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Our Mission

Although no one really likes to go to the doctor or dentist, we strive to make your visits with us as comfortable and as pleasant as possible. We strongly believe that our patient’s comfort is an important part of quality dental care. Our mission is to treat every patient as if they are our only patient.

Our Doctors

Dr. Roya Niakiani, D.M.D

Dentist San Diego | 6th Ave Periodontics

Dr. Niakiani is a specialist in Periodontics with an emphasis on Implant Dentistry. Her practice specializes in progressive yet conservative treatment of gum disease, including cosmetic procedures to aesthetically enhance your smile and dental implants that can replace single or multiple missing teeth. She also diagnoses and treats oral pathology.

After earning her D.M.D. in 1994 and performing a residency at the Veterans Administration hospital in Loma Linda, Dr. Niakiani completed three years of postdoctoral periodontic studies at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. There she gained extensive experience in guided tissue and bone regeneration, mucogingival periodontal plastic surgery, dental implants, osseous surgery and oral pathology. Before pursuing her education in dentistry and periodontics, Dr. Niakiani received a Bachelor of Science in biology and minor in psychology from the University of California, San Diego.

Dr.Nikou Rahbar, D.D.S

Dr. Nikou Rahbar, D.D.S, is a California Board certified dentist. She received her Bachelors of Neurobiology from the University of Texas, Austin and her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco.

Dr. Rahbar has extended experience performing a wide variety of dental procedures including treatment for porcelain veneers, crowns, bridges, inlays and onlays, bondings, fillings, and emergency care. Her priority in providing dental care is to make each patient as comfortable as possible through detailed communication of diagnoses and procedures, and to meet their individual needs with the highest quality of care. She believes in providing quality dental care through superior expertise and compassion for each patient’s unique case. In her free time, Dr. Rahbar enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her husband and daughter.

Dr.Maria Mella, D.D.S

Dr. Maria Mella, completed her Doctor of Dental Medicine at Centro Escolar University in Manila Philippines in the year 1990. She took her International Program at Loma Linda University in the year 1996 and fellowship at the University of Washington in the year 1998. She has dedicated her practice for 19 years and counting with a focus on endodontics.

Dr. Mella is married to husband Joe and is blessed with four kids, Hailey, Daniel, Abigail and Nicholas. Dr. Mella’s family is growing, adding two more dogs, Binkie and Coco.


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