(818) 210-3885| 18399 Ventura Blvd #251, Tarzana, CA 91356

Our Team

In this section of our website, you can get to know more about us – the people behind the lab coats and front desk. The dental professionals in Tarzana who genuinely care about your smile and wellbeing.

Agita – Practice Manager

Agita – Practice Manager Agita joined the SoCalSmiles Dental Office family more than 12 years ago. She is adept at overseeing all practice operations, working closely with clinical staff, and building relationships with patients. Agita is known for her encouraging manner, helping patients get the care they need for healthy, attractive smiles.

Sarah – Insurance Coordinator

Sarah joined our practice in 2015, bringing nearly two decades of experience in the dental field. She likes the professionalism projected by the office, and loves our patients. She applies her knowledge and expertise in insurance to keep them smiling.

Sarah’s family includes husband Peter, three children, a grandchild, and a dog. Sarah spends her spare time singing and playing keyboards for a classic rock band.

Brooke – Registered Dental Hygienist

Brooke – Registered Dental Hygienist The SoCalSmiles Dental Office welcomed Brooke in 2009. We are privileged to have her excellence on the team. Brooke graduated from her dental hygienist program with honors, receiving the Best Dental Hygienist award. Her priority at the practice is creating a comfortable atmosphere that puts patients at ease. Brooke cites teamwork as her favorite part of the job.

Outside the office, Brooke keeps busy with three children and a passion for horseback riding.

Kathy – Dental Hygienist

Kathy – Dental Hygienist Kathy joined our dental family six months ago. She graduated from the San Joaquin Valley dental hygiene program in 2008 and is currently pursuing specialty training in jaw pain. She has additional experience in orthodontics, pediatrics, and whole-body connection dentistry. Kathy enjoys the teamwork and ethical code at our office. She works hard to make our office and treatments as comfortable as possible, using her experience and experience with dental techniques.

In her spare time, Kathy enjoys painting, yoga, and live jazz music.

Darwin – Registered Dental Hygienist

Darwin – Registered Dental Hygienist Darwin joined the SoCalSmiles Dental Office team in 2016, with a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene from Loma Linda University. He earned that organization’s Service Learning award for his work in Ethiopia and Bangladesh. Darwin says he likes working with our team of dental specialists, providing the best possible individualized healthcare for each patient. He enjoys educating patients on how to maintain a healthy mouth and live a healthy lifestyle.

Darwin feeds his adventurous soul with travel, outdoor activities, and good food.

Brenda – Registered Dental Assistant

Brenda – Registered Dental Assistant Brenda has been assisting our dentists for more than 14 years. She finds the calm, relaxed office atmosphere extremely beneficial to providing excellent patient care. Brenda contributes to the spirit of teamwork at SoCalSmiles Dental Office with a warm smile. Her welcoming nature helps patients feel at ease.

Marylin – Dental Assistant

Marylin is one of our newest team members. She has a long-standing interest in dentistry and is studying to become a dental hygienist.

Marylin assists our doctors with a variety of procedures. She says, “I like my co-workers and I feel like a valued part of the office family.” Her pleasant attitude relaxes patients for treatment. She loves helping others gain confidence in their healthy, appealing smiles.

She has a large family, and enjoys the company of others. Marylin is married and has three cats. Arts and crafts, cooking, crochet, and music fill her spare time.