Meet Dr. Zahra L. Hosseini, our Dental Health Partner of the Month. A graduate of the West Virginia University School of Dentistry, Dr. Hosseini worked in a hospital clinic for several years before entering private practice in San Diego, California. She later moved to Folsom, California, to open her current practice, the Folsom Center for Family and Cosmetic Dentistry.

A strong believer in the connection between oral hygiene and overall health, Dr. Hosseini provides her patients with a complete approach to staying healthy. And while she has extensive experience with cosmetic and reconstruction procedures, she strives to preserve the structure, strength and health of her patients’ natural teeth.

Dr. Hosseini is a member in good standing of the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association. She actively pursues continuing education and stays current on the latest restorative dentistry research. Dr. Hosseini is married and the mother of three. Let’s learn more.

Why did you decide to become a dentist?

I knew I wanted to be in the health care field, with my father being an internist. I grew up in a small town and had a wonderful dentist growing up. Unlike many people who don’t like going to the dentist, I actually looked forward to my dental visits.

How long have you been practicing?

I’ve been practicing for 25 years.

What’s the most rewarding part of your career?

Being able to help restore patients smiles in a comfortable setting and motivate them to maintain their dental health. Having patients experience getting their dentistry completed and taking care of each patient’s individual needs. I have a team that shares the same vision and philosophy and that makes our job so much easier and enjoyable — and our patients notice the difference!

What do you consider dentistry’s biggest challenge?

Misinformation that spreads via social media — for example, DIY orthodontics, and various products that are misleading and detrimental to a patient’s oral health, such as charcoal toothpaste and whitening products.

What do you do in your free time?

I enjoy cooking, photography and spending time with my family.

We’d like to take a moment to congratulate Dr. Hosseini and thank her for the work she does for her community. To find out more about Dr. Hosseini, visit the Folsom Center for Family and Cosmetic Dentistry website or Facebook page.