25856 Hemingway Avenue,
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381


(661) 287 – 1523

25856 Hemingway Avenue,
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381


(661) 287 – 1523


Smile Focus is a top-rated cosmetic, family and emergency dental practice serving the Santa Clarita, Valencia and Stevenson Ranch communities and beyond with unmatched quality care.

Derick Gharibian, Doctor of Dental Surgery

Dr. Derick Gharibian, DDS

Dr. Derick Gharibian DDS graduated from the University of Southern California with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery in 2001.

Dr. Gharibian is a Fellow of International Congress of Oral Implantology and is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Association of Functional Orthodontics. He demonstrates a commitment to ongoing education through various trainings and seminars. He studied Advanced Concepts in Cosmetic Dentistry at the University of Southern California, School of Dentistry; completed a 24 Month Program in Orthodontics, Diagnosis, and Treatment with Fixed Straight Arch wire Appliance; achieved Invisalign and Noble Biocare Training; attended an Endopore Dental Implant System, Clinical Seminar, and Advanced Surgical Hands-on Seminar. Solving Challenges of Implant Dentistry; completed Surgical and Prosthetic Dental Implant Curriculum and Esthetic Implant Dentistry, as well as Key Concepts and Advanced Surgical Implant Techniques; attended the International Congress of Oral Implantology Mini Residency and the Advanced Implant Therapy Training on aesthetic Implants, as well as the Postgraduate Training on Craniomandibular Disorder and the Mini Residency in Institute of Advanced TMJ Studies.

All this training has given Dr. Gharibian a reputation for a gentle, comforting chair-side manner. Known for being conservative in his dental referrals and suggestions, patients trust him and his work.

When he is not in the office, Dr. Derick Gharibian likes to be active with his wife, two boys, and dogs. Their favorite activities include mountain biking, street biking, fishing, camping, and hiking. He also stays involved in the community by donating dental services and time to Care Harbor and Remote Area Medical.

Elda Gharibian, Registered Dental Hygienist

Elda Gharibian, RDH

Elda graduated with academic honors from University of Southern California’s dental hygiene program in 1999.

Upon graduation she worked in Beverly Hills and in fact some of the most beautiful smiles in Hollywood have been her patients for years. Being raised in a family in the medical field and observing patient care from a young age is where she acquired her warm and caring personality. Providing excellent patient care and customer service is highly important in her practice. She not only excels in her work as a dental hygienist, she also is an advocate of patient education as she believes it is a simple and effective way to improve oral health and prevent any complications from occurring. Elda’s caring nature allows her to be gentle yet very thorough with each patient.

Carmen Herrera, lead dental assistant at Smile Focus Dental Practice

Carmen Herrera, Lead Dental Assitant

Carmen has had the pleasure of assisting with Dr. Derick for more than a decade. She really enjoys working with the team and also really enjoys being able to spend time talking with our patients and getting to know them. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is busy raising her son with the help of her husband.

Rose, dental assistant at Smile Focus Dental Practice

Rose, Dental Assistant

Rose has been working with Dr. Derick for over a year and is our cheerful employee. She does everything with a smile and a positive attitude. When she graduated from high school, she knew she wanted to be in the health field and found the dental field to be a perfect fit. She enjoys being a part of a team and getting to know our patients. Rose is an excellent assistant and is always striving to learn and help our patients have a positive experience in our office. She enjoys spending time with her two daughters, doing outdoor activities and having fun.

Angelica, dental assistant at Smile Focus Dental Practice

Angelica, Dental Assistant

Angelica joined the Smile Focus Dental Team in June of 2012. She is an excellent chair side assistant. She assists the doctor during treatment and helps the office run smoothly. She is excellent with the front office and does not hesitate to help our office manager anytime. She really enjoys getting to know our patients and building a relationship with them. Angelica is very organized with attention to detail. Outside of the office, she loves spending time with her family and boyfriend and enjoys spoiling their three dogs whenever possible.


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At Smile Focus Dental Practice we accept cash and credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover).

We accept PPO insurance plans and offer CareCredit®, Springstone® and Premier Access.

Smile Focus also accepts most PPO insurance plans, including Aetna PPO, Cigna PPO, Guardian PPO, Delta Dental PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Metlife, and United Concordia.

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25856 Hemingway Avenue,
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381

Tel: (661) 287 – 1523

Email: info@smilefocus.com


Mon: 9am to 6pm
Tue: 10am to 7pm
Wed: 9am to 6pm
Thu: 9am to 5pm
Fri: 9am to 4pm

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