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Our Team

Our team consists of dedicated individuals who are kind, friendly, and caring. Our staff is here to ensure a pleasant experience during your visit to our office.

Our team includes experienced and energetic people whose goal is to communicate well with our patients and provide the best care possible.


My name is Aylin Sarokhian; I have been in the dental field for over 13 years. I am a mother of two wonderful daughters and aside from loving my girls, I have always had a passion for working as a dental professional. I always enjoyed the idea of being a dental hygienist, so soon after my girls headed to school I decided to go back to school and pursue my dream. I graduated from Concorde Career College in 2014. Today I work at Valley Smiles, who I’ve been a part of since the beginning of their journey. I am thankful to be able to be part of a great team and be able to give the oral hygiene my patients need anywhere from oral cancer screening, periodontitis, gingivitis, antibiotic treatments many more. I am very thorough about taking good care of my patients and ensuring that they understand where they stand in their oral hygiene, as well as educating them to my greatest ability to make sure they keep up with their hygiene in between their visits. I enjoy coming to work every day at Valley Smiles and being a part of an amazing and professional team who brings smiles to everyone’s face every day with an extremely positive attitude.


Hi, my name is Maricela Cruz and I am the Registered Dental Assistant at Valley Smiles. I was born in El Salvador where I studied odontology. I am married with 3 children. I am the newest member to the Valley Smiles team, but I have been in the Dental field for over 20 years. My years of experience have given me the privilege to assist Doctors in many specialties such as: pedodontist, periodontist, endodontics, and implants. I am very passionate in every aspect of my career. I get great satisfaction knowing that I am able to make the patients feel comfortable and less anxious while sitting in the dental chair. Nothing makes me happier than seeing a patient with a huge smile on their face after getting their dream smile! I am very happy and extremely grateful to have become a part of the Valley Smiles team where I am able to work with amazing Dental professionals who provide the utmost care for every patient!


Hello, my name is Hector Sanchez and I am the Office Manager here at Valley Smiles. I’ve been in the dental field now for about thirteen years, so it goes without reason that this is my passion I started out when I was fifteen working at an office in Culver City, Ca with my Dad. Over the years I’ve assisted with well over a thousand patients in multiple offices. I’ve also worked with multiple Doctors by assisting during restorative treatment to cosmetic treatment. This experience has allowed my knowledge of dentistry to grow more and more with each patient I come across. I absolutely love working with patients of all ages by helping them understand the importance of great dental hygiene. Nothing gives me more satisfaction than seeing our patients leave with a smile on their faces because of the great care we provided them. One patient at a time I make it my goal to make a difference in every individual that comes in our office. Aside from helping people with their smiles, my hobbies include weightlifting, running, paint-balling, watching / reading anything Marvel, and listening to music. I also enjoy spending time with my girlfriend and our families.


Hello, my name is Angie Portillo and I am the Office Manager and Treatment Coordinator at Valley Smiles. I have 3 beautiful dogs named Tobi, Harley and Marley. I am currently finishing my Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology at Cal State University of Dominguez Hills. When I am not buried in papers and exams, I am spending time with my family, friends and boyfriend. Coincidently in 2013 I started off as a patient at Dr. Castillo’s practice in the South Bay. Right away I felt at home with Dr. Castillo and his team. All of my dental needs were met beyond expectations. I became friends with the staff there and before I knew it I became a part of the team. My journey began as the Marketing Director for the South Bay office, where I gained a tremendous amount of knowledge working with an outstanding group of individuals. I helped build Valley Smiles from scratch along with the amazing team here. It is my goal every day to ensure that every patient receives the best dental care possible. Knowing that some individuals are uneasy about Dentistry, I make it a priority to explain everything in detail to our patients. Having an amazing team here at Valley Smiles, gives me the pleasure of knowing that every patient will walk out of our office with a healthier and more beautiful smile! We strive to continue in providing the best dental treatment possible to every patient and future patient at our office!

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