Born and raised in Shiraz, the city of wine and poetry, Dr. Abtahi first developed her love of learning while reading the great poets Rumi, Hafiz, and Sa’adi. To call Dr. Abtahi a “life-long learner” would be an understatement. Dr. Abtahi received her first dental degree in 2010 from the University of Sharjah in Dubai, and a second dental degree from university of Alberta in 2020. Beyond dentistry, Dr. Abtahi has three master’s degree in business and entrepreneurship from Silicon Valley, and Dubai. While in San Francisco Dr. Abtahi experienced first-hand how practicing kindness, generosity, and vulnerability is the most certain path to success – both in business, and dental practice caring for her patients.
Trained with an entrepreneur’s mindset, Dr. Abtahi’s background means she sees challenges as opportunities, is decisive with her action, and constantly learning from her outcomes. And from this mindset, Dr. Abtahi is constantly refining her practice of dentistry, so that she can serve her patients with the highest standard of care.
Yet it’s her love of poetry that still guides Dr. Abtahi’s heart while caring for the people in her dental practice.
“Human beings are members of a whole,
In creation of one essence and soul.
If one member is afflicted with pain,
Other members uneasy will remain.
If you've no sympathy for human pain,
The name of human you cannot retain!”