Meet The Staff

  • Hilda Quintero - Registered Dental Assistant

    Hello my name is Hilda, I have been in the dental field for over 12 years now. Graduated from Everest College in 2010, and acquired my Register Dental Assistant License (RDA) in 2012 through The Dental Board of California. The same year I also obtained from California Association of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery. My main goal is to extend my education and knowledge in the best professional way, providing to my patients a caring and comfortable experience. Presently I am extending my education even further to become a valuable asset for Dr. Armond Aghakhani’s Dental Pratice. On my time off I love to spend time with my family and friends. I am blessed to have a loving husband and 2 sons that are my pride and joy. I also enjoy very much cooking and playing soccer.

  • Khatera Hakim - Registered Dental Hygienist

    I graduated from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry with a B.S. in Dental Hygiene in 2004.  I enjoy being a dental hygienist and educating our patients about their oral health.  Providing excellent care and patient comfort is my priority.  During my free time I love to spend time with my husband and 2 boys.  I enjoy cooking and traveling.  I look forward to meeting you!

  • Larry Miranda - Dental Assistant

    Hi! I am Larry. I have been a dental assistant for the past 28 years. In 2002 I went to UCLA to obtain my RDAEF license, which gives me the ability to do more invasive procedures with my boss and piers. I love educating all the patients and going the extra mile for them. In my off
    time I spend it with my family and friends on the soccer fields.

  • Serena Suarez - Dental Assistant

    Hello my name is Serena, I’ve been in the dental field since 2019. One of my favorite part about going to work is seeing our kind patients and seeing them happy after their dental appointment. Since the day I started going to school to be a dental assistant I enjoyed every aspect of it, and now that I currently work in Dr. Aghakhani‘s office it has been an even more amazing experience. I love to help patients achieve beautiful smiles. I look forward to developing and expanding my assisting skills with the help of Dr. Aghakhani and the rest of the staff. One thing I am very grateful for is having my supportive family and my loving boyfriend. On my free time I like to spend time with my dog and barbecue with my family.

  • Thalya Perez
    - Dental Hygienist

    Hello my name is Thalya Perez. I attended West Los Angeles College, where I earned my Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2019. I am devoted to providing high-quality and individualized care to patients by educating them, and assisting them in maintaining optimal oral health. Through the practice of dental hygiene, I hope to provide a positive dental experience for patients, one which is built upon professionalism and health promotion. In addition, I am committed to staying up-to-date with current dental topics and innovations in a rapidly evolving dental profession. I truly love my profession, I get to create beautiful healthy smiles and build long lasting relationships with my patients. During my free time I enjoy cooking, being around my loved ones, and spending time with my dogs.

  • Natalie De La Torre - Patient Coordinator

    Natalie joined our team in June 2022 with seven years experience in the field of dentistry. She has a previous career in the medical field, but grew a passion for dental in 2015. When asked she said the best thing about her job is being able to provide the best patient care as she enjoys helping others in every way possible to make sure they leave with a smile She enjoys learning and building a relationship with all patients, for their well-being. There is always a joy to see them satisfied after their visit to the office. In addition she loves working with Dr. Aghakhani and the rest of the team, because we treat each other like a family. The amount of teamwork in our office is fascinating. It is great to be part of this unique office and work with such talented caring people. Outside of the office, Natalie enjoys being a mom to her three children, building memories, spending time with her family and friends. She loves all outdoor activities and also enjoys the beauty of the beach and nature is best.

  • Mikayla Eshleman - Dental Hygienist

    Hello, I’m Mikayla. I am originally from Minnesota and completed my Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene at the University of Minnesota in 2020. Patient centered care is my top priority and I strive to keep patients well informed and educated of their oral health statuses. I am dedicated to keeping myself update on the latest advances in preventive dental care to best serve those that I care for. I enjoy helping my patients improve their smiles through personalized care and creating a professional and continued relationship. Since moving to California in 2023 I have been enjoying exploring SoCal; I will always take a recommendation on somewhere to eat or somewhere to go!