Sanaz Vahid, DDS, Periodontist
Dr. Vahid is a highly trained periodontist. She received her doctorate of dental surgery from the University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dentistry. After she continued her training and received a degree in Advanced Education in General Dentistry from the University of Pittsburgh. Following this year she continued to pursue her passion in dentistry and completed her training in the specialty of Periodontics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Vahid is the founder and president of Women of the World of Dentistry. She is highly active in the Washington DC dental community. Growing up in the Washington DC area, it humbles her to return to the area and give back to the community. During her free time she loves to travel and spend time with her loved ones.
● University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine Department of Periodontics: Candidate for completion of Specialty Certificate 2018 ● University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine Anesthesia Department: Candidate IV Sedation Certificate ● University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine: Certificate of completion for Advanced Education in General Dentistry ● University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, Baltimore, MD: Doctor of Dental
Surgery May 2014 ● University of Maryland School of Behavioral Health, College Park, MD: Bachelor of Science in Bio-Psychology
Research University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine Periodontics Department Present ● Mentor Dr. Pouran Famili DDS ● Research the association between Sleep Apnea and Oral Disease ● Research the association between Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Periodontal Disease Mentor Dr. Kelly Williams DDS ● Research the association of micro-biome of oral cavity and digestion University of Maryland Research Program ● Mentor Dr. Sara Via ● Performed analysis on ecology and evolutionary biology regarding genomes
Professional Affiliations 1. Women of the World of Dentistry 2. Maimonides Dental Society of Greater Washington DC area 3. DC Dental Society 4. Alpha Omega Dental Society 5. Amercian Academy of Periodontology 6. American Dental Association 7. Chinese Dental Society 8. Washington DC Iranian Dental Society While in Dental School Dr. Vahid studied abroad at Trinity College of Dental Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland. During her spare time Dr. Vahid loves spending t
ime with family and friends. She is an avid kickboxer and painter. ● Class of 2014 Social Chair: Serve as a voice for the student body in discussing events and charity participation around Baltimore, organized events for my class. ● Student Dental Association Government: University of Maryland’s Association put on events for students including vendor night to provide students access to various companies which they would be working with in their career, also put together the dental school fundraising event battle of the bands, organized formal and other student body functions. ● President of Iranian Dental Association 2013-2014: Set up events, big brother big sister tutoring, embraced involvement of the culture throughout campus. ● Trinity College University of Dublin, Ireland Externship at School of Dental Surgery ● Dental Admissions Committee ● American Student Dental Association ● Honduras Mission Trip ● Teaching Experience: Taught in Pre-Doctoral clinic ● Global Brigade Organization:Assisted and participated with fundraising for providing areas with low economic status, water, health care, and housing throughout the world. ● Oral Hygiene Presentation Days: Provided oral hygiene instructions to elementary classes throughout the Baltimore area on multiple occasions ● University of Maryland Pre-Dental Society Languages: Farsi Spanish English