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Rowshan Ahani, D.D.S., M.S.

 
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Rowshan Ahani, D.D.S., M.S.

Endodontist

I grew up right here on the Peninsula, attending Burlingame High School, where I graduated in 1988. Then, I went to college at UC Davis, where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology. After graduation, I worked as a biochemical technician at Genentech for two years.

It was during my time at Genentech that I decided on a career in Dentistry. I was accepted into UCLA School of Dentistry, where I received a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1999. During my dental school years, I found Endodontics to be the most difficult, challenging, and confounding aspect of dentistry. So, of course, I decided that this was what I was meant to do for the rest of my life.

I spent the next two years in the Endodontics residency program at SUNY Buffalo where I earned my Endodontics specialty certificate as well as a Master of Science degree in Oral Biology. While I enjoyed my time in Buffalo and was very lucky to have met many great people, I was thrilled to move back home to sunny California. After returning, I worked as an associate endodontist for 3 years until, in October 2004, we opened Bayside Endodontics in Daly City.

Although I didn't have many concrete reasons for choosing this specialty, fate would have it that I couldn't imagine a better, more satisfying job than the one I have. Few other professions can provide people relief from intense pain and suffering every single day. I truly feel very lucky to have chosen to work in such a rewarding field. When I am away from the office, I spend as much time as possible with my wife, Tina (also a dentist!), and our three young sons. I also hold a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, which I have found to be a wonderful source of exercise and stress relief.


EDUCATION

Certificate of Endodontics
M.S. in Oral Sciences

State University of New York, Buffalo
Certificate Received July, 2001

D.D.S.

University of California, Los Angeles
Degree Received June 1999

B.S.

University of California, Davis
Major: Zoology
Degree Received June, 1993


RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

1999-2001

QUANTITATIVE SEM COMPARISON OF
LIGHTSPEEDAND PROFILE ENDODONTIC INSTRUMENTS
SUNYBuffalo School of Dentistry Department of Endodontics

1996-1998

IN VITRO MICROLEAKAGE STUDY OF
ENDODONTIC RETROFILL MATERIALS
UCLA School of Dentistry
Department of Endodontics

1995

INNERVATION OF THE MANDIBULAR
INCISORS BY THE MENTAL NERVE
UCSF School of Dentistry
Department of Oral Surgery

1991-1993

PHARMACOKINETICS OF ZINC
PHTHALOCYANINE TETRASULFONATEIN
IN THE TUMOR BEARING 9L GLIOSARCOMA RAT MODEL

EFFICACY OF ZINC PHTHALOCYANINE
TETRASULFONATE IN PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY

USE OF ANGIOSTATIC STEROIDS AS AN
ADJUNCT TO PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY
UC Davis School of Medicine
Department of Neurological Surgery


PUBLICATIONS

Innervation of the Mandibular Central Incisors by the Mental Nerve, J. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 55:961-963, 1997.

Abstract: Pharmacokinetics of Zinc Phthalocyanine Tetrasulfonate in the Tumor Bearing 9L Gliosarcoma Rat
Model, Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, Supplement 5: 350, 1993.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Clinical Instructor

State University of New York, Buffalo Preclinical Laboratory

Instructor

School of Dentistry 1999-2001


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Diplomate

American Board of Endodontics

Member

American Dental Association

California Dental Association

New York State Dental Society

American Association of Endodontics

Board Member

San Mateo County Dental Society

 


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