Dr. Reem Kabbarah is the founder of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Reem is a pediatric dentist who truly believes in the prevention of dental problems and in educating families about healthy smiles for life. In treating patients, her philosophy is based on respecting children yet caring for them using age-appropriate techniques and loving attention. Understanding the uniqueness of each child and identifying each family’s individual needs is how Dr. Reem delivers gentle pediatric dentistry and creates positive dental experiences at Smiles Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Reem is a graduate of the University of Southern California. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is a recipient of the Richard C Pugh Achievement Award for outstanding performance on the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry examination. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), a member of the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry (CSPD), a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), a member of the California Dental Association and a member of the Western Los Angeles Dental Society.
Besides pediatric dentistry, Dr. Reem enjoys being a mom and spending time with her family. She loves writing, poetry, art and design, music, yoga, dance, cooking and creating.
Dr. Afsaneh Matin is a graduate of UCLA. She completed her pediatric dental hospital training in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and returned to California to teach at USC, School of Dentistry in the pediatric dentistry residency program for many years. This was followed by serving on faculty at the pediatric dental department at Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry.
Besides being part of the Smiles Team, Dr. Matin also practices in Manhattan Beach in her private practice. She is passionate about prevention, positive dental experiences and enjoys the team approach at Smiles.
Dr. Matin is a loving mother and a mentor to many. She loves anything to do with children and is a big kid at heart herself!
Dr. Katarina Calilung, also known as Dr. Kat, attended dental school at the University of Southern California. During dental school, Dr. Kat found a passion for Pediatric Dentistry through community outreach, where she provided dental care to children in underserved communities both locally in Southern California and internationally in countries including the Philippines, Belize, Cambodia, and Nicaragua. She went on to complete advanced training in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Southern California and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. During residency, Dr. Kat provided dental care to children of all ages and received extensive training in safely providing dental care for children with various special health care needs.
Dr. Kat aims to provide a positive and welcoming dental experience for every child. She strongly believes in the importance of prevention of oral disease, along with creating a personalized dental plan to address each child’s unique needs.
In her free time, Dr. Kat enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends. As a Southern California native, she loves to be by the beach and stays active with yoga and indoor cycling.
Dr. Kat is excited to be part of the Smiles team and is looking forward to meeting your family!
Dr. Imanoel Golshirazian (Dr. Iman) is a Southern California native. He attended UCLA earning a degree in Psychology. Soon after, Dr. Iman headed east to attend dental school at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and continued with his Orthodontic training at Harvard. During his clinical training, Dr. Iman completed his research in the Department of Developmental Biology and received a Masters in Medical Sciences degree.
Dr. iman has enjoyed working in private practice for the last several years. He has a particular interest in technology in the orthodontic field and utilizing it to ensure safe, effective, and minimally invasive orthodontic care.
In his spare time, Dr. Iman enjoys playing basketball, cooking, traveling, and spending time with his family and friends.