Born and raised in Sacramento, CA, I graduated from UC Davis with a B.S. in biology and completed an intense post-bachelorette program at CSU East Bay. This is where I volunteered on a mission trip to Panama and solidified my passion for dentistry. I began my career in the dental field as a dental assistant and my love for helping patients flourished from there. I earned my DMD from the Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA.
While in school, two major life events took place: I married my beautiful wife, Yassi, and two years later, we had our first son, Ariya. Since graduating dental school, I took an associateship in the city of Paradise in Butte County; however, the fires and unfortunate events led us to move back to the Bay Area where my wife is originally from. Here, two more amazing life events happened – we acquired Prince Dental Care and had our second son, Shahin.
I would like my patients to know that they are part of a family, a team, and I will do my utmost best to provide the highest quality dental care with the latest technology available. As a healthcare provider, I think of the quality of dentistry I would expect from my own family dentist and strive to exceed that for my patients. I want to tie evidence-based dentistry with complete patient care and let my patients experience the “wow” factor every time they step into my practice.
When I’m not busy doing dentistry, you can catch me enjoying the variety of foods that the Bay Area has to offer. We truly enjoy the Bay because of its cultural diversity and access to the beaches, trails, and have I mentioned the amazing food?! I also love spending time with my wife and being a dad to my two boys and our 4-legged gentle giant, Riley.
As the Office Manager, here at Prince Dental Care, my job is to oversee the office operations. I'm committed to making sure every experience our patients and their families have here is a positive one. I joined Prince Dental Care in 2005 and have over 15 years of experience in the dental field. In fact, I'm cross-trained and feel confident in both the front and back office. I started as the primary RDA and have since transitioned to the front office. I enjoy building relationships with with our patients and learning what's important them.
My goal here is to incorporate the wealth of knowledge and customer service that I have acquired over the years while supporting my teammates to ensure we deliver a positive and comfortable experience while you're in our care.
My kids are my inspiration and motivation each and every day. So, when I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and going on different adventures. Let's jump in the car and just go! I love football and enjoy attending games. If you like to talk, we are going to get along great!
I received my dental assisting education from the Silicon Valley Career Technical Education in 2014 and have been working in the field ever since. I love the friendly atmosphere here at Prince Dental Care, and I love working with our patients. My main goal is to make sure the patients have a great experience and provide them with the dental care they need.
In my free time, I love to spend time with my friends and going to the beach.
I began my career in the dental field as a registered dental assistant in 2001. Soon after, I began to pursue my license as a dental hygienist. I have very much enjoyed my journey of growing and evolving in dental healthcare to better educate and serve my patients over the years. I was drawn to join Prince Dental Care because of the manner in which the whole team works together to provide a caring, professional, and comfortable experience for our patients.
In my free time, I enjoy wine tasting locally and traveling the world. I have been lucky enough to see the Great Wall of China, the Colosseum in Rome, and my personal favorite, the Caribbean. I love a good island vacation!
I have resided in San Jose my entire life. In 2015, I graduated from Carrington College, and in 2019, I continued my education at DSI for my assistant extended functions license. I have worked at Prince Dental Care since January 2016, and I love helping our patients achieve their optimal oral health.
In my free time, I love spending time with my nieces here in San Jose and the ones out of state.
I have worked in the dental field for over 15 years. My exposure to the dental environment began early in childhood as my mother worked as a dental office manager and continued to do so for over 30 years. Prior to pursuing dental hygiene, I decided to gain dental assisting experience as a stepping stone to my ultimate destination.
In 2004, I got my certificate in dental assisting from San Jose City College and continued on to work in private practice for 4 years. During this time, I developed an ever-growing interest and appreciation for the field of dentistry and was accepted to the dental hygiene program at Foothill College in 2008. Then, in 2010, I became licensed in the State of California in dental hygiene and have been working in general practice ever since. I joined the Prince Dental Care team in early 2017 and have been enjoying my time providing high-quality care in a fun and stimulating environment with a caring team.
As a healthcare provider, I strive to stay current on the latest research and trends in dentistry, as well as dental hygiene via continuing education courses and collaboration with my knowledgeable peers. My greatest gratification at work is the interpersonal relationships gained with the clients and team members sharing knowledge and personal interests.
Outside of the dental atmosphere, I enjoy being entertained by my two French bulldogs, Stitch and Stella, who are both living the Bay Area dream. I'm also very enthusiastic about my yearly visits to the Hawaiian Islands with my husband where we try to improve our skills as amateur foodies.