Meet Dr. Shirvani

My profession is everything to me. I get so much satisfaction and joy from working with different, unique people, day in and day out. I feel being in such delicate, close relationships with other human beings makes me compassionate, grows my personality, and makes me more patient and bigger person. My goal is to make a safe and comfortable space where I can be the trusted person to address my patients’ needs and ensure they achieve ideal oral health.” — Dr. Shirvani


Background and Credentials

Dr. Leyli Shirvani is a general dentist, trained at renowned UCSF School of Dentistry and Azad University Dental School in Tehran, where she graduated in 2005. After five years of practice, she moved to the U.S. in 2010 in pursuit of excellence and succeeded in enrolling for the highly sought-after UCSF IDP program. After graduating from UCSF in 2015, Dr. Shirvani served as managing dentist in a private practice in Oakland, where she grew the practice significantly in quality and popularity.

In 2018, in search of opening her own practice, Dr. Shirvani met Dr. Diane Murakami. In each other, they found same relentless focus on quality and excellence in dentistry. Dr. Murakami subsequently decided to trust in Dr. Shirvani to care for her patients at a successful 40-year-old practice, and for her to take over the practice when Dr. Murakami retired.

A Sincere Passion for Dentistry

Dr. Shirvani is a very passionate dentist who has high integrity, extreme attention to detail, commitment to excellence, and a keen understanding of dental phobia. She has extensive training in implant dentistry and is a member of American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the San Francisco Dental Society, UCSF dental alumni, and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, of which she is a Master and Fellow.

For her philosophy in patient care, she adds, “I feel that each patient puts their trust in me when they are on my chair and that brings about tremendous responsibility for me to apply the highest quality dental care, tailored to the unique situation of the individual. It also gives me a great sense of gratitude when a patient gives me the chance to help enhance and maintain their oral health. It keeps me energized and gives me peace of my mind that I have listened and developed an individualized care plan for my patients, with whom I have built a personal relationship the minute they walk into my office. I am very present to a patient’s anxiety about dental treatment and make sure I listen well, build trust, and ultimately deliver.”

Outside of the Practice

Dr. Shirvani met her partner while they were both in dental school. They live in San Francisco, where they enjoy spending time with family on the weekends. Dr. Shirvani’s hobbies include skiing, playing tennis, hiking, biking, enjoying food and wine, and exploring new places. She is also passionate about the arts, LGBTQ rights, and equality for minorities of all shapes and colors.

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