About Us

Fresno Smile Makeovers aims to provide individuals with a comfortable and relaxing environment where we strive to exceed your expectations through professional results and our friendly staff.

Sam Namdarian D.M.D. 


Dr. Namdarian attended University of California, Santa Cruz where he received his B.S. degree in Molecular Cellular Developmental Biology.  Dr. Namdarian attended Boston University Goldman School of Dental medicine and graduated with a D.M.D. degree in 2005.  After graduation he completed a two year post-doctoral residency program at University Medical Center, Fresno where he served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Namdarian is a member of the Frontier Institute (formerly California Center for Advanced Dental Studies) where he now serves as clinical instructor to Dentists attending their cosmetic courses.  Dr. Namdarian achieved post-graduate certification from UCLA Dental School and he is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, California Dental Association and the Fresno Madera Dental Society.

Dr. Namdarian has also taken extensive training in Invisalign treatment (clear cosmetic braces).  He has achieved Elite Preferred provider status due to the many successful Invisalign cases he has treated.  Over 400 Invisalign patients are now smiling with confidence!

Ellen Cho D.D.S. 


Dr. Cho is a graduate of the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry located in her home city of San Francisco where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. After graduation she completed a post-doctoral residency program at both Community Regional Medical Center-Deran Koligian Ambulatory Care Center and the VA Central California in Fresno.

Dr. Cho is heavily involved with charitable dental care. Locally, she has volunteered her services at various community outreach events here in Fresno and extensively in Northern California. Internationally, Dr. Cho has traveled to Mexico numerous times, Fiji, and Kenya whereby she provided treatment for those who otherwise would not have access to dental care.

Outside the office Dr. Cho enjoys traveling, photography, reading, trying new restaurants, and you might spot her out on a hike or a run!

“I am so thankful to love my profession which continually motivates me to perform at my best and allows me to cultivate patient relationships based on trust, respect, and open communication. To the best of my ability, my aim is to provide a pleasant dental experience and share the knowledge and confidence for patients to achieve a healthy dentition and overall well-being.”

Carole L. Dhuyvetter R.D.H. 


I was raised in Salinas and attended Dental Hygiene School in North Carolina. I have had the privilege of working in the same office for many years. This has allowed me to have wonderful relationships with my patients, enabling me to customize treatment towards their individual needs. Dentistry has changed and I want to offer the latest, most effective treatment possible. I love my job and I love my patients.

My spare time is filled with my family and soccer. I enjoy the outdoors and we try to get up to our cabin as much as possible. I have slowed with time, but the Fresno area has been a wonderful place to try snow and waterskiing, along with riding quads, wood cutting, and watching every sport a kid can play.

Haidee Irankhah R.D.H. 


Haidee is an enthusiastic California native with a Bachelor’s Degree from California State University, Fresno in Health science. She also attended Fresno City College, where she obtained her degree in Dental Hygiene. Her dad is a retired dentist, and was a huge influence on her decision to pursue a career in a dental field. She is married with two daughters. Her goal as a clinician is to help every patient that she treats achieve optimal oral health, as well as work with Dr. Namdarian and Dr. Cho in creating beautiful smiles. She is passionate about cooking, eating nutritious foods, living a healthy lifestyle.