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Babak Khayatan, D.D.S.

Dr. Khayatan maintains a private practice in Antioch, California. He also teaches Fixed Prosthodontics at the University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry Department of Restorative in San Francisco. Dr. Khayatan's roles as a practitioner and educator give him the opportunity to provide cutting edge care to all his patients. Dr. Khayatan attended UCLA for his undergraduate studies and graduated with high honors from University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, where he was the recipient of several awards and scholarships. Dr. Khayatan has had special training in advanced cosmetic dentistry, Implant Dentistry, and Invisalign.

Scholastic Awards, Honors & Membership Positions

  • Member of American Dental Association
  • Member of California Dental Association
  • Member of American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Member of Academy of General Dentistry
  • Member of Contra Costa Dental Society
  • High Honors, Member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) National Dental Honor Society
  • Honors, Member of Tau Kappa Omega (TKO) Honor Society
  • Winner of Bernerd C. Kingsbury Award, Highest Scholarship in Fixed Prosthodontics, San Francisco
  • Winner of International College of Dentists, USA Section Award, San Francisco
  • Winner of Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontics/Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry Award

Arash Abolfazlian D.D.S., M.S. (Orthodontist)

Dr. A grew up in the East Bay Area. He attended California State University, San Luis Obispo. His professional training began at University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco where he earned his Doctorate in Dental Surgery. His training continued at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, where he completed his Orthodontic residency. During his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities, reading, and spending time with his family and friends.

Shirin Hamed D.M.D. (General Dentist)

Dr. Hamed received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine (DMD) with honors from Nova Southeastern University School of Dentistry. After obtaining her bachelors degree in Psychology at the University of California San Diego, she ventured out to Florida to compete her education in dentistry and graduated at the top of her class. Dr. Hamed has a passion for dentistry. She enjoys providing quality care as well as building lasting relationships with patients. Dr.Hamed is very active within the dental community always striving to stay at the forefront of cosmetic, restorative, and preventative dentistry. Dr. Hamed is an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and California Dental Association (CDA). During her free time she enjoys cooking for friends and loved ones, hiking, skiing, music and wine.

Ephraim Aklilu D.D.S. (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon)

Dr. Aklilu completed his undergraduate education at UC Berkeley where he was awarded the highest Academic Achievement Award from the Chancellor of the University of California. Dr. Aklilu earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from University of California, San Francisco and completed his General Practice Residency at the VA Hospital at the McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento. Dr. Aklilu completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training at H-UCLA Medical Center, where he was Chief Resident. Dr. Aklilu also completed a fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Aklilu takes great pride in providing excellent care for his patients.

Patricia Ramos D.D.S. (Board Certified Dental Anesthesiologist)

Dr. Patricia Ramos is a Diplomat of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology - "Board Certified". She is a graduate of Loma Linda University Dental Anesthesiology program.

"Patient safety is my primary concern and responsibility. Depending on the level of pain, anxiety, and individual medical history I will customize an anesthetic plan to meet each patient's specific needs. Patient comfort and safety is my goal".

Certified in:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Basic Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Neal Patel D.D.S.

Dr. Patel graduated from UC Berkeley Walter Haas School of Business and the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry earning his DDS. He has received the prestigious Henry Sutro Award for Clinical Exellence in Oral Rehabilitation Design, coming 1st in his graduating class for clinical case performance.
Dr. Patel is currently a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the California Dental Association, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Committed to providing the best care possible for his patients, he completes over 100 hours of continuing education per year, and has taken postdoctoral courses in implant surgery, cosmetic dentistry, digital dentistry, prosthodontics, and advanced restorative techniques. Dr. Patel is an Invisalign Preferred Provider and a member of the inaugural class of the Digital Smile Design Residency.
Dr. Patel is an avid photographer and filmmaker. He has written and directed 2 independent films and started the first Dental Photography Study Club while at UOP Dental School. Dr. Patel makes it his goal to achieve excellence in minimally invasive and preventive dentistry, focusing his skills on working with patients to achieve optimal oral health over a lifetime.