Sheila Farahani, DDS, FAACA
If you are a new patient with us, let me welcome you and tell you a bit about me. My path to dentistry was winding, but each step along the path provided a foundation for the unique dental practice that we have created here in Austin.
I studied biochemistry as an undergraduate at the University of Washington and went on to post graduate study in coral reef biology before earning a Master's in Teaching degree. I taught high school chemistry and biology for a few years but was frustrated with the red tape of the education system. As a result, I decided to pursue a career in dentistry where I would have the freedom to create my own systems to improve the health and lives of my patients. I feel that my teaching experience fits hand in hand with my dental degree to help me create a partnership with you where you are heard, understood and are an active participant in living your healthiest life. Other random interests of mine include reading science fiction, swing dancing, and the flying trapeze.
With a passion for lifelong learning, I am regularly involved in continuing education courses. I don’t think of these courses as requirements for my license, but rather as opportunities to provide better care for you. In addition to my work in comprehensive, preventive and cosmetic dentistry, an area of concentration in my career has been the treatment of dental anxiety. With a history of severe dental fear in my family, I have completed extensive training to provide accessibility for patients who avoid the dentist due to fear.
Looking forward to meeting you,
Sheila Farahani, DDS
Dr. Farahani received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Washington in 2010 and was awarded Fellowship with the American Academy of Clear Aligners in 2021. Throughout her career, she has studied across the country under some of the most respected practitioners including Dr. Gordon Christiensen, Dr. Martin Anderson, Dr. Mike Evans, Dr. Sami Dogan, Dr. Frank Spear, Dr. Susan Maples, Dr. David Galler and Dr. Dick Tucker Jr with the RV Tucker Study Clubs.
Dr. Farahani was also selected as Top Dentist in 2013 and 2014 in San Jose, CA before moving to Texas! She is currently a 2021 and 2020 Neighborhood Favorite for Northwest Hills, Austin and was named Rookie of the Year in her first year of membership in the AACA. She was subsequently awarded Fellowship in the AACA and has been selected as a board member for the organization. She speaks nationally for Align Technologies about the use of digital scanners and clear aligners in dentistry.
Associations: ADA, TDA, CADS, AGD, AACA, Austin Aligners
Areas of Continuing Education:
- Sleep Apnea and Snoring
- Laser Dentistry
- Invisalign Clear Aligner Orthodontics
- Tongue Tie and Lip Tie Therapy
- Veneers and Cosmetic Restorations
- Pharmacology and pain control
- Implant Restorations
- Cement and Bonding
- Bacterial Equilibrium
- Nutrition and the Oral-Systemic Link
- Pain Control
- Intra-oral photography
- Conservative Gold Restorations
- 3-D Scanning and Digital Technology
- Periodontal Therapy
- Salivary Testing
- All-on-four implant supported dentures