Our Team of Cental Coast Dentists

Friendly Smiles Dental team of Central Coast California Dentists

About Our Dentists

Dr. Hamlet Karapetian, DMD
Dr. Hamlet Karapetian is a licensed California dentist. He graduated from Boston University, School of Dental Medicine, in 2004. Before establishing his private practice in Santa Maria, California, Dr. Karapetian spent an additional year of residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in Bronx, New York. Dr. Karapetian is a member of the American Dental Association and the Central Coast Dental Society.

Dr. Karapetian has been calling Santa Maria his home since 2005. He is an active member of the community and sponsors numerous local charities. When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Karapetian enjoys fishing, cooking, traveling, and spending quality time with his wife and daughters.

Dr. Rogelio Barrera, DDS
Dr. Rogelio Barrera was born and raised in Michoacan, Mexico. He graduated from the University Of Michoacan and has been a licensed California dentist since 1995. He moved from the Sacramento area to practice dentistry at Friendly Smiles Dental in 2010. Dr. Barrera specializes in restorative dentistry. He received his cosmetic and occlusion dentistry training from “Esthetic Professionals” with Dr. Crispin in Tarzana, California.

Dr. Barrera and his wife Lillian have been married since 1998 and together they have three wonderful children: Lillian, Julian, and Andrea and two adorable grandchildren: Joshua and Marcelin. Dr. Barrera’s favorite hobbies include cycling, running and shooting.

Dr. Arturo Silva, DDS
Dr. Silva was born and raised in Lima, Peru. He graduated from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in 1992. Dr. Silva is a licensed California dentist and has been practicing dentistry in the Central Coast California communities since 2008.

Dr. Silva is happily married and is the proud father of two girls. He likes swimming and undertaking small home renovation and restoration projects in his free time.

Dr. Elham Nik, DDS
Bio coming soon!
Dr. Azadeh Ghavamnasiri, DDS
Dr. Azadeh Ghavamnasiri was born and raised in Iran. She graduated from Azad Dental School in Tehran and practiced dentistry for 5 years thereafter. In 2017, she moved to the United States and spent the following year learning and administrating IV sedation. Dr. Azadeh graduated from UCLA school of dentistry with a DDS in June of 2021 and joined the Friendly Smiles Dental family shortly after. She provides dental services in King City.

Dr. Azadeh enjoys salsa dancing, cycling and spending time with friends and family in her free time.

Dr. Omar Abdel-Rahim, DDS
Dr. Omar Abdel-Rahim was born in El Mansoura, Egypt. He moved to the United States when he was just one. Dr. Omar graduated from San Luis Obispo High School and went on to attend an accelerated Dental program at the University of the Pacific. In June 2021 he graduated from University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco with a DDS. Dr. Omar has been working at Friendly Smiles Dental serving the Santa Maria community providing a variety of dental services.

Dr. Omar got married in December 2021 to his wife who currently resides in Cairo, Egypt. She will hopefully be joining him in the States in early 2023. In his free time, he enjoys working out, hiking and cooking with his family and friends.

Dr. Karapetian successfully restored a missing tooth by placing a dental implant. The implant surgery itself was trouble-free, quick and painless. The implant looks and feels like my natural tooth! I am extremely happy with the results. My Thanks to Dr. Karapetian for all his help!

Judy A., Arroyo Grande

I’ve been going to Friendly Smiles Dental for the last four years, the Doctors & staff are all friendly and informative. I no longer dread my dental appointment but now actually enjoy going. All my family from my 9 year old daughter to my 70 year old grandmother are all patients here!

Maria S., Santa Maria

Me gusta Friendly Smiles Dental porque todo el personal es amable y los Doctores son muy profesionales. Yo me siento como en casa cada vez que bengo. Aqui le perdi el miedo alos dentistas.

Elena M., Santa Maria

Thank You Friendly Smiles for getting me in so quickly for my wisdom teeth, the pain was like nothing I had ever experienced in my life. The staff took my X-rays and Dr. Karapetian took all 4 of my wisdom teeth out and gave me pain medication and by the next day I felt so much better. Thank you again Dr. Karapetian.

Tim M., Arroyo Grande

I am very pleased with my new appearance and I seem to be smiling a lot more. The whole experience from start to finish was very pleasant; may I say I have never in my life enjoyed going to the dentist so much. You and your staff went out of your way to be gentle kind and positive. I have had many comments from friends, family and total strangers and all have been positive and complimentary. I would recommend your services without hesitation.

Tiffany S., Arroyo Grande

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