Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Barouir Deirmenjian
As a general dentist, Dr. Deirmenjian is devoted to providing quality, rewarding, and compassionate care to every patient that visits him. Serving as the founder and CEO of B. Deirmenjian and Affiliates, he serves patients at many multi-specialty facilities in California, including Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley, Riverside and San Bernardino counties and has just added three new locations in the San Diego area.
With nineteen locations in California, B. Deirmenjian and Affiliates serve patients of all ages, from all backgrounds, and from every walk of life. The team of specialists, general dentists, assistants, and benefit coordinators offer a number of services, including: cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, endodontics, family dentistry, oral surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, and periodontics. They are dedicated to making dental care rewarding, so that individuals have a reason to share their smile.
Before entering private practice, Dr. Deirmenjian served as Dental Director at Guards Dental, where he demonstrated strong leadership skills in operating over 40 locations. Subsequently, he established his own family dental private practices, Smiles West, Desert Dental Group, and Ponderosa Dental Group.
To prepare for his career, he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California at Irvine, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1988. Furthering his studies, he went on to obtain his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in 1999.
Remaining abreast of the latest dental developments, Dr. Deirmenjian is an active member of the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association. He is also a peer-review member at MetLife Insurance and Liberty Dental, sits on the advisory committee of Henry Schein Dental, is a UCLA adjunct professor, and is board-certified by the Dental Board of California.
Revered for his extensive 30+ year leadership background, Dr. Deirmenjian has been voted #100 on the Inc.5000 Series list of the Fastest-Growing Companies in California and #1528 of the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies nationally. He was also named one of LA Business of the Year, Best Office by Insurance Companies, and one of the Emerging Dental Groups to Watch 2020 by Group Dentistry Now.
Dentistry, also known as Dental and Oral Medicine, is a branch of medicine that consists of the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity. Dentists diagnose and treat dental issues and help patients develop better oral hygiene regimens. They clean teeth, correct bite issues, perform surgeries and extractions, and perform other duties to ensure that the teeth and mouth are healthy.
An active member of his community, Dr. Deirmenjian truly enjoys helping the less fortunate and volunteering when he can with food drives and community outreach initiatives. Previously, he has participated in pro bono work for human trafficking victims in the Los Angeles area. He was also involved in a health fair head-start program, senior citizens program, and maintained an affiliation with Veteran Affairs.
In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors. He is fluent in English, Armenian, Spanish, and French.
Dr. Jamie Gochez
Dr. Jaime Gochez is a dedicated and experienced general dentist, working within our practice since February 2020. Born and raised in San Salvador, El Salvador, Dr. Gochez’s passion for the dental field began in childhood, with dreams of becoming a doctor or dentist. Fulfilling this ambition, he graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the National University of El Salvador in July 1987. His pursuit of excellence led him to obtain a DDS license from the California Dental Board in August 1992, marking the beginning of his illustrious career in the United States.
Beyond his formal education, Dr. Gochez is committed to continual learning, having attended various continuing education courses in oral surgery, periodontia, endodontia, orthodontia, California law, infection control, and HIPAA. His affiliations with the Punjabi Dental Association and the California Dental Association reflect his dedication to staying connected and updated in his field.
Dr. Gochez finds immense joy in his profession, particularly in interacting with patients. He takes pride in meticulously explaining treatment plans and showcasing the progress, ultimately witnessing the happiness and satisfaction of his patients upon completion of their treatments. The team-oriented environment at his current practice aligns perfectly with his values, enhancing patient outcomes and satisfaction.
Outside the office, Dr. Gochez enjoys being a “handyman,” engaging in various home projects that showcase his skill and creativity. His personal life is enriched by the company of his wife and their beloved pets, Duke, a Shih Tzu, and Watson, a German Shepherd/Labrador mix, who bring joy and companionship to their home.
Dr. Mizuki Tadokoro
Dr. Mizuki Tadokoro, DDS, attended the University of California, Irvine and the New York University College of Dentistry. She believes that seeing improvement in a patient’s smile and their confidence after treatment is fulfilling and satisfying. It brings her joy to be able to relieve pain and restore patients’ mouths so they can enjoy eating and other things in life. She feels very connected to the community when helping her patients in our office and wants to help those that seek comfort. Dr. Tadokoro is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry.
Outside of the office, she enjoys hiking, camping, throwing ceramics on the wheel, watching movies and listening to music.
Dr. Michael Issakharian
Dr. Michael Issakharian, DDS, is a leading Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon based in California. He earned his dental degree from New York University and received specialized training at Harbor UCLA. A proud member of the American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Issakharian is known for his surgical precision and commitment to patient care.
Outside the clinic, he’s a sports enthusiast who loves basketball, a nature lover who enjoys the beach, and an avid traveler always seeking new adventures. Dr. Issakharian’s passion for surgery and zest for life make him a standout in his field.
Dr. Michael Vongphoe
Dr. Michael Vongphoe, DDS attended the University of Southern California. As his patient, he will do his best to treat you like family. This includes a transparent and thorough assessment of your dental issues, a clear discussion of your options and most importantly, a quick and pain-free experience. Dr. Vongphoe is a member of the ADA, CDA and the AAE (American Association of Endodontists).
Outside of the office, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.
Dr. Fariba Matinfar
Dr. Fariba Matinfar, DDS, MS, earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery, Master of Science and periodontal specialty degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles. She loves to help patients have a beautiful, healthy smile and maintain their oral health. Dr. Matinfar is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association.
Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking and going to the beach. She looks forward to traveling the world in the future and currently fosters puppies with her family!
Dr. Nareg Alexandrian
Bio coming soon.
Dr. Kereem Husain
Dr. Kereem Husain is a distinctive dental professional who provides compassionate excellence in specialized pediatric dental care. While studying biology at UCLA, Dr. Husain joined community programs that benefited the needy and homeless. While studying abroad in Egypt for a year, he participated in efforts to teach English and help the disadvantaged. Becoming deeply passionate about helping others, Dr. Husain made the decision to become a dentist.
After receiving his degree at UCLA, Dr. Husain earned his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from USC. He went on to attend Yale University, specializing in pediatric dentistry where he worked with children from infancy to teenage years, as well as children with special needs. Dr. Husain received intensive training in prevention, behavior management techniques, and treating child patients under sedation. He graduated in 2015 from Yale with a specialty in the field of pediatric dentistry.
While at USC, Dr. Husain’s diligence and skill put him on the Dean’s List each year. In addition to his studies, he was involved in various humanitarian efforts. As president of USC’s Humanitarian Club, he led dental teams that served in Mexico, Honduras, Haiti, and the Middle East. He decided to specialize in pediatric dentistry because he wanted to help get children’s teeth off to a great start by preventing decay and supporting dental health early in life. Dental appointments can be tough for kids, but Dr. Husain makes it as easy and comfortable as possible and always leaves his patients with a celebratory high five.
Even as a busy professional, Dr. Husain continues to serve the community and he never stops learning. He earned his certificate as a Diplomate of Pediatric Dentistry and is involved with many organizations and their local chapters, including AAPD, ABPD, CDA, and ADA. Dr. Husain is bilingual in English and Arabic and is also learning Spanish.
When he’s not improving dental health for kids, Dr. Husain enjoys travel, family time, and relaxing at the beach. On weekends, you might find him snorkeling, jet skiing, playing basketball, watching the latest Marvel movie, or being the cool uncle to his nephews and nieces.