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Experienced Central Coast California Dentists2024-01-16T01:47:26+00:00
Our Team of Central Coast Dentists
Our Team of Central Coast Dentists
About Our Dentists
Dr. Hamlet Karapetian, DMD
Dr. Hamlet Karapetian is a highly skilled and licensed dentist in California. Graduating from Boston University’s School of Dental Medicine in 2004, he has been providing exceptional dental care to patients in Santa Maria, California, since establishing his private practice. Dr. Karapetian’s commitment to excellence led him to complete an additional year of residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in Bronx, New York.
As a member of the American Dental Association and the Central Coast Dental Society, Dr. Karapetian stays abreast of the latest advancements in dentistry to ensure the highest level of care for his patients.
Since 2005, Dr. Karapetian has proudly called Santa Maria his home. He actively participates in the community and sponsors various local charities, demonstrating his dedication to giving back.
When he’s not transforming smiles, Dr. Karapetian indulges in his favorite hobbies. He enjoys fishing, cooking, and exploring new destinations while traveling. Above all, he cherishes precious moments with his wife and daughters, relishing in quality family time.
Dr. Rogelio Barrera, DDS
Dr. Rogelio Barrera, a licensed California dentist since 1995, brings his exceptional skills and expertise to Friendly Smiles Dental. Originally from Michoacan, Mexico, he completed his dental education at the University of Michoacan. In 2010, Dr. Barrera made the move from the Sacramento area to join the esteemed dental practice.
With a specialization in restorative dentistry, Dr. Barrera is dedicated to helping patients achieve healthy and beautiful smiles. He received advanced training in cosmetic and occlusion dentistry from “Esthetic Professionals” under the guidance of Dr. Crispin in Tarzana, California.
Dr. Barrera’s commitment to dentistry is matched by his dedication to his family. He has been happily married to his wife Lillian since 1998, and together they have three wonderful children: Lillian, Julian, and Andrea. In addition, Dr. Barrera takes great joy in being a grandfather to two adorable grandchildren: Joshua and Marcelin.
Outside of his professional and family life, Dr. Barrera enjoys pursuing his favorite hobbies. He finds delight in cycling, running, and shooting, embracing an active and fulfilling lifestyle.
Dr. Arturo Silva, DDS
Dr. Silva brings his extensive dental expertise to the Central Coast California communities. Originally from Lima, Peru, he graduated from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in 1992 and obtained his dental license in California. Since 2008, Dr. Silva has been providing top-notch dental care to patients in the Central Coast area.
As a licensed California dentist, Dr. Silva is dedicated to delivering exceptional dental services to his patients. His years of experience and commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry ensure that each patient receives personalized and high-quality treatment.
Outside of his professional life, Dr. Silva finds joy in his happy marriage and takes pride in being a loving father to his two girls. In his free time, he enjoys swimming and engaging in small home renovation and restoration projects.
Dr. Azadeh Ghavamnasiri, DDS
Dr. Azadeh Ghavamnasiri is a highly skilled and experienced dentist, originally from Iran. She completed her dental education at Azad Dental School in Tehran and practiced dentistry for 5 years. In 2017, she relocated to the United States to further expand her knowledge and expertise.
During her first year in the U.S., Dr. Azadeh dedicated her time to learning and administering IV sedation, an important aspect of modern dentistry. This additional training allows her to provide comfortable and anxiety-free dental experiences for her patients.
In June 2021, Dr. Azadeh proudly graduated from the prestigious UCLA School of Dentistry, earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. Shortly after graduation, she joined the Friendly Smiles Dental family, where she continues to offer top-quality dental services to the community of King City.
Dr. Azadeh is passionate about delivering personalized and compassionate dental care to her patients. Her commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry ensures that her patients receive the most effective and innovative treatments available.
Outside of her professional life, Dr. Azadeh enjoys salsa dancing, cycling, and cherishing moments with her loved ones. Her vibrant personality and dedication to a healthy and active lifestyle make her a trusted dentist who genuinely cares about the well-being of her patients.
Dr. Ryan McCall, DDS
Dr. Ryan McCall is a renowned dentist with a passion for providing exceptional dental care. Born and raised in Effingham, Illinois, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from Indiana University. In 2008, he achieved his dental degree from the prestigious University of Illinois School of Dentistry.
With years of valuable experience in Durango and Fort Collins, Colorado, Dr. McCall ventured back to Indiana in 2013 to establish McCall Dentures, a practice dedicated to transforming smiles. After successfully selling several practices, Dr. McCall relocated to the Central Coast in 2022 to collaborate with his long-time friend James Davidge and establish a dental laboratory. It was during this time that he recognized the immense need for removable dentistry in San Luis Obispo County, leading him to join the esteemed Friendly Smiles Dental Group in 2023.
Dr. McCall’s commitment to excellence is evident through his dedication to continuing education. Each year, he refines his skills through advanced courses, ensuring his patients receive the most up-to-date and effective treatments available. Furthermore, Dr. McCall actively shares his knowledge and expertise by lecturing to colleagues on the positive impact of dentures in his practice. He also engages in research and development related to 3D printing and CAD-CAM dentistry.
Beyond his professional endeavors, Dr. McCall cherishes his role as a loving father to four wonderful children. He finds joy in an active lifestyle, particularly in cycling, and is proud to call Arroyo Grande, CA his home.
Dr. Maryam Esmaeili, DDS
Dr. Maryam is a highly skilled and dedicated oral and maxillofacial surgeon with a diverse background. Born and raised in Iran, she obtained her first DDS degree from Tehran Azad University. Although initially offered a prestigious residency program in oral and maxillofacial surgery, she made the decision to pursue opportunities in the United States.
In late 2017, Dr. Maryam relocated to the U.S and embarked on a post-graduate preceptorship in the oral and maxillofacial surgery program at UCLA. This invaluable experience allowed her to expand her knowledge and expertise in the field. In June 2022, she successfully graduated with a second DDS degree from UCLA, further enhancing her qualifications.
Since August 2022, Dr. Maryam has been an integral part of the Friendly Smiles Dental Group, providing exceptional dental care to her patients. Her commitment to delivering outstanding results, combined with her compassionate approach, ensures that each patient receives personalized and effective treatment.
Outside of her professional endeavors, Dr. Maryam enjoys staying active by playing tennis, exploring her culinary skills through cooking, and cherishing quality time with her 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.