Azadeh Khajavi

An Accomplished California Dentist

About Azadeh Khajavi

An oral health provider, Dr. Azadeh Khajavi cares for patients in and around San Diego, California, as a dentist. She treats conditions such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, while also providing cosmetic services to patients who wish to enhance the natural appearance of their smiles. Of late, Dr. Azadeh Khajavi's practice has focused particularly on implant dentistry. Before establishing her private office, she had enrolled at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, where she secured her doctor of dental medicine.

Besides her professional history, Dr. Khajavi enjoys dancing in a variety of styles, including traditional Persian, hip-hop, and salsa. Further, she has a deep interest in humanitarian activism. For instance, she volunteered to help injured soldiers during the Iran-Iraq War and acted on their behalf as translator in Germany. Dr. Khajavi's commitment to activism runs in the family. Her father, a pediatrician, assisted Americans during the Iran Hostage Crisis in their escape from the United States Embassy to the Canadian ambassador's residence.

An animal lover, Dr. Khajavi avoids eating meat so as not to participate in the slaughter of innocent creatures.

National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped Reaches Out

A dentist practicing in San Diego, California, Dr. Azadeh Khajavi provides a wide range of dental services to her patients. She graduated from Portland State University and went on to earn her doctorate in dental medicine from Oregon Health Sciences University. Dedicated to helping those around her, Dr. Azadeh Khajavi has collaborated with several organizations, one being the National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped (NFDH).

The NFDH was established to provide dental assistance to those who are elderly, disabled, or medically compromised, and carries out its mission in collaboration with dental professionals. As an affiliate of the American Dental Association, the NFDH and its dental professionals offer these services free of charge.

To reach out to as many individuals in need as possible, the NFDH operates three different programs. The Donated Dental Service (DDS) Program provides dental treatment to special-needs patients who cannot afford treatment yet do not qualify for public aid; more than 13,000 dentists and 3,000 dental laboratories participate. The Bridge/Campaign of Concern, only available in New Jersey and Colorado, is an outreach program that brings dental hygienists to schools, group homes, and vocational centers. Thirdly, Dental HouseCalls, only offered in New Jersey, Colorado, and Illinois, provides dental visits to homes.

Treatments for Temporomandibular Joint Disorders

As an experienced dentist, Dr. Azadeh Khajavi has seen many patients with temporomandibular joint problems and pain. Dr. Azadeh Khajavi stays abreast of the most recent treatments for this condition by maintaining active membership in the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics.

Located where the jawbone meets the skull, the temporomandibular joint allows a patient to open and close the mouth. When problems develop with this joint, they can cause widespread pain as well as difficulty biting, chewing, or yawning. Symptoms of a temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD, may range from the mildly bothersome to the severe. Those with mild symptoms may be able to control them with at-home treatments such as moist heat, short-term pain medication, and therapeutic exercises.

For those with more severe or persistent TMD symptoms, dentists may prescribe night guards or all-day splints to ease jaw clenching and improve the position of the teeth. If a patient's TMD stems from poor dental alignment, crowns or orthodontia may help to correct the problem. Some patients may find that a trigger-point injection into the facial muscles can help ease pain, while others find nerve stimulation, radio wave, or laser therapy provide some relief. Patients with inflammation or damaged joint tissue may need surgery to address the condition's root cause.

The California Implant Institute Master Program

An implant dentist based in San Diego, Dr. Azadeh “Amy” Khajavi received her doctor of dental medicine from Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. A fellow of the International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics, Dr. Azadeh Khajavi is also a member of the California Implant Institute (CII).

A graduate school for oral implantology specialists, CII offers a Mastership Program that features more than 60 days of in-class instruction and training in their cadaver lab. In addition to performing more than 30 surgical implant placements and 10 bone grafting procedures on live patients, students learn to conduct computer-guided implant surgeries.

Designed specifically for general dentists with no prior experience in oral implantology, the program confers the title of “Master of Oral Implantology.” Graduates can then develop independent treatment and therapy plans for patients in need of dental implant prosthetics.

To learn more about the Mastership Program at the California Implant Institute, visit implanteducation.net.

The ALF Appliance - Orthodontic Treatment without Braces

Holistic dentist Dr. Azadeh (Amy) Khajavi is a sought-after speaker within her field. Her practice, located in Rosarito, Mexico, strives to give patients different options than they would receive in a traditional dentistry office. One of the alternative options Dr. Azadeh Khajavi offers her patients is the Alternative Lightwire Functionals (ALF) appliance, which helps to correct bite issues in a holistic manner.

