Dr. Sahar Yaftaly and team welcome you to our Simi Valley office, where our team will make you feel as if youre part of the family. We hope youll enjoy our surroundings and take pleasure in the comforts we offer. As weve 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.
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 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.
Kim graduated from West Los Angeles College with an associate's degree in dental hygiene. Prior to completing the dental hygiene program, Kim graduated from California State University of Northridge with her Bachelor's degree in psychology. Educating & motivating patients to succeed in a daily oral hygiene routine is just one of her favorite parts of this career.
Growing up, Kim played soccer & volleyball until senior year in high school and now enjoys pilates and spin classes. A surprising fun fact that most people don't know, is that she is a HUGE formula 1 fan! Most importantly, she loves being a mom to her son & spending time with family & friends.
Brittany, a Simi Valley native, has known since age 15 that she wanted to be a dental hygienist. She proudly graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program at Pasadena City College and is passionate about her work.
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.