Dr. Frankie Neman

Dr. Frankie Neman has been practicing dentistry on the Westside of Los Angeles for over 20 years. In 2020, Dr Neman was hand selected by the renowned dentist, Dr Gary Salenger, to replace him in his practice of 47 years. She considers this a great honor.

She earned her degree from UCLA, School of Dentistry and has been in practice since 1997. Her treatment philosophy is built on compassion, prevention and preservation. Her compassion allows her to dedicate considerable time to each patient and see each patient wholly and unique. She does not simply treat teeth and gums; she treats her patients holistically within the scope of her practice. Dr. Frankie Neman prefers to use minimally invasive treatment creating optimal outcomes in the simplest ways, thereby minimizing cost and unnecessary treatment for her patients

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Our Team

Karen Fritzen

Karen is a graduate of USC’s School of Dentistry with many years of experience. During her career, Karen has worked at length in periodontal offices which has made her an exceptionally skilled clinician. In her long and distinguished career, she has treated many patients in our office, which she finds rewarding and fulfilling. Karen notes “I have been fortunate to work as a Dental Hygienist with Dr. Salenger and now Dr. Neman, who are both dedicated and caring clinicians. Treating patients and addressing their challenges alongside conscientious doctors and other caring Hygienists make this office a great place to work”

In her spare time, Karen enjoys running, working out, going to concerts and traveling with her husband.

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Sandra Henriquez

Sandy started her career in dentistry as a dental assistant working for a periodontist, while attending college to become a hygienist.

She Graduated from Dental Hygiene school in 1988 with honors finishing in the top 7% on the National Boards. She Taught night clinic at USC School of Dentistry in the Perio clinic Dept alongside dental students. Due to her many years working in a periodontal office, Sandy is extremely knowledgeable and skilled as a hygienist.

Sandy was born and raised in Culver City, and still resides there. She loves to ride her bike and to crochet. She is an avid listener to books on tape. Sandy has been married for 25 years to her wonderful husband Dario. The two travel together as much as possible.

Maryam Halimi

Maryam completed her Bachelor of Science degree at USC and Dental Hygiene at USC School of Dentistry. She has over 19 years of experience in the field of dental hygiene and has been a clinical instructor at USC Dental School. Maryam is a member of American Dental Hygiene Association and Dental Hygiene Club of Beverly Hills.

When she is not at the office, Maryam enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children. Maryam also loves to read, and her favorites are historical fiction books.

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Rachelle Young

Rachelle Young

Rachelle, our office princess, started her career in dentistry in 2002. “I find our work quite rewarding seeing the results of a fully restored smile one patient at a time. As it is in life and sports, I believe all people benefit from challenging themselves. Aligning myself with people I admire, respect and trust, I also become the greatest version of myself. I believe in our team and the quality of work and care we provide for our patients. This is a very happy office, and we care for our patients like family.” Caring for people and animals are truly in Rachelle’s DNA.

Rachelle is a Native of Los Angeles, and in her free time, she enjoys gardening, cooking and spending time with family.

Kimberly Phillips

Kimberly joined our practice in 2021 with over 30 years of dental experience.

Having spent most of her time as a surgical assistant in periodontics she approaches patient care from a different perspective. I enjoy seeing the end result of the treatment. I enjoy being part of a team that love what they do.

She loves spending her free time with family camping, having game/movie nights and attending church together.

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Claudia Zahavi

Claudia is originally from Boston, Mass (Go Sox!), We are fortunate to have had Claudia work in this office for over 35 years! Claudia started her career in dentistry when she was still in high school. She has assisted in orthodontics and general dentistry offices but was promoted to manager of the front office.

Claudia’s primary concern remains the patient’s comfort. “The combination of excellent dentistry and genuine care for every patient is what made me honored to work for Dr. Salenger and now for Dr. Neman.” Says Claudia. We feel the same way about her presence here.

Claudia is an avid reader, enjoys gardening, cooking and travel.

Monica

Monica comes to us with many years of experience in the dental field. Monica joined our team in 2021 and has become an integral part of our practice. Monica enjoys interacting and taking care of patients’ needs.

Monica was born and raised in LA. On her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family.

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