Meet Your Endodontist, Dr. Vahid Atabakhsh
Dr. Vahid Atabakhsh has successfully performed thousands of complex endodontic cases and become the endodontist of choice for hundreds of dentists in the area. He loves to tell his referring physicians and patients that “It gets easier after a few thousand.”
Dr. Atabakhsh grew up in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles, California. He went from high school to UCLA as an undergraduate and received his bachelor of science degree in Biochemistry in 1996. He continued on there to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the prestigious UCLA School of Dentistry in 2000.
Upon finishing dental school among the top of his class, Dr. Atabakhsh continued on to a one year General Practice Residency at the VA Hospital in West Los Angeles.
From 2001 until 2003, Dr. Atabakhsh practiced as a general dentist in Southern California. He then attended Temple University School of Dentistry from 2003 to 2005 where he completed a two year residency in Endodontics. He was selected by Temple University’s Endodontics Department to present his research at the International Association of Dental Research in Brisbane, Australia in 2006.
After graduation, Dr. Atabakhsh practiced at Endodontic Associates in Maryland with eight other endodontists for four years until he moved to Washington State in 2009.
Dr. Atabakhsh is married to his lovely wife, Maedeh, and loves spending time with her and with his seven year old son, Yusef and his two year old daughter Yasmin who love to have him play with and read to them. He also loves traveling and learning about different peoples and cultures and has traveled extensively. He loves the outdoors as well as going hiking and biking.