Meet Our


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

Dr. Roya Niakiani, D.M.D

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. Walaa Raz, D.D.S.

General and cosmetic dentist fully verified by the dental board of California with over 14 years of experience in all aspects of general and cosmetic dentistry. Her areas of focus is on restorative dentistry including cosmetic veneers, cosmetic fills such as Bioclear, porcelain inlay and onlays, crown and bridge preparations as well as restoring implant crowns.

Her interest in cosmetic dentistry urged her to attend many courses in the States and all around the world to increase her knowledge and experience in all aspects of Dentistry with so many successful stories and happy patients.

Dr Raz is from San Diego, spending quality time with her three kids, enjoying the gorgeous beaches of San Diego, Cross fit, reading and traveling are her main hobbies.


Dr. Jay R. Friedman, DDS

Dr. Friedman brings nearly 30 years’ experience to 6th Avenue Periodontics. He graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dentistry in 1982, and in 1984 received a qualification in Advanced Prosthodontics from the University of Southern California.

In 1994, Dr. Friedman was invited to join the faculty of the Misch International Implant Institute. In 2005, Dr. John Suzuki, a faculty member of the Misch Institute and Associate Dean of Temple University, asked Dr. Friedman to join the faculty of Temple. Dr. Friedman has, and continues to maintain positions at both institutions.

Dr. Friedman has worked and mentored in many private dental practices across the United States, and has placed and/or restored more than 10,000 implants. He is currently licensed in five (5) states: California, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Texas.


Raha Shafie, MSACN

Raha Shafie MSACN brings years of expertise earning her Masters in Applied Clinical Nutrition, and as a Certified Integrative Health and Wellness Coach, and Certified private yoga instructor. Extending a personalized approach with each, and every client, she offers one-on-one nutrition consultation, specialized diets, and holistic wellness coaching, with a keen awareness on biochemical and environmental factors that are unique to each person. With her skilled guidance she mentors her clients in accountability, and dietary and lifestyle options that work best for individual needs and concerns, while remaining both pleasurable and restorative. Her practice includes gut health, weight loss management, anti-inflammatory, and pre-diabetic diets, allergy testing, and issues pertaining to metabolism, and sleep apnea. Her commitment to Nutrition Therapy includes continuing education and advanced integrative health seminars


Dr. Ronak Makadia, D.D.S

Dr. Makadia specializes in Endodontics, or more commonly known as root canal treatments. After completing his general dental training at University of the Pacific in San Francisco, he went onto New York for an additional year in general practice training while working towards his endodontics specialty. When his time in New York was up, he had the opportunity to continue his specialty training at Nova Southeastern University in South Florida. As a patient of his, you can expect pain free and compassionate care that will erase your old perceptions of root canal treatment. We use the latest technology to enhance patient experience and efficiency, while also obtaining the best results for a successful outcome. When he is not serving patients, he loves to exercise and explore new restaurants with his wife. Above all else, ensuring that our patients have a tremendous experience is always at the forefront of Dr. Makadia’s objective.


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