Yasmine Zaeni, DDS, Childrens Dentist
In the Children’s Department, Dr. Yasmine Zaeni and staff enjoy creating a warm, fun and informative atmosphere for our young patients and their family members. Dr. Zaeni, a bay area native, received her Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology from UC Berkeley. She then went on to the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco for her dental training where she graduated with honors. Dr. Zaeni is a member of the American Dental Association, The California Dental Association and The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
She believes in a gentle, patient, multi-faceted approach to complete oral health. In her free time, Dr. Zaeni enjoys skiing in the Sierra and spending time with her family. She looks forward to meeting you!
Steven P. Murphy, DMD, Endodontist
Dr. Murphy is a Board Eligible Endodontist. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine in 2001. Dr. Murphy practiced as a general dentist for four years, which included work at a non-profit clinic in the inner city of Pittsburgh, PA as well as serving as the Dental Director for the Toiyabe Indian Health Project on the Native American Reservation in Bishop, CA. Dr. Murphy then pursued training to specialize in Endodontics and graduated from Boston University School of Dental Medicine with a Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies in Endodontics in 2007. Since then he has worked as an Endodontist in practices in Greater Boston, the California Bay Area as well as Greater Sacramento.
Brand Ahn, DMD, Periodontist
Dr. Ahn graduated from the University of Chicago, received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Columbia University in New York and completed his postgraduate training in Periodontics at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Ahn holds a position at the UOP School of Dentistry where he focuses on teaching periodontal surgery. He is the co-author of multiple publications and is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Ahn joined Parkside Dental Team in 2004.
Hengameh Karkhanechi, DDS, Orthodontist
Dr. Karkhanechi is a certified orthodontist that has been living and practicing orthodontics in Northern California since 2001.
“Dr K” received her Bachelor degree in Biochemistry and Cell biology from University of California, San Diego in 1994 with honors. In 1998 she graduated from University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry, where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree, she was given The Dean’s Award for her achievements in dental school.
“Dr. K” went on to specialize in orthodontics in New York University, where she received her orthodontic degree in 2001. Dr. K is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontics, California Dental Association and Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics.
In addition to practicing orthodontics, Dr. K is also an assistant clinical professor of Orthodontics at the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry. Her involvement with academics allows her to have first hand exposure to the latest clinical and research techniques.
When she is not practicing orthodontics, Dr. K enjoys spending time with her family. She loves skiing and enjoys swimming, hiking, cycling, painting, reading, and listening to music..
“As an orthodontist not only do I enjoy creating beautiful smiles, and healthy bites, but I also thoroughly take pleasure in meeting and connecting with my patients. I am passionate about orthodontics, because it’s an artful application of science coupled with patient care. At Parkside Dental our doctors, myself, and our great staff always try to take the extra step to provide top-notch care, and I truly feel that we are all rewarded everyday, when we’re creating beautiful smiles!”
Lee W. Schaller, DMD, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr. Schaller was born and raised on a dairy farm in Southern Illinois. He attended Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, graduating with a B.A. in Biology. He then received his DMD degree at Washington University School of Dentistry in St. Louis where he was awarded the Anna E. Bredall award for clinical proficiency. He then spent 2 years as an Air Force Dentist in Europe. After military service he came back to complete 3 years of Oral Surgery Specialty residency at Cook County Hospital/Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.
In December of 1996 Dr. Schaller joined the Parkside Dental Team where he enjoys practicing Oral Surgery.
Dr. Schaller has now returned to the farm where he enjoys growing wine grapes, restoring WWII aircraft and performing open cockpit aerobatics.