We love what we do
Comfort for your child and convenience for you are the hallmarks of HappySmiles Pediatric Dentistry’s office operations. Our bright office is filled with friendly people and dental-themed toys to keep your kids happy.
Dr. Houri, DDS
Dr. Fatourachi attended the University of Missouri in Kansas City and received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology. She completed post-graduate work at the same university and graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1999. After completing her training in advanced Pediatric Dentistry in 2001 at Boston University, Dr. Fatourachi moved to California where she has been practicing Pediatric Dentistry in the North County area for the last 15 years.
She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry as well as a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association and California Society of Pediatric Dentistry. She promotes early visits and prevention as the foundation for a lifetime of good oral health. Many of us didn't grow up having positive experiences going to the dentist. Some people even reach their adult life dreading "that" visit. In many cases it all started when they were kids. Not having an empathetic, patient Dentist can really affect their attitude toward their overall oral health later in life. That is why it is so important that Dr. Houri makes a child's first experience and every visit after at our dental office a positive one.
Dr. Houri is well known in her community for her caring approach and serenity with her patients, helping them to feel at ease and lowering the level of anxiety some patients come in with. Dr. Houri is a mother of two beautiful young daughters and currently resides in Carlsbad. She enjoys spending time with her wonderful family and friends.
Dr. Houri has worked with different mothers' groups, Girl Scout and Boy Scout Troops to educate both the parents and children about good oral health and how to prevent any future problems. Dr. Houri frequently speaks to local schools about oral health and supports numerous schools and community activities, and has sponsored our local children's sports teams.
Courtney, Office Manager
Courtney is our Office Manager and will be the first smile you see when you arrive at our office. She is in charge of treatment coordination and can help you with all of those pesky insurance questions. She has been a member of this team for the last 5 years and prides herself on knowing each and every one of the valuable families we see in our office. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and dog and visiting the happiest place on earth, Disneyland!
Jenny, Dental Assistant
Jenny is our Registered Dental Assistant and will help your child threw their dental cleaning. She provides valuable knowledge about how you and your child can care for your child’s teeth at home to help stay cavity free. She has been working in the dental field for the last 11 years. Jenny grew up in this area and is huge on family. In her free time she enjoys taking her son to baseball, the skate park and hanging out at the beach.
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- Tuesday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm
- Saturday and SundayClosed
"My 4-children, ages 6-13, love coming to the dentist. We've been seeing "Dr. Houri" since my children were babies, and I wouldn't switch in a million years. In addition to Dr. Fatourachi, the staff is all wonderful; if everyone were as kind and sweet at Courtney, at the front desk, then the world would be a better place. Now, if I could only get her to do my dental care . . ." Kelly E, Vista, CA