Josie Dovidio DDS
Dr. Josie Dovidio welcomes you to our Simi Valley office, where our team will make you feel as if you’re part of the family. We hope you’ll enjoy our surroundings and take pleasure in the comforts we offer. As we’ve had painted on our wall in the waiting room: “May all those who enter as patients leave as friends.” We love our patients, and want to take the best of care of you.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Josie Dovidio
Dr. Josie Dovidio was born in Chicago, IL. Her parents moved to Southern California when she was a teenager, and Dr. Dovidio completed high school at Birmingham High School in the San Fernando Valley. She returned to Illinois to earn her DDS from Northwestern University Dental School in 1997, graduating with honors. She then returned to Southern California to complete advanced training at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in North Hills, where she served as Chief Dental Resident.
Dr. Dovidio teaches in different areas of dentistry, including clinical instruction at the UCLA School of Dentistry and Pasadena City College’s Dental Hygiene Program. She stays current with dentistry advances, completing several continuing education courses each year, and is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the Santa Barbara – Ventura County Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Dovidio spends her spare time with her husband, two sons, and Maltese dog. She is actively involved in church activities, charitable organizations, and providing dental care to disadvantaged individuals at the Free Clinic of Simi Valley. In February 2010, she went to Uganda to provide charitable dentistry to orphans in remote areas of the African bush. She contributes to two magazines and enjoys cooking, yoga, reading, entertaining family and friends, going to the beach, and being a soccer mom.
As a dentist, Dr. Dovidio loves helping her patients and making their experience more comfortable, as opposed to an event to dread. Her goals are to establish long-term relationships between our team and our patients and to create brand-name recognition for our practice that is based upon our warmth and caring, providing dental services and techniques with an emphasis on patient education and prevention, and doing both at a level higher than our patients have ever experienced.
Sarah - Registered Dental Hygienist
Sarah is a graduate of Concorde Career College in Garden Grove, CA, with an associates degree in dental hygiene. Prior to attending Concorde, Sarah worked as a dental assistant for three years. She plays a vital role on our team, giving our patients superb, compassionate care along with educating them on the significance of correct daily oral hygiene.
In her spare time, Sarah enjoys the company of her family, friends, and her two cats; she also is an active volunteer at the Simi Valley Free Dental Clinic and participates in her local church.
Brittany - Registered Dental Hygienist
Suzanne - Administrative Assistant
Suzanne’s varied experience includes work as a human resources manager, piano teacher, and home-schooling mom to her two sons. As Dr. Dovidio’s administrative assistant, Suzanne schedules appointments, oversees various office responsibilities, and submits insurance claims.
When not at the office, Suzanne spends time with her family, plays the piano, and plays ball with her Australian Shepherd.
Kayla - Dental Assistant
Kayla graduated from Moorpark High School and studied dental assisting at Everest College. She has becoming an essential part of our team, the better to provide our patients with the finest dental care in restful surroundings.
Her favorite activities include boating, camping, being with family and friends, and visiting Disneyland.