Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Barouir Deirmenjian
As a general dentist, Dr. Deirmenjian is devoted to providing quality, rewarding, and compassionate care to every patient that visits him. Serving as the founder and CEO of B. Deirmenjian and Affiliates, he serves patients at many multi-specialty facilities in California, including Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley, Riverside and San Bernardino counties and has just added three new locations in the San Diego area.
With nineteen locations in California, B. Deirmenjian and Affiliates serve patients of all ages, from all backgrounds, and from every walk of life. The team of specialists, general dentists, assistants, and benefit coordinators offer a number of services, including: cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, endodontics, family dentistry, oral surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, and periodontics. They are dedicated to making dental care rewarding, so that individuals have a reason to share their smile.
Before entering private practice, Dr. Deirmenjian served as Dental Director at Guards Dental, where he demonstrated strong leadership skills in operating over 40 locations. Subsequently, he established his own family dental private practices, Smiles West, Desert Dental Group, and Ponderosa Dental Group.
To prepare for his career, he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California at Irvine, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1988. Furthering his studies, he went on to obtain his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in 1999.
Remaining abreast of the latest dental developments, Dr. Deirmenjian is an active member of the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association. He is also a peer-review member at MetLife Insurance and Liberty Dental, sits on the advisory committee of Henry Schein Dental, is a UCLA adjunct professor, and is board-certified by the Dental Board of California.
Revered for his extensive 30+ year leadership background, Dr. Deirmenjian has been voted #100 on the Inc.5000 Series list of the Fastest-Growing Companies in California and #1528 of the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies nationally. He was also named one of LA Business of the Year, Best Office by Insurance Companies, and one of the Emerging Dental Groups to Watch 2020 by Group Dentistry Now.
Dentistry, also known as Dental and Oral Medicine, is a branch of medicine that consists of the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity. Dentists diagnose and treat dental issues and help patients develop better oral hygiene regimens. They clean teeth, correct bite issues, perform surgeries and extractions, and perform other duties to ensure that the teeth and mouth are healthy.
An active member of his community, Dr. Deirmenjian truly enjoys helping the less fortunate and volunteering when he can with food drives and community outreach initiatives. Previously, he has participated in pro bono work for human trafficking victims in the Los Angeles area. He was also involved in a health fair head-start program, senior citizens program, and maintained an affiliation with Veteran Affairs.
In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors. He is fluent in English, Armenian, Spanish, and French.
Dr. Jamie Gochez
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Dr. Jorge Flores
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Dr. Carol Calicdan
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Dr. Shobhita Choudhary
Dr. Shobhita Choudhary, DMD, studied at the University of California Berkeley and achieved her DMD at the Western University of Health Sciences. She is an adjunct professor at UCLA. Dr. Choudhary offers patients a clear and concise explanation of their needs as well as personalized treatment plans. Dr. Choudhary treats all patients like family and enjoys improving patients’ self-confidence.
Outside of the office, Dr. Choudhary enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching Bollywood movies, exploring cities, cafes, beaches and attending sporting events.
Dr. Benedicto Elepano
Dr. Benedicto Elepano, DMD, earned his DDS at the University of Dentistry, College of Dentistry. He is a member of several affiliated organizations including the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Tri-County Dental Society, and American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He offers patients thorough dental examinations with a clear explanation on why recommendations are being made. He strives to make every experience as pleasant as possible.
Outside of the office, Dr. Elepano enjoys basketball, mountain biking and target shooting.
Dr. Jose Rivera
Dr. Jose Rivera was born and raised in Veracruz, Mexico. In 1982, he graduated from the University of Veracruz and in 1995 graduated from the University of California in Los Angeles—earning his dental degree. Upon joining our practice in 2021, Dr. Rivera has enjoyed his role as a dental care professional; his work allows him to improve the health and wellbeing of patients while building meaningful connections. As a result, he works to ensure everyone he treats is happy, comfortable, and healthy.
Outside of the office, Dr. Rivera enjoys going on walks. Whether it is out in nature, in the park, or around the block, getting out and walking is a refreshing way to prepare for his next day at work.
Dr. Nicholas Williams
Dr. Nicholas Williams, DDS, studied at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, SC, and Earned his DDS at Harvard University of Dentistry. He cares about every one of his patients and strives to ensure they have a painless and anxiety-free appointment. He is a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics.
Outside of the office, Dr. Williams enjoys spending as much time with his four sons as possible.
Dr. Ouk Hyun Lee
Bio coming soon.
Dr. Shahram (David) Mashhadian
Dr. David Mashhadian, DDS, MD, FACS, earned his MD degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, his DDS degree from the New York University College of Dentistry and his BA degree from Hofstra University. He is a fellow at the American College of Surgeons, ACS the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, AACS, the California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, CACS, the American Association of Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgeons, AAOMS and the California Association of Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgeons, CALAOMS.
Outside of the office Dr. Mashhadian enjoys volunteering with Smile Generation Day and Thousand Smile.
Dr. Michael Vongphoe
Dr. Michael Vongphoe, DDS, attended the University of Southern California. He treats all patients like family. This includes a transparent and thorough assessment of dental issues, a clear discussion of options and most importantly, a quick and pain-free experience. Dr. Vongphoe is a member of the ADA, CDA and the AAE (American Association of Endodontists).
Outside of the office, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.
Dr. Hadi Shbeeb
Dr. Hadi Shbeeb, DDS, received his Bachelor’s of Science, University of California Irvine, CA and earned his DDS at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Shbeeb believes in honesty, consistency, safety, and reliability.
Outside of the office, Dr. Shbeeb is an enthusiastic surfer and snowboarder. He also enjoys teaching, traveling, reading and hiking.
Dr. Fariba Matinfar
Dr. Fariba Matinfar, DDS, earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery, Master of Science and Periodontal Specialty degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles. She loves to help patients have a beautiful smile and maintain their oral health. Dr. Matinfar is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Dental Society, the California Dental Society and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.
Outside of the office, she enjoys yoga, zumba and traveling.
Dr. Kevin S. Lee
Dr. Kevin S. Lee, DDS, MS, attended Stanford University and earned a BA in human biology. He soon after went to the UCLA School of Dentistry. He then completed his residency at the UCLA section of orthodontics (orthodontics certificate), earned his Master’s at the UCLA School of Dentistry (MS in Oral Biology) and his American Board of Orthodontics Certification. During his dental education, Dr. Lee became fascinated by human craniofacial development and decided to pursue orthodontics, which is the clinical specialty closely related to growth and development of the head. He is a member of the American Board of Orthodontics, the American Association of Orthodontists, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, the International Association for Dental Research, the American Association for Dental Research and the American Dental Association.
Outside of the office, Dr. Lee enjoys playing and watching soccer (he is an avid FC Barcelona fan), soaking up the California sunshine, traveling and driving sports cars (he is a Porsche fanatic).