Being a dentist really is a lot of fun! I get to interact with people and help keep people healthy. Being able to contribute to a person’s overall health is definitely the biggest contribution I can make as a dentist. I have a passion for helping people get out of pain and feel good about how they look and function. It is endlessly rewarding to fix things and create my patients’ dentistry with my own two hands.
I believe dentistry is a great means of helping people to improve their lives, remove infection, take away pain, and ensure someone can keep his or her teeth for a lifetime. It is about more than just fixing people’s teeth; it is a means to improve someone’s confidence and the ability to eat and chew normally, regardless of the person’s age. As a dental professional, I can literally change people’s lives by changing how they feel about their teeth and their smile. Not many professions have the power to change an individual’s life to that degree, and that’s a responsibility I take very seriously. I enjoy giving people the renewed confidence that comes along with having a beautiful smile.
Almost any dental office can do the technical aspect of dental work, but my team and I want to be known as the place that really cares about our patients and will spend the time to listen to you. Our goal is to create an atmosphere that makes my patients say, “That was much better than I was expecting!” or “That was the best dental visit I’ve ever had.” That’s when I know we have been successful.
Education and Commitment to Continuing Education
I obtained my first degree in dentistry from Shiraz Dental School in Iran in 1997 through the Doctorate of Dental Surgery program, and graduated from a three-year residency program in orthodontics in 2003. My second degree was from one of the most prestigious dental programs in the U.S.: Boston University Dental School (DMD program) in 2017 with high honors. I also pursued one year of advanced clinical training in orthodontics in UCLA School of Dentistry.
I consider education to be lifelong learning experience. After 15 years of experience working as a general dentist, an orthodontist, and assistant professor in dental school, I firmly believe that it is essential for dentists to stay up to date on the changes that occur in dentistry and maintain a commitment to strong ethical standards.
In many cases, the materials and techniques I was taught to use more than 20 years ago in dental school have changed dramatically or are gone altogether. I owe it to my patients to treat them with the latest materials and techniques so they receive the highest quality of dental care I can provide.
- American Dental Association
- World Federation of Orthodontists
Outside the Office
I was born in Tehran but grew up in Shiraz, the city of poets, poetry, and of course, wine. In 2013, my family and I moved to the US and started a new chapter in our lives.
My wife Roza is also a dentist; we met during our residency program in orthodontics. My son Kasra loves to play with Legos and Minecraft, and my daughter Arnica enjoys artistic activities. Our young labradoodle dog named Arrow is super energetic.
My children keep me busy when I’m not at work. Being a dad is better than I could have ever imagined. I am also an avid sports fan. I love watching any form of football, swimming, and playing tennis and squash.