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Dr. Hedy Atashbar

An Artist's Touch for Creating Healthy Smiles

Dr. Hedy Atashbar has been practicing family, general, and cosmetic dentistry since 1993. She received her BS in Biology and her DDS from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.


Dr. Atashbar grew up in Tehran, Iran, and attended high school in Spain. In the mid-'90s, she moved to the States to pursue her academic goals. Although she began her studies with the intention of becoming a medical doctor, she soon decided dentistry was an optimum career choice.


"As dentists today, we have such a unique opportunity to change not only people's health, but their image," she says.  "No country in the world is as advanced in dentistry as the United States, where a healthy smile is a sign of overall health.  Here, dentistry is as much an art as it is a science."

"As dentists today, we have such a unique opportunity to change not only people's health, but their image."

Dr. Atashbar worked as an associate for nearly six years before opening her own practice in Silver Spring, Maryland.  Fluent in both Farsi and Spanish, she has increasingly drawn a diverse array of patients from many cultures.  


Dr. Atashbar is married with two daughters.

Tia Kirks

Office Manager

Tia Kirks joined our practice in 1999. She has had an important role in our daily management of the clinical and administrative aspect of the office. It has been an comforting experience for many of our patients to have a long term relationship with member of our staff. Tia Kirks is a certified dental assistant which enables her to assist with many clinical procedures. 


Sharlene Clarke, RDH

Our new hygienist, Sharlene Clarke, received her Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Allegany College of Maryland, and has been practicing dental hygiene since 2007. She has great knowledge and experience treating young children as well as adults. Sharlene also spends time educating our patients about the importance of daily dental hygiene at home. She continuously takes educational courses to stay abreast with the latest technological advances in dentistry. We are looking forward to our future with her.  

Dr. Hedy Atashbar

Dr. Hedy Atashbar