Our Staff

Dental Hygienists

Assal Khosrovani

Registered Dental Hygienist

Assal Khosrovani, Registered Dental Hygienist, has been with A New Smile Dental Group since 2011. Assal graduated from New York University with an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. She then received her local anesthesia and pain management certification from Sacramento College.
Our team strives to offer a comfortable and enjoyable experience. We are passionate about spending time with every patient to ensure their dental needs and goals are met. Assal treats her patients like family.

Zareh Avanessians
Zareh Avanessians

Registered Dental Hygienist

Mr. Avanessians received his dental education at Pasadena City College and is Board Certified as a Registered Dental Hygienist. He has practiced at facilities including Desert Dental, Premier Dental Care, Glendale Premier Dental Center, and Sherman Way Dental Group. He is fluent in English, Farsi, and Armenian. Zareh enjoys archery, photography, and spending time with his family.

Helly Patel
Helly Patel

Registered Dental Hygienist

Helly Patel MPH, RDH – Helly received her dental hygiene degree from New York University after getting her undergraduate degree from Columbia University. She also has her Masters of Pubic Health in Healthcare Management from UCLA.

Helly has been working as a dental hygienist for almost seven years, in a variety of settings ranging from federal clinics to upscale private offices. Helly is practicing her Spanish but can also speak Gujarati and Hindi fluently. She makes sure to provide the highest care to every patient she sees and creates a fun hygiene appointment.


Dr. Ana Elena Arreguin Briones

Human Resources and Public Relations

Dr. Ana Briones was born in Sonora, Mexico, but grew up in Nayarit, in the central-western region of Mexico, where she obtained her degree in Biological Science. She continued her education at the Autonomous University of Nayarit Academic Unit of Dentistry, and completed her General Practice Residency at the Institution’s clinic.

She has practiced general dentistry since 2006, and was in charge of the State of Nayarit Oral Health Program for the State Health Services in 2009. As A New Smile Dental Group’s  PR Manager, Ana’s dental knowledge and experience brings a unique touch to our Public Relations Department. In her free time, Ana enjoys reading, traveling, yoga, and swimming, among other sports.

Monica Figueroa
Monica Figueroa

Insurance Manager

Naza Holliman

Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Naza spearheads A New Smile Dental Group’s marketing initiatives and PR success. Her vast knowledge in Marketing and Public Relations comes from over 14 years of extensive experience in the field. In addition to strategic business development efforts, she directs, branding, marketing training, advertising, website development and more.


Mane Tovmasyan

Accounting Manager

Mane comes from a long line of dentists, but in 2004, she decided to attend the State Engineering University of Armenia. It was not until 2007 that Mane decided to change her major to Accounting. Since her graduation, Mane has done bookkeeping for over 40 companies. Her accounting knowledge is second to none.


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A New Smile Dental Group

Here at A New Smile Dental Group, we strive to offer each patient individual care and access to the highest-quality of modern dentistry at an affordable price. Learn more about our three locations by visiting our Areas We Serve page and schedule a consultation to start your journey for a beautiful new smile.