18520 Soledad Canyon Road Suite G
Canyon Country, 91351 CA

Telephone: (661) 252-2800
Fax: (661) 252-2810

Email: info@thesmilesdentalgroup.com

Our Team

Meet the doctor - Dr. Irina Shahinyan

“The best dentistry is when the right thing is done extremely well the first time and it lasts for a long time.”

Dr Irina is a Board Certified dentist. She graduated Yerevan State Medical University in 1992 and has been practicing dentistry ever since. She obtained her California Dental Degree from the Dental Board of California in 2005.
Dr Irina has been married for 25 years. Her loving husband, Chris, and Dr. Irina are not only partners in life, but also partners in dentistry. Chris handles all removable prosthetic cases in the office. They have 3 children, each with different interests in life. Their eldest son is a reservist in United States Marine Crops. He attended University of California, Riverside, for his bachelor’s degree in Economy and is currently going into Law School. Their daughter, Lina, attended Glendale Community College for her Associates Degree, and is now going for her bachelor’s degree in biology with goals to pursue a career in dentistry. Their youngest child, Mary, is in elementary school. She has big dreams of becoming a singer, a writer, and an actress.

Chris Shahinyan

Dental Technician

“Dentistry is a form of Art”

Chris has been a dental technician for 20 years. Viewing his job as a form of art and having so much experience, he is amazing at the work he does.

Lina Shahinyan

Front office administrator/office manager

“Start every day with a smile and get it over with.”

Lina started practicing dentistry since the age of six. Just kidding! She was a “make-belief” dentist, fixing the teeth of her dolls with her mother’s old dental material. Following her mother’s footsteps, she is pursuing a career in dentistry. She obtained her dental X-ray certificate in 2010, and has been trained for basics of dental assisting. Lina is currently working part time in Smiles Dental Group as a front office administrator/manager. Lina graduated from Clark Magnet High School in 2009. She is now graduating from Glendale Community College and going into a university for her bachelor’s in biology.

Elizabeth “Liz” Heredia

Dental Assistant-Charter College School of Dental Assisting

After Graduating Charter College in June 2011, Elizabeth “Liz” Joined our fantastic team as one of our back office dental assistants. Liz values her family, she has two brothers and a sister, and she has been married for two years.

Roseanna “Rosie” Ramirez

Dental Assistant-Charter College School of Dental Assisting

Roseanna graduated Charter College in April 2011. She graduated with a 4.0 GPA, she was a school ambassador, and is an active member of the Santa Clarita Valley. Roseanna has three beautiful daughters. Rosie and her daughters are hard workers giving back to the community, they regularly do volunteer work in and outside of the dental field.

Jasmine Lewis

Dental Assistant-Charter College School of Dental Assisting

Jasmine Graduated Charter College in April 2011. She graduated with a 4.0 GPA and she was a school ambassador. Jasmine works with an outreach program to boost optimum oral health in our community.