Dr. Pahlavani graduated from USC Dental School with honors in 2008. She specializes in cosmetic and family dentistry. She is a native of Washington, DC, and spent most of her adolescent life in Los Angeles, California where cosmetic dentistry became her passion.
As technology has progressed so has Dentistry. Dr. Pahlavani continues her education and spends time on learning new innovations in her field. Her sensitivity and awareness to individuals with anxiety and fear of the dentist, allow's her to practice pain-free dentistry. She was trained and educated by the world-renowned Dr. Stanley Malamed on patient management and local anesthetic technique.
In 2009, Dr. Pahlavani was granted the opportunity to pursue her dream which was once to be a part of the Peace Corps, and decided to start taking missionary trips to 3rd world countries in need of dental health and medical health services. Her first trip was to the Middle East where she serviced homeless individuals in villages. Her second trip was to Honduras in 2011, and her latest in Bolivia in 2014.
Pahlavani Dental is a state-of-the-art facility with the latest advances, machinery, and technology. Giving our patients a more comfortable and convenient experience. When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Pahlavani enjoys working out