Helping People Find Confidence in their Smiles
As an orthodontist, I have the unique opportunity to help people increase their self-esteem. I truly believe that everyone deserves a smile that is healthy and beautiful.
I enjoy building relationships with my patients and their families. I love working with children, young adults, and adults who are young at heart. It’s a joy to watch people blossom as they see their new smile appear. Their comfort with their appearance leads to greater confidence and that shows in their behavior.
When a patient who used to avoid making eye contact and hid their smile behind closed lips begins to actively engage, talking and laughing without hiding their teeth, I’m thrilled. They’re going to have a happier, healthier life as the result of the care we provide.
Education and Continuing Education
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
- Master’s in medical science – Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA
- Certificate in orthodontics – Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA
- Doctorate in biomedical science, craniofacial biology – Texas A&M, Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas, TX
Each year I take a wide range of continuing education courses in orthodontics and general dentistry. This ensures I’m current on new developments in technology and techniques. I attend national, regional, and local conferences, lectures, and seminars. I’ve completed the two-year Richard McLaughlin orthodontic course. I’ve also extensively studied various topics in oral medicine, human behavior, and mental health. Additionally, I study general dentistry so I’m able to craft better treatment plans for patients who need multidisciplinary care.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Washington State Society of Orthodontists
I grew up in a very green part of northern Tehran. Now I live in Issaquah. I’ve lived here, and in the Bellevue area, since 2003. I’m a lucky woman who married my dental school friend and classmate. We just celebrated our 25th anniversary. We have two children: Sanya is our daughter and Shadan is our son. They were born on the same day, twelve years apart. They are our world!
I love nature and am happiest in it. Some of my favorite ways to spend time include swimming, biking, hiking, and horseback riding. My other sanctuary, other than home and nature, is being at the library and around books. I’m an avid reader of all genres. I simply love learning!
I volunteer at my children’s school, in our local library, and as an alum. I’m also the founder of the Adab Foundation, a nonprofit organization with the mission to help children in underdeveloped countries with support for their care and education.