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. 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. 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.