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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 through with each patient.

Carmen Herrera, Lead Dental Assistant

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, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. She is busy raising her son with the help of her husband.

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

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.