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OUR TEAM

 

 

 

 

DR. SAMANEH DAFTARIAN

Dr. Daftarian and her team of specialists are here to help ensure that you receive the dental care that you need – by treating your smile as their number one priority. At Menlo Park Smiles, you can count on us to provide top-quality dental care for patients of all ages. We utilize the latest technologies in dentistry to offer a wide variety of services for your family, providing you with personalized care in a comfortable environment.

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Menlo Park Smiles

Diana Dorstewitz

Diana Dorstewitz

Dental Hygienist

“I am committed to making hygiene appointments comfortable and positive” 

Diana Dorstewitz is a California native and has been a valued member of our team for over five years. Her focus is on providing high-quality care to my patients and educating them how to maintain great oral health. As a hygienist, her aim is to listen to your concerns and formulate a healthy plan and that will meet with your personal needs, placing high priority on prevention. 

Diana graduated with honors from the College of San Mateo was an Associate’s degree in Science. At this time, Diana was proudly accepted into New York University Dental School and was offered acceptance into a DDS program. Her family being the priority, she declined as New York would be too far from her children. She graduated instead with an associate in Dental Hygiene at Western Career College, class of 2008. 

Diana has trained Arabian horses in the A rated circuit and had at one time an Arabian horse breeding center. They showed nationally and she was even Region 1 Champion! Currently Diana’s enjoying renewing her tennis game and yoga and walking and cycling with her husband John. 

Maria Aboytes

Maria Aboytes

Treatment Coordinator

My professional career spans over three decades and cannot imagine myself doing anything else. I thrive to provide a smooth experience for our patients from their initial appointment to insurance paperwork and follow ups. I feel blessed to joined such a warm hearted team. You will find this is an atmosphere of not only great care but amazing team support as well. I love working at Menlo Park Smiles that truly cares for the well-being of each patient. The best part of my job is seeing the huge smile on a patient face! 

When I’m not at work, I love traveling, watching movies, going to concerts, and staying active with my husband and my children. 

Patty Wood

Patty Wood

Dental Hygienist

Patty Wood has been a dental hygienist for over thirty-nine years and still loves what she does! Educating and taking care of her patient’s needs has been her passion. She is constantly taking continuing education classes to keep up with the latest science and dental research. She recently joined the Menlo Park Smiles team and loves her new dental family. 

Patty graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Cabrillo College. Going to a school near the ocean gave her a love for living in close proximity to the beach. She lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains with her husband and has two grown daughters living in the area. 

On her days off, Patty loves to snow ski, hike, and attend her body combat classes. She enjoys traveling abroad with her husband and exploring different cultures. Her most recent adventure was a trip to Viet Nam. Her new past time is playing Pickle Ball with her friends on the weekends!

Veronica Mezarina

Veronica Mezarina

Dental Assistant

Veronica has been a Registered Dental Assistant for eleven years.  She loves getting to know all of our patients and helping Dr Daftarian create beautiful smiles.  She enjoys travelling, hiking and spending time with her pets.

Her mission is to ensure all of our patients are happy and well taken care of.