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 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.

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.

Get to Know Suzanne, Our Administrative Assistant

Suzanne has been with our team since 2012. She is the friendly voice you will hear when you call our office. If you have any questions about your appointments, insurance or payment plans, Suzanne is your gal.

A Michigan native, she has lived in Southern California for 18 years. While she enjoys visiting the snow, she’d much prefer long walks on a beach. She also enjoying spending time with family and friends over a great cup of coffee or a meal that she has meticulously prepared with love.

Suzanne, a lover of the arts, is also a talented piano player who enjoys teaching others to tickle the ivories. She also derived great joy from her late dog, Bella, and hopes to add another pup to her family soon.

To learn more about Suzanne, click here.

Suzanne in the Snow

Suzanne and her dog, Bella