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
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
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
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.
Karen Unis, Hygienist
Karen started as registered dental assistant in 2009. She became a registered
hygienist in 2011. Immediatley after graduating college, she moved from
Ft. Lauderdale, FL to California.
Karen loves to practice yoga, hike, golf, play tennis and cook during her
free time. She lives in Newport Beach with her adorable puggle puppy.
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.
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.
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.