Dr. Azizi has been in the health care field for 30 years. She graduated from OHSU dental school in 1992 and from the National college of Natural Medicine in 2009 with academic honors and honors in research. She also holds a certificate in nutrition and one in functional gastroenterology from Dr Steven Sandberg-Lewis and has taken over 300 post-graduate hours in functional neurology from the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies. Functional neurology is a branch of neuroscience that uses various strategies to help improve or re-establish optimal neurological processes. Some of the conditions that have shown positive response to this type of approach include ADHD, muscle spasm, vertigo/dizziness, dyslexia/learning disorders, clumsiness, irritable bowel syndrome and heart arrhythmias.
She believes that patients should be treated with respect, friendliness, honesty, care, and skill they expect. This is why she always furthers her education to better serve her patients.
She has been living in the Portland Metropolitan area since 1984. She enjoys hiking, playing ping pong, reading, and spending time with her daughter.
Halimeh received her dental hygiene training at Oregon Health Science University and has been practicing in her field for over 20 years.
She started her career by working for a well-known periodontist where she noticed the challenges of her patients who were struggling with gum disease. She became more aware of the importance of early detection of periodontal disease in order to improve overall health. She has continued to use her experience as she moved on to working with patients in our office.
She loves working with people and the most rewarding part of her job is to build a great relationship with her patients to help them to maintain their periodontal health and beautiful, healthy smiles.
She is married and lives with her husband and her lovely daughter.
In her spare time, she likes cooking and spending quality time with her family.
Shelly (Cielito) Tam has been a great dental assistant for 30 years. She and Dr Azizi started the practice together in 1997. Shelly is well versed in all aspects of dentistry as she is also a dentist, graduated from Centro Escolar University School of Dentistry in the Philippines. Besides the back office (dental assisting), she is also well familiar with the front office work.
She lives in Sherwood with her husband Danny. She enjoys spending time with her 3 kids when they visit. While not working, she enjoys biking, singing, playing piano and yard work.
Mary McCullough, our receptionist, has been in the dental field for over 30 years, she started her dental career in high school assisting dental students at OSHU. During this time, she has worked in a variety of different dental practices. Which gave her valuable experience to grow into her role as a dental office and surgery coordinator in a holistic dental practice. Mary also went back to school to obtain her MBA in business to change her role from assisting to working in the front office. She enjoys helping people and working with this amazing team providing quality care for the patients we see every day.
When she is not at work, Mary can be found hiking in the woods with Cody (her dog), kayaking early mornings on the river or spending quality time with her kids and grandchildren.