I feel truly blessed to be a part of each of my patient’s journey to achieve their dream smile. The work I do and the interactions I have bring a smile to my face that cannot be compared to anything else—It gives me satisfaction on a daily basis, and the happiness it brings cannot be described in words.
I completed my dental education at Case Western Reserve University, where I was awarded the Certificate of Academic Excellence in Dentistry in both 1991 and 1992. In my last year of dental school, I was granted membership into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society for excellence in academic achievement.
I received my orthodontic certificate from the University Of Connecticut Department Of Orthodontics, and started my practice in the metro area of Washington, D.C. in 1995. Throughout my career, I have treated many children and adults using the newest and most advanced technologies available.
I have been a member of the American Association of Orthodontics since 1992 and received the American Association of Orthodontists’ Scientific Program Award for my participation in orthodontic education and research. I have been recognized as an Invisalign® Super Elite Provider and am among the top one percent of Invisalign providers in the United States.
I am a firm believer in actively attending continuing education seminars in order to stay on top of the major changes in the dental industry. Continuing education ensures that our patients are offered the latest technologies and treatment methods to guarantee that they receive the best treatment and highest quality of service.
Family and Community
I spent my childhood in Tehran, Iran before coming to the U.S, in 1985 at the age of 21. I currently live in Northern Virginia and have been here for the last 26 years!
I have a wonderful wife and two grown children; my oldest son, Navid and my daughter Sufie. My daughter Sufie shares my passion in the dental industry and my hope is to be able to join forces and work together one day.
I love traveling with my family. You can find me spending quality time with my wife and children and close friends. I enjoy playing tennis, mountain biking, and playing soccer. I am a big fan of FC Barcelona! When trying to relax and unwind, I enjoy reading about intellectual/spiritual growth, and books written on technological and orthodontic advancements.
I am involved in non-profits in various areas of need such as the Children of Persia and St. Jude’s Children Hospital. I also volunteer at the local food bank and attend charity galas. I participate in Smiles for Children, which helps provide orthodontics for children in need. This year, we also hosted an event, Give Kids a Smile, where we provided complimentary cleanings and dental work for children in need!