The Art of Creating Smiles Team

At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.

Start with Our Team

Meet Your Hygienists

Sahar Bachtian, R.D.H. | The Art of Creating Smiles
Sahar Bakhtian, R.D.H.

Graduate of UCSD, BS (2000) and West L.A. College Hygiene School (2003). Sahar enjoys the one-on-one treatment she provides to her patients, as well as, educating them on their specific needs. She loves to spend her time off with family.

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Ali Cicconi, R.D.H. | The Art of Creating Smiles
Ali Cicconi, R.D.H.

Graduate of UCSD, BS (2000) and West L.A. College Hygiene School (2003). Sahar enjoys the one-on-one treatment she provides to her patients, as well as, educating them on their specific needs. She loves to spend her time off with family.

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Training and Expertise

As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care. Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.


Meet Your Dental Assistants

Sascha Vieira | The Art of Creating Smiles
Sascha Vieira, R.D.A.E.F

Twenty years of hands on dental experience. Lisa enjoys helping others, as well as, physical fitness activities such as swimming and walking.

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Lisa Lippi, D.A. | The Art of Creating Smiles
Lisa Lippi, D.A.

Twenty years of hands on dental experience. Lisa enjoys helping others, as well as, physical fitness activities such as swimming and walking.

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High Standards

A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health. Should a dental emergency occur, we make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.


Meet Your Office Manager

Kathy Nevarez-Chan | The Art of Creating Smiles
Kathy Nevarez-Chan, Business Office Manager

Graduate of San Jose State University, BS (1999). Kathy contributes over 16 years of dental experience, as well as, an immense pride in helping people stay healthy. She enjoys spending her off time with her husband, family, friends and her dog, Lilah. Kathy enjoys hiking, the outdoors, backpacking, reading and entertaining. She will be a new mom in November 2006.

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Meet Your Office Administrator

Anna “Javi” X. Watanabe | The Art of Creating Smiles
Anna “Javi” X. Watanabe, Business Office Administrator

Anna contributes over 12 years of dental experience, as well as, her interest in the health industry. She has a love for a beautiful smile. Anna enjoys the outdoors, hiking, camping, backpacking, running and cycling. She also enjoys reading and writing, but most of all, prides herself on being a good mom to her three beautiful daughters.

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I’ve Been Looking for a Dentist Like This

“I am so thankful to have found an office that is this amazing! I never write reviews but need to spread the word. Dr.Lippi’s office is professional, attentive and very caring. I felt at ease from my initial phone call to the minute I walked out the door. Great doctor, great staff!”

– Holly B.


Finding a dentist shouldn’t be hard.

We believe in not only beautiful dentistry, but in helping educate our patients to have healthy mouths. Our office caters to families and individuals looking for outstanding dental care.

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