Nima Aflatooni DDS
Dr. Nima Aflatooni was raised on the Big Island of Hawaii to a dental family. In fact, both of his parents actually met in dental school! Dr. Nima’s father, Dr. Bijan Aflatooni, practiced in Hawaii for over 16 years and was one of the few dentists attending to the needs of the local population. The impact Dr. Nima’s dad had on the local community created a lasting impression on Dr. Nima, and guided his future decision to pursue a career in dentistry.
Dr. Nima Aflatooni obtained his degree in Genetics and French from the University of California, Davis. While at Davis, Dr. Nima participated in the Honors Program and was involved in research at the UC Davis Cancer Center in which he investigated novel therapies for new cancer drugs. He was also involved with research in molecular biology and at the UCD Med Center’s Cardiology department, where he investigated the effectiveness of certain cardiac procedures.
Upon graduation, Dr. Nima worked in the biotech field at a start-up company that focused on cutting edge devices that can detect for biological pathogens such as anthrax and smallpox. Much of the work was top secret and funded by government and military agencies. Dr. Nima was named on two patents for his work, and he became the lead investigator on one significant project. Although Dr. Nima felt his work was challenging and rewarding, he wanted something that connected him more to the community. Thinking back to his father’s positive impact on the local community in Hawaii, he started to consider dentistry as an option.
Dr. Nima obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the prestigious University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. While in dental school, Dr. Nima acted as Class President, coordinated community service projects for the homeless population of SF and served on the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) Board of Trustees representing all California Dental Schools. Upon graduation, Dr. Nima received the ASDA award for leadership, the Herbert K. Yee scholarship for Academic excellence and leadership, as well as awards for community service.
Dr. Nima currently serves in several leadership positions within the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and his local dental society. He serves on the ADA Council for Dental Practice, the CDA Government Affairs Committee, and has chaired committees and task forces that will change the way New Dentists are represented within CDA. Dr. Nima also has authored multiple articles regarding the future of the dental profession in various publications.
In his spare time, Dr. Nima enjoys spending time with his wife Jenny and little doggie Odie. They enjoy traveling, hiking, live music, and they are both big foodies. Dr. Nima also enjoys rock climbing and is a big fan of auto racing.