Born in Iran, Dr. Javid moved to the United States when he was 14 years old. His life story is living proof that America is the land of opportunity.
“Starting from zero to where I am right now, I feel very blessed to have the privilege of being an American.”
Receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in 1995 from the University of Southern California, Dr. Javid went on to spend two years researching Neurobiology through the Hedco Neurobiology Department. Then, in 2001, he returned to USC to achieve his DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) and graduate amongst the top ten students. Because of his success, he was offered a teaching position in the Advanced Education in General Dentistry program. From there, he had the ability – and experience – to open his own family-operated practice, Doctor Smile Dental Group in California. He is now a general practitioner with an emphasis on dental implants. In addition, he is a Diplomat and Board Certified Implantologist.
When asked where he sees the dental industry going in the next 5 years, Dr. Javid said, “There will be a lot of changes in the healthcare profession and we need to focus on infection control and cross-contamination between patients.” He advised that this be accomplished through the use of extra oral suction devices to reduce aerosols, more human-friendly UVC light, and other infectious control protocols.
“In the next 5 years, there will be a surge in virtual events and video appointments as the use of a virtual experience for patients. I believe that the epidemic will bring positive changes for dentistry, and because of the “Zoom” effect, people will be more concerned about their facial aesthetics. A lot more people will be focusing on their teeth and smiles and that is going to affect dentistry in a positive way.”
Dr. Javid serves as a Regent for the Global Summits Institute alongside other talented and dedicated dentists. As he remarked to Top Doctor Magazine, “when we started the Global Summits Institute, we were two doctors and no audience. Now we are hundreds of dental surgeons from all over the world and our audiences have surpassed millions.” Through the Institute, Dr. Javid hopes to provide the best education for general dentists at minimal cost so they can have the ability to better help their patients.
“I do not want to leave any doctors out. I want to help those doctors in underprivileged areas where they do not have access to better education and techniques to help their patients.”
Speaking specifically to the Doctor-To-Doctor movement conceived by Dr. Kianor Shah and implemented through the Global Summits Institute, Dr. Javid explained that its synergy will enable doctors to stay in business against service organizations vying for control. He says that DSO (dental service organizations) purchase in bulk so that they can compete and offer things that a normal General Practitioner will never be able to. Because of this, private practitioners should join forces through the Doctor-To-Doctor movement so that they can have a presence and a voice for the benefit of themselves.
In his personal practice, Dr. Javid plans on focusing not only on growing the practice but also succeeding in quality control. His goal, as it always has been, is to provide optimal health for all of his patients. This is achieved by being proactive instead of reactive. “It is best to intercept the problems before they become larger issues,” says Dr. Javid. Extractions, for example. It is best to extract a young tooth instead of waiting and letting them grow uncontrollably to an older age. The same can be said for cavities. By identifying the problems in the early stages, gum disease and bad oral habits can be avoided.
“Treat them early and do preventative measures to ensure a long-term healthy smile.”
In addition to practicing dentistry, Javid is passionate about documentation and photography. He enjoys documenting every detail such as photos for his cases, experiments, and research. Saying that photography has always been a part of his life when he is not practicing dentistry you can find Dr. Javid taking photos.
Always working to better himself, Dr. Javid is currently in the process of achieving a Ph.D. in Oral Surgery. You can learn more about him and his practice here.