Dr. Ronald Abaro
"I tell my team every day that we are so blessed to be in a profession that gives back so much. As unique and challenging as the healthcare industry is, I receive so much gratification in helping others alleviate pain and live a healthier lifestyle.
It's not surprising how many people are afraid of dentistry, and it's always due to a bad experience. Unfortunately, it's the patient who continues with pain and deteriorating overall health. Our goal is to help patients by listening to their individual needs and educating them to take control of their condition. So little by little, they can live a higher quality of life...and maintain it!
And if i'm lucky, they'll teach someone else how to achieve that same health and happiness. A little patience, empathy, and encouragement go a very long way in an otherwise scary situation.
Dr. Varo Boyer
Dr. Boyer is a graduate of UCLA School of Dentistry with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery.
He is continuously committed to improvement and continuing education, and has continued his training at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Here, in addition to comprehensive dental care, his focus was on treating medically compromised patients, covering trauma cases in the emergency room and extensive training in dental and oral surgery.
Additionally, he has received training while working with the Veterans of the United States. At the Veterans Affairs Hospital in North Hills and West Los Angeles, he spent one year treating patients with complex dental needs. In order to further his education in the aspects of implant dentistry, Dr. Boyer focused his training in oral surgery, placement and restoration of dental implants.
In addition to English, Dr. Boyer speaks three other languages: Spanish, Armenian and Russian.
Dr. Boyer is a faculty member at the UCLA School of Dentistry, where he enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with the dental students and stays abreast of the advances in dentistry.
Because Dr. Boyer comes from a family of physicians, he is a gentle, compassionate and caring dentist. “Absolute patient comfort and trust in their dentist is my priority.”
Dr. Sherry Shafighi
Dr. Sherry, as our patients know her, believes that dental care begins with listening to the patient. Care and treatment must be personalized for each patient and that the patient's concerns must be fully addressed.
She earned her B.S. degree in Physiological Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles where she also got her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree in 2009. She received advanced training in the General Practice Residency Program at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She is currently a Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Dentistry.
Her humanitarian approach to dentistry includes volunteering her services for people who do not have access to dental care.
A strong believer of continuing education and constant learning, Dr. Sherry offers her patients advanced, high quality dental care in a comfortable, relaxing, and caring environment.
On her spare time, Dr. Sherry likes to cook, workout, and spend time with her two children and husband.
Dr. Dovi Prero
Dr. Dovi Prero sets the standard for patient care and communication. A firm believer in treating patients like family, Dr. Prero loves the satisfaction that comes with creating beautiful smiles and healthy lives. One of eleven children, all of whom saw the same orthodontist, he was inspired early on by the impact that the orthodontic treatment had on his family and the quality of their lives.
Dr. Prero seeks to have that same impact for each of his patients. His office features the most updated technology available, including intraoral scanners and 3D x-rays, negating the need to take inconvenient, uncomfortable impressions.
After attending Towson University in Baltimore for his undergraduate studies, Dr. Prero moved on to receive a Master’s Degree in Education from Loyola University Maryland. He then went on to attend dental school at UCLA and did his orthodontic residency at USC, where he received a Master’s in Craniofacial Biology. Dr. Prero is a board-certified orthodontist.
He lives with his wife Naomi and his children Eliana, Alexandra, and David. Dr. Prero is proud to serve his wonderful community and looks forward to making you smile.
Dovi Prero, DDS, MS, MEd
Board Certified Orthodontist