Both a dentist and architect, Dr. Shiva Talebi brings this unique combination of skills to our office. After completing a B.S. in Architecture from Georgia Tech in 2011, Dr. Talebi began her career designing dental and medical offices. She was immediately drawn to the rewarding aspects of hands-on dentistry and direct patient care. Working with various dentists and seeing how they interacted with patients made her realize dentistry could be a life-affirming profession. Highly motived to provide dental care, she earned a D.M.D. from the Dental College of Georgia.
Dr. Talebi focuses her holistic practice on total wellness dental care, connecting oral health to overall health. Her personalized approach expands beyond basic services. She interviews each patient concerning their habits and lifestyle to understand their specific needs concerning their oral health. She offers various dental solutions to issues like sleep apnea, acid reflux, and soft tissue pain. Her patients can look forward to a treatment plan that will significantly improve their quality of life and smile aspirations. From cosmetic dentistry, dental crowns, fillings, teeth whitening, and a comprehensive dental hygiene plan, Dr. Talebi makes sure her patients are on the path to a healthy smile.
Realizing that dental anxiety and fear of judgment are obstacles when making an appointment to visit your dentist, Dr. Talebi says, “I have noticed that many patients who usually experience dental anxiety say that I have a calming effect on them.” She enjoys taking care of her patients who have had bad dental experiences. She understands the fear and offers compassionate, empathetic care during all procedures. Dr. Talebi is thrilled to hear at the end of the treatment, “Wow, the shot didn’t even hurt” or “This is the first time I learned what’s going on in my mouth.”
Dedicated to her profession, Dr. Talebi continues to enhance her patients’ treatment utilizing modern bio-neutral and minimally invasive solutions. She applies published, peer-reviewed modalities in her dental care. Staying current with dental technology and continued education keep her at the top of the dental field. “My patients need the best dentistry has to offer. I am an enthusiastic learner and enjoy explaining to my patient what is current in dentistry and what will benefit their ability to smile with confidence,” says Dr. Talebi.
After hours she keeps an active and healthy lifestyle involving cooking, yoga, and gardening. She enjoys hiking, oil painting, and doing DIY home remodeling projects. She is an avid traveler and enjoys immersing herself in the culture and customs of the countries she visits. Solo backpacking has been her way of discovering the world. She has been to more than 20 countries on trips to Asia, Europe, and South America. “Traveling has been one of my biggest teaching tools; I have gained valuable perspective towards life, and its direct effect in my professional and personal life.”
She contributes her skills in dentistry by volunteering at the Ben Massell Dental Clinic in midtown each month. The dental clinic serves the underprivileged in the Atlanta Community.
Dr. Shiva Talebi is very excited to join the professional team of Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta. Dr. David Zelby, the founder of Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta, is pleased that Dr. Talebi chose our dental practice to continue her dental career. “She makes an excellent addition to our team, and I appreciate her relationship skills with our patients and the quality of her dentistry.” She brings enthusiasm and eagerness to her skills and has an instant connection with her patients.