A Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Azadeh Khajavi received her BS from Portland State University and DMD from Oregon Health Sciences University. Certified in full mouth reconstruction by the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, Dr. Azadeh Khajavi has performed several implant procedures over the course of her career.
After the loss of a tooth, a dental implant can provide a patient with the opportunity to smile, talk, and chew normally. The process begins with an exam and the subsequent placement of the implant, a titanium structure that the dentist introduces surgically into the bone. This method then encourages the bone to grow around the implant, which replaces the root structurally and preserves the bone.
The fusing of the bone and implant provides a solid foundation for the replacement tooth. Fusing most often occurs over a few weeks, after which the dentist attaches a custom crown to the replacement post. Once the crown settles, the patient typically experiences a return of normal function. As long as the patient cares for the new tooth, he or she can reasonably expect it to last throughout his or her lifetime.
A dentist by profession, Dr. Azadeh Khajavi enjoys practicing Zumba in her free time. Dr. Azadeh Khajavi has also earned her certification as a Zumba instructor.
A popular fitness program, Zumba relies on Latin and world beats to create an engaging aerobic workout. The class combines low- and high-intensity activities, including cardiovascular exercises, flexibility training, and muscle conditioning, thus building a complete workout. Aerobic by nature and enjoyable enough for regular participation, Zumba helps participants meet the aerobic activity requirements that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends for healthy individuals. Participants have their choice of a classic Zumba class or one of the form’s specialty classes, such as the muscle-toning Zumba Step.
Unlike traditional aerobic dance, which fitness experts say emphasizes correct execution of complicated steps, Zumba emphasizes energy and fun. It has drawn more than 12 million participants in 125 countries worldwide. Even children 7 to 11 years old can join in the fun at Zumba Kids classes, which use games and developmentally appropriate dance routines to get young participants moving and boost their confidence. Zumba Kids classes also include team-building activities and cultural learning to provide a well-rounded experience while establishing fitness as part of kids’ routines.
With more than two decades of experience in the field of dentistry, Dr. Azadeh Khajavi established her dental practice in 1994 in the San Diego area. She provides her patients with a wide range of services, such as performing implant and cosmetic dentistry as well as treating neuromuscular issues. To stay up to date on changes made within the dental industry, Dr. Azadeh Khajavi belongs to the American Institute of Implant Dentistry (AIID).
A non-profit organization located in Washington, DC, the AIID was formed in 1996. It aims to educate clinicians on technologies and techniques pertaining to implant dentistry and offers certification for its members in implantology. According to the AIID, implant dentistry is the fastest-growing area of dentistry.
However, because implant dentistry is becoming a popular choice for patients, there are now many practices offering this type of service. As a result, it may be difficult for patients to ascertain which particular practice best suits their needs. AIID-certified dentists must first become AIID members, and then follow their country’s and state’s laws pertaining to certification. They also must fulfill certain continuing education (CE) credits, depending upon the level of certification desired: AIID associates have all the required foundational knowledge of implant dentistry and possess 50 CEs; AIID experts have clinical expertise in implant dentistry and possess 75 CEs; and at the top of the ladder, AIID scholars have the ultimate recognition for clinical experience in implant dentistry and possess 100CEs.