One Office, One Amazing Team

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. Sahafi

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. Richard Sprague, Dentist/Endodontist

Richard Sprague
Dr. Sprague is a graduate of The University Of Southern California. He received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery in 1993 and his Specialty Degree in Endodontics in 2004. Dr. Sprague is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Association of Endodontist. Having spent 10 years as a Cosmetic Dentist in Beverly Hills , California prior to becoming a root canal specialist.

Dr. Ronald Wright, Oral Surgeon

Ronald Wright
Dr. Wright completed his residency at UCLA. He received his board certification in 1998 from the American Board Of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery. He was also recognized in the national registry of “Who’s Who” 1999 edition. Dr. Wright also served as Chairperson for the Oral Surgery and Dentistry Department at Hoag Presbyterian Hospital in Newport Beach, California from 2002 thru 200.Dr. Wright is a member of “Pathways to Independence” which is an organization that assists women who have been abused both physically and sexually or have been released from various drug rehab facilities. He provides necessary surgery and treatment for these women at no cost. He is the first Oral Surgeon to join “Pathways” in their quest to make a difference in the lives of these women.

Pichak Kelk, DDS, DABP

Pichak Kelk
Meet your Periodontist
We are glad to introduce Dr. Pichak Kelk DDS DABP as a member of our team here at Dover Dental. Dr. Kelk is a Board certified Periodontist and Dental Implant Surgeon . She has 3 years of post-doctoral training in Periodontology beyond dental school. She has also completed 15 months of Fellowship in Dental Implant Surgery at Loma Linda University.She is specialized in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal or gum disease, treatment of oral inflammation, performing cosmetic periodontal procedures such as cosmetic soft tissue/gum grafting, treatment of gingival recession and bone regeneration as well as implant surgery. For the past 20 years, Dr. Kelk’s has focused her practice on Periodontal and Implant surgery.Dr. Kelk’s Educational background
Dr. Kelk received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Tehran University followed by a Fellowship Degree in Dental Implants from Loma Linda University Dental Implant Department. She then did her specialty training at the Advanced Periodontology Department at Loma Linda University and became a specialist and has been in practice since 2000.She is currently a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. She was originally Board Certified by the American Board of Periodontology in 2004 and has been recertified twice since then.Dr. Kelk has previously served as the Dental Board of California onsite examiner for conscious sedation for many years.Dr.Kelk currently serves as a clinical faculty at the Advanced Periodontology Program at USC Dental School and she trains future periodontists with their surgical skills.

Janelle O’Rork, Hygienist

Janelle
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.

Yasamin Behbehani BS, RDH
Hygienist

Yasmin graduated from CSUF in 2009 in the program of biological sciences then proceeded on to becoming a dental hygienist at USC school of Dentistry’s Dental Hygiene program. She has taught at the USC School Of dentistry as a dental hygienist as a clinical instructor. She also participated in many community outreach programs provided by USC. Her strong background and clinical experience has made her not only skilled in advanced instrumentation but also providing patients with education and best of dental hygiene care. Yasmin likes to keep herself up to date with new advances in dental care in order to best serve our patients. In her spare time She likes to bake, spend quality time with family and friends and of course her furry baby dog Lucy💕


Megan Layhew, Registered Dental Hygienist

As a CNA Megan pursued her education in Dental Assisting. Employed as a Dental Assistant since 2015, Megan advanced her education at Cypress college where she graduated in 2018. In her free time she loves reading, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.


Brenda Cariño, Dental Assistant

Brenda

My name is Elice Brenda Cariño. I prefer the name Brenda. I attended Concorde College in 2015. I am currently working at Dover Dental with Dr. Kate Sahafi. I used to work at Chu and Yang Dental. I am very privileged to be working with a left handed doctor sometimes I feel like I’m the doctor since I’m always on the right. My priority is patient care. So far I feel like I’m doing an excellent job. I enjoy traveling and exploring. I love to enjoy the outdoors.


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.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I choose a dentist?

There are several important factors that you should consider when choosing a dentist. First of all, you’ll want to make sure they have a DDS or DMD and are qualified to perform whatever procedure you’re visiting them for. It’s also good to know how much experience they have and if they’re a member of any professional associations. Finally, you’ll want to look at at reviews or before and after photos for examples of the dentist’s success with previous patients.

Dr. Sahafi earned her DDS nearly 25 years ago and has been helping patients ever since. She has extensive experience performing a wide range of procedures and is an active member of the American Academy of General Dentistry (AAGD). You’ll find plenty of positive reviews from happy patients on our site, or you can explore our smile gallery to get an idea of what Dr. Sahafi can do for your smile.

What questions should I ask my dentist?

There are many different questions that you may want to ask a dentist before committing to their practice. We recommend asking the following:

  1. How long have you been in practice?
  2. Where and when did you earn your DDS/DMD?
  3. Do you specialize in any procedures? If so, which ones?
  4. Are you a member of any professional associations?
  5. Have you received any special recognitions or awards?
  6. Do you have any reviews or before and after photos available?

What sets Dr. Sahafi apart from other dentists?

Dr. Sahafi has been helping patients achieve healthy and beautiful smiles for over 20 years. She can perform a wide range of general, cosmetic, and restorative treatments for your convenience, allowing you to take care of all your dental needs under one roof.

Dr. Sahafi studied Advanced Functional Aesthetics at the Las Vegas Institute, which trains the top 1% of dentists nationwide. She also completes many hours of continuing education every year, ensuring she stays up to date with the latest techniques and technology in the field.

What Sets Us Apart

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