In keeping with the California Dental Association advisory and in our efforts to help flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic, our office will be closed until further notice. We are postponing any non-essential dental treatment at this time as a preventative measure. If you are having a dental emergency that involves severe pain and/or swelling, please call (805)522-9242 and leave a detailed message. We will contact you promptly.
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Sahar Yaftaly, DMD
A Great Dentist

Simi Valley's Family Dentist since 1997

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Meet Dr. Sahar Yaftaly, DMD

Dr. Sahar Yaftaly strives to help every patient achieve a healthy smile. Her passion for dentistry began byvolunteering at the Free Clinic of Simi Valley where she met her mentor, Dr. Josie Dovidio, who inspiredher to pursue a career in dentistry. Her desire is to make every patient feel as if they are part of thefamily and offers enthusiasm while providing high quality comprehensive dental care. Dr. Sahar Yaftalyis a Simi Valley native and is thrilled to be able to serve the community in which she was raised.

Meet Dr. Josie Dovidio, DDS

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 create long-term relationships between our team and our patients that establish a sense of trust based upon our tradition of warmth and caring, provide dental services and techniques with an emphasis on patient education and prevention, and do both at a level higher than our patients have ever experienced.

Our Mission

We like our patients to feel at home when they come to our office – to enter as patients and leave as friends. Our purpose is to provide quality care for the entire family, with the advantages of modern technology paired with the comfort of an old-town private practice.

Welcome to our Practice


Welcome to the office of Sahar Yaftaly DMD & Josie Dovidio DDS. We are happy to be the family dentist for Simi Valley and Moorpark, CA since 2006. 

Dr. Sahar Yaftaly became passionate about dentistry when volunteering at the Free Clinic of Simi Valley, where she met her mentor Dr. Josie Dovidio. She grew up in Simi Valley and is honored to serve the community in which she was raised. She offers enthusiasm while providing quality comprehensive care.

Dr. Josie Dovidio worked in dentistry in both high school and college and fell in love with dentistry as a profession. She has been a part of the Simi Valley community for many years and sees her patients as friends and family. Dr. Dovidio respects her patients’ dignity and worth and seeks to provide them with safe, effective treatment services.

We present our patients with dental services covering preventive care, pediatric dentistry, mouth and night guards, fluoride varnishes, and sealants. Through digital x-ray technology, we can locate damage to your teeth more quickly and safely than with film x-rays, and you can relax with headphones we provide that allow you to listen to music or watch movies as your procedure is completed.

If you would like to discuss dental care for yourself or your children or discuss a particular course of treatment, contact Dr. Yaftaly at our office. Our team will answer your questions and inform you of your options so that you can select the best course of action.

Come as a Patient, Leave as a Friend

We welcome children, and Dr. Yaftaly encourages you to bring them to visit when you come for an appointment. She will be happy to listen to any concerns you wish to share about their dental health and teach you how to care for their first teeth. We have a play area that has a toy box and books where children can play as you have a check-up or cleaning.

New patients are always welcome, and we urge you to call us for an appointment if it’s been at least a year since you’ve had a cleaning or a dental examination. If you have an emergency, contact our office so that we can bring you in to see Dr. Yaftaly as soon as possible. If your emergency occurs when our office is closed, please call the emergency phone number given on our voice messaging system to reach Dr. Yaftaly.

Simi Valley Dental Office

Dr. Yaftaly's office is located on 2045 Royal Avenue, #109, just east of Erringer Road. We are just across the street from Simi Valley Community Church and just south of the Human Services Agency.

Contact Our Office for Quality Dental Care

If you aren’t certain if we are in your network, call us, and we can give you a detailed list of the plans we work with. We accept a number of different insurance plans including Dental Health Alliance, Dental Benefit Providers, Cigna, Delta, Metlife, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Guardian, Connection Dental, GEHA, and Dentemax. This list is constantly being updated, so if you don't see your plan listed, call us anyway and we'll check out your benefits! We also take cash, credit (Visa, American Express, and MasterCard), checks, and CareCredit.

So if you have recently relocated to the Simi Valley area and need a new dentist or if you’ve been living here a while and have decided it’s time for a change, welcome, and contact us. We are happy to meet new people and appreciate the chance to provide you with exceptional dental service.

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Best Rated Dentist

Dr. Dovidio is one of the 3 best rated dentists in Simi Valley!

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