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SoCal Smiles Dentistry is a comprehensive dental practice treating patients of all ages. When you are a patient of SoCal Smiles Dentistry, it is the goal of Dr. Scott Karafin to remain your family and cosmetic dentist for as long as you reside in the Rancho Santa Margarita area, and to keep every member of your family in excellent dental health for a lifetime.

If you are looking for dental services in southern Orange County, contact SoCal Smiles Dentistry and set up an appointment today.

New Patient Form

Patient History Form


At SoCal Smiles Dentistry, every effort is made to welcome new patients and to make you feel at home in our state-of-the art dental office. We offer the latest in technology, including digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, in a relaxing, warm environment. For patients who feel a little anxious in the dentist’s chair, nitrous oxide is available to make you feel more comfortable.

Enjoy a cup of coffee in our relaxing reception area while you wait, but patients usually don’t spend more than a few minutes in the waiting room. Our appointments are arranged to ensure that patients are seen promptly, whenever possible, while allowing each patient plenty of time with the dentist. Our dentists take time to get to know you personally, answer all questions, and fully explain the details of the various treatment options available.


SoCal Smiles Dentistry provides a full range of dental health services, including general, restorative, and cosmetic treatments. From teeth whitening to wisdom tooth extractions, we are here to help you.


In addition to our regular business hours; Every effort is made to accommodate the need for emergency appointments.


Convenience and Flexibility

At SoCal Smiles Dentistry, we understand how busy life can be, and that it is not always easy to get in for a dental appointment. That is why we offer extended hours to better serve you.

Patient Ameneties

At SoCal Smiles Dentistry, every effort is made to welcome new patients and to make you feel at home in our state-of-the art dental office.


Dr. Karafin works together with a staff of friendly, trained dental professionals dedicated to patient satisfaction.

Wide Range of Services

SoCal Smiles Dentistry provides a full range of dental health services, including general, restorative, and cosmetic treatments.

About the Team

A Caring Dental Team You Can Trust



Scott Karafin, D.D.S.

Dr. Scott Karafin earned his D.D.S. degree from New York University College of Dentistry. He then completed a General Practice Residency at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York, where he received additional training in Cosmetic Dentistry, Oral Surgery, Endodontics (root canal therapy), and Dental Implants. His program also included rotations in Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Anesthesiology. His on-call responsibilities included the treatment of facial lacerations and dental abscesses. He also traveled to Gujarat, India, to take part in a dental outreach program, providing comprehensive dental care to an under-served population.

Office Manager


Jackie has worked at SoCal Smiles since March of 2014.  She began her dental career over 17 years ago as a receptionist at an Oral Surgery Office.  She then quickly advanced to the position of office manager which she held for 8 years. She decided to leave oral surgery and come work in the general dentistry field here with us and stepped right into the office manager role.

She enjoys helping and interacting with all of the wonderful patients that come to SoCal Smiles. Our patients consider her as family and she is the heart and soul of the office. She loves to travel, go camping and spend time with her fiancé, kids, family and her dog Homer.

Dental Assistant


Maram’s warm smile and positive attitude helps us bring comfort and quality care to our patients here at SoCal Smiles. Maram is fascinated with the dental field and enjoys learning about different techniques and technologies within the field. In her spare time she loves to travel, read and watch the latest films.


Dental Assistant


Stephanie has been a part of our SoCal Smiles team since 2013. Starting her dental journey in 2007, she worked hard to receive her certifications and became a registered dental assistant in 2009 for the state of California. She enjoys learning about the latest dental materials and evolving with dental technology.

On her time off she enjoys hikes at O’Neil Park, watching Netflix, or trying new places to eat with her husband Aaron. Stephanie and her family have been residents of Rancho Santa Margarita for more than 10 years. She loves being a part of our community and truly loves our patients. You will always see Stephanie bringing you back with a smile, making you feel at home and understanding your specific dental needs. 


Front office


Dorie has been a part of the SoCal Smiles team since 2016. Her interest in the dental field began when she was in high school and she then took dental courses at Coastline ROP in Costa Mesa. She started as an intern for the back office at our practice with her sister Stephanie, who is one of the dental assistants here, and then slowly found interest for the front office. She has now become one of our newest receptionists!

She enjoys making the patients feel welcome and putting a smile on everyone’s face. Her bubbly personality and willingness to want to learn more things is a great attitude that we love to have in our office. She will always greet you in the front office with a big smile on her face and will never fail to make you laugh. When she has free time, she likes going to the beach, going to amusement parks and spending time with her family.

Front Office


Sara, the newest member of SoCal Smiles, has had experience in the dental field for over four years. She has worked both at a dental and orthodontist office throughout her college career. Sara has had a passion for improving smiles ever since she could remember! 

Her warm personality and positive attitude are just some of the few attributes that make her a great receptionist.  Sara loves working with our patients and always makes them feel welcome at our office.  In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors and frequently goes hiking, plays tennis and loves going to the beach. Sara also has a passion for music and is currently learning how to play the guitar!


Dental Hygienist


After earning a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from UCI, Nicole fulfilled her lifelong dream of becoming licensed as a Registered Dental Hygienist receiving certification at Cypress College in 2015. She is committed to spreading awareness on the oral systemic link and providing the highest quality of individualized patient care. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, spending time at the beach, playing drums, and hanging out with her fiancé and Shih Tzu.

Dental Hygienist


Ashley’s passion for dentistry began while completing her BS in Psychology/Biology at the University of Houston. She was an active member of the pre-dental society and participated in various community service events. Since graduating with her BS in Dental hygiene from the University of Texas-Houston in 2011 she has enjoyed every minute of it. Ashley believes that each patient has specific dental needs and strives to create a calm and trusting dental environment.

She and her husband moved to California two years ago and have been enjoying the wonderful lifestyle it has to offer. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys being in nature, traveling, exercising and spending time with friends and family.

About Our Office

A Relaxing Space While Waiting


At SoCal Smiles, the goal of our dentists is to provide patient-focused, family dental care in a professional and comfortable environment. As a general dental practice, we offer comprehensive preventative, restorative, and emergency dental care. Our doctors also offer cosmetic dentistry to image-conscious adults in Rancho Santa Margarita and surrounding communities. At your appointment, the will take time to learn about your experiences and expectations regarding dental care. In addition, we have brought together a staff that is compassionate and empathetic, so you will feel good about dental visits. Whether you want to learn more about an oral health issue, need to understand financing options, or feel anxious about procedures, our entire team will be happy to address your questions and concerns.





Family dentist Scott Karafin in Rancho Santa Margarita can help you and your entire family to enjoy outstanding oral health. He offers comprehensive general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services in a relaxing, friendly environment.

Patient Forms

New Patient Form (pdf)
Patient History Form (pdf)

SoCal Smiles Dentistry
p (949) 766-0006
e info@socalsmilesrsm.com

Rancho Santa Margarita Office
22195 El Paseo, Suite 220
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

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