Meet The Staff

  • Norma Maldonado- Registered Dental Hygienist

    I have been in the dental field for over 8 years. I graduated from WLA/UCLA dental hygiene program in 2014, during that time I got experience working in a variety of dental clinics including   Sepulveda VA hospital, Mend and UCLA Venice/ UCLA School of dentistry. I love what I do and enjoy educating patients about oral health. I strive to deliver exceptional care to each and every patient. On my free time I enjoy spending time with family and loved ones, especially my daughter.

  • Blanca Ocampo - Dental Assistant

    Hello, my name is Blanca. I have 20 years of experience as a Dental Assistant and I have been working with Dr. Aghakhani since 2004. I not only like dentistry but also enjoy getting to know our patients. My goal is to make our patients as comfortable as possible and provide a great dental experience. I look forward to seeing you in our office.

  • Hilda Quintero - Registered Dental Assistant

    Hello my name is Hilda, I have been in the dental field for over 9 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 our son is 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!

  • Kathy Diaz - Patient Coordinator

    Hello, my name is Kathy and I have been in the dental field for over 20 years.  I began my dental career as a dental receptionist and through schooling and hard work, have since become an exceptional dental office manager.  I love helping patients achieve their oral health.  I am dedicated to helping patients navigate the difficult insurance process with my extensive knowledge of insurance procedure.  When I am not helping patients, I enjoy spending time with my 2 wonderful teenagers and enjoy gardening, photography and various arts and crafts.

  • Celina Banuelos - Dental Assistant

    Hi, my name is Celina, I am a certified dental assistant.  Graduated from Santa Clarita School of Dental Assisting.  I have been in the dental field for three years now.  I chose this profession because I always wanted to be in the health care profession and be able to provide care assistance for others.  I am still expanding my education through the Dental Board of California to obtain my RDA (Registered Dental Assistant) license.  I love to help patients achieve a beautiful smiles.  I look forward to developing and expanding my assisting skills with the help of Dr. Aghakhani and the rest of the staff.  On my time off I am a musician and love to spend time with my family.