Our entire team at Canyon Pediatric Dentistry has specifically chosen to work in a pediatric office because we understand the importance of building healthy habits at a young age and are honored to be able to play a role in developing these habits in your children. Plus, kids are FUN and keep our own inner child up and running!
Dr. Roya Mahmoodi, or Dr. Roya as she’s known among her patients, is a board-certified pediatric dentist who is also a proud Bay Area native.
During dental school at UCLA, Dr. Mahmoodi enjoyed treating her pediatric patients because each visit was an opportunity to promote good oral hygiene to a young population that is capable of quickly developing healthy habits. She went on to complete her specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Loma Linda University, where she gained experience in the full breadth of pediatric dental care, including treating patients with special needs. She welcomes the opportunity to continue serving children and adolescents with medically complex conditions.
Dr. Mahmoodi is also a recipient of the 2018 Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award for scoring in the top 3% on the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Qualifying Exam. When she is not counting teeth and catching sugar bugs, she enjoys cooking, singing karaoke, and spending time with her husband and their puppy.
Dr. Mahmoud Ashrafi is a board certified pediatric Dentist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry with over 30 years of experience in all aspects of pediatric dentistry, dentofacial orthopedics, and early orthodontic treatment.
Upon graduation from Eastman Dental Center and University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1977, Dr. Ashrafi accepted the faculty position at Marquette University and spent five years in full time teaching and practice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He relocated to Rochester, New York, in 1983, practiced Pediatric Dentistry, taught part time at Eastman Dental Center and University of Rochester until 1995, and then moved to Northern California.
He is a recipient of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Graduate Student Research award, and has numerous scientific publications in national and international dental journals. He is a clinical Professor of Pediatric Dentistry in the Department of Orofacial Science at the University of California in San Francisco.
Dr. Ashrafi is married to Dr. Sepi Jannati and has three sons.