Nona A. Sanai


Education & Credentials

Hospital Dentistry, University of California, San Francisco; San Francisco, CA


Howard University College of Dentistry; Washington, DC


Geriatric Dentistry, Harvard University School Of Dental Medicine; Boston, MA


Just as eyes are a window to the soul, the oral cavity is a window into a persons overall health. As your doctor, my passion is to raise your awareness of the status of your oral health and together work towards improving it. This will result in your improved overall health and confidence in your smile.

Personal Favorites

Dr. Sanais favorite books are Pride and Prejudice, Blink, and The House of God, and her favorite sports are swimming and tennis.

Volunteer Experience

Elderly oral health literacy lecture series, Sonrisa Sana geriatric oral health mission in Bolivia, medical mission to Uganda, Give Kids A Smile, Special Olympics, multiple health fairs

Personal Biography

Dr. Sanai is a general dentist with six years of advanced training in hospital dentistry oral and maxillofacial surgery research and geriatric dentistry. She is passionate about dentistry because it allows her to be in touch with and learn about patients, and because it lets her exercise her talent in the arts. She is originally from Portland, OR. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, reading, and exploring new places with her husband and son.

Professional Association

American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Adonai Partners, Academy of Osseointegration, International Association of Dental Research


American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry awards, Dr. Katus Blakey award, Dr. H. Norton award, Howard University School of Dentistry fixed prosthodontics award, Universidad Autonoma Juan Misael Saracho Facultad de Odontologia Decanatura plaque, University of Portland Founders Day plaque


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