ALF appliances, invented in the 1980s, are designed to improve overall health. Holistic dentists recognize that the teeth are part of the larger skeletal system and that oral health influences the function of the entire neuromuscular system. Given this holistic philosophy, the ALF appliance differs from traditional methods because it is designed not just to align a patient’s teeth, but to assist in reducing cranial strains and remove obstacles to the body’s self-healing processes.

ALF devices have many benefits. In addition to promoting whole-body healing, they are minimally intrusive and more aesthetically pleasing than traditional braces. The device needs to be routinely adjusted by a skilled professional. The dental professional will regularly palpate the patient’s cranial motion and perform muscle testing in order to verify that the adjustment will successfully benefit the patient long-term.

Metal-Free Zirconia Implants Offer Many Benefits

A holistic dentist specializing in full-mouth rehabilitation and dental implants, Dr. Azadeh “Amy” Khajavi has practiced dentistry for more than two decades. Dedicated to the health of her patients, Dr. Azadeh Khajavi only uses non-metal biocompatible materials such as zirconia.

Biocompatible, hypoallergenic, and extremely durable, zirconia implants offer a number of advantages over their titanium predecessors. Because they are made of a ceramic material rather than metal, zirconia implants are non-corrosive and will not cause problems for those with metal sensitivities or allergies, which can lead to implant failure. Ceramic zirconia is also very compatible with bone and gum tissue, so it provides optimal osseointegration without the irritation and inflammation that can result from foreign-body rejection.

In addition to offering superior strength and biocompatibility, zirconia implants are more aesthetically pleasing than those made of titanium. With titanium implants, patients who have thin gums or a receding gum line can develop unsightly gray areas around the margins of the crown. Zirconia implants, on the other hand, are white and tooth-shaped, so they coordinate naturally with a patient’s surrounding teeth to help support a long-lasting smile.

American Academy of Implant Dentistry

Multiple award-winning dental professional with specialized training in implantology and full-mouth restoration, Dr. Azadeh “Amy” Khajavi treats patients at her practice in Baja California. Throughout a career spanning more than two decades, Dr. Azadeh Amy Khajavi has maintained affiliations with several professional groups, She has won several prestigious awards from Esthetic Full mouth reconstruction on metal free dental implants. She was awarded the EXCELLENCE In Full mouth restorations on all dental implants by Dr. Carl Misch, who was known as the father Oral implantology. Dr. Azadeh Amy Khajavi is a candidate to become a diplomat of International academy of oral implantology which is the highest degree one can achieve.

She is a sought after speaker in implantology seminar and conferences all internationally. Her patients travel from all over the globe to just see her. Dr. Azadeh Amy Khajavi teaches implantology in Zirconia Implants institute that she founded couple years ago.

Registration is now open for the Academy of General Dentistry’s 2017 annual meeting, AGD2017, which will bring dental professionals to Las Vegas for three days of education and networking activities. Taking place July 13-15, the event will feature a scientific program comprising educational lectures, courses, and presentations on a wide range of topics related to dental care and practice management. AGD2017 will also include a keynote address by Mark Miodownik, a scientist, author, and professor at University College London.

Outside of the various learning activities, conference attendees will have opportunities to network with their peers and take part in volunteer events sponsored by the AGD Foundation. Another highlight of AGD2017 will be an exhibit hall featuring the latest dental products and services from hundreds of exhibiting companies. Additional information, including registration and housing details, can be found at www.agd2017.org.

American Academy of Implant Dentistry - Annual Conference in San Diego

Dr. Azadeh (Amy) Khajavi is a San Diego-based dentist specializing in implants and full mouth reconstruction. She focuses on both metal-free implants and implant education for other dentists. A current PhD candidate and recent oral implantology diplomate, Dr. Azadeh Khajavi is also a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.


The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) is the world's oldest professional organization for implant dentistry professionals. Since 1951, it has worked to expand human knowledge of implant dentistry and set high standards for the professionals who create and place implants.

Each year, the AAID holds a conference in order to share new information about implant dentistry. Attendees will learn about the latest developments in implant materials, prosthetic designs, fighting complications, managing atrophy, and other topics. The event will include at least 10 hands-on workshops with industry leaders and opportunities for 20 hours of continuing education credits.

The 66th annual AAID Conference will be held October 11-14, 2017, in San Diego. Registration is open now.