Interview with Dr. Roxana Ramezani, D.D.S.

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DF: Here is the question that must be asked of every dentist: Why did you want to become a dentist?

Dr. Ramezani: Because as a little kid I had a lot of dental work done in my mouth and was always interested in all the tools and intricate ways of using them to fix people's teeth. From then on I immersed in the field and never even considered doing anything other than dentistry.

DF: Please tell us a little bit about your personal and educational background.

Dr. Ramezani:I got my education in San Diego all the way through undergrad at UCSD and then attended UC San Francisco for dental school. After graduation from UCSF, I moved back to my home town of San Diego, married my wonderful husband, and we are proud parents of a 2 year old gorgeous kitty named Copy Cat.

DF: Did anyone inspire you in your career choices?

Dr. Ramezani:So many people! My parents by working so hard to get me the education I needed, my own dentists by teaching me the value of good dentistry, and all of my teachers throughout the years…teachers do have one of the toughest jobs in the world!

DF: How would you describe the "Del Sur Dentistry" dental experience?

Dr. Ramezani:Homey. I have always had ideas of how I'd like my own dental experience to be: Relaxing and as gentle and painless as possible (considering it is still dentistry and we're not magicians)!

DF: What did you learn about dentistry while working for other dentists?

Dr. Ramezani:Every office has its own method and practices, but I learned that making patients wait past their appointment time (other than unusual circumstances) is something I wouldn't want to have happen to me and is what I avoid as humanly as possible for my patients! Also, I learned that honesty and open communication is the best practice!

DF: Do you ever get upset at patients when they aren't taking care of their teeth?

Dr. Ramezani:Rather than "upset," I fear for their future! But, sometimes all I can do is educate and set them free to figure things out for themselves.

DF: What is the most rewarding part of owning your own dental office?

Dr. Ramezani:I can finally give enough time to patients! I always felt pressured for time when I worked at someone else's dental office but now I actually get to know my patients, their friends and families, and their individual needs.

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