Faculty

Community Medical Centers

Stanley R. Surabian, D.D.S., J.D., F.A.C.D., F.I.C.D. - CMC Chief of DentIstry
Dr. Stanley Surabian is a graduate of University of Southern California, School of Dentistry. He serves as Community Medical Centers' Chief of Dental Services and Program Director of the Dental General Practice Residency (GPR).  He is also a member of the hospital's Ethics Committee and Ambulatory Care Physician's Workgroup.

Dr. Surabian is a Board Member on the Commission on Dental Accreditation, appointed by the American Dental Association, served as an Accreditation Site Visit Consultant and as a Delegate to the American Dental Association House of Delegates.  He served as a Trustee and Delegate to the California Dental Association (CDA) and Chair of the Council on Education and Professional Relations and Chair of the CDA Task Forces on Licensure. He is a past-President of the Fresno-Madera Dental Society.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, the American Association of Hospital Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the International College of Dentists.  Dr. Surabian is a Diplomate of the American Board of Special Care Dentistry in Hospital Dentistry.

Dennis Kalebjian, D.D.S., F.A.C.D.
Dr. Dennis Kalebjian graduated from the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and completed a GPR at then Valley Medical Center. He oversees residents for operating room and clinical cases and serves as part-time faculty.  He maintains a private practice in Fresno.  Dr. Kalebjian is past- President of the Fresno-Madera Dental Society.  He is actively involved with both the local dental society and the California Dental Association (CDA). In 2003, Dr. Kalebjian served as CDA President.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Society.

Ronald Sani, D.D.S., F.A.C.D.
Dr. Ron Sani graduated from University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, and completed a GPR at then Valley Medical Center. He serves as part-time faculty and oversees residents in the clinic and operating room, and is licensed to teach and administer courses in basic life support. He is actively involved with the Fresno-Madera Dental Society as a member of the Peer Review Committee. Dr. Sani is Chair of the Fresno City College Dental Hygiene Advisory Committee.  He maintains a private practice with an emphasis on young children and hospital dentistry.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists.

Roger Simonian, D.D.S., F.A.C.D.
Dr. Roger Simonian graduated from University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. He serves as part-time faculty and oversees residents at Community's dental clinic and directs the Skilled Nursing Facility program.  He is a Fellow of The American College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Society.  He maintains a private practice and is active as the Legislative Chair of the Fresno-Madera Dental Society. He is past President of the Fresno-Madera Dental Society.  He recently completed a term on Commission on Dental Accreditation and is also the former President of the Dental Board of California.  Currently, he is a member fo the ADA Council on Education and Licensure.

Michelle Asselin, D.D.S., F.A.C.D.
Dr. Asselin attended California State University, Fresno, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences with an emphasis in physiology. She graduated with honors from New York University College of Dentistry in 2003. She completed a one-year clinical concentration program in oral medicine and pathology and was recognized by the American Academy of Oral Medicine for her interest in disease processes of the oral cavity. She completed a two-year general practice residency program at then University Medical Center, where she served as Chief Resident for the 2004-2005 academic year. Dr. Asselin currently practices in Fresno and serves as part-time faculty overseeing residents during general anesthesia cases and coordinates educational programs.  She is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists.

She continues to further her education in the areas of orthodontics, cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry, and is past President of the Fresno-Madera Dental Society, and a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry.  She is also a member of the International Association of Orthodontics and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. 

Rosaura Pacheco, D.D.S., F.A.C.D. - Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Rosaura Pacheco is a graduate of UCLA. She completed her GPR and served as Chief Resident at University Medical Center in 2002.  She completed her pediatric residency at the University of Texas - San Antonio. She currently practices pediatric dentistry in Fresno and serves as part-time faculty overseeing residents in the clinic and the operating room.  She is a past-President of the Fresno-Madera Dental Society.  Dr. Pacheco is a Diplomate of The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the         American College of Dentists.

Mark Lowe, D.D.S. - Orthodontist
Dr. Mark Lowe graduated from University of California, San Francisco Dental School as well as ortho. He has been practicing for 15 years and maintains a private practice in north Fresno. Dr Lowe is a Central Valley leader in the treatment planning and practice of Invisalign Orthodontics. As part-time faculty, Dr. Lowe directs the orthodontic didactic and clinical program in the GPR.


VA Central California Health System
Jim Carbone, D.D.S. - VACCHS Chief of Dental Services
Dr. Jim Carbone graduated as valedictorian from University of California, San Francisco Dental School. He has practiced at VA Central California Health System for 25 years, and in the last six years, he served as chief of Dental Services. He is the current chair of the Institutional Review Board at the VA, where he is coordinating ongoing research studies.
Vince Mach, C.D.T.
Vince Mach has been a CDT since 1976. He works full-time for the VA Dental Clinic and has his own dental lab, Mach Dental Arts. He has worked with just about every implant system on the market and is highly knowledgeable on multiple systems.

John Greico, D.D.S. - VA Prosthodontist
Dr. John Greico graduated from University of California- Los Angeles and completed his prosthodontic training at VA Medical Center Sepulveda. He has been in private practice for 28 years and at VA Central California Health System for 16 years. He oversees residents in the VA dental clinic working with implant treatment planning, placement and restoration. He is actively involved with the Fresno-Madera Dental Society as a member of the Board of Directors.

Douglas Gilio, D.D.S. - VA Periodontist
Dr. Douglas Gilio graduated from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry and in Periodontics. He is active in the use and training of dentists in the field of lasers. Dr. Gilio has a private practice that is limited to periodontics and implants. He is a consultant and trains the GPR doctors in periodontal procedures at VA Central California Healthcare System. He also is a former periodontal clinical instructor at the University of Southern California.

Mao Her-Flores, D.D.S.
Dr. Mao Her-Flores graduated from the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in 2000.  She completed a two-year general practice residency at then University Medical Center, where she served as Chief Resident for the 2001 - 2002 academic year.

Bridgit Khater, D.D.S.
Dr. Khater graduated from the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.  She completed the general practice residency at then University Medical Center.