Meet Your Team

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Andre Azarinfar
D.D.S.
General Dentist

About Me

Dr. Azarinfar offers comprehensive treatment. He looks at the big picture of a person’s health, listening to their personal concerns and objectives helping them create an oral health road map that will work for life. With his unique training and expertise in Bioesthetic Dentistry and joint based dentistry, Dr. Azarinfar offers a variety of treatments to restore worn, damaged and missing teeth with exceptionally functional and esthetic results.

He is an active member of many organizations including the American Dental Association, the San Francisco Dental Society and the California Dental Association. To ensure his patients receive the finest care modern dentistry has to offer by taking over 100 hours of continuing dental education every year.

Education

  • D.D.S.–Karolinska Institute in Stockholm School of Dentistry

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • San Francisco Dental Society
  • California Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of Bioesthetic Dentistry
  • Academy Of General Dentistry
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Courtney Hain
D.D.S.
General Dentist

About Me

Dr. Hain says, “I want people to achieve optimum oral health and I love it when patients leave with a big healthy smile. I love that dentistry allows you to educate patients and engage in the art of restoring teeth. I firmly believe that preventive treatment is key in overall oral health. I enjoy building lasting relationships with my patients and earning their trust while tailoring plans specific to their needs. I enjoy listening to the patient’s needs to be sure we create solutions for them which bring them to excellent health with their comfort being a priority in the process.”

After graduating from University of Southern California with a B.S.D.H. in Dental Hygiene, Dr. Hain received her Dental Degree from the USC Ostrow School of Dentistry. She’s a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the Mid-Peninsula Dental Society.

Dr. Hain says, “In my free time I enjoy running, spinning, baking and spending time with my husband and son.”

Education

  • B.S.D.H., Dental Hygiene–University of Southern California
  • D.D.S.–USC Ostrow School of Dentistry

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Mid-Peninsula Dental Society
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Mehran Chitgar
D.M.D.
General Dentist

About Me

Dr. Chitgar says, "I strive to improve oral health of the community to promote the art and science of dentistry. I enjoy working with people and satisfying patients needs regarding their oral hygiene and smile, and as the result they feel better! I'm am very gentle and like to help ease your dental anxiety."

She received her Dental Degree from the Temple University, Maurice Kornberg School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA. To keep up with evolving technology, she's a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the Santa Clara Dental Society. She also speaks Farsi.

Dr. Chitgar says, "I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, traveling and reading."

Education

  • D.M.D.–Temple University, Maurice Kornberg School of Dentistry, Philadelphia, PA

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Santa Clara Dental Society
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Trang Thai
D.M.D.
General Dentist

About Me

I strive to be a compassionate and gentle dentist who always puts her patients first.  I pride myself in treating my patients with the utmost attention, care, and respect.  I believe that one of my greatest strengths is the skill to perform procedures with minimal pain to you while prioritizing your comfort and well being.  If there is a fast way versus a less painful but longer way to do a procedure, I will always choose the less painful way.
 
My goal every day is to have satisfied patients leaving the office pain-free and with a big beautiful smile.  I love my job because at the end of the day my hard work is on display, and I get the satisfaction that I have done my part in improving of the oral health and confidence of my patients.  I take my job very seriously and hope that I have the opportunity to treat you in the near future!
 
For my undergraduate degree, I attended UC Berkeley on a scholarship. I then attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA and earned my D.M.D.  Afterward, I completed a residency at the Veterans Hospital in Fresno.
 
I have also worked in Costa Rica and Nicaragua helping rural communities by performing dental procedures and educating them on the basics of oral hygiene.  I have also done volunteer work in several under-served communities in Pennsylvania and California and even had Arnold Schwarzenegger as my dental assistant!
 
I stay on top of all the latest technologies by attending several national conferences every year, attending continuing education courses, reading the latest books on patient treatment and management, and reading dental journals and publications.  I also am an active member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Santa Clara Dental Society.
 
In my free time, I love trying new and exotic foods.  I also enjoy hiking and hope one day to hike up Mount Kilimanjaro.

Education

  • B.S.-UC Berkeley
  • D.M.D.-University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Santa Clara Dental Society
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Ali-Raad Moattar
D.D.S.
Endodontist

About Me

Dr. Moattar encourages his patients to be involved in their treatment in order to achieve the best results possible, and is always open to questions and is attentive to each patient’s needs. His goal is to provide a caring, comfortable and superior dental treatment so that each visit is an outstanding dental experience.

Dr. Moattar received his dental degree from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. His Endodontic Certificate was awarded by the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry.

