Forever Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

Meet the Team at Forever Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

Meet our Team at Forever Smiles Pediatric Dentistry
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Creating Beautiful Healthy Forever Smiles

Dr. Leyla Abazari, DDS, MSD

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Abazari, for the past 19 years, has been setting the highest standards of excellence in clinical pediatric dentistry. Dr. Abazari received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2002. In 2004, she completed her residency in Pediatric Dentistry at Riley Children's Hospital and Indiana University in Indianapolis.

Dr. Abazari is highly regarded in her professional community. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and has lectured to pediatricians, general dentists, and other dental specialists on current topics in Pediatric Dentistry.

Her lectures focus on the prevention of dental decay and early intervention. In addition, Dr. Abazari has lectured on minimally invasive therapeutic procedures, which have drawn lots of attention and interest in recent years.

Dr. Abazari has considerable experience and extensive training in caring for children's oral health care needs. As an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatric Dentistry for five years in UCSF and USC, Dr. Abazari has contributed to the education and training of many dental students.

Dr. Abazari maintains memberships in professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, as she stays current on the latest advancements in the dental industry. She is also a member of local dental society such as Mid-Peninsula Dental Society and Santa Clara Dental Society.

Forever Smiles Pediatric Dentistry believes in giving back to the community, which is why every year, Dr. Abazari and her staff volunteer at schools, local mom's club organizations, and health fairs doing community outreach activities. Each year during Children's Dental Health Month, Dr. Abazari and her staff give toothbrushes flossers and provide education for those in need.

Dr. Abazari resides in Palo Alto with her husband Paymon and her two daughters. She loves spending time with her family at local parks, reading, cooking, and traveling.

 

Dr. David Abazari, DMD, MPH

Board Eligible Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Abazari obtained his dental degree from the prestigious Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA. He cultivated his passion for research, academic achievement, and community service leading several organizations and receiving the Merit Scholarship, American Association of Pediatric Dentistry Student Award, Tufts Research Fellowship Grant, and the Massachusetts Dental Society Public Health Award. Dr. Abazari's clinical experiences revealed the importance of a calm and nurturing environment for his patients, often due to poor experiences they endured during childhood. This emboldened Dr. Abazari's aspiration to be at the forefront of non-traumatic dentistry in the pediatric population.

After dental school, Dr. Abazari completed his specialty training at the top-ranking Children's Hospital of Colorado's pediatric dental residency. For two years, he honed in on modern behavior management strategies, regularly treating dental traumas and acute infections in the Emergency Department, specializing plans for children with complex medical and behavioral needs, and completing over one hundred operating room and sedation procedures.

Dr. Abazari believes in safe and effective treatment but, above all, believes that special considerations and a positive environment are required to provide the best care for children.

As California natives, Dr. Abazari and his wife enjoy spending time with their bernadoodle puppy, hiking, skiing, and exploring the beautiful California coast. As a movie buff, Dr. Abazari takes every opportunity to chat up his patients about all the newest Marvel and Disney movies.

Dr. Chaya Kamath, DDS, MS

Board Certified Orthodontist

Dr. Kamath’s philosophy and practice of orthodontics in the last decade merges the perfect balance of both science and art. The exuberance and joy expressed on the faces of her patients when braces are removed is equally shared by Dr. Kamath when she is able to deliver beautiful and healthy smiles. In addition, she believes strongly in building long-term relationships with her patients while creating a fun, welcoming environment.

Dr. Kamath was awarded her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from New York University College of Dentistry with honors in Orthodontics. Then she continued her education for a year in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) from the University of Maryland. Dr. Kamath pursued her dream of becoming an orthodontist, and she received her postdoctoral certificate in orthodontics from Howard University.

Dr. Kamath has distinguished herself by becoming a board-certified orthodontist. Fewer than 30% of orthodontists nationwide have achieved board certification. An active member of the American Board of Orthodontics, American Association of Orthodontists, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, and the California Dental Association, Dr. Kamath builds upon her years of experience by continuing her education focusing on the latest scientific breakthroughs, information, and technology.

