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Meet The Doctors

Dr. Ronald Abaro


Dr. 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.  

Live well!!!"

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. Arbi Keshishian


Dr. Arbi Keshishian grew up in Glendale, CA.

He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from UCLA. He continued his education at California State University Northridge where he received his Master’s Degree in Biology. Dr. Arbi attended Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC and graduated w/honors with a DDS degree. After graduation, Dr. Arbi completed a one year residency program in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Long Beach, CA. During his residency, he had intense training in dental surgery and implantology. Dr. Arbi also served in several oral surgery externships in LA County Hospital and Fresno Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Arbi lives with his family in Glendale. He enjoys traveling to new places and meeting people from different cultures. His favorite sport is soccer and he plays in a local peer soccer team on the weekend. Dr. Arbi speaks fluently in four languages. Dr. Arbi works hard to remain current with the latest dental technology and he participates in many continuing education courses.

He is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and the San Fernando Valley Dental Society.

Dr. Eddie Kardabidian


Dr. Eddie came to the United States when he was 20 years old to pursue 
his dream of becoming a dentist. He belives dentistry is combination of 
art and science and he enjoys using his talent to give patients their 
smile back. His mannual dexterity and passion for art was the reason he 
chose dentistry.
Despite his limited English skills, nothing stopped him from becoming a 
dentist. So many challenges he had to go through to reach his goal. He 
got his bachelor’s degree in Bilology from UCLA, a Master’s degree in 
Biology from CSUN, 2 publications and lots of hours of volunteer work. 
He graduated from herman ostrow school of dentistry. Durnig school, he 
attended so many volunteer organizations including Mexico and Haiti to 
help those people in need.
He really cares about his patients and makes sure that the patient is 
comfortable and relaxed on the chair before starting the procedure.
After so many years of dedication and passion, finally he enjoys working 
as a dentist and happy to serve his community.

Dr. Patricia Stephens


Hi! My name is Patricia Stephens and I have the best position at Burbank Family Dental! I transform smiles with orthodontics. I wanted to be a Dentist since I was in high school in Ann Arbor, Michigan and eventually I graduated from University of Michigan with my Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1985. 

After graduation, I moved west and landed in beautiful California in 1989. I’ve received all my advanced orthodontic training in the Golden State along with continuing education in myofunctionaltherapy. 

Outside of the office, I sing alto in my church’s choir, design and make jewelry and tutor calculus. I am blessed to have two children- one who is married and lives in San Diego and the other who attends Azusa Pacific University.

I look forward to helping my patients achieve a beautiful and healthy smile that they can share with the world!