Our Team

Meet Your Orthodontist

Dr. Kathy Shafagh

Dr. Kathy Shafagh began her orthodontist practice in 1993. After treating thousands of patients with traditional braces and witnessing certain discomfort associated with them, Dr. Shafagh began experimenting and using Invisalign on certain patients. The results were astonishing, and the process was far more comfortable. Patients who previously required braces could now see the same results with Invisalign in even less time. Seeing how much more pleasant the experiences of these patients became, Dr. Shafagh set out to create the first Invisalign-only office in the nation.

Today, she is a Diamond Invisalign Provider — the highest level of expertise achievable within the industry.

In her office in North Hollywood, California, Dr. Shafagh has successfully created beautiful smiles for patients of all ages and professions. With over 20 years of experience, she has worked with all types of people with various needs and treatment plans. Dr. Shafagh is well known in the entertainment industry for her knowledge and appreciation of the ever-changing aesthetic requirements and busy professionals. But she also began her practice with a focus on families and children. While working with kids, Dr. Shafagh makes sure she connects and communicates with them, so they feel included in the treatment and more committed to the results.

Team members at 1st Choice Dental have received extensive training to focus on each patient’s specific needs and expectations using the latest technology in a serene and peaceful environment while incorporating a holistic approach to bring patients a unique and individualized experience.

Dr. Shafagh graduated from the University of Texas dental school in 1991 with a full scholarship and was at the top of her class. She continued with a residency at the University of the Pacific in orthodontics and received a Master of Science in 1993.

When Dr. Shafagh is not working with patients, she enjoys spending time with her family and practicing yoga and meditation. When her time allows, Dr. Shafagh loves to garden and travel.

Meet Our Office Manager

Sonia S.

Sonia is our office manger at 1st Choice Dental. She has more than 30 years of experience in working with patients. She is very familiar with all dental procedures, insurance coverages and finance options. She takes pride in coordinating the best possible treatment for the patients that fit their needs, desires and budgets.

Meet Our Hygienist

Carlota S.

Carlota has been a registered dental hygienist since 2015. She also has a degree in Biology from California State University Northridge. She enjoys continuing her education through functional dental workshops and learning from the top professionals in the industry. One of her passions is to educate her patients about the relationships of oral health and their overall health.

She is a mother of two and enjoys long hikes and neighborhood walks, and training at her local gym.

Meet Our Hygyenist

Tim P.

Tim is a Registered Dental Hygienist and a veteran of the Unite States Army. There was a time in his life that he was not confident with his smile. Once he received his dental care and orthodontics, his smile changed for the better. The confidence of nicer teeth gave him a new and improved outward appearance that made him want to pursue a career in dental hygiene. He wants his patients to feel the same confidence that he gained by having a cleaner and brighter smile.

Meet Our Treatment Coordinator

Rocio R.

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