Dr. Kamath resides in Mountain View with her family. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, watching sports, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Niki Boloorchi, DDS, FADSA

Board Certified Dental Anesthesiologist

Dr. Boloorchi graduated from Loma Linda University’s Dental Anesthesiology residency program. Before her training as an anesthesiologist, she obtained her undergraduate degree from UCLA and her doctoral degree from USC School of Dentistry.

Dr. Boloorchi has limited her practice to pediatric patients over the past ten years. She is a proud member of the American Dental Association California Dental Association and is a board-certified fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.

Her mission is to create a safe and comfortable experience for the patient while allowing the dentist to perform quality dental work efficiently. She is a continuing education provider for the California Dental Board and lectures on medical emergencies in the dental office. She actively holds certifications in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.

Vicky Martínez

Registered Dental Assistant

I joined the Forever Smiles Pediatric and Orthodontic team in 2021. I started my dental assistant/orthodontic assistant journey in Oregon and continued my education in California. I attended Heald College and received my Associate Applied in Science. I have been working as an orthodontic assistant for five years now. I absolutely love my career!

I love to help our patients create beautiful smiles, and most of all, I love to see our patients' faces full of joy when their braces are removed. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and taking our two children to the park, movies, and afternoon walks.

Monica Espinoza

Admin and Registered Dental Assistant

I have worked in the dental field for more than fourteen years, starting as a dental assistant. I graduated from a dental program in 2007. I eventually ventured into the administration part, working in billing, insurance, and accounts payable.

When I'm not at the office, I enjoy spending time with my three dogs.

Yodit Phifer-Housman

Registered Dental Assistant

Hello! My name is Yodit Phifer-Houseman. I’m an RDA. I was born and raised in Ethiopia. I’ve lived in the US for 19 years. I graduated from San Jose City College and got my degree in Dental Assisting. I started working for Dr. Abazari in 2019, and I’m very grateful to work with such a wonderful, fun, amazing team which I consider my family.

I love working with kids because they make me laugh, and they always put a smile on my face. In my free time, I like hiking, going to the beach, gym, reading, and cooking. I have a  sister and two brothers, who I enjoy visiting often in Sacramento.

 

Tova Ihejirika

Registered Dental Assistant

Hi! My name is Tova, and I am a Registered Dental Assistant. I chose to work at Forever Smiles Pediatric Dentistry because of my desire to assist in providing healthy smiles for children who grow into adulthood without fearing dentistry.

It is very rewarding working in this field, and I feel very honored to work with our team providing optimal care, making each and every smile that more special.

Josselyn Ramirez

Registered Dental Assistant

Hi! My name is Josselyn Ramirez, lead Registered Dental Assistant at Forever Smiles Pediatric Dentistry. I have been a member of our dental team since 2019 after receiving my training at San Jose City College. The best part of my job is being around kids and helping Dr. Abazari create beautiful, healthy smiles. When our patients return for their follow-up visits confidently and unafraid, I rejoice with great pride.

When not at work, my time is spent with my amazing one-year-old son, watching movies and playing in the park. I enjoy dancing, biking, and going to the beach with my family.

Sabrina Gonzales

Treatment Plan Coordinator

Hi! My name is Sabrina. Mountain View native, it is important for me to provide excellent service for my community. As Treatment Plan Coordinator at Forever Smiles Dentistry, my goal is to transparently present treatment plans and schedule appointments. As a courtesy to you, I verify insurance eligibility and benefits before every appointment to make sure you are completely aware of any out-of-pocket fees.

When I’m not working alongside our wonderful team, I enjoy spending time with my two fun and fabulous daughters. Together, we love to shop at Target and take day trips around the bay.

Dora Carmona

Registered Dental Assistant

Hello, I’m Dora, an RDA at Forever Smiles Pediatric Dentistry. I have been in the dental field for 15 years. As an assistant in orthodontics, the best part of my job working is our patients. Delivering beautiful smiles everyday brings me joy and gratification. I love to travel and spend time with my family.

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