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!”
Tyler T. Boynton, DMD, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr. Boynton received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Connecticut in 2009. He then completed a General Practice Residency at the Veteran’s Hospital in Palo Alto, CA as well as a four-year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at the University of Connecticut.
During his residency training, Dr. Boynton performed the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery procedures and developed particular interest in the administration of anesthesia, dentoalveolar surgery, reconstructive and corrective jaw surgery, oral and maxillofacial pathology, and bone grafting and dental implant reconstruction.
Dr. Boynton has lectured on various topics at society meetings and has taught dental and medical students via lectures and hands-on surgical anatomy courses. He has also co-authored several book chapters as well as articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Dr. Boynton is certified in CPR, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Advanced Trauma Life Support.
He is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the Redwood Empire Dental Society, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the California Association of Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Dr. Boynton aims to provide compassionate care with his knowledge of the latest techniques in surgery, anesthesia and pain management. He enjoys the outdoors and is an avid skier, hiker, golfer and SCUBA diver.