The Team

Front Office Supervisor - Receptionist - 12/2001 to Present

Trina did not have dental experience when she joined our front office team in December of 2001.  18 years ago she accepted the challenge of taking on a whole new career path and has amazed us all at what she has learned and accomplished.  She caught on quickly and became the front office supervisor after a few years on staff.  Trina keeps the doctors and staff laughing with her quirky sense of humor.  This always helps put the patients at ease.  She has volunteered her time with the Conejo Valley Academy of Dentistry and is currently embarking on a healthy lifestyle opportunity.  She travels between our Westlake Village and Simi Valley offices making sure our patients are well cared for.

Marie has been with our office for over 19 years and brings more than 38 years of experience to the office.  From clinical to clerical experience, private offices, corporate, group and HMO practices.  As well as general dentistry, she has had the opportunity to work with every specialty:  perio, pedo, ortho, prostho, oral surgery and endodontics.  Marie has been an auditor for a dental health plan and staff trainer with a large multi state, multi office group practice.  She was a trainer for Trojan Professional Services and Carecredit, as well as, a trainer, sales and support staff for a dental management software.  She then began independent training for several dental software companies and consulting with dentists on practice management issues.  When Marie is not managing our Westlake Village and Simi Valley offices, she volunteers as the secretary for the Conejo Valley Academy of Dentistry, (for the past 15+ years) and is commissioned in the State of California as a Notary Public since 2004..

Having grown up in Southern California, she looks forward to serving and becoming a part of the Conejo Valley community and plans to stay involved in academia when not practicing in the offices. Dr. Kang is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the Santa Barbara/Ventura County Dental Society and Conejo Valley Academy of Dentistry.

Dr. Ghahraman completed her undergraduate degree at Duke University with a major in Biology and a minor in Spanish.  She continued her studies at the University of Maryland Dental School where she graduated magna cum laude.  Dr. Ghahraman further completed her specialty training in endodontics at the University of Maryland in 2005.

Dr. Trnavsky is a past President of the Santa Barbara/Ventura County Dental Society.  He is also a past President of the Conejo Valley Academy of Dentistry and is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the Santa Barbara/Ventura County Dental Society.  Our doctors are certified to lecture and provide lectures and credits for continuing education.

Dr. Pokras is a past President of the Conejo Valley Academy of Dentistry and is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the Santa Barbara/Ventura County Dental Society. Our doctors are certified to lecture and provide lectures and credits for continuing education.