Dr. Sarvenaz Angha
Dr. Sarvenaz Angha received her Bachelor degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California Berkeley in 2000. She then earned a D.D.S. degree from the UCLA School of Dentistry and continued her education at UCLA as a Postdoctoral Resident in Periodontics and Implant Surgery, spending an additional three years, training with world-renowned professors in Periodontics.
Upon completion of her Postdoctoral program, Dr. Angha followed her life-long passion for education, dedicating her time to teaching as a Lecturer at UCLA School of Dentistry, where she has trained hundreds of dental students since 2007. In 2010, she was asked to teach at the Postdoctoral Periodontics Program at UCLA, as the youngest clinical Faculty joining her mentors.
To Dr. Angha, learning is an everlasting process and a personal and professional obligation to her patient care. She’s highly committed to remaining at the forefront of her field, and abreast with the newest scientific and technical advances. Dr. Angha devotes a significant amount of time to continuing education courses. Additionally, active involvement in periodontal education and organizations allows her to stay tuned for the continuous evolution taking place.
Dr. Angha has devoted her time, without any reservation, to learning about the science, the technical intricacy, and the art of periodontics. As an artist and art lover, she perceives her field as a bridge uniting art and science.
She has taken it upon herself to be a master clinician – one who is competent to utilize the expertise and wisdom, and a compassionate healer who is capable of shifting focus from the disease or the condition to the individual. Dr. Angha strongly believes that taking a genuine interest in someone else's well-being makes any caregiver, regardless of his or her field of practice, a better diagnostician. Her practice philosophy focuses on promoting a proactive attitude and empowering her patients to make educated decisions in order to achieve healthy smiles, improve overall health, and lead a healthy lifestyle.
She is an advocate of public health awareness. She employs her passion for teaching both by training students in an academic environment and through patient education. She thoroughly discusses all clinical findings, contributing factors, and treatment options, to assist her patients in making the best decisions about their treatment. She is an expert in customizing treatment to each patient’s unique circumstances by tailoring innovative, yet predictable approaches to treatment, ranging from minimally invasive procedures to full-mouth rehabilitation.
Dr. Angha doesn’t limit her personal growth to her career achievements. She thrives to live a full life, intellectually and culturally. Her involvement in various activities beyond dentistry has extensively broadened her understanding of the environment around her. She participates in various extracurricular activities including taking philosophy courses, organizing cultural shows, partaking in live performances/dances, and contributing to fundraising events. She loves spending time in nature, on the hiking trails or by the ocean. She is passionate about art, dance, and music. She believes in living a balanced active lifestyle, through taking Yoga, Pilates, Dance, and group fitness classes.
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July `06 – June `09 UCLA Postgraduate Periodontics, Los Angeles, CA
Sep `02 – June `06 UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA
Aug `00 - May `02 University of California, Berkeley, CA
B.A. (Molecular and Cell Biology)
Professional Licensure/ Certification
Diplomate/ Board Certification (2010): American Board of Periodontology
Eligible for IV Sedation Permit: Completed training and ADA requirements
Western Regional Board Exam (2006), California Dental License No. 55
Professional Memberships / Affiliations
California Society of Periodontists (2012-present): Committee Member and Board of Directors
California Society of Periodontists (2007-present): Member
American Academy of Periodontology (2006-present): Member
American Dental Association (ADA) (2002-present): Member
California Dental Association (CDA) (2002-present): Member
UCLA Periodontology Study Club, Vice President (2004-2006)
Oral Disease Journal and Internet Club (2004-2005): Member
Student Marketing Campaign (2004-2005): Member
Clinic Pride Committee (2004-2005): Member
Awards & Recognition
Kramer Scholar Award for Excellence, American Academy of Periodontology, 2009
Outstanding Periodontal Graduate Student Research Award, California Society of Periodontists, 2009
Student Leadership Award, California Society of Periodontists, 2008
2011 – Present - Clinic Instructor/Lecturer, UCLA Postgraduate Periodontics Clinic
2007 - Present - Clinic Instructor/Lecturer, UCLA General Predoctoral Clinic