Menlo Park Smiles Team

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Samaneh Daftarian

Family and Cosmetic Dentist

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Top Dental School in the Nation

Following graduation with honors from the University of Houston, Dr. Samaneh Daftarian went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the top ranked dental school in the nation – UT Health Science Center in San Antonio.

Advanced Training and Invisalign® Certification

She received her Invisalign certification and training from the top Invisalign provider in the world and has advanced training in the areas of Oral Sedation, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants, and the use of Botox® for Temporomandibular pain.

Treatment Approach

“For over two decades, dentistry has allowed me to pursue my calling to help and nurture people. Serving people fuels my passion to deliver the best possible solutions. And there’s nothing like seeing people experience the confidence of a beautifully, healthy smile. I think it changes my life as much as it does their life.”

Home Life

After spending many years in Houston, she fell in love with the Bay Area. She enjoys spending time with her husband, their two children, and their precious dog Coconut.

Dr. Shantia Kazemi

Board Certified Periodontist & Implant Surgeon

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Specialized Education

Dr. Kazemi completed her certificate in Periodontal Surgery & Implant dentistry at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. During her time at USC, she was the President of ‘’Advanced Periodontology Residents Study Club’’ and was selected to receive the ‘’Associate endowed scholarship’’ from USC School of Dentistry. Before her time at USC, she earned a MS degree in Clinical Translational Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago where she received the ‘’Board of trustees Scholarship’’ for academic excellence.

Author and Speaker

A recipient of several awards and honors, she has also lectured nationally and internationally on implant dentistry and laser dentistry. Dr. Kazemi has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and serves as peer reviewer and associate editor of scientific journals in the field of implant dentistry and periodontology.

Clinical Approach

As a periodontist and implant surgeon, Dr. Kazemi focuses on minimally invasive treatment using micro-surgery instruments and techniques to minimize discomfort, maximize success, and speed healing.  She takes pride in providing high quality evidence-based care to each patient based on their unique individual needs.

Home Life

Beyond dentistry, she loves to spend time with her family & friends, hiking, working out, cooking, and traveling.

Dr. Sohail Saghezchi

Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

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Respected Educator

In addition to serving patients, Dr. Sohail Saghezchi currently serves as the Clinical Director of Oral Surgery Residents at UCSF Associate Professor at UCSF

Specialized Education

Dr. Sohail Saghezchi earned his D.D.S. degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry and was honored with the Dean’s Award for graduating salutatorian of his class. He subsequently went into private practice as a general dentist with his father for eight years. In 2010, he returned to formal education to begin a one-year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery internship at UCSF. The following year he began the 6-year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency program at UCSF. He went on to receive his Medical Degree from UCSF School of Medicine followed by a one-year General Surgery internship at UCSF.

Clinical Scope

As a clinician, he practices full scope Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery including dental extractions, sedation and anesthesia, dental implant surgery including zygomatic implants and bone grafting, orthognathic and sleep apnea surgery, maxillofacial trauma, benign pathology and reconstruction, TMJ surgery, and nerve injury with microvascular nerve repair.

Home Life

When not working, Dr. Saghezchi enjoys traveling and spending as much time as he can with his wife and two daughters.

Arlyn A. Lucido

Office manager

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Passion for Others

Arlyn is known for being passionate about everything she does. Her management and level of care is exemplified whenever she helps a patient. She is a self-driven person who always aims for perfection and satisfaction. She bases her life around the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

Specialized Education

She received a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce majoring in Accounting while also being a post-graduate intern in Physical Therapy. In addition, she has also completed Hospital Administration courses that helped her managed her late husband’s practice as a physician in the Philippines.

Clinical Care

Considered a veteran in both the dental and medical industry, Arlyn has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare field and has seen countless success in her career as a practice manager.

Home Life

On her days off, Arlyn loves to unwind and listen to Enya, Clannad, and the Celtic Woman while enjoying her time making arts and crafts for her home in San Jose. She also loves using her pastry chef skills to whip up the most wonderful desserts for her family and friends.

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Coconut

Coton de Tulear

Patients of all ages love our emotional support dog.

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