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.

Why do you use digital x-rays?

For decades, film x-rays were the standard for radiography. Film x-rays took 10 to 15 minutes at a time to develop, which resulted in time lost to developing film that could have been spent treating patients. Multiple x-rays often needed to be taken, which was a concern due to patients’ repeated exposure to radiation. Often, patients would move during taking x-rays, which meant that some x-rays would need to be retaken.

Digital x-rays can capture images in seconds, and those images can be uploaded and displayed upon a computer monitor for you to see in the same amount of time. It translates to less time you need to spend in the dental chair, and more time that Dr. Dovidio can devote to your treatment. Because the digital images can be enhanced and enlarged, Dr. Dovidio can see areas of damage that would not be visible with traditional x-rays and prescribe treatment accordingly.

As less time is spent acquiring images, digital x-rays also can reduce the levels of exposure to radiation by as much as 85%. Without the need to print and develop film, there is also a sharp reduction in chemical waste, which works to our patients’ benefit through cost savings. And digital images can be emailed to insurers, enabling them to see x-rays in minutes, as opposed to sending the images by mail with a wait time of several days.

Patient Testimonial:Dentist in Simi Valley, CA | Patient Testimonial by Niki J.

Hear patient Niki J. talk about her experiences with Simi Valley's Family Dentist, Dr. Josie Dovidio.
805-522-9242 | www.simifamilydentist.com
2045 Royal Ave #109, Simi Valley, CA 93065... Read More

Related Services