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.
Lara has been in the dental field since 2004, working as a registered dental assistant before becoming a registered dental hygienist. She got her hygiene education and graduated Magna Cum laude from University of Michigan with a Bachelor in Science Dental Hygiene degree. Lara is very passionate about patient education and would like to pursue a Master’s degree in the future.
If not working, Lara enjoys spending quality time with her husband. They both take pleasure in traveling and watching movies, and really enjoy long walks and eating trying out different restaurants. Her close friends and family describe Lara as outgoing, reliable and loyal.
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.
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 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.