New Smile Dentistry is located in San Diego, CA and offers a wide variety of general and cosmetic dental services at our convenient office location. Using our state of the art equipment, our doctors and staff provide outstanding care to patients of all ages. Whether you need basic dental care or advanced dental services, we look forward to having the opportunity to serve you. 

Meet Our Dentists 


Meet Our Specialists


Meet Our Staff

carolina gutierrez

Shari Tahririan, DMD

General Dentistry

Doctor Shari Tahririan grew up in Portland, Oregon whereshe finished high school and completed her undergraduate and graduate programs. She received a BA in Biology and a Minor in Art in 2003 from Portland State University.

Her passion for painting, sculpture,  and attention to details inspired her to become a dentist. " It was always my dream to utilize my clinical and artistic skills to create, and now that I am a dentist my goal is to make everlasting beautiful smiles"

Doctor Tahririan has earned her dental degree from Oregon Health & Science University in 2007.  She continued to live and work in Portland for three years after dental school. Her desire to be close to the ocean and sense of adventure led her to beautiful city of San Diego . Doctor Sharihas worked for multiple dental offices in San Diego for the past 6 years and is now a new owner of New Smile Dentistry.  She continues to take classes and keep herself up to date with new techniques and technologies in an advanced world of Dentistry. She is a member of AGD and certified in Invisalign . 

"The dental profession appeals to me because I am passionate about Art andhelping others.  I believe that quality dental care is a combination of all these things; attention to details, striving for perfection,  compassion , and listening topatients so they can achieve and maintain their overall dental health".

"From my clinical experience and rotations, I have realized my passion for general dentistry.  Being a general dentist allows me to treat patients with differing needs; whether it is a bridge, root canal, or just restorations."


Eric Driver, DDS

Periodontal and Dental Implant Specialist

D.D.S. & Certificate in Periodontics University of Missouri-Kansas City. 

Dr Driver served as a Naval Dental officer in Alpha Surgical Company, U.S. Navy Operation Iraqi Freedom 5-7 Al Asad, Iraq and a Dental Officer, 1st Dental Battalion in Camp Pendleton, California. For his honorable services he received a Naval Achievement Medal in 2007.

He is a current member of the American Academy of Periodontology, California Society of Periodontists, and San Diego County Dental Society.


RyAnne Nitz

Practice Manager and Treatment Coordinator 

RyAnne has been working for New Smile Dentistry since 2009 and has 18 years of experience working in a dental practice. 


Carolina Gutierrez


Carolina attended Concorde Career Dental College and graduated from the Dental Assistant program in 2002. She has been an RDA for eight years and is bilingual in English and Spanish. She has been a team member at New Smile since 2012 and is CPR certified with a Coronal Polish license. 

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