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Samira Shenasi


Dr. Shenasi has lived in the Northern Virginia area since 2001, She earned her Bachelor degree in Biology minor in biochemistry at George Mason University in Fairfax VA. With dentistry as her lifelong passion, Dr. Shenasi worked in a dental office as a dental assistant for 7 years prior to receiving her doctoral degree from Howard University College of Dentistry in District of Colombia.

Dr. Shenasi has special interest in comprehensive restorative and family dentistry. In addition to adult dentistry, Dr. Shenasi has extensive experience in pediatric dentistry, serving thousands of children of DC public schools. Dr. Shenasi is passionate about putting her patients’ oral health as a top priority. She is known for her caring and gentle chair-side manner and soft touch. She is trained using the leading techniques and technologies in dentistry.

Dr. Shenasi is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, Northern Virginia Dental Society, and DC Dental Society. She enjoys volunteering her time to the Give Kids a Smile Day and MOM programs. She is board certified to practice dentistry in the District of Colombia, Maryland and Virginia. Dr. Shenasi is continually educating herself through continuing education and certifications, to provide her patients with comprehensive, personalized dental care unique to their individual needs

Dr. Ahmadreza Arash Rajaei

ahmad11Dr Rajaei practiced general dentistry for several years in Vancouver, Canada and Dubai prior to moving to Boston to specialize in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. He earned a Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) degree for his masters thesis on the stability of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) following total joint replacement.

Dr. Rajaei employs the latest orthodontic techniques and treatments for adolescent and adult patients, including Invisalign, ceramic and lingual bracket systems that can help to reduce treatment time and increase patient comfort. He also has a special interest in treating cases with complex orthognathic surgical demands as well as patients exhibiting sleep disordered breathing (SDB) and temporomandibular disorders (TMD).

Dr. Rajaei provides personalized care with the utmost attention to detail in order to achieve the best functional and aesthetic results for his patients. He is a member of the Northeast Orthodontic Society and the American Association of Orthodontists.

Ali Attarpour, D.M.D., M.D.


Dr. Attarpour received his dental degree from Harvard School of Dental Medicine and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He then did his residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery within the Harvard Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital in Boston, MA. He had extensive surgical training in Facial Trauma, Oral Pathology and Reconstructive Surgery, TMJ disorders, Orthognathic Surgery, Oral Cancer, Facial Cosmetic Surgery, Craniofacial Surgery, Anesthesia, Dentolaveolar Surgery, and Dental Implants.

In addition to his degrees in dentistry and medicine, he holds a Master of Science degree in Physiology & Biophysics from Georgetown University.

He is a member of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Maryland Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Medical Association, Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, and a Diplomat of the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology.

Dr. Kaveh Zand

alieghtesadi1111Dr. Kaveh Zand was born and raised in California. He attended the University of California, Davis where he obtained a Bachelors of Science in Psychology in 2005. He then moved to Maryland to attend the prestigious Johns Hopkins University and received a Master of Science degree in Biotechnology in 2008, prior to attending dental school. He completed his Doctoral degree in 2012 at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry with honors as a member or the Gorgas Odontoligcal Honorary society. After dental school he was accepted to the competitive General Practice Residency program at the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center where he had advanced training in all facets of dentistry. However, his continued interest in root canal therapy led him to further pursue his training as a specialist in the field of Endodontics at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Dr. Zand currently specializes in surgical and non-surgical micro root canal therapy, and has a passion for preserving the natural dentition. He is a firm believer that “There are great alternatives to teeth when necessary, but nothing can replace your natural tooth” and strives to help patients save their teeth whenever possible. Furthermore, with his quick, comforting, and gentle touch, he has made it his personal goal to help eliminate the fear of root canals and the old saying of “I’d rather have a root canal than…”

Dr. Zand currently holds active membership with The American Board of Endodontists and the American Dental Association and is credentialed by the Maryland State Dental Board as provider for continuation education seminars. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, trying new cuisines, playing tennis, learning golf, and spending time with his Golden Retriever Chloe’.

Dr. Omer Akmal

omar111Dr. Akmal graudated from the George Washington University with a Bachelor’s in Science degree in Psychology in 2004. After that he After which, he pursued his DDS degree at The Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, earning the degree in 2008. He continued on to earn a certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry, where he learned advanced cosmetic and restorative procedures. During this time he found his passion for the surgical aspect of dentistry, and completed an additional 3 years of surgical training in Periodontics and Implant Surgery, at the University of Pittsburgh in 2012.

Dr Akmal’s knowledge of dentistry as well as his background in psychology make him an excellent caregiver. He focuses on a strong patient relationships and ensures that the patient understands the disease process and has active participation in their treatment. He actively works with you by repsonding to your questions, helping you understand the issues with your teeth and explaining how to work towards solving the issue.

Dr. Akmal is actively involved in various local and national dental societies. He is an active member of various societies such as the American Academy of Periodontics (of which he is a Board Certified member), American Dental Association, and Academy of Osseointegration.

Dr. Niven Tien

niven_profileDr. Tien graduated in the top third of his class in Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2005. He has also completed various trainings in areas of anesthesia, dental implantology, bone grafting, dentoalveolar surgery, jaw reconstruction, facial trauma and head and neck pathology including completion of a six year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program at New York University Medical Center which also included the VA Manhattan Hospital and Bellevue Hospital Center. Not only is Dr. Tien board certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Facial Cosmetic Surgery, but he is a member of many professional organizations as well.




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With our state-of-the art facility, we’re proud to offer the latest in innovative dental solutions to patients throughout Washington, D.C.. For the best in general dentistry, family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, periodontic surgery, and more, contact our professionals today!


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