Josie Dovidio, DDS
A Great Dentist

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.

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.

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.

Dr. Josie Dovidio, DDS

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 (Doctor of Dental Surgery) 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.

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