Payam Khalepari, DMD
Dr. Khalepari, known affectionately by his patients as Dr. K, has had a lifelong fascination with the complex systems that make up the human body. Nowhere is the complexity of these systems more apparent than in the teeth, gums, jaw, and other structures that make up the human mouth. Dr. K began his journey at California State University, Northridge, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in 2000. Next, he attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine where he graduated with his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2004.
To this day, Dr. K continues to develop his knowledge base by attending continuing education trainings and seminars in areas of special interest, like CEREC restorations and cosmetic veneers. In fact, Dr. K’s extensive training and over 8 years of hands-on experience designing, fabricating, and placing one-day dental crowns, inlays, onlays, and veneers have merited statewide recognition as a CEREC expert.
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- American Heart Association
- CEREC Certified
- Invisalign Specialist
- San Fernando Dental Society
When he’s away from the office, Dr. K enjoys spending time with his wife and twin boys.
Jenny Schatz, Office Manager
Jenny has been part of the Calabasas Smiles’ team since the practice opened in 2011. With a warm and welcoming personality, Jenny enjoys helping our patients and getting to know them. She views our clients as more than just patients, but friends as well. Jenny is happily married with four beautiful children and a beloved Sheltie named Sonny. In addition to spending time with her family, Jenny sings in the band “Jenny’s Web,” performing in LA and Ventura counties.
Brittany Sabala, Front Office Coordinator
A graduate of Carrington College, Brittany joined the practice in 2013. Friendly and efficient, Brittany enjoys working with all the different personalities who make the office such a colorful environment. She enjoys giving back to the community through her work with His Refuge Inc. She loves spending time with her seven-year-old son, Caiden, and their pet kitten, Swagger. Outside of the office, Brittany loves riding, hiking, camping and being outdoors.
Magnolia Mendiola, Registered Dental Assistant
Magnolia received her Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of the East College of Dentistry in the Philippines. She completed her RDA training in California. In July 2011, Magnolia joined the team at Calabasas Smiles Dentistry. Warm and caring, she enjoys using her professional expertise to improve smiles and overall patient wellbeing. She’s a member of the Southern California Filipino Dental Society and enjoys cooking.
Danielle Alderette, Dental Assistant
Danielle started working with Calabasas Smiles Dentistry in 2013. Patients love Danielle’s pleasant and easy-going nature, finding her easy to talk to. Danielle enjoys learning about her patients and hearing about their travels and families. The baby in her family, Danielle is very close to her parents and older sister. An animal lover, Danielle has also worked as a dog groomer for two years. Outside of work, Danielle enjoys spending time with her two dogs, her family, and snowboarding. Her favorite actor is Gerard Butler and her favorite team is the LA Kings. Her favorite song is “Boston” by Augustana.
Exceptional Care and Comfort with Your Calabasas Dentist
At Calabasas Smiles, Dr. K and his staff of friendly, talented professionals look forward to caring for your smile. We provide a full menu of dental care services, from checkups and cleanings to dental implants. To schedule an appointment at our Calabasas dentist office, please contact us today at (818) 878-7300. We proudly serve patients and their families from Hidden Hills, Malibu, Agoura Hills, Woodland Hills, Thousand Oaks, West Hills, and the 91302 zip code area.