About Us

Welcome to the IRANIAN AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION

The Iranian American Dental Association of California is a non-profit organization of Oral health care professionals, dedicated to bringing the Iranian dental community together.

BOARD MEMBERS

DR. DAVID ABRI

PRESIDENT

David Abri DDS has lived most of his life in Los Angeles. He is a general dentist and his offices are in Beverly Hills, Burbank and Studio city.

DR. FARSHID ARIZ 

VICE PRESIDENT AND SCIENTIFIC CHAIR

Dr. Ariz is a 1989 graduate of the Boston University School of Dentistry where he received his DMD degree. In 1991, he received his Certification in Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Periodontics. He is an Assistant Professor to Advanced Periodontics over for 25 years at Ostrow School of Dentistry of University of Southern California. Dr. Ariz is a Diplomate, American Board of Craniofacial Pain (ABCP) and he has extensive training in orthopedic Craniofacial dysfunction. He has treated patients with Craniofacial pain,TMJ soreness and jaw discomfort, primary headaches, face, neck and shoulder pain. He is also Diplomate, American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine (ABCDSM) were he is treated patients for Obstructed Sleep Apnea and snoring, daytime drowsiness and patients who are CPAP intolerance. Beside lecturing and presenting in academia and educational meetings, Dr. Ariz is involved in TMJ & Sleep Therapy Research for non-surgical therapy to improved quality of life. He is the program leader in fundamentals courses in American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. Dr. Ariz is Vice President & Scientific Chair of Iranian American Dental Association. His expertise includes implantology, esthetic implant surgery, esthetic periodontal therapy, and full mouth reconstruction. Dr. Ariz is a member of the American Academy of periodontology, Western Soc. of Periodontology, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Osseointegration and a member of the Medical Review Institute of America, Inc and Los Angeles County Medical Association.

DR. BABAK MIRMARASHI

TREASURER

Dr. Babak Mirmarashi graduated with honors and received his Doctorate degree in dental
surgery (DDS) in 1997. He gained experience practicing general dentistry for several years before attending the prestigious University of Southern California (USC) and completed his post-doctoral education in prosthodontics and received a prosthodontic specialty certificate. Dr. Mirmarashi remains current on the latest dental advances and has always been dedicated to performing the highest quality of dentistry and standard of care. He lectures in the United States and internationally. He is a former Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California, OSTROW School of Dentistry. He distributes his time between private practice, teaching and writing to educate and advance the field of prosthodontics which includes contemporary aesthetic, cosmetic, TMJ, and implant in clinical dentistry. His article “Orthodontically Assisted Vertical Augmentation in the Esthetic Zone” has been published in the Journal of Prosthodontics which is the most prestigious journal in implant, esthetic and reconstructive dentistry. He is holding licenses to practice dentistry in different states included California (CA), and Texas (TX). His current professional memberships include: American College of Prosthodontists, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Western Los Angeles Dental Society.

DR. PAYAM ZAMANI

SECRETARY

Dr. Zamani is the owner and orthodontist of TruSmile Orthodontics in Culver City, Ca. With a passion to treat both children and adults, his expertise is focused on teeth alignment and functional bites, while taking special care of the facial aesthetics and airway for proper breathing. He graduated with high honors from the University of Southern California with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. Dr. Zamani continued his training with a three-year full-time orthodontics residency at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There, he completed a dual degree in orthodontics and a Masters in Dental Science (MDS), earning a top research scholarship for using 3D imaging technology to diagnose facial aesthetics. Dr. Zamani's kind disposition with children is reflective of his experience as an elementary school teacher prior to entering the dental field. He loves to empower his patients with dental knowledge and listens to their treatment desires to ensure a smooth and predictable orthodontic treatment outcome.

PAST PRESIDENTS

DR. SADEGH NAMAZIKHAH

PAST PRESIDENT

From 1979 he taught at USC in different levels where from 1997 to 2002 he served as a professor of clinical dentistry, Chair of Endodontic Department and director of postgraduate Endodontic Education.  Now he is serving as a trustee of Iranian Dental Association, treasurer of LA Dental Society and Deputy Regent of International College of Dentist. Dr. Namazikhah has been the founder of CDA forum and past Chairman, Iranian American Dental Association, the friend of CDA Foundation, IMAN Cultural Center and Sepideh Namazikhah Foundation. Dr. Namazikhah served as President of LA Dental Society, President of Southern California Academy of Endodontics, Chair of the Committee of Volunteer Placement at CDA, Chair of Nomination Committee at CDA, Chair of the By-Law Committee at LADS, Trustee of California Dental Association, Board of Director and Chair of Friend of CDA Foundation, USC Dental Board of Advisor, President of Century Club at USC, USC Dental Alumni Board of Director and Chair of Membership and Ethics Committee LADS. Dr. Namazikhah now practicing in his private office: Essential Endodontics 

DR. PARVAZ MIZRAHI

PAST PRESIDENT

Los Angeles highly respected leader Oral Surgeon. With years of experience and countless successful procedures. She is well known for providing patients with safe, comfortable and advance oral surgery and TMJ treatment. Dr. Mizrahi performed complex dental implant surgery.