Education

  • D.D.S.–University of Southern California School of Dentistry
  • Endodontic Certificate–University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry

Affiliations

  • American Association of Endodontists
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Hank Kashani
D.M.D., M.S.D. Laser and Cosmetic Periodontics

About Me

As a Periodontist, Dr. Han Kashani making a difference in peoples lives–whether it is easing a patients anxiety, taking them out of pain or improving their smile. His goal is for you to enjoy a lifetime of vibrant oral health!

Dr. Kashani received his general dental education at the University of Tehran. Afterward, he transferred to the University of Iowa, where he studied the dental specialties of Prosthodontics and Periodontics, and received his M.S.D. degree. He is an active member of many organizations including the American Academy of Oral Medicine and the American Association of Periodontology. He has held a number of teaching positions over the years, most recently as Associate Professor in the Periodontology Department at University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Kashani’s enjoys tennis, golf, skiing, and table tennis. He also dabbles in sculpture.

Education

  • D.M.D. - University of Tehran
  • Certificate, Prosthodontics - University of Iowa
  • Certificate, Periodontics - University of Iowa
  • M.S.D. - Univesrity of Iowa

Affiliations

  • Iowa Dental Society
  • American Dental Association
  • AM Academy of Oral Medicine
  • FDI
  • Northern Society of Perodontists
  • IADA
  • New York Dental Society
  • Santa Clara Dental Society
  • California Dental Association
  • American Association of Periodontology
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Niloofar Deyhim
D.D.S.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

About Me

Dr. Deyhim says, “I would like every patient to feel comfortable and thoroughly informed of their specific treatment and I would encourage any manner to be able to accomplish that. I enjoy being able to provide a professional environment for staff to flourish and for the patients to receive the best individualized care they deserve.”

After graduating from San Jose State University, Dr. Deyhim received her Dental Degree from the New York University College of Dentistry. She was awarded her Oral & Maxillofacial surgery Certificate from UCSF Fresno. She is a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Dental Association, the California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the Fresno Madera Dental Society. She also speaks Spanish and Farsi.

Dr. Deyhim says, “Away from the office I enjoy traveling, learning new things and trying different restaurants.”

Education

  • B.S., Systems Physiology–San Jose State University
  • D.D.S.–New York University College of Dentistry
  • Oral & Maxillofacial surgery Certificate–UCSF Fresno Medical

Affiliations

  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Dental Association
  • California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Fresno Madera Dental Society
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Niousha Saghafi
D.D.S.
Orthodontist

About Me

Dr. Saghafi loves helping her patients realize new smiles as she gets to know them and their families. She has extensive knowledge in treating patients using both the traditional braces and the Invisalign appliances. She stays current on the latest dental procedures and technology through continuing education programs and scientific journals.

After reciving her degree in General Biology with a minor in Psychology from the University of California in San Diego, Dr. Saghafi earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from UCSF School of Dentistry in San Francisco. She completed her Orthodontic Residency at the University of Washington in Seattle where she earned a Certificate in Orthodontics and Masters of Science in Dentistry.

In her spare time, Dr. Saghafi enjoys reading both fiction and nonfiction books, cooking, and traveling.

Education

  • B.S., Biology–UC San Diego
  • D.D.S.–UCSF School of Dentistry
  • M.S., Denistry–University of Washington School of Dentistry
  • Certificate in Orthodontics–University of Washington School of Dentistry
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Mala Gopal
B.D.S., M.S.
Pediatric Dentist

About Me

 

Dr. Gopal says, “Clinical excellence along with personal care is my number one priority! I love children and feel I get transformed into their world of fun, imagination and magic.” Dr. Gopal loves her profession because it gives her the opportunity to interact with so many people on a daily basis. She feels fortunate to have a career that allows her to improve her young patients’ health, confidence and self-esteem.

Dr. Gopal received her Dental Degree from the Annamalai University School of Dentistry. She was awarded her M.S. in Pediatric Dentistry from the UCSF School of Dentistry. She’s a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Pediatric Dentists and the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry. She also speaks Tamil, Hindi and Kannada.

Dr. Gopal says, “I enjoy classical indian dancing, classical violin and cooking. I love to read and spend time with my husband, son, daughter and our labrador retriever!”

Education

  • B.S.D.–Annamalai University 
  • D.D.S.–Annamalai University School of Dentistry 
  • M.S., Pediatric Dentistry–UCSF School of Dentistry

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Pediatric Dentists
  • California Society of Pediatric Dentistry

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