Paul Vartabedian, DDS
Dr. Paul Vartabedian is a compassionate, dedicated dentist who has served the Lake County area since 1994. He specializes in prosthodontics and commits his extensive experience and skills to providing patients with strong, healthy, and beautiful smiles. Dr. Vartabedian’s education includes:
• Chemical engineering at the University of Michigan, 1986
• DDS at the University of Michigan, 1990
• AEGD at the University of California San Francisco, 1992
• Prosthodontic residency at the Department of Veterans Affairs, 1994
To ensure that our patients at Paul Vartabedian, DDS receive the best possible care, Dr. Vartabedian continues his education through bi-monthly courses that focus on the latest advancements in modern dentistry. He is also a member of the following organizations:
• American Dental Association
• California Dental Association
• Redwood Empire Dental Association
• American College of Prosthodontics
In addition to being a skilled and caring dentist, Dr. Vartabedian is a husband and a father to three children. When not caring for his patient’s oral health, he can be found building and flying radio-controlled planes, restoring automobiles, cycling, and skiing.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Paul Vartabedian and our team look forward to meeting you at your first appointment at Paul Vartabedian, DDS. In the meantime, you are welcome to learn more about the friendly, experienced individuals who work with our dentist in Lakeport, California.
Stacey – Scheduling and Financial Coordinator
Stacey joined our team over two years ago, and has over 17 years of experience working in a dental office. As our main financial coordinator, she helps patients feel at ease when discussing the financial aspect of their treatment, providing a payment option that works for them. Having a history of working chairside, she can easily explain the procedures over the phone. In her free time, Stacey can be found backpacking, camping, crafting, and spending time with her husband and two boys.
Kristi – Scheduling and Insurance Coordinator
Kristi has been part of our team since 2007. She is the first person you see when you visit Paul Vartabedian, DDS, and as the “smile of our office,” she ensures that your appointment is personal and pleasant from the beginning. Kristi primarily handles insurance claims, knowing the “ins and outs” of various dental insurance plans. She also enjoys riding horses, camping, and spending time with her family, who are her life.
Shannon – Registered/Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Shannon graduated from the dental department of the Santa Rosa Junior College in 2003, and became a RDAEF in 2006. She has been involved in dentistry since 2001, and joined our team in September of 2015. She strives every day to provide top notch care and contribute her uplifting attitude, competence, and work ethic to our positive workplace. Outside of work, Shannon spends her time enjoying arts and crafts, baking, and spending time with her husband and energetic, five-year-old son.
Tristin – Office Manager/RDAEF2
Tristin joined Paul Vartabedian, DDS in 2000, right out of high school and completed the RDAEF program at the University of California San Francisco in 2004. In 2013, she received the license for RDAEF2, the highest level an assistant can go, allowing her to place composite restorations and cement permanent restorations, in addition to her existing duties. Knowing this office inside and out, Tristin is considered to be the doctor’s “right-hand man.” As patient advocate, she explains complex treatment plans in a way patients can understand. Tristin is also highly supportive of her husband’s construction company, and enjoys entertaining friends, studying the Bible, and spending time with her two boys.
Teena – Registered Dental Assistant
Teena graduated from the dental assisting program at Santa Rosa Junior College in 1992 and joined our team in 2001. She is a very dependable and reliable member of our team, using her organizational skills to ensure everything is ready for the dentist and patients at each appointment. She is truly an excellent chairside assistant, with flawless efficiency during treatment procedures, knowing what is needed without even mentioning it. Being in dentistry for so many years, she can easily float from the back office to the front desk. Teena’s favorite hobbies are gardening and spending time with her husband and son.
Ann – Registered Dental Hygienist
Ann came to Paul Vartabedian, DDS in 2007. She earned her Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene at Eastern Washington University in Spokane, WA, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 1983. Ann furthers the practice by demonstrating comfort and compassion as she helps patients achieve and maintain optimal oral health. She is extremely thorough and methodical, never rushing patients. Ann loves cycling, scrapbooking, and rooting for the Giants. Her son, Evan, currently studies microbiology at Oregon State University.
Kate – Registered Dental Hygienist
Kate has been with Dr. Vartabedian since he opened his private practice in 1999. She was part of the class of 1991 at Cabrillo College—a great dental school—and also attended the University of California Los Angeles and the University of California Berkeley. Kate is exceptionally knowledgeable in oral health, able to answer complex questions in an understandable, scientific way. She loves the opportunity to interact with patients as she helps them achieve their dental goals. Kate also loves horses, gardening, literature, and spending time with her spouse and daughter.
Tabby – Registered Dental Hygienist
Tabby joined us over nine years ago. She attended the SRJC dental hygiene program and was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She continues her education by taking classes to learn the latest dental techniques. Everything she learns, she shares with her co-workers and patients. Tabby is thrilled to be part of a knowledgeable and proficient team, working in a practice that enables her to form personal friendships with our patients. She is married and has a daughter, and her hobbies include running 5Ks and half-marathons. She is also a big foodie who loves to cook.