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Nanna Ariaban, Pediatric Dentist

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Dr. Nanna Ariaban grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland where she received a BS in Neurobiology and Physiology. She received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and later went to the University of Illinois- Chicago to complete two additional years of specialty training in pediatric dentistry in order to specialize in treating infants, children and teens, as well as perform oral conscious sedations. While at the University of Illinois she also conducted a research project on the relationship between oral health literacy and oral health, and as a result received her masters in Oral Sciences.

While in dental school she participated in the annual Special Olympics of Philadelphia and completed an internship at the Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic and worked part-time as a Pediatric Dental Assistant in McLean, VA during her summers off.

Dr. Ariaban is Board Certified, Diplomat of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and Georgia Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Involvement in the public community is also very important to Dr. Ariaban and enjoys educating children and parents on the importance of good oral habits and diet.

Outside of work, Dr. Ariaban enjoys traveling, arts and craft projects, cooking, working out and reading. Most importantly Dr. Ariaban enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends.

Farshid H. Nia, Orthodontist

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With a philosophy of comprehensive care when it comes to Orthodontics Dr. Nia employs the latest techniques to achieve an ideal outcome for his patients. As a clinician who has extensive training in pediatric, general, and cosmetic dentistry he employs these respective disciplines when planning an orthodontic case.

Dr. Nia attained his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale Florida, where he finished first in his class and achieved membership in the elite OKU society. He continued his training at University of Colorado-School of Dental Medicine, Denver, Colorado, where he received a specialty certificate in Orthodontics. Furthermore, he earned a Master’s in Dentistry participating in extensive research in the field of orthodontics.

Moreover, Dr. Nia has earned other advanced degrees studying abroad in the area of dentistry and the specialty of pediatric dentistry earning both a Doctor of Dental Surgery, and Master’s in Science.

When Dr. Nia is not practicing Dentistry he enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, golf, and losing tennis matches to Dr. Toub.

Abtin Shahriari, Oral maxillofacial surgeon

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Dr. Abtin Shahriari completed his undergraduate training at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. He received his Masters in Public Health from Emory University in Epidemiology and International Health and subsequently worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for three years. He also was a consultant to the World Health Organization for eradication of the polio virus in Bihar, India. He received his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania with multiple awards for his research and volunteer work in Songea, Tanzania. He received his specialty certification in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from Emory University.

Dr. Shahriari has extensive research and academic interests and has presented multiple articles at national and international meetings. He is actively engaged in research projects involving different aspects of maxillofacial surgery.

He speaks three languages (English, Spanish and Persian) and relates that the most important and rewarding part of his work is the care of his patients. He describes his philosophy of patient care as approaching treatment through the perspective of the patient, and emphasizes that physician-patient communication is essential in establishing high quality and superior care for the patients.

Outside of his professional life, Dr. Shahriari enjoys traveling, swimming, and losing ping pong matches to Dr. Toub. Most importantly, Dr. Shahriari enjoys spending time with his family.

Marcus Polk, Pediatric Anesthesiologist

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Marcus Polk has been practicing medicine for over 15 years serving his patients at the highest level of care. Dr. Polk received his medical degree from Oregon Health Science University where he later joined Emory University to finish his anesthesiology residency followed by a fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at Egleston Children’s Hospital. Utilizing the latest techniques in anesthesiology, Dr. Polk is able to make sure that patients are seen safely and comfortably during dental procedures. With an understanding of dentistry and having treated patients extensively in dental procedures he is aware of the requirements to make sure that patients are comfortable. Anxiety in dentistry is very common but with his expertise you can expect to sleep through your entire treatment in the safest environment.

When Dr. Polk is not practicing medicine he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. When time allows he enjoys making Dr. Frank Nia look bad on the golf course.

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