Meet Our Doctors

Anahita Abdehou, DDS


A Maryland resident for over two decades, Dr. Anahita Abdehou is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. After dental school, she completed a one-year residency program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the University of Maryland dental school and has been in private practice in Maryland ever since. She is the former president of the WIDS. She is also board certified with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.

As the leader of her highly trained team, Dr. Abdehou realizes the need for a comprehensive and integrative approach to matters of health. Her personal commitment to well-being is carried through her treatment plans for each and every patient, many of whom travel long distances for their oral hygiene needs. Taking care of her patients’ priorities, done in the "best way possible”, is what sets Dr. Abdehou apart.

Dr. Abdehou is committed to advanced continuing education. She stays current with technological advances through post-graduate training at The Pankey Institute and specialized courses and master training in aesthetic and clinical care. She has extensive training in Biomimetic dentistry, TMJ therapy, obstructive sleep apnea therapy with oral appliances and is an Invisalign® provider.

She is currently a member of American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics, Maryland Sleep Study, Dawson Study Club, Pankey Study Club and the Maryland State Dental Association.

Her mission and philosophy is service to the community, treating patients with respect, kindness and compassion. She also gets much satisfaction from donating her time to the local Catholic Center Dental Clinic.

Dr. Abdehou is married with two children. She is deeply invested in preserving natural resources, and community leaderships. In her free time, she likes to spin, take power yoga classes, swim Olympic-sized laps, and travel the world. Her positive and constructive approach is what she takes from her everyday life and invests in each and every treatment plan in her practice.

At Advance Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, our hallmark is high-tech dentistry with a small town touch!

Shanar Nasserifar, DDS


In her role as the associate dentist at Advance Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Shanar Nasserifar derives great professional fulfillment from her ability to educate patients about oral health best practices and empower them with the knowledge they need to maintain lifelong healthy smiles. In addition to providing all standard general dentistry services, Dr. Nasserifar also performs implant dentistry procedures and prosthodontic treatments. She practices part time at Advance Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Nasserifar began her undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto, where she majored in zoology and human biology. She completed her Bachelor’s in biology at York University in Toronto and graduated with honors in 2007. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Nasserifar relocated to the United States to pursue her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of Maryland. After finishing dental school, Dr. Nasserifar moved out west to fulfill her general practice residency requisites at the University of Nevada Dental School in Las Vegas.

When she’s not caring for patients, Dr. Nasserifar maintains an active and healthy lifestyle by regularly engaging in physical recreation activities like running, playing tennis, and snowboarding. Besides playing sports, her personal pastimes include traveling, learning about other cultures, and spending time with family and friends. Dr. Nasserifar is a firm believer in following the “golden rule,” in all areas of her life and always strives to treat others in the same manner she herself would want to be treated.

We are delighted you have chosen our office for your dental needs. We are committed to giving you the most advanced dental care in a comfortable and relaxing environment. From the moment you step into our office, you will notice that we are very different; our focus is on you and we are dedicated to giving you the best dental experience in Baltimore County.

Advance Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

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