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Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Barouir Deirmenjian

General Dentist & Owner of B. Deirmenjian and Affiliates

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. Najlaa Dawood

General Dentist

Dr. Najlaa Dawood has been practicing in San Diego since 2003. She is accustomed to carrying out outstanding dental procedures to help her patients keep a healthy smile. Dr. Dawood likes to stay up-to-date with technology and new techniques that will benefit her patients. Dr. Dawood has lived in the area for many years and is proud to call Rancho San Diego home. She enjoys participating in community events and loves to see patients smile!


Dr. ThuyDuong Truong


Dr. Truong received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts with the highest honor Summa Cum Laude. After receiving her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Harvard School of Dental Medicine, she spent three more years as a postdoctoral fellow in orthodontics. She received her Certificate in Orthodontics from Harvard University. At the same time, she was also a research fellow at the Biotherapeutic Laboratory of the Harvard Institute of Human Genetics researching a cure and vaccine for breast cancer. She received a Master of Medical Science from Harvard University. She also received several awards and honors and was listed in Who’s Who Asian American in Massachusetts in 2001.

Dr. Truong has been practicing dentistry for over 25 years. She hopes to help you and your family improve your oral health and comfort and achieve balance and harmony between the teeth and the face. Her goal is not just to straighten your teeth but to perfect your beautiful and attractive smile. 

Besides dentistry, Dr. Truong enjoys cooking, sewing, knitting, gardening, painting, playing her “dan tranh”, a Vietnamese musical instrument, and coaching middle school students for the Science Olympiad competition. She lives happily in San Diego with her husband, a professor at UCSD, and their 3 sons.


Dr. Robert Sharobiem

Oral Surgeon

Dr. Robert Sharobiem, an accomplished oral surgeon, is a valued member of our team at Smiles West. In 2009, he graduated in the top five percent of his class from UCLA with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery. His dedication to oral health led him to earn a General Dental Practice Residency certificate at St. Barnabas Hospital, NY, followed by an oral and maxillofacial surgery certificate at Mount Sinai Hospital, NY. Here, he received advanced training in facial trauma, oral surgery, and reconstruction. Dr. Sharobiem is board-certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, has served as the Director of the UCLA/USC Mobile Dental Clinic, and co-founded the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Study Club at UCLA. His commitment to excellence is further demonstrated by his accolades, including being named Resident of the Year in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and receiving the Humanitarian Award from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in 2013.

Beyond his professional achievements, Dr. Sharobiem is deeply committed to giving back to the community. He has participated in numerous dental mission trips to support underprivileged communities in Mexico, Haiti, and Guatemala. His humanitarian efforts are a testament to his dedication to making a positive impact both locally and globally. 

Dr. Sharobiem’s passion for dentistry is rooted in his love for working with his hands and applying biological sciences in a creative and artistic manner. His career as an oral surgeon is a perfect match for his talents and interests, and he takes great pride in alleviating patients’ oral discomfort and anxiety.

In addition to his professional and volunteer endeavors, Dr. Sharobiem finds joy in spending quality time with his niece and nephew. He places a high value on his family and faith. In his free time, he enjoys reading, hiking, cycling, attending baseball/basketball games, watching Food Network, and discovering new restaurants.

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    Our Stance on COVID-19

    We understand that this is an unprecedented time for many patients with the coronavirus still being an active concern. However, more than ever before, your oral health plays a crucial role in your overall health. The mouth is the gateway to the body, but when common oral infection and disease take hold, it impacts your immune system! This can make you more susceptible to becoming sick in the future. Your best defense is good oral health, and maintaining your regular dental appointments makes that possible. We are following all CDC guidelines to provide our patients and team with a healthy and safe environment to provide life changing dental care.