All professionals at Hedy Atashbar DDS maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
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 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 a comforting experience for many of our patients to have a long term relationship with a member of our staff. Tia Kirks is a certified dental assistant which enables her to assist with many clinical procedures.
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.
Danielle joined our team February 2019. She received her Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Pennsylvania College of Technology in 2005 and completed her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene with a concentration in Health Policy and Administration in 2008. As a military wife, she has lived and practiced in several parts of the United States. Danielle was also the recipient of the Dr. Clark J Hollister Memorial Award in May 2005.
Danielle’s objective is to provide services and education through a dental hygiene diagnosis. She has a desire to continue to grow and develop with new dental and medical advancements. Her passion is working with patients on their individual needs and customizing their oral hygiene routines.
Outside of work, Danielle enjoys a busy lifestyle with her husband and 3 children. In her spare time, she loves walking, cooking, and enjoying the great outdoors.
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