Sahar Yaftaly, DMD
Dr. Sahar Yaftaly and team welcome 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
Sahar Yaftaly DMD
Dr. Sahar Yaftaly was born in Granada Hills, CA and grew up in Simi Valley. Her passion for dentistry began by volunteering at the Free Clinic of Simi Valley where she met her mentor, Dr. Josie Dovidio, who inspired her to pursue a career in dentistry. After graduating from UCLA with an undergraduate degree in Psychobiology, Dr. Yaftaly attended the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health in Mesa, AZ where she received her DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) and certificate in public health with a dental emphasis. She then returned to California to complete a General Practice Residency at USC, during which she treated Veterans in downtown Los Angeles and medically compromised patients at the LAC+USC Medical Center.
Dr. Yaftaly is excited to be back in Simi Valley to serve the community in which she was raised. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the Santa Barbara-Ventura County Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. She enjoys keeping up with the latest advancements and technology in dentistry through continuing education courses. She volunteers both locally and globally, and has participated in mission trips to Honduras and the Dominican Republic to provide dental care to underserved populations. Dr. Yaftaly is committed to treating every patient like family and offers enthusiasm while providing quality comprehensive care.
In her free time, Dr. Yaftaly enjoys spending time with family and friends, staying active with workout classes, and snowboarding. She is a basketball enthusiast and diehard Lakers fan. She also loves trying new restaurants and is always on the hunt for new food adventures!
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.
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Kayla Dental Assistant
Kayla graduated from Moorpark High School and studied dental assisting at Everest College. She has enjoyed becoming an essential part of our team and strives 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.
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Nooreen Dental Assistant
Nooreen is a recent graduate from UC Irvine, and a dental intern here at our office. She enjoys helping our patients and learning more about dentistry!