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.

What sort of insurance plans do you take?

We work with most PPO insurances, including Dental Health Alliance, Dental Benefit Providers, Cigna, Delta, Metlife, Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Guardian, Connection Dental, GEHA, Dentemax, and others that are under the bigger umbrellas such as DHA (Dental Health Alliance). This list is constantly being updated, so if you don't see your insurance on this list, give us a call or email us. We'll happy check your coverage and see how we can help you! 

If you currently do not have insurance, or your employer does not offer dental benefits, you can still find coverage for yourself and your family. The state of California is now offering dental insurance on its Covered California site (http://www.coveredca.com/individuals-and-families/getting-covered/dental-coverage/). Because dental coverage for adults is not considered an “essential health benefit” under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), dental insurance is offered separately from health insurance plans. However, dental coverage for children is considered an essential health benefit, so the plans on Covered California cover children’s dental care as well as their parents.

At this time, we do not work with any HMO insurances.

Many of our patients appreciate the level of care our office provides so they choose to see us on an out-of-network basis. We will still process your insurance claims on your behalf to help maximize your benefits for you.