MEET OUR DOCTORS
DR. STEVEN ARIMA
Born in Los Angeles, I was raised in the San Fernando Valley and have lived in Valencia since 1989. With a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and a minor in Chemistry from California State University, Northridge, I received my doctorate of dental surgery (DDS) and Bachelor’s in Dental Science from University of California, San Francisco. Selected for a residency program in Advanced Cosmetic and General Practice Dentistry, I became a certified resident at Loma Linda Veteran’s Hospital.
In 1989, I married my wonderful wife, Rhonda, and moved to the Santa Clarita Valley to open my cosmetic and family dental practice in the new and growing community. In April of 2007, after many years of practice in Saugus and Newhall, I finished my custom-built, professionally-decorated dream office. The practice is located in a brand new building on Tourney Road in Valencia, where I continue to provide excellent cosmetic and family dental care. After many years of building beautiful smiles in Santa Clarita Valley, I maintain the enthusiasm and motivation that prompted me to pursue a career in dentistry. I am an active member with the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Fernando Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. I am a current fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
My three children are my pride and joy: Ryan (the oldest), Megan (the only girl), and Chasen (the baby of the family). When I'm not working, I enjoys golf, scuba diving, and playing online games. I am also a nationally ranked second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. My main pastime is having fun with my family and enjoying my kids’ many sporting and club endeavors.
DR. RYAN ARIMA
My name is Ryan Arima DMD but you can call me Dr. Ryan in the office (to avoid confusion with my father, Dr. Arima Sr!). I received my bachelor’s degree in biology from Pepperdine University and my doctorate in medical dentistry from Midwestern University in Chicago. I’m glad to be back here in SoCal with my family, but I miss the snow!
I love art, music, and all sports - Lakers and Liverpool FC especially. Dentistry is a passion of mine in addition to my career, so I feel very blessed to be able to do something that I love every day.