Meet the Doctors

Dr. Sherry Darabi is an Orange County local where she attended Canyon High School in Anaheim Hills. She graduated with honors as a double major in Biology and English Literature from UCI in 2006. She then earned her doctorate of dental surgery from the highly esteemed UCLA School of Dentistry in 2010. Dr. Darabi strongly believes in life-long education and is committed to expanding her skills and knowledge; she is a member of multiple reputable dental organizations including the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and Orange County Dental Society. She has completed continuing education in all facets of dentistry including Invisalign, cosmetics and implants.

Dr. Darabi is also a wife and a mother of a four-year-old boy. When not practicing dentistry, she enjoys attending church and spending time outdoors with her son and husband. Dr. Darabi is committed to your oral health. She will address your concerns with integrity and customize a plan that meets your desires and budget!

A Conversation with Dr. Darabi

What is your favorite part of being a dentist?

I love being a general dentist and owning a small private practice in that the entire team can establish lasting relationships with our patients and invest long-term in their oral health. My team and my patients are family to me. Going to work means going to my second home and being with people that I not only care for but care about. I love my job and the people I am privileged to help. 

What is your vision for your practice?

My vision is to not just be another dental office but provide a true DENTAL HOME for my patients. We go above and beyond so our patients feel comfortable, respected and a real part of the Glassell Dental family.

What should patients expect during their first dental exam that they may not have experienced before?

Along with a complete set of x-rays (if they are due), I take intra-oral photographs of all teeth so I can better explain what I see. I want patients to fully understand the condition of their oral health and be confident in my recommendations. All patients receive annual oral cancer screenings by me and a full periodontal examination with pocket measurements with our hygienist. We also offer digital scans of teeth when patients have concerns about their bite or are interested in Invisalign.

How do you approach dental treatment?

I focus on the patient’s concerns. If they need a lot of work, I break down treatment into phases – first eliminating any pain, discomfort and larger cavities to avoid future root canals and tooth loss if possible. Gums are also a top priority since they are the foundation of our teeth.

What is one area you strive to better inform your patients regarding?

I often find that my patients benefit from a better understanding of gum disease and proper oral hygiene since the long-term health risks of neglecting gum disease may not have been explained to them at prior offices. My hygienist and I create customized plans for each patient so they can keep their teeth for many years to come. We also offer laser therapy with our cleanings to disinfect the gums of harmful bacteria.

Why did you chose to practice in Old Towne Orange?

I am drawn by the rich history, kind people and amazing local food! Our office was a home decades ago and still emanates a comforting vibe that our patients love! I can provide modern dental care in a warm and cozy setting.

Dr. Marilyn Nguyen loves helping patients achieve the healthy, beautiful smile that they want and deserve. She believes in providing the highest quality of care while prioritizing patient comfort. She received her Bachelor’s degree with honors in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine. She obtained her DDS degree from the prestigious University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and completed her advanced training in general dentistry at the VA Hospital in West LA. She enjoys taking continuing education courses and is always improving her knowledge and skills with the most current research.

When not in the dental office, Dr. Marilyn enjoys cooking, traveling, and going to the beach with her two miniature dachshunds. She is a SoCal native and happily married to her college sweetheart of 15 years.

Dr. Marilyn is member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Orange County Dental Association, and American Academy of Clear Aligners.