Meet Your Team

Olena Norris
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

About Me

Dr. Norris enjoys performing all aspects of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, including dent-alveolar, implant surgery, as well as general anesthesia. She understands how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how she can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience.

After graduating Magnum Cum Laude in Biochemistry from California State University Fullerton, Dr. Norris received her Dental Degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry. After completing an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery internship at Harvard University and completed her residency at Boston University/Boston Medical Center.

Dr. Norris enjoys spending time with her active family. She feels it is important to give back and has made multiple trips to both Mexico and Ukraine for humanitarian dental treatment for the correction of untreated facial clefts.


  • B.S., Biochemistry–California State University Fullerton
  • D.D.S.–University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Training–Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • Residency–Boston University/Boston Medical Center
Avo Babian

About Me

A third generation dentist, Dr. Babian says, “Nothing can bring me more pleasure than the expression on a patient’s face when orthodontic treatment is complete and they are satisfied with the outcome; showing off their smile for everyone to see! I feel pride in my achievement and happy for the patient’s improved self-esteem.”

After graduating from the niversity of California at Los Angeles, Dr. Babian received his Dental Degree from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Dentistry. To keep abreast of cutting edge technology, he’s a member of the California Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists and the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists. He also speaks Armenian.

Away from the office, Dr. Babian enjoys volunteering for youth programs, mentoring kids, scuba diving, playing football and traveling.


  • B.S., Biology–University of Southern California
  • D.D.S.–UCLA School of Dentistry
  • Orthodontic Training–University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine


  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • San Fernando Valley Dental Society
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
Saied Samuel Ahdout

About Me

Freindly Dr. Ahdout is a dentist on a mission. Because of the effect dentistry has on peoples overall health, Dr. Ahdout feels his greatest task as a Periodontist is to help restore teeth to optimal health and thereby promote a pain-free and infection-free life. It’s an added satisfaction for him to witness the improvement of his patients’ self-esteem as their course of treatments progress and their smile and well being improves.

After graduating from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Dr. Ahdout received his Dental Degree from the famous University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He has more than two decades of clinical experience and keeps abreast of cutting edge technology. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association. He speaks Persian also!
In his free time, Dr. Ahdout relaxes by enjoying the cinema and sports.


  • B.A.-Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • D.M.D.-University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine


  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association

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Bakersfield, CA 93309

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