Meet Your Team

Fariba Sardarian
General Dentist

About Me

Dr. Sardarian says, “I’m very artistic and as long as I remember, I have always used my hands to create things. For me, dentistry fulfills my passion for art and science.” Using this combination of seemingly divergent skills allows her to help others by improving her patients’ smiles and oral health. Dr. Sardarian welcomes the close involvement of her clients in their treatment and enjoys getting to know each of them personally.

After graduating from Pierce College, Dr. Sardarian received her Dental Degree from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. To keep abreast of the latest technology, she’s a member of the American Dental Association. She also speaks Farsi.
In her free time, Dr. Sardarian enjoys playing the piano, painting and sculpture, and taking long walks on the beach.


  • B.S.–Pierce College
  • D.D.S.–USC School of Dentistry


  • American Dental Association
Ali Pootrakul
D.D.S., M.D.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

About Me

Dr. Pootrakul is committed to the highest quality dental care. As an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon he appreciates his role in providing pain relief to his patients through often complex surgical procedures. He applies a caring, detail-oriented approach to each patient’s case, taking time to solve their dental issues effectively, and thoughtfully provides treatment options that are specifically designed around each patient’s needs.

Patients that have had traumatic dental visits in the past at other offices, are pleasantly surprised with his kind manner and gentle approach to Oral and Maxillofacial surgery. Whether you are having a simple extraction or all four wisdom teeth removed under sedation you will feel more like you are at a spa then a dental office. His scope of practice ranges from extractions to full facial reconstruction. His education and surgery training allow him to handle the most complex medical and dental cases without the need to go to a hospital.

After graduating from St John’s University, Dr. Pootrakul earned his D.D.S. from the SUNY Buffalo School of Dentistry. He received his Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery training from the Westchester Medical Center. He also speaks Spanish and Farsi.

Away from the office, Dr. Pootrakul likes spending time with his wife and son. He enjoys relaxing with exercise and is a classic car enthusiast.


  • B.S., Applied Math–St John’s University
  • D.D.S.–SUNY Buffalo School of Dentistry
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery training–Westchester Medical Center


  • American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
Avo Babian

About Me

A third generation dentist, Dr. Babian says, “Nothing can bring me more pleasure than the expression on a patient’s face when orthodontic treatment is complete and they are satisfied with the outcome; showing off their smile for everyone to see! I feel pride in my achievement and happy for the patient’s improved self-esteem.”

After graduating from the niversity of California at Los Angeles, Dr. Babian received his Dental Degree from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Dentistry. To keep abreast of cutting edge technology, he’s a member of the California Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists and the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists. He also speaks Armenian.

Away from the office, Dr. Babian enjoys volunteering for youth programs, mentoring kids, scuba diving, playing football and traveling.


  • B.S., Biology–University of Southern California
  • D.D.S.–UCLA School of Dentistry
  • Orthodontic Training–University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine


  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • San Fernando Valley Dental Society
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
Saied Samuel Ahdout

About Me

Freindly Dr. Ahdout is a dentist on a mission. Because of the effect dentistry has on peoples overall health, Dr. Ahdout feels his greatest task as a Periodontist is to help restore teeth to optimal health and thereby promote a pain-free and infection-free life. It’s an added satisfaction for him to witness the improvement of his patients’ self-esteem as their course of treatments progress and their smile and well being improves.

After graduating from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Dr. Ahdout received his Dental Degree from the famous University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He has more than two decades of clinical experience and keeps abreast of cutting edge technology. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association. He speaks Persian also!
In his free time, Dr. Ahdout relaxes by enjoying the cinema and sports.


  • B.A.-Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • D.M.D.-University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine


  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association

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