Carlos C. Garcia, DDS
Dr. Carlos Garcia has an educational background spanning two countries, with a list of exceptional merits. He first earned a DDS from Brazil’s prestigious State University of Rio de Janeiro in 1997, graduating with honors, and became licensed to practice there. Dr. Garcia later moved to the United States, where he attended University of Southern California’s School of Dentistry, again graduating with honors, and earning a dual DDS degree. He served as a teaching assistant at both institutions.
He has been elected to:
- The national dental honor society, Alumni of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Zeta Chapter.
- Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (a selective all-discipline organization).
- And nominated for membership in the American Association for the Advancement of Science; Science Program for Excellence in Science
Dr. Garcia maintains dental licensure in California, Florida, and Brazil, eagerly meeting and exceeding requirements for continuing education.
His career as a general and cosmetic dentist commenced in 1997, and today he is the proud owner of Bright Smiles Dental Studio in North Glendale. Delivering quality dental care and experiences that exceed the expectations of patients is his top priority for the practice. Fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian, he easily puts patients at ease in their own tongue. While Dr. Garcia brings enthusiasm and dedication to every procedure, he takes special interest in dental implants, and complex smile makeovers or full mouth restorations using the latest technologies.
When Dr. Garcia is not chairside, you will find him playing soccer, at the beach, or spending time with his family. The Garcias include wife, Tamar, and two daughters, Sophia, and Mia.
Farinoush Gaminchi, DMD – Periodontist
Dr. Farinoush Gaminchi loves southern California and the people of Los Angeles County. She has cared for residents in this area for more than two decades, providing implant dentistry and periodontal services.
Dr. Gaminchi earned a Bachelor Degree at U.C.L.A. in Southern California. Then, as a 1992 graduate of Tufts University school of Dental Medicine, Dr. Gaminchi accomplished a one-year hospital internship residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. She completed a three-year specialty program in implant dentistry and periodontics (gum surgery) in 1997.
To stay abreast of this fast-changing field, she frequently attends seminars and professional meetings.
Dr. Gaminchi is a member of:
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Society
- Los Angeles Dental Society
In her spare time, she enjoys yoga and family time with her husband and her children, Leila, Matteo, and Sienna.