My greatest joy is gratification from helping people improve self-confidence and realize hope for a better future. Coming to America from Iran when I was 12, allowed my widowed mother the chance to provide a better future for me. We came to TN when I was 16 and lived in government housing. At that time, our meals together were a combination of tacos from Taco Bell where Mom worked, and roast beef from Arby’s, where I worked. Despite the long hard hours of work, she always had love to give me.
A scholarship to MTSU along with a work/study program, allowed me to continue to help pay the bills. After I received my undergrad degree, I got accepted to dental school at the University of Tennessee and moved to Memphis to begin this journey. I graduated dental school one year early, on a Friday and on Monday started working for a corporate dental practice, a franchise, specializing in dentures. The joy patients experienced when they could smile again resonated with me. I was motivated to take many hours of education specifically on implants because dentures couldn’t come close to the comfort and authentic appearance implants provide. Read more
Give me a challenge, and I’ll find a solution. Rather than sending a mold off to a lab and waiting a couple of weeks for the new teeth, I decided to build my own lab on site to have more control over the quality, artistry and the turn-around time. Now, I can provide same-day full mouth transformation! I smile with the results as much as you will. On my office shelf, I have my Arby’s hat and the t-shirt from the pizza place I worked at to remind me that any patient could be like my Mom, working hard to manage financially while needing a boost of self-confidence and hope. Nothing achieves that more than pride in your smile.