• Meet Our Dental Team

    Our experienced staff is the core of what makes our practice thrive. Find out why your friends and neighbors trust us for their family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and implant needs.

At Dr. Galaif’s office in Encino, California, you will be  greeted by our friendly staff, whose top priority is to make your visit as pleasant and comfortable as possible. Dr. Galaif is focused on personalized patient service with each and every patient.

Meet Daniel N. Galaif, D.D.S.

Daniel N. Galaif, D.D.S.

Daniel N. Galaif, D.D.S.

Dentist

Dr. Daniel Galaif received his Bachelors of Science degree from UCLA, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from UCLA School of Dentistry. He served as Chairman of the Young Professionals on the San Fernando Dental Society Board of Directors, was a Board member of Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School for over 20 years and served in multiple capacities including President. Dr. Galaif is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Fernando Valley Dental Society, American Academy of General Dentistry and Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity. He has participated for more than 16 years in a mentoring program teaching UCLA dental students. Dr. Galaif was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley; he is married and has four children. When away from the office, Dr. Galaif enjoys Kenpo Karate, Krav Maga, racquetball, snow and water skiing.

Candy Salvador

Candy Salvador

Office Manager

Candy has been in the dental field since her senior year in high school. Twenty five years ago she started working for Dr. Galaif as a registered dental assistant and three years later began working at the front desk. Helping to make this a successful, family oriented practice was her main goal, since Dr. Galaif had just started his own practice. Making patients feel comfortable and at ease is most important to her.

Melissa Agudelo

Melissa Agudelo

Patient Coordinator

Melissa is usually the first voice you hear when you call, and the first face you see when you arrive to our office. She has been with Dr. Galaif for 5 years and couldn’t have found a better office to be a part off. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family, friends and 2 dogs.

Sanaz Hakam

Sanaz Hakam

Registered Dental Hygienist

Sanaz graduated from USC in 2007 and has been with Dr. Galaif ever since. She could not have found a better or more professional office for which to work. Sanaz is married and has three wonderful kids. Dental Hygiene is her passion and her intent is to empower patients to do the best they can.

Sandra Najera

Sandra Najera

Dental Assistant

Sandra has been a Dental Assistant for 14 years now. She was fortunate to have found Dr. Galaif, and blessed to have become part of his team. Dentistry is her passion which allows her to brings the knowledge, proficiency and dedication required to provide the best patient care. Her inspiration, motivation, and pride ‘n joy is her son.

Courtney Nauahi

Courtney Nauahi

Registered Dental Hygienist

Courtney graduated with her bachelors degree in Health Science, and later went on to fulfill her dream of becoming a dental hygienist. She graduated from West Los Angeles College and started working with Dr. Galaif in 2016. She is a registered dental hygienist in the state of California and Hawaii. She loves helping patients find a desire to take care of their beautiful smiles. Courtney loves traveling and spending as much time as she can with her husband.

We’re active members in the dental community

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