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,