Team

Specialist Doctors

Dr. Anthony Montella

Dentist

Dr. Anthony Montella is an ADA Certified Prosthodontist specializing in restorative, cosmetic and implant dentistry. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from Eastern Illinois University in 1994. Immediately following college Dr. Montella entered dental school and graduated in the top of his class from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry at Chicago in 1998. After dental school, he continued his training and completed a three-year advanced prosthodontics residency program at University of Illinois College of Dentistry where he received his certification in Prosthodontics in 2001.

Dr. Darren Smolkin

Dentist

Dr. Darren Smolkin, D.D.S. received his undergraduate degree from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from McGill University and completed his graduate training in endodontics (root canal therapy) from the University of Southern California in 1997. His goal is “to provide the highest quality of pain-free dental treatment.” Dr. Smolkin uses the latest in technology to perform root canaltherapy that allows treatment to be more predictable and completed in less time.

General Doctors

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Dr. Sean Hakimi

Dentist

Dr. Hakimi graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in dental economics/pre-dental from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1986. Dr. Hakimi earned a Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco in 1997 and in the treatment of medically complex patient, the techniques of sedation dentistry for the fearful patient and complex dental surgery. Dr. Hakimi utilizes his experience to treat even the most challenging dental situations. He has been delivering cosmetic, implant, and functional solutions to patients for over 20 years. His commitment to “doing it right” has won him the admiration of patients. A big bonus is that Dr. Hakimi uses his expertise to prevent big problems from ever happening. He has been helping patients so they can enjoy eating and smiling again with dental implants for over 19 years. He has developed special methods of implant dentistry to “rescue” the denture patient and those with debilitated teeth needing complete reconstructions. He has also developed special techniques allow even the most compromised individual to return to a life of enjoying dental health.

He has been helping patients so they can enjoy eating and smiling again with dental implants for over 19 years. He has trained in implant dentistry to “rescue” the denture patient and those with debilitated teeth needing complete reconstructions. He has also developed special techniques in sedation dentistry for patients who are afraid of the dentist. These sedation techniques will help the patient achieve a beautiful smile without the stress of being at the dentist. All treatment is performed in the same office. This combined with advanced techniques allow even the most compromised individual to return to a life of enjoying dental health. For their patient’s benefit, advanced learning and the implementation of new technologies at the leading edge of dentistry is a constant for Dr. Hakimi and his office of professionals. The friendly team is known for their down to earth and non-technical communication style making complex dentistry easy to understand.

  • Under Graduate, University of California
  • Graduate with Doctors Degree, University of Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco
  • Trained in many, many programs with the top dentists, both nationally and internationally
  • Esthetic Professional
  • Conscious Sedation Course
  • AB Dental Implant Course
  • OCO-Biomedical Implant Course
  • California Implant Course
  • Invisalign
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • Esthetic professional residency

Dr. Hakimi who speaks English, Persian and Spanish is dedicated to providing the best comprehensive dental care to his patients. He has partnered with dental specialist to provide his patients with complete, in-house dental care. To further maximize the health care of his patients, Dr. Hakimi incorporates a holistic treatment approach. Dr. Hakimi stays current with the latest techniques in all aspects of dentistry from standard treatments to complete smile make over. Dr. Hakimi has young twin daughters. In his free time, Dr. Hakimi enjoys tennis, swimming, weight training and reading.

Dr. Robin Sanghorian

Dentist

Dr. Robin Sanghorian graduated from the University of Loma Linda School of Dentistry and his undergraduate dentistry work at the University of California At Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Sanghorian is a firm believer that healthy, attractive smiles can make a big impact in his patients’ lives. His goal is to provide his patients with affordable, quality- oriented cosmetic dental care. He is committed to developing and maintaining long term relationships with his patients and strive to provide the best treatment for them. His patients know him as a compassionate, trustworthy dentist, who cares about them and their dental health. He takes time to talk with each patient and together they determine what is best for them, and their individual circumstances. When not in the office, Dr. Songhorain enjoys playing the piano, basketball and hiking.

Dr. Joshua Barkhordar

Dentist

Dr. Joshua Barkhordar graduated Dental School from UC San Francisco in 2007, and completed a two-year advanced dental residency in Chicago at UIC. Dr. Josh comes from a family of Dentists, including his father and two sisters. Since most family dinners consist of discussing teeth, his passion never quits! He loves being a dentist because he can improve someone’s health, and make them smile and feel better than before. He keeps up to date with continuing education in Invisalign, Laser treatment, Implants, Air Abrasion (fillings without a drill or shot), Oral Surgery & wisdom teeth, Endodontics (root canals), Periodontics (gum care), Prosthodontics (crowns and bridges), and Cosmetic Dentistry. Josh looks forward to delivering personalized care to you and your family!

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Rebecca Miranda

Office Manager & Treatment Coordinator

Rebecca completed her education at Everest college where she received her Dental Assisting certificate in 2012. She began working in the dental field as a dental assistant and furthered her experience by learning all there is to know about the front office. Her experience has helped all patients who enter our office, by answering any questions regarding finances or treatment. Her dedication to Healthy Smiles has began since 2013.

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Dr. Shabani

DDS

Dr Shabani graduated from University of California Irvine (UCI) in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree. She further continued her education at Boston University School of Medicine and received her Masters degree in 2010. Dr Shababi then earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from University of New York College of Dentistry in 2015. Dr Shabani has been part of the Healthy Smiles team since 2016. She speaks English, Armenian, and Farsi.

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Martha Vasquez

RDAEF2 & Back Office Lead

Martha graduated from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2010. With her 18 + years of experience, she can answer almost any question and helps all of our patients understand their treatment by sitting and explaining the dental details. Martha has been working with Dr Hakimi & Healthy Smiles since 2009. She speaks both English and Spanish.

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Estella

Scheduling Coordinator

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Roobina Manookian

RDA

Roobina started her dental assisting experience in 1992 and continued on to become a registered dental assistant in 1993. Her love for the dental field motivated her to complete her education and receive her oral and maxillofacial surgery assistant certificate. She has been part of the Healthy Smiles team since 2015. She speaks English, Farsi, and Armenian.

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Vanessa Linares

Dental Assistant

Vanessa completed her education at American Career College where she received her Dental Assisting certificate in 2016. She has worked with Dr Hakimi & Healthy Smiles since then and has grown to love all our patients. Her dedication in the dental field has motivated her to go back to school in hopes to become a dental hygienist in the near future. She speaks both English and Spanish.