hands.

Dr. Tarakji can be reached at (310) 371-6900. His office address is 19000 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 222, Torrance, CA 90503. His website is www.beachcitiesoralsurgery.com.

I am very grateful to the many wonderful friends, colleagues and patients who been a part of my career and shown me their trust for over 30 years.

Thank you,

Richard E. Schell