Center for Implant & Esthetic Dentistry provides all of its patients with a highly qualified dental team to ensure long term, good oral health. This important partnership includes our esteemed dentists combined with our dental hygienists, (RDH) who are experts in the field of oral hygiene; oral health education and oral health homecare maintenance.
Our CIED hygienists are all graduates of the University of Southern California’s Ostrow School of Dentistry in Dental Hygiene. As experts in oral healthcare, their focus is to assess oral health conditions; review the health history of the patient; perform oral cancer screenings; remove calculus and plaque from all surfaces of the teeth, teach patients appropriate oral health strategies that provide good oral healthcare habits at home (tooth brushing and flossing); and counsel patients about good nutrition and its impact on oral health.
Baharak Shahidi, Certified Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Born in Iran, Baharak moved to California when she was six years old. Her first introduction to dentistry came at a very early age, having an uncle, Dr. Daftary and a mother, Pouran (a CIED dental assistant) who are both highly esteemed professionals in the dental field. As a result, Baharak followed in her family’s footsteps by attending dental school at the prestigious University of Southern California Ostrow School of Dentistry where she earned her certification as a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH).
Baharak’s favorite pastimes are cooking all types of culinary delights along with spending quality time with her husband and son.
Nisha Dudakia, Certified Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Born and raised in Southern California, Nisha’s passion for dentistry began at a very early age. “I was always fascinated by teeth” and “helping to make a difference for people” were words that resonated with Nisha up until adulthood that eventually led to her decision to work in the field of dentistry. Nisha’s cheerful, happy personality combined with her reassuring, expertise about oral health always makes for a pleasant experience in the dental chair. Nisha likes to keep active through athletics; traveling; networking and cooking for her family!