For more than 29 years, I have strived to build long-lasting relationships with my patients. One of the best things about my job is when my patients refer their friends and loved ones to my practice. Knowing that I have impacted their lives in a positive way is my greatest reward.
My profession is all about service, personal touch, education, and connecting with patients. Helping patients have a positive experience when it comes to dental treatment is my utmost priority, and I want to ensure that I can improve their overall health for years to come. I am also fortunate to work with such a hard-working team who is willing to help educate our patients so they can have a pleasant experience.
I feel a strong commitment to the community, and I have provided mobile dental care to nursing home residents where access to dental care was not readily available.
In 1984, I obtained my Bachelor of Sciences degree in Industrial Management from San Jose State University. I then received my Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 1991 from the University of Tennessee. I also continue my education through courses in new technology and methods which help me give my patients optimal oral health.
Although my formal education is complete, I stay abreast of the latest dental treatments and techniques in order to ensure my patients are always receiving the best care. For two years I helped train general dentists to perform orthodontics in association with the Academy of Gp Orthodontics. I’ve also collaborated with a University of Washington dental research group called Northwest PRECEDENT to carry out a variety of research topics in Evidence-Based Dentistry. Some of the completed articles will be published this year.
I was born in Iran and grew up in San Jose, California. Currently, I live in Olympia and have been here for about 20 years. I am a proud father of two daughters, and my hobbies include playing racquetball and tennis, mountain biking, and cooking.
I am also very passionate about helping people and have done volunteer work at Children’s Hands-On Museum. Being active in the community gives me a chance to connect with people and to give back.