Dr. Kerry Ahmadi

DMD, General Dentist, USA
Certified Invisalign Provider
Umm Suqeim Clinic, Dubai

Dr. Kerry is from San Diego, California. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology at University of Miami with her awarded scholarship then continued her education and training at University of Nevada School of Dental Medicine. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from UNLV in 2011.

“My inspiration to become a dentist began when I realized how artistic the field of dentistry is. It was in junior year of college that I shadowed a very talented dentist and became amazed by the way he changed his patients’ lives.”

While in UNLV, she mentored pre-dental students and served as a teaching assistant for Endodontic courses. She was also active on charity causes and participated in programs providing free dental care to underserved children in Southern Nevada and Florida. She was a volunteer at Make a Wish Foundation and Crest Healthy Smiles.

Dr. Kerry has had training in all aspects of dentistry and has years of experience serving patients in San Diego area since her graduation. She has completed many cosmetic, restorative and surgical cases where she mastered working with anxious patients. Her number one priority is to address her patients’ needs and desires. “I treat my patients as if they are my own family.”

She is also very passionate about continuing her education. She is a Certified Provider of Invisalign and has successfully earned training certifications for IV Sedation and Nitrous Oxide administration.

“I love dentistry for many reasons which include caring for others, being able to educate patients to improve their oral health, giving patients more confidence with their new smile, helping patients with a better lifestyle and facing new exciting challenges everyday.”

“Dentistry to me is performing artistic work on very small objects attached to people full of different emotions, where by working with a professional team, you provide patients with the best service possible and the reward is seeing happiness in their eyes.”

Dr. Kerry is also an advocate of a healthy lifestyle. She enjoys staying active and cooking healthy meals. Her hobbies include water sports, hiking, biking, traveling, learning about new cultures, and she enjoys trying new adventures. She speaks English and Persian.

Up Close & Personal with Dr. Kerry Ahmadi

Dr. Kerry Ahmadi is an accomplished General Dentist who joins Dr. Michael’s Dental Clinic from San Diego, California. She has completed many cosmetic, restorative and surgical cases where she mastered working with anxious patients.

What motivated her to be a dentist and how does she deal with anxious patients? Let's find out.

What inspired you to be a dentist? What is it about dentistry you are most passionate about?

My inspiration to become a dentist was when I realized how artistic the field of dentistry is. It was in junior year of college that I shadowed a very talented dentist and became amazed by the way he changed his patients’ lives. Not only has he improved their overall oral health, but he also gave them confidence in their smile.

I love dentistry for many reasons including caring for others, being able to educate patients to improve their oral health, being able to give patients more confidence in their smile, helping patients with a better life style, meeting new people every day, being able to do artistic work on very small objects, working in a team to provide the patient with the best service possible and my favorite is when I see tears of joy in my patients’ eyes.

What’s the most common misconception about oral health that you hear from your patients?

Most patients are fearful and nervous to visit a dentist, which causes them to avoid dental visits. Unfortunately, the longer a dental problem is untreated the more complicated it will become. What I would like my patients to understand is that dental treatments are simple and painless with regular dental visits. There is no need to be fearful as the field of dentistry has improved tremendously since the old days, treatments now can be done with no discomfort to the patient.

What’s the best way to deal with patients who are anxious and those who are generally non-compliant?

Since I was one of those patients before I became a dentist, I understand the feeling of anxious patients. I have learned through my experience that I need to earn the patients trust to make them more comfortable in the dental chair.

With my anxious patients I normally start with very simple and short procedures to prove to them first that I won’t cause any discomfort during the treatment. I have had many nervous patients that at the end of the treatment stated that they were worried for no reason. After a few visits they have no fear of returning because now they know what to expect. Fear comes from not knowing, I also always inform my patients of the steps I am taking during a procedure so that they know what will happen next, which makes them more comfortable.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kerry, please call Dr. Michael’s Dental Clinic at 04-3949433 or 04-3397700 or you may book for an appointment online.
Dr. Kerry Ahmadi