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Smile Zone Kids & Teens Dental Yuba City CA Dr. Amar Sohail Dentist

About Dr. Amar Sohail

Dr. Sohail grew up in the Sacramento area where he attended University of the Pacific for undergraduate. He obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Meharry Medical College, Nashville TN in 2008. Dr. Sohail is passionate about children’s dentistry because he is a firm believer in prevention of early childhood cavities and has pursued his clinical philosophies by being part of several clinical leadership roles in his previous positions.
Furthermore, he is also a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Sacramento County Dental Society.
​Dr. Sohail enjoys spending time with his family and being outdoors.

Get To Know Dr. Sohail!

Fun Facts About Dr. Sohail

I choose to work with children because: I think children are the best patients because they are fun, have a great imagination, and are actually more brave. I think of children as little superheroes!

My favorite cartoon movies:
Thunder Cats, Coco, and Princess & the Frog.

My favorite superhero: Batman 

Favorite childhood games:
Marbles and Tag.

My hobbies include:
Watching Baby Shark, I like to BBQ and grill. I love different ethnic foods, especially spicy food! After eating all that food, I try to run outdoors and train for 5k’s/half marathons.
If I weren’t a dentist, I’d be:
I would be a BBQ chef and probably would eat all the food myself. I would call my restaurant: “The BBQ Doctor”, where children will always eat free - maybe after retirement.


About Itzel Lopez 
Office Coordinator, Dental Assistant

I was born in Santa Cruz, California and grew up in the Yuba County area. I am currently continuing my education and working full time as an Office Coordinator/Dental Assistant. I come from a close family and am the oldest of five siblings. Now I'm starting my own family with an adorable daughter named Valeria!

I have been working with children for approximately two years and I look forward to meeting your children and helping them start their long dental journey off in a positive way!

Fun Facts About Itzel

I choose to work with children because: Working with kids is an amazing experience that makes me want to stay and give the best of myself. Being able to provide services to all these smart and creative kids is so rewarding as well as fun. I look forward to see and provide services to all the children of our community. 


My favorite cartoon movies: Up, Moana, Frozen and Coco


My favorite superhero: Wonder Woman


Favorite childhood games: Hide and seek, Freeze tag, and Loteria 


My hobbies include: I love riding horses, exploring new places, foods, and spending time with my family.

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About Anay Vazquez
Registered Dental Assistant  

I was born in Oregon, raised in California and am the oldest of four siblings. Growing up, I always knew I wanted to work with children in some type of field. I started my schooling at Yuba College where I obtained my Associates Degree. I then attended Carrington College where I pursued a Dental Career, graduated, and obtained my Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) License. At Smile Zone Dental I am very compassionate, have lots of patience, and appreciate working with children to give them their best dental care and experience ever!

Fun Facts About Anay

I choose to work with children because: I really do enjoy being around children and seeing them smile and laugh. My goal is to always help guide and prepare them into their long journey of dental care.


My favorite cartoon movies: Tangled, Turning Red, and Coco.

My favorite superhero: Spiderman


Favorite childhood games: Candyland, Mancala, and Loteria.

My hobbies include: Going to the gym, walking my dogs, shopping, watching movies, exploring new places, and spending time with friends and family.

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About Stacy Sandoval
Business Coordinator  

I was born and raised in Northern Georgia up until 2021, where we decided to move here to California. After graduating high school in 2014, I started to continue my education in becoming a vet technician as I’ve always had a passion for animals and being able to help them in any way possible. I became a first time mother to a beautiful daughter in 2016 where I then decided I wanted to put all my time and focus towards her. I have an absolutely wonderful family of 4 now. I still plan on continuing my education in the future to where I can one day own my own animal clinic/shelter in Mexico. Until then, you can find me working with one of the best teams here in Yuba City, Smile Zone Dental! I look forward to seeing your child(rens) face soon.

Fun Facts About Stacy

I choose to work with children because: They are much nicer and cuter to work around with. 


My favorite cartoon movies: Moana, Paw Patrol the Movie, Balto, The Polar Express, The Lion King

My favorite superhero: Wonder Woman & Black Panther!


Favorite childhood games: Hide and seek, Snakes & Ladders, Freeze tag, Uno, Monopoly


My hobbies include: Playing volleyball and soccer, hiking, riding bikes, reading with my daughter, baking, crafting, decorating and taking naps!


About Faith Hernandez
Dental Assistant

Hello everyone, my name is Faith. I was born and raised here in the Yuba Sutter area. I am currently a student as well as working full time as a dental assistant. I have an adorable puppy named Honey. I love to try new food places, travel, and play with my dog in my spare time. I have been working with kids for about 2 years now. I look forward to working with your kids and giving them a wonderful experience. 

Fun Facts About Faith

I choose to work with kids because: I love how open minded and pure hearted kids are. I love that I am able to build that good experience or even change their mind. The best feeling is when a kid comes to you scared and nervous, then leaves feeling more confident and having had a fun time. 


Favorite cartoon movie: Monsters Inc.


Favorite superhero: Spiderman


Favorite childhood game: Clue


My hobbies: Playing with my dog, coloring, singing, and cooking. 


About Yessenia Gudino
Business Coordinator

I am 35 years young, was raised in Sacramento, California and graduated from Sacramento Charter High School in 2006. I am the second eldest of four siblings and grew up in a happy family. I am currently married and have five children with beautiful souls who are full of life. I work full time and continue my education to reach my goal to become the best version of myself and to be an inspiration for my children. I look forward to welcoming your child(ren) to our warm and friendly dental office. Like a ray of sunshine, I project my enthusiasm, self-confidence and passion for Oral Health onto each and every child.

Fun Facts About Yessenia

I choose to work with kids because: Children are the future of our generation and have more energy than adults. Kids are resilient no matter what life throws their way, they always bounce back.


Favorite cartoon movie: Avatar the Way of Life and The Book of life


Favorite superhero: Wonder Woman


Favorite childhood game: Four Square, Dodgeball and Chinese Jump Rope


My hobbies: Traveling with my family, Dancing, and Cooking

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