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Dr. Maha Almusawi

Owner / Dentist

Dr. Maha grew up in Dubai, UAE and moved to Sacramento in 2001. She graduated magna cum laude from California State University, Sacramento. From a young age she was passionate about dentistry.

Dr. Maha graduated from the University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry in San Francisco. After graduation, she worked as an associate dentist in a pediatric group practice in the Bay Area and in the greater Sacramento area. Dr. Maha eventually relocated to Sacramento to open a private practice with her sister, Dr. Maryam.

Through ongoing education and experience, Dr. Maha is able to offer a comfortable, warm and friendly care to both adults and children. She earned her Pediatric Oral Conscious Sedation certification and license through the State of California. She has had over 6 years of experience working with young children and infants. Children love her fun and bubbly attitude. Dr. Maha is highly professional treating children, having over 6 years of experience in oral conscious sedation for children and behavior management.She believes that overall health begins with the mouth and that adults and parents can set the best examples for the future generations.
In the summer Dr. Maha enjoys hiking the nature trails and biking along the river. She prefers to stay indoors in the winter, except when she’s skiing the slopes of Tahoe. Dr. Maha is adventurous and loves to try new foods and activities.

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Dr. Maryam Abulhasan

Owner / Dentist

Dr. Maryam Abulhasan has lived in Sacramento since 2001. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Art Degree in Biology from California State University, Sacramento. Upon graduation, she moved to San Francisco for dental school and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at the prestigious University of Pacific- Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, where she graduated with high honors.

She was inducted in the Tau Kappa Omega Dental Honor Society in 2008. She began her career as an Associate Dentist in Berkeley, CA, and a part time faculty member as an Instructor of Dental Anatomy at the University of Pacific, School of Dentistry. Besides teaching, Dr. Maryam also worked on research for multi-phase orthodontic treatment. She then moved back to Sacramento to be with her family and start a private practice with her sister, Dr. Maha.

Dr. Maryam stays up-to-date with all the latest procedures and techniques through ongoing education to provide the best possible care for her patients. She believes in treating her patients like family. Her goal is for her patients to feel comfortable and relaxed at all times while under her care. She involves her patients in all treatment decisions, helping them make informed decisions about their dental health. Dr. Maryam’s goal is for her patients to have healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime!

Dr. Maryam met her husband in Sacramento and has been married since August 2014. She enjoys cooking, running, skiing, dancing, and trying new restaurants. Dr. Maryam and her husband are also avid Sacramento Kings’ fans!

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Dr. Navid Torabian

Dentist

Dr. Navid Torabian was born and raised in Sacramento, CA where he developed an early passion for athletics. He pursued a soccer scholarship to UC Irvine where he played division one soccer for a nationally ranked program. As a student athlete, he obtained his BS with honors in Biological Sciences.

With a degree in his pocket, Dr. Torabian decided to chase his childhood dream and moved to Northern Germany, where he earned a contract to play professional soccer.

Content with his journey as a footballer, he then moved to San Francisco and attended the prestigious University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. Dr. Torabian graduated in the top 3% of his class with distinct honors in several honors societies. He pursued his education with a surgical AEGD residency program at the VA Medical Center in Long Beach, CA with an emphasis on implant placement.

Dr. Torabian enjoys participating in the community through events such as CDA Cares, Give Kids a Smile, and Senior Smiles. Dr. Torabian prides himself on excellent patient care and communication, putting his patients’ needs first. After being away from his hometown for the past decade, Dr. Torabian was eager to come back home to further establish his career in the Sacramento area.

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Terry Nguyen

Office Manager

16 years of experience managing the front office and its supporting activities. I manage the scheduling system, insurance claims, and various other aspects of the office.

I take pride in ensuring professional, high quality services and excellent customer care to all of our patients. Outside the office, I enjoy reading, walking and spending quality time with my family.
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Margarita Garibay

Registered Dental Assistant with Extended Functions

I started in the dental field in 2009. I was a dental assistant then and now I am an RDAEF2. In other words, I am a registered dental assistant with the ability to perform many other extended dental functions. I help the doctor to enhance our patients’ beautiful smiles and maintain their healthy teeth.

I am very passionate about my patients, providing them a positive experience and I ensure that their comfort and care is my top priority here at M & M Smiles.Outside the office, I am dedicated to my little son and enjoy spending time with my family and friends.