Icon

About Your Endodontist

Welcome to my personal website and thank you for your interest in knowing more about me, what I do and how to reach me. I am very excited to introduce myself here.

As a specialist dentist, I was trained to manage complex cases and sometimes difficult situations. Endodontics, the branch of dentistry concerned with the morphology, physiology and pathology of the human dental pulp and periapical tissues. It’s study and practice encompass the basic and clinical sciences including the biology of the normal pulp and the ethology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries of the pulp and associated periapical conditions, is not a job to me, as I am enjoying what I am doing.

I have always had a true passion for art. Thus, I can easily call myself a creative person in that regard, as I love creating things with my hands. I have been blessed to be able to use my hands very delicately, for which I am immensely grateful to the family that I was born in and to my childhood environment. Moreover, writing with hands throughout school days needed good handwriting, which was not only important in written exams but also was a separate unit to pass in both middle school and high school. I spent so many hours on precise copying letters of a word from good handwriting books and journals. I strongly believe that these practices helped me and many other students in those days to become more attentive to details, to be able to completely follow instructions and to be more patient.

During high school, many girls including myself also had to learn sewing, making embroidery and many other skills like that. Therefore, those, who entered medicine and dentistry, were fortunate to learn to stich wounds better and easier. I also believe that these skills added stable foundations to my abilities to be a good dental surgeon later.

Additionally, spending numerous lazy long summer holidays, which were almost three continuous months per every year, on solving puzzles, mainly from Ravensburger brand, taught me patience and perseverance. These characteristic features established a habit of “not letting go”, which worked well when I am dealing with complications of the root canal treatment such as negotiating a calcified, blocked root canal and removing pieces of broken instruments from root canals of teeth. There has also been a downside to this habit, which I have been working on it to narrow its application to the necessary situations. :)

Since I am mainly dealing with dental pain and dental infections, many people might consider this job to be stressful. However, I have always been satisfied with a sense of achievement at the end of every session, when my patients are happy with my gentle and caring bedside manner and my attitude to acknowledge challenges with a smile.

For the skills you rely on,

PICK US!

Icon

My qualifications and affiliations

Qualifications:

– Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS.) Tehran, Iran
– Master of Science (MSc) in Endodontics, Iran
– Iranian National Board Certificate in Endodontics
– Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (DClinDent) in Endodontics, UWA, Australia

Memberships:

– Member of Iranian medical council
– Member of Iranian Dental Association
– Member of Iranian association of Endodontists (IAE)
– Member of Australian Dental Association (ADA)
– Member of Australian Society of Endodontology (ASE)
– Member of American Association of Endodontists (AAE)
– Member of International Association of Dental Traumatology(IADT)
– Member of Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS) in Specialist Practice of Endodontics.

For the knowledge you count on,

CHOOSE US!

Icon

Past and present (and perhaps future?)

When I was younger, I was attracted to art, especially drawing and painting. As a family tradition, I had to choose between either medicine or dentistry. Finally, dentistry was chosen when my brother convinced me that dentistry is “ art in medicine”. That was a good decision, which I am forever in debt of it to my brother. (Thank you, Dr. Shahriar Nazari. Link)

I completed the general dentistry program with an Honours Degree in endodontics in July, 1998 in Tehran, Iran. Finding my passion in endodontic treatments, which was mainly influenced by the a female pioneer endodontist: Professor Khadijeh Kheradpir, derived me to apply in a full time three-year course, which led to obtaining my specialist degree in Endodontics in 2003 in Iran. Therefore, I am currently an Iranian board certified Endodontist, for which I passed the board exams in 25th rounds of Iranian board exam in 2003.

Straight away after finishing my specialist course, I was appointed as Assistant Professor and lectured both under- and post-graduate students and published numerous research articles in dental and endodontic journals.

In 2014, my family moved permanently to Australia through a skilled independent visa. It was a big move, which involved many selling and purchases and a lot of travels between two countries. After settling in Canberra, I followed an old dream of doing research in the field of immunology. I applied in a PhD course at the ANU and my life was complete with reading and lab work. I loved it so much and I was totally enjoying that, until I suddenly found myself missing doing Root Canal Treatment again. I clearly remember that I was walking to the car park from John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR) and it was raining. I asked myself what I would do with my life. “ Am I going to be solely a researcher? What will happen to the clinical part of my career, which involves using my hand and it is like a piece of artwork, when I know the inner anatomy of a tooth so well and I am changing the way that I am holding a dental hand-piece in my hands and using my imagination to reconstruct the three-dimensional picture of the root canal in my mind.” This brought me to Perth, where I applied a Doctor Of Clinical Dentistry (DClinDent) course in Endodontics. I had planned to do the research PhD remotely, which finally I had to drop it as the new course didn’t allow me to have spare time for anything else. Will I pursue the immunology dream now that the DClinDent is finished, that is a big YES! ( Wait for the news which I will add when things are sorted, …. ! )

Now, I am a fully registered endodontist in Australia. I am a member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS) in the specialist field of Endodontics. This is a great honour that I am privileged to call myself connected to this prestigious organisation. I look forward to participate more in their meetings, events and functions.

I am also a member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA), Australian Society of Endodontology (ASEWA), American Association of Endodontics (AAE), Iranian Association of Endodontists (IAE), and the International Association of Dental Traumatology (IADT).

I have always loved to learn, both through being taught and teaching, for which I completed a “Foundation of Tertiary Teaching Course” in accordance to the “2019 UWA Academy Fellowship Scheme”. In my resume, I also carry more than 7 years of teaching at dental schools in Iran as an Assistant Professor.

I love children. They are our assets. As a highly experienced Endodontist who uses her outstanding technical skill while providing care to patients, I am also known for being passionate and gentle especially when treating nervous patients and children suffering oral and dental traumatic accidents.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, listening to audiobooks written by Australian authors and painting, especially Perth’s beautiful beachside sunset views.

For the care you deserve,

SELECT US!

Meet Your Endodontist

Dr. Shahrzad Nazari
Dr. Shahrzad NazariEndodontist
– Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS.) Tehran, Iran
– Master of Science (MSc) in Endodontics
– National Board certificate in Endoodnics
– Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (DClinDent) in Endodontics
– Member of Royal Australian of Dental surgeons in specialist practice, Endodontics