Sahar V. Jaffrey, DDS, MS, INC
Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Jaffrey is a board certified pediatric dentist and diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Jaffrey received her training at the University of Damascus and the Oregon Health Sciences University. She also earned her Master of Science degree in Teaching Health Education from Portland State University.
Dr. Jaffrey completed her Pediatric Dental Residency at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry and at Children’s Hospital in Oakland, CA.
She is currently a faculty member at her alma mater, the UCSF School of Dentistry, where she enjoys teaching residents in the Pediatric Dentistry Program.
In addition to her private dental practice, Dr. Jaffrey loves to give back to the San Francisco Bay Area community by volunteering—her work in helping underprivileged children was recognized by the California Dental Association in their publication, “CDA Update.”
Dr. Jaffrey is a member of the American and California Dental Associations, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry. She was elected a member of the Board of Directors of the Contra Costa Dental Society and was the Past President of Contra Costa Dental Society. She is also on Staff at John Muir Hospital and Children’s Hospital, Oakland, where she treats young and/or compromised patients. Additionally, she works with experienced pediatric anesthesiologists to sedate fearful patients who need complicated dental procedures in the office.
A longtime Walnut Creek resident, Dr. Jaffrey continues to explore all the Bay Area has to offer; some of her favorite places to frequent are the Lafayette Reservoir, local Farmer’s Markets, and, of course, downtown Walnut Creek. She also enjoys playing tennis, golfing, and traveling. Most of all, Dr. Jaffrey loves spending time with her family in this amazing community.
Dr. Ariel Tsao
Dr. Ariel is a South Bay Area native. She attended the University of California, Berkeley, majoring in Molecular and Cell Biology as well as Economics. She received her dental education at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and later, she went on to complete her residency training in Pediatric Dentistry and her Master of Science degree in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences from the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Tsao is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
During dental school, Dr. Ariel grew weary of chasing cavity after cavity in adults and decided to make it her goal to prevent childhood cavities. She prefers to spend time raising oral health awareness among patients and health care professionals by emphasizing preventive care methods. Additionally, she dedicated her Master's thesis to studying better toothpastes in hopes of preventing cavities in pediatric cancer patients and firmly believes that cavities should be the least of any child's worries.
She is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and California Society of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Ariel is ecstatic to be your child's dentist and provide individualized dental care. When she isn't practicing dentistry, she can be found “researching” the never-ending stream of newly released children's movies.
Dr. Brett Martin, DDS, MS
Dr. Brett Martin was born and raised in Sacramento, California. He graduated with a B.S. in biological sciences, with an emphasis in molecular and cellular biology from UC Davis. He then completed his dental studies at UCLA, where he received his D.D.S. degree. During his time at UCLA, he was one of the founding members of the national Student Professional and Ethics Association (SPEA), which is responsible for promoting high ethical standards in the field of dentistry.
While volunteering at Give Kids a Smile and an underserved pediatric dental clinic, Dr. Martin found his passion for pediatric dentistry. Dr. Martin completed his pediatric specialty training at UCSF, where he also received a M.S. degree in oral and craniofacial biology. Besides being an avid sports fan, Dr. Martin could not be more excited to work in the Bay Area. Outside the dental office, Dr. Martin enjoys spending time with his family and friends, hiking, and golfing.
Dr. Martin is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Zahra Hosseini-Miyashiro, DDS
Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Zahra (as her patient’s know her) is a Bay Area native, who grew up in Moraga and graduated from Campolindo HS. She earned a B.S. in Physiology from SFSU and her DDS degree from UCSF School of Dentistry in 1999.
While at UCSF, Dr. Zahra was active in serving as class secretary, treasurer of the ASDC, and organizing and participating in several outreach programs and clinics for underserved children. She found her passion in caring for children and was awarded the ASDC Student Certificate of Merit in 1999.
Dr. Zahra pursued her specialty training in pediatric dentistry at USC. She obtained extensive experience in treating patients with special needs, complex medical, and behavioral issues. She received advanced education in conscious sedation and treatment of patients with complex dental procedures needing general anesthesia.
Dr. Zahra is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Contra Costa Dental Society, and California Society of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Zahra enjoys spending time with her family, especially doing outdoor activities with her two sons.
Our associate doctors are independent contractors, our staff members are either Registered Dental Assistants or Registered Dental Hygienists with a special interest in children, including those with special needs.