Leila Saedi, DDS
I was first inspired to follow my career path when, as a child, I was traumatized by a not-so-gentle dentist, then feared going back for most of my teen years. Thinking about my experience and wishing for a gentle and patient-friendly practitioner, the younger me decided to become that dentist myself!
I attended UCLA and received my Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, in 2001, graduating with honors and a publication in a respected journal. In 2005, as a graduate from the School of Dentistry at USC, in the top ten for cosmetic dentistry, I had completed the highest number of veneers in my class. Next came an externship at University of Loma Linda in Oral Surgery.
Becoming familiar with the individual needs of my patients is important to me, as are the needs of the wider community. There is nothing more gratifying than giving back and paying forward. It is important to me to teach my children gratitude and humility. We always look forward to volunteering at a shelter on Thanksgiving Day to feed people experiencing homelessness; we also deliver Christmas gifts at the senior center.
I am committed to being up-to-date with every new dental innovation and am a dyed-in-the-wool CE (continuing education) junkie. I have traveled all around the United States to be trained by the most prestigious dental educators, including both Kois and Spear, among others.
I am most honored, however, by all of my patients who have chosen to return to me repeatedly for my gentle touch and caring treatment.
Travel fascinates me and I have sampled food in over 22 countries on all 5 continents! For adventure, I have gone bungee jumping and skydiving, which I can recommend to anyone who wants to experience real fear, after which other fears become trivial.
My devoted husband of over 20 years and I have two adorable teen daughters. My husband has been a community college math professor from the age of 26.
Education and Experience
Shanne Sastiel, DDS
Dr. Shanne Sastiel was born and raised in Los Angeles and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Sastiel then went on to attend the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Dentistry, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) and later his Master’s degree in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences, as well as his postgraduate training and certificate in Periodontics. During his time at UCSF, he received the prestigious award for Outstanding Achievement in Periodontics by the American Academy of Periodontics.
Dr. Sastiel’s passion in dentistry stems from his desire to educate and care for patients. Dr. Sastiel believes that the highest quality of dental care can only be achieved through the communication and trust between doctor and patient. Dr. Sastiel does a variety of procedures with a gentle touch, including placing dental Implants, extractions, bone and gum tissue grafting and improving patient smiles! Dr. Sastiel is married to Shirley and has three children. During his free time, he can be found cooking, hiking, or taking his family to the beach.
Sara Khoshroozeh, DDS
Dr. Sara Khoshroozeh acquired her first Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Tehran University School of Dentistry in 2007.
Looking to continue her dental education, she was accepted to the prestigious New York University, College of Dentistry where she not only obtained her Second Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree but also graduated as one of the top students in her class in 2013.
When she is not working in the office, Dr. Sara enjoys charity work, Yoga, and traveling.
Dr. Sam Gegamian
Dr. Gegamian graduated from Boston University Dental School in 2004. He also completed a one year advanced educated in general dentistry from the University of the Pacific in 2005.
From 2005 till 2010 Dr. Gegamian practiced general dentistry, but he enjoyed endodontic procedures most of all and was very good at it. He returned to Boston University in 2010 and completed a 2-year endodontic specialty program. Since then he was practicing as an Endodontist in Boston.
At the end of 2018, Dr Gegamian moved to California. Dr Gegamian lives with his wife and child. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, practicing guitar, and reading.
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