An Office with a Heart of Gold

By Rebecca Wilson
Photos by Leon Fredette

Office Design

After meeting Dr. Nahid Afshari, one would say she has a heart of gold. Her love for helping others and providing them with a sense of family is a core value she lives by daily. As a young woman growing up in Iran, her passion to help people through dentistry drove her to become a hygienist in 1989. Her courage to take on the challenges of enhancing her expertise helped her make the decision to enroll in school to earn a degree in dentistry. During this time, Dr. Afshari and her husband were very excited to welcome their first daughter. With their family quickly expanding, the young couple
started to discuss moving to the United States. She knew that the chance to have a successful practice of her own was much greater in a place where patients typically visit the dentist biannually, and many have dental insurance. After much deliberation the couple set out for the US with only $300 in their savings and the hope for a chance at success.

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