Meet the Staff
Dr. Atabakhsh grew-up in southern California, and is a graduate of Northridge High School. He attended California State University Northridge, where he obtained a Bachelor's degree in Biology with a minor in chemistry in 1992. Dr. Atabakhsh attended UCLA school of dentistry, where he had the privilege of learning and working with some of the very top world-renowned educators and researchers. While in dental school, Dr. Atabakhsh was involved in cutting-edge research involving prions and their role in Bovine encephalopathy under leadership of Dr. Kagan and Dr. Mirzabekov in UCLA School of Medicine. In 1997, Dr. Atabakhsh graduated UCLA School of Dentistry with top honors. Dr. Atabakhsh had a passion for periodontics and implant dentistry from the early days of his dental school. Soon after graduation from UCLA, Dr. Atabakhsh was accepted as a post graduate Periodontics resident in University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston where he completed his residency training, and graduated in 2002 with a certificate of specialty training, and a Masters Degree in Periodontics.
Dr. Atabakhsh performs all aspects of periodontal treatment, including cosmetic and plastic periodontal surgeries to enhance health and beauty of your smile. For patients with moderate to severe perioidontal disease, a variety of resective and regenerative periodontal procedures are offered to stop the progressioin of the disease. The aim of the treatment is to regenerate periodontal tissues lost to periodontal disease and trauma.
For patients with hopeless or missing teeth, Dr. Atabakhsh offers procedures that can replace your missing teeth for proper health and function, all with the aid of dental implants.
Dr. Atabakhsh is a member of American Academy of Periodontology. He is also a proud member of American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association and The Greater Houston Dental Association. He is specially certified by Texas State Board of Dental Examiners to perform sedation dentistry, including I.V. sedation, to make your treatment as comfortable as possible.