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. Angela Lau
Dr. Angela Lau, DMD, attended the University of California, San Diego and Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine. She joined Smiles West in 2020 and currently works at the Montebello location. She understands that many people have had bad experiences with dentists in the past, and her goal is to ensure that patients have a great experience, and for them to feel comfortable and leave smiling.
Dr. Lau is a member of the Western Los Angeles Dental Society (WLADS), California Dental Association (CDA), and American Dental Association (ADA).
Outside of the office, she enjoys swimming, hiking, traveling, and snowboarding.
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. Kevin S. Lee
Kevin S. Lee, Orthodontist
What office(s) are you practicing at?
Smiles West offices in Montebello, CA and Bell, CA, and Desert Dental office in Victorville, CA.
Where were you born?
Seoul, South Korea
Where were you raised?
I came to the US when I was 12-years-old and grew up in Houston, Texas.
I studied Human Biology at Stanford University and graduated “with Distinction” given to the top 15% of the class. After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree at Stanford, I attended the UCLA School of Dentistry for 8 years to receive a Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree, a specialty certificate in orthodontics, and a Master of Science (MS) degree in oral biology. I subsequently became a board-certified specialist, a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.
I completed the Aligner Intensive Fellowship – the most advanced clear aligner education available to orthodontists – to provide cutting-edge Invisalign treatments.
When did you join the practice?
I have been working at the Smiles West and Desert Dental offices since April 2017.
Favorite thing about working in the industry/in the office?
I am a fun-loving person who treats all patients like friends and loves getting to know them during several years of orthodontic treatment.
Affiliations & Organizations you belong to?
American Board of Orthodontics (ABO), American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO), International Association for Dental Research (IADR), American Association for Dental Research (AADR), American Dental Association (ADA), and California Dental Association (CDA)
What do you like to do when you are not at work?
Outside of the office, I enjoy playing and watching soccer (I am an avid FC Barcelona fan), soaking up the California sunshine, and taking a scenic drive on picturesque back roads (I am a Porsche fanatic).