I have a great passion for working with children and adolescents, and changing their lives by changing their smiles. I am most excited when the patients get their braces off, and I see the look on their faces. Helping them to be comfortable in their smile changes their whole self-confidence, and that brings joy to my life as well.
It is wonderful to get to know so many different people, who all touch my life in a special way. I cherish the relationships that I have with my patients. I can genuinely say that I love what I do!
Education and Continuing Education
I am a summa cum laude graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, with a BS in health sciences. I received my Doctorate of Dental Surgery, master’s degree in oral sciences, and my certificate of proficiency in orthodontics from the university at Buffalo.
I believe it is vital to stay at the forefront of new orthodontic science and technology in order to provide the best possible care for my patients. I attend numerous orthodontic meetings every year, such as those of the American Association of Orthodontists, Northeastern Society of Orthodontists, Damon Forum, Invisalign Forum, and 3D Global Congress. Orthodontics has changed tremendously over the past 20 years, and I would like to make sure the new trends are applied in my practice.
In addition to continuing education, I am very passionate about teaching. I have been teaching as a clinical assistant professor at University at Buffalo for 20 years. Orthodontic residents and dental students routinely visit our office to shadow and learn about the most recent orthodontic treatment modalities and new technology, such as 3D Imaging, TAD, Propel, etc.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Erie County Dental Society
- Damon Study Club
- Invisalign® Preferred Provider
Outside the Office
I have lived in Williamsville for the past 30 years. I met my husband Babak in college and we have two children, Adrian and Ariana. In my free time, I enjoy art and usually go to art festivals. I have been painting and drawing ever since I was eight years old. I also enjoy watching movies and cooking Persian food.
My team and I have been supporting the town of Clarence for the past 20 years. We are involved with many local youth clubs and help sponsor some of their events. We also support and donate to local high school drama clubs, including Clarence, Williamsville, Lancaster, and Lockport. Check out our Reaching Out to the Community page for more info!