About Us

Dover Dental is a premier practice in the field of Aesthetic, Reconstructive & Implant Dentistry; we also offer Orafacial pain management, treating problems such as sleep apnea and snoring with oral appliances. At Dover Dental, we strive to provide our patients with the latest advancements in the field of general and cosmetic dentistry, and are committed to delivering superior service to every patient. As a family and cosmetic dental practice, we take pride in our tradition of combining art, passion, and technology to create beautiful smiles that have brought joy and have enriched the lives of our patients.

Meet the Team

Dr. Kate Sahafi, D.D.S.

Dr. Kate Sahafi has spent her professional life dedicated to giving her patients the highest level of quality dental care while focusing on both long-term health and aesthetics.

Veneers/Crowns, Bridges, Natural Looking Fillings, and 1-Hour Power Teeth Whitening are only some of the procedures that Dr. Sahafi uses to create beautiful smiles that last a lifetime.

Dr. Sahafi earned her Doctorate of Dentistry's Degree at University of Lille II, France, in 1996. She earned her post graduate degree from UCLA and completed her training in Cosmetic Dentistry at the UOP in San Francisco.

Dr. Sahafi has earned her clinical expertise in the field of Advanced Functional Aesthetics from the world renowned Las Vegas Institute which trains the top 1% dentists worldwide.

In 2009 Dr. Sahafi attended a mini-residency program in Sleep Apnea directed by Dr. Dennis Bailey and Dr. Merill at the Craniofacial Pain department of UCLA School of Dentistry. There she learned how to diagnose and treat patients suffering from sleep apnea who are intolerant to CPAP (Please the Sleep Apnea page for more details).

In her relentless effort to provide the best quality dental care to her patients, she continuously hones her skills by investing tens of hours in continuing dental educational courses.

Dr. Sahafi is an active member of the American Academy Of General Dentistry.

Dr. Farnaz Fadavi, Endodontist

Dr. Fadavi is an endodontist with more than ten years of experience in the field of endodontics. Dr. Fadavi is dedicated to provide you and your family with the highest quality dental care possible. Her ten years of experience in the field of endodontics has created a highly qualified Endodontist.

Dr. Fadavi obtained her master and certificate in Endodontics in 2002 from Boston University School Of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Fadavi was awarded in 2001 the Honor Student Research Award and in 1999 The Dental Biomaterial Award.

Her personal quote is "I would describe myself as a caring person with a very gentle touch".


Samira Samini, Periodontist, Dental Implant Surgeon

Dr. Samini is dedicated to provide you and your family with the highest quality of dental care possible. Her eighteen years of professional education, training and experience have created a sincere, caring, and highly qualified Periodontist and dental implant surgeon.

Dr. Samini obtained her Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology from Middle Tennessee State University. Dr. Samini was awarded the degree of Doctor f Dental Surgery (DDS) from The University Of Tennessee. Following Dental School, Dr Samini completed a one year Residency in Hospital Dentistry at the Veteran Administration Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. She received training in Oral-Maxillofacial surgery, Periodontics, Endodontics and Prosthodontics.

Dr. Samini further completed a further two year residency in Advanced Periodontics and Implant Surgery at the Medical College Of Georgia. She was awarded a Specialty Certificate in Periodontics.

She has been published in the American Journal of Orthodontics in 1992.


Janelle O'Rork, Hygienist

Janelle started as a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) in 1989. She became a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) in 1995. Janelle teaches Dental Assisting (DA) program at Orange Coast College. She is married with 2 kids and has been working in Newport Beach for the last 14 years.

Brigetta Giralmo, Hygienist

Brigetta is the eldest of 5 siblings and grew up in San Luis Obispo. She moved away from home for college and graduated Dental Hygiene school at West Coast University in 2015 located here in Orange County.

Brigetta enjoys being physically active, being involved in outdoor activities such as hiking and sports, going out to eat at new restaurants, and spending quality time with family and friends in her free time.


Annette Hill, RDA

Annette Hill has been a Registered Dental Assistant for the last 27 years. Annette is a warm and a caring person with a smile that brightens anybody's day. She loves southern California and has lived and worked in Orange County her whole life. Once you meet Annette, her wit and personality will win you over.

Annette attended the National Institute for Health Sciences for her degree in dentistry. She has also attended Orange Coast and Golden West Colleges for continuing education courses. She is passionate about her job and it shows through her excellent work.

Annette has experience working with all 7 dental specialties: General, Periodontics, Pedodontic, Oral Surgery, Endodontic, Orthodontic, and Prosthodontic.


Diane Meehleis

My name is Diane and I am very excited and privileged to be hired in such a wonderful office. I have been in some form of customer service all my life and love interacting with people. I have always tried to be fair and to treat others the way I would want to be treated. I have already met a few of you, but for those I have not, here is a little information about me.

I’m married, with two wonderful children and I have a great love for animals. My husband and I have three dogs and two cats. We volunteer at a big feline sanctuary in Acton called Shambala, which is run by The Roar Foundation. We also open up our garden once a year for The MaryLou Heard Garden Tour Foundation which benefits the Tustin Sheepfold for abused and battered women and their children. Between all of the above I enjoy spending time with family and friends.

I am looking forward to meeting all of you and learning about your talents and interests in the near future.

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What Sets Us Apart

  • Full Service Dentistry
  • Dental Specialists On Staff
  • Complimentary Consultations
  • Providing In-House Insurance For Cash Patients