Antoine Varani DDS, FICOI
Where are you from?
Grew up in LA, went to NYC to dental school, then Turlock.
Describe your family
Married for 20 years with 3 daughters. How long have you been working in the dental field?: Gradruate in 2004 but started seeing PTs in 2002.
Fellowship in Implantology. What is your favorite dental moment?: Change people’s lives by improving their smile. That moment when they look at their new smile and their whole face and body expression.
What do you do on your days off?
Spend time with family, shooting, gym.
What do you like most about working at VaraniSmile Dental?
The freedom and take my time to pay individualized attention.
What is your favorite movie or book?
Hangover, Law and Success
What «lesson from parent» do you still live by today?
«Work hard and be honest»
Natalie Cummins, RDH
I am from Modesto and joined the practice in 2017. I have been in Dentistry for 20 years, 10 years as an RDA and 10 years as a Registered Dental Hygienist. I have been married to my husband Donny for 9 years, and we have two daughters; Cheslea and Chloe. I really enjoy working with and getting to know my patients. In my free time, I enjoy vacationing with my family at Disneyland, bike riding and shopping.
Sandra Houshiar, Insurance Coordinator
I was born in Tehran, Iran and have been living in Turlock, California for the past 20 years. My husband and I have been together for 30 years and married for 20 years; we have 2 boys together. In Iran, I worked as a dental assistant/receptionist for four years and I have been working for Varani Smiles August of 2018. My favorite dental moment is when I see that our patients leave our office happier and healthier than they were before coming.
On my days off, I like to relax and unwind. I do this by spending time with my family and reading a good book. My favorite quote is “It’s probably my job to tell you life isn’t fair, but I figure you already know that. So instead, I’ll tell you that hope is precious, and you’re right not to give up.” by C.J. Redwine. The best lesson I have learned from my mom is that love is the most important thing in our lives.
Melissa Worley-Cox, Accounts Manager
In 1998 I began working as a Registered Dental Assistant in the Bay Area and relocated to the Central Valley in 2002. I am happily married and I have 4 children, and 2 grandchildren. On my free time I enjoy spending time with family. I enjoy working at VaraniSmile because I believe in honest, quality dentistry.
I was born and raised in the small farming town of Denair CA and witnessed the overwhelming need for access to dental care. At an early age I identified my interest in health and dentistry which in turn led me straight to a career in Dental Hygiene. I graduated from Cabrillo College in 2007 and continue my clinical care with the same passion as I did the first day I started. As a Registered Dental Hygienist, I have been blessed to have gained the clinical experience and opportunity to collaborate with other amazing professionals with whom I share the passsion for whole-health care.
My motivation stems from my family which includes my significant other, Scott, as well as, three young children; Blair, Mallen, Jaxon and 3 grown children; Cameron, Jordan and Chance. I express that our blended family is a recipe for love, support and creativity.
Jennifer- Patient Coordinator
I was born and raised in Turlock. Family is the most important thing to me and my family is very loving. My favorite book is The Shack and my favorite food is sushi. The most important lesson my mom taught me is to always be kind. I love working at Varani Smile because it is an office of integrity, honesty and great teamwork.
I’ve been working in the dental field since 2009. I graduated from Kaplan College with honors. On my days off I enjoy spending time with my family. My favorite color is pink. I love being in dentistry because I get to help others achieve their perfect smile. Patient care always comes first here at Varani Smile!