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Sahar Yaftaly, DMD

Meet Dr. Sahar Yaftaly, DMD

Dr. Sahar Yaftaly strives to help every patient achieve a healthy smile. 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. Her desire is to make every patient feel as if they are part of the family and offers enthusiasm while providing high quality comprehensive dental care. Dr. Sahar Yaftaly is 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.

Updates from Dr. Yaftaly


Effective October 1, 2022 we will no longer be a contracted provider in Delta Dental’s network.

While this was a difficult decision, we believe this is what is best for our practice and our patients. The good news is that you can still remain a patient in our practice and we will continue to verify, explain and maximize your dental benefits. Best of all, you will receive the same high level of care that you have come to expect. If you choose to seek dental care from a new dentist, we will be happy to provide a copy of your patient record.

What does this mean for you as a patient?

1. We are still committed to providing dental care for your family. However, depending on your plan chosen by you or your employer, you may experience higher co-pays than in the past. You are still welcome to continue your care at our office, and we will file your claims.

2. You may be able to switch your employer plan to another company. Contact your HR company about open enrollment options for the future. We are still in network with plenty of other insurance carriers.

3. You could use our in-house discount plan instead of Delta Dental to have more control of your dental care decisions without Delta’s current restrictions.

 If you have questions about your benefits and access to providers, you may wish to talk with your employer’s benefits manager, as they determine these matters.

We are dedicated to providing quality care to our patients. We hope we can continue to be of service to you. Please call Suzanne, our administrative assistant, to inform our office of your decision.



Q: Why are you going out-of-network?
A: Health care has had a tremendous burden as all providers have struggled to keep our patients healthy and safe. Due to the increased costs to provide exceptional safety to our patients, we are discontinuing out contract with the DELTA DENTAL network. Delta will not offer us additional reimbursements required to keep pace with the rising costs of supplies to keep our patients safe. Many of our usual supplies have quadrupled in cost and in addition there are additional needs in medical offices today to protect our patients.
Q: What will my cost of treatment be?
A: Because I am discontinuing participating in this plan, you may wish to review your benefits to determine whether it will provide reimbursement for services provided by an out-of-network dentist.
Q: What is the difference between an in-network versus and out-of-network provider?
A: Depending on your plan chosen by your employer, you may experience higher co-pays than in the past.
Q: How will the payments work?
A: Payment will be collected at each visit and reimbursement from your insurance will be be provided directly to you from the insurance company. We will file your claim for you.


DELTA will be sending you a letter in the mail when this transition occurs. DO NOT let Delta make you think that you cannot remain a patient at our office. We are still filing claims for our Delta patients, however, there will be some changes to how co-pays are required for your visits in the future. Feel free to contact our office if you need any assistance in understanding your insurance plan.

Thank you so much for your patience and understanding during this time. We appreciate your flexibility and feedback as we move forward together. As always, if you have any questions please give us a call.

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