At our periodontal practice, we recognize that all of our patients are unique, and deserve to receive periodontal care that reflects their individual needs. Our team is committed to working with you and your family to create a positive, comfortable, and customized periodontal experience every time you visit our practice.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Nazgol Hoveyda, RDH is our office’s part-time registered dental hygienist. She graduated with an Associate of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from Foothill College. She has a license from state of California to practice as a hygienist, which allows her to anesthetize patients, perform cleanings and deep cleaning, and apply medications to reduce inflammation and sensitivity of the teeth. She is CPR trained and adheres to HIPPA regulations. She speaks English and Farsi.
Nazgol is an excellent communicator and loves her job and her patients. She is detailed oriented and spends a lot of time with each patient. She educates and maintains oral health of our patients through professional cleanings. We are happy to have her as a great provider of professional care to our patients.
Maria Sanchez is our full time office manager. She graduated from Gunderson High School in San Jose and currently studying health care Administration at De Anza College. She is bilingual and speaks Spanish very well. She is CPR trained and adheres to HIPPA regulations. She schedules patients, coordinates treatment with referring dentist offices and gets the information needed from their offices for patient visits. She manages the staff and their responsibilities and is charge of the front office.
Maria is caring, professional, and detailed oriented. She always has a smile on her face and makes sure your questions are answered in a timely manner. She can easily multitask in order to ensure that you have a great experience at our office. She is a great team player and the voice of our practice. We are proud of having her with us.
Registered Dental Assistant
Mahtab Baghai, RDA is a registered dental assistant with X-ray and polishing license. She has certificates in radiology safety and infection control. She is CPR trained and adheres to HIPPA regulations. She also obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of California in 2006. She speaks English and Farsi. Mahtab assists the doctor during different periodontal surgical and non-surgical procedures and makes sure the patients are comfortable and well taken care of during procedures. She sterilizes the instruments with the best possible equipment and makes sure that the rooms are completely cleaned in between each and every patient.
Your safety is Mahtab’s number-one priority. She checks the efficiency of each one of our sterilizing equipment through a regular weekly spore-testing check by an outside company. She is our equipment maintenance coordinator and takes care of the instruments and equipment safety and efficiency. She is a nice, caring, and a people person, and we are proud to her in our group.
Certified Dental Assistant
Shayan Sadeghian, DA is a certified dental assistant. He graduated from SVCTE dental assisting program in 2015. He has X-ray license and is certified in radiology safety and infection control. He is CPR trained and adheres to HIPPA regulations. He graduated from Los Gatos High School in 2015. He is also a California state gold medalist in the SkillsUSA competition for dental assisting and later placed in the top six at the national competition for dental assisting. He speaks English and Farsi.
Shayan helps the doctor with surgeries and takes care of the equipment sterilization and safety. He is caring, a fast learner, and a great team player. He is studying full time and his goal is to become a dentist in the future. We are proud to have such a young, ambitious, and hard-working employee with us.
Fariba Yousefi, DA is a dedicated and caring dental assistant. She has a certificate in dental assisting and X-ray license and an Associate’s degree from San Jose City College in 2004. She is CPR trained and adheres to HIPPA regulations. She speaks English and Farsi.
Fariba has been working with our office since 2004. She knows most of our referring doctors and their staff very well and has been the face of our practice during all these years. Fariba has worked with our practice for years in different capacities and has been a dedicated employee, and we are happy to have her in our team. At this point, she has decided to work as a part-time dental assistant to spend more time with her family and her grandkids.
Dana Lerma, DA is our financial and insurance coordinator. She obtained an AA in English Literature from San Jose City College in 2016. In addition, she has an AS in dental assisting with X-ray and coronal polishing license. She has a certificate in radiology safety as well as a certificate in infection control. She is CPR trained and adheres to HIPAA regulations. She can multitask and work between front office and back office and assist us when needed.
Dana is also your advocate to help your insurance company pay for the needed treatment. She will submit your claims with all the documentation needed to maximize your dental insurance benefit. She is the person to contact regarding any insurance and financial questions. We are proud to have her on our team and happy that she has a lot of experience dealing with your financial needs.