He attended the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) where he received a B.A. degree in Biology, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He also received Departmental Honors in Biology and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Afterwards, he attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude at the top of his class, and was elected to Omicron Kappa Upsilon.
He then returned to UCLA to receive his Certificate in Orthodontics and where he is a lecturer to this day.
Dr. Isaac Hakim is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a graduate of the Roth Williams Center for Functional Occlusion and the Arnett Course on Orthodontics and Orthognathic Surgery.
Dr. Hakim belongs to numerous local, national and international dental and Orthodontic associations where he has held leadership positions. He was president of the Beverly Hills Academy of Dentistry in 2010 and 2011. He has lectured widely in the United States and abroad.