Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Sara Shirazi
Dr. Sara Shirazi was born in Iran and raised in Iran’s capital, Tehran. Having parents that were both dentists, Dr. Shirazi spent most of her childhood in the dental office and truly loved the experience. From this, she grew her own passion for the field and decided to explore it as a career path. Dr. Shirazi completed her education at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and Azad Tehran University School of Dentistry. After obtaining her Doctorate of Dental Surgery, she continued her education by participating in implant dentistry courses, as well as esthetic dentistry and endodontics education.
Dr. Shirazi joined our practice in October 2021 where she has served our patients as a caring, compassionate associate dentist. Her favorite part of the job is the satisfaction of changing the lives of patients and giving them the smiles they deserve. With a true passion and fascination for the art and science of dentistry, Dr. Shirazi is committed to providing her patients with the best care possible.
In her spare time, Dr. Shirazi enjoys spending time with her fiancé – you will most likely find them outdoors, interacting with nature, and enjoying the beauty of the landscape. From camping to road trips, and even painting the view in watercolor, Dr. Shirazi loves to be outside. She also loves to play with her two cats; make sure to ask her about them during your next visit!
- Doctor of Dental Surgery - University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Azad Tehran University School of Dentistry
- Preceptorship in Implant Dentistry - University of California, Los Angeles
- Continuing Education in Esthetic Dentistry
- Continuing Education in Endodontics
Dr. Tony Begazo
Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Dr. Tony Begazo grew up in the country and gained her doctorate in dental science from the University Cayetano Heredia. Upon obtaining this degree in 1995, she attended the University of São Paulo in Brazil, where she earned a master’s in prosthodontic dentistry. Further education includes a PhD in prosthetic dentistry from the University of Amsterdam and finally a DDS at the University of Southern California, ASPID program (advanced student program for international dentists). Dr. Begazo’s education has additionally been enriched by many years of teaching experience at various universities and additional courses taken to enhance her skills.
Dr. Begazo’s passion for the dental profession stems from her love of creating beautiful smiles for patients. She finds the career to be rewarding each time she is able to bring someone’s dream smile to life; by listening to the patient’s wants, identifying their needs, and building a connection, she loves the help she is able to offer to the local community. At Digital Smiles, Dr. Begazo enjoys working towards this common goal with her team.
Outside of work, Dr. Begazo enjoys going on walks, dancing, reading, and traveling. Above all else, she loves time spent with her son—watching him play soccer, or going to the beach together with friends.
- Doctor in Dental Science - University Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru.
- Master of Science in Prosthetic Dentistry - University of São Paulo, Brazil.
- PhD in Prosthetic Dentistry - University of Amsterdam, ACTA (Academic Center of Dentistry).
- Doctor of Dental Surgery - University of Southern California, ASPID program (Advanced Student Program for International Dentists).