About Us

Meet Our Team

Dr. Cifarelli and Dr. Larijani are highly trained and nationally recognized as leaders in the field of aesthetic dentistry. They are Program Directors and Clinical Instructors with the California Center of Advanced Dental Studies, a leading program that teaches smile makeover practices to dental specialists. They are featured on KTLA TV’s Best of L.A. as the best cosmetic dentists in the area. With their passion and attention to detail, dentists have come to trust Dana Point Dental to regain a beautiful and healthy smile.

Dr. Lilian Cifarelli

Dana Point DentistDr. Cifarelli is proud to offer dental services to the community she calls home. For the past 20 years, Dr. Cifarelli has provided her neighbor with the best dentistry has to offer. Her practice philosophy revolves around delivering uncompromising clinical excellence and compassionate dental care to the entire family. Dr. Cifarelli’s passion is cosmetic dentistry, where her artistry and detail-oriented nature has transformed the smiles of her many patients.

Great dentistry starts with excellent training. After earning two bachelor’s degrees at UC Irvine, Dr. Cifarelli earned her doctorate from the University of California San Francisco. Following graduation, she attended a General Practice Residency at the VA Hospital/West L.A. Since completing her formal education and training, Dr. Cifarelli has continued training and learning latest advanced dental techniques through regular continuing education programs. She has advanced training in aesthetic, laser, and implant dentistry. In addition, Dr. Cifarelli is licensed to offer oral conscious sedation for those patients desiring a more relaxed and comfortable dental experience.

Recognizing that not all of us are blessed with the ability to seek out and obtain first-rate dental care, Dr. Cifarelli has made an effort to bring dental services to the underprivileged in her community. She has received recognition for volunteering her time and dental services to underprivileged children. She is also proud to have donated her services to the women and children at Laura’s House and veterans of the Iraqi war.

When she is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Cifarelli enjoys spending time with her two sons. She also has an interest in photography, reading, running, and raising money for local charities.

Dr. Amir Larijani

Dr. Amir Larijani

Dr. Larijani has been practicing cosmetic, implant, and family dentistry in Orange County for over 14 years. He believes in giving patients a complete range of options to improve their oral health and enhance their smiles. Dr. Larijani believes in treating all his patients with the highest level of service. His goal is to provide the finest and best dental experience.

Dr. Larijani received his Bachelors in Science from the University of California Irvine in 1995. He graduated from New York University College of Dentistry in 1999 and has received extensive training in implant and cosmetic dentistry since. Dr. Larijani regularly takes continuing education courses and participates in professional seminars. He provides his patients with the most advanced therapy that the dental field has to offer.

Dr. Larijani is a member of the Orange County Dental Society, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the Collegium International Oris Implantatorium. He is also the co-founder of the Nobel Biocare Implants for General Practitioners Study Group.

Happily married and fluent in Farsi, Dr. Larijani enjoys a sound life outside the office. His hobbies include traveling, music, philanthropy, cooking, painting, poetry, snorkeling, and watching Laker basketball.

Shannon Wright RDH BS

Shannon Wright Dana PointShannon has called Dana Point Dental home since 1998. She has always maintained excellence in oral health care to her patients, who she consistently treated like family.  With meticulous care and compassionate education, she champions her patients to success.  Shannon earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, one of the nation’s top dental hygiene programs.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude and was elected for membership in the Sigma Phi Alpha National Dental Hygiene Honors Society in 1998.

Following graduation, Shannon volunteered her time and skill providing care to patients at the VA Hospital in Loma Linda, 29 Palms Marine Corps Base, and The Assistance League of San Bernardino.   Shannon is certified in Soft Tissue Laser Therapy, nitrous oxide sedation and regularly attends continuing education courses in order to provide the most advanced treatments to her patients.  She resides in San Clemente with her husband and family.  Shannon enjoys hiking, traveling, swimming and interior design.

Donnille

Hygienist San Clemente

Donnille is a certified hygenist who has an incredible background in the field of dentistry. Her passion for the well-being of patients helps her standout among her peers.

With more than 15 years of experience in the dental field, an outgoing personality and a warm demeanor, we feel that she is a fantastic addition to our growing family. Donnille prides herself on providing the best quality dentistry and periodontal therapy services available. Complementing her experience and passion, she possesses an  exceptional ability to customize treatments to each patient’s needs. Donnille’s priority is to ensure that you have an enjoyable experience.

Donnille was born and raised in San Diego, CA and completed the hygiene program at Southwestern College. Outside of dentistry, she enjoys cooking, running and spending time with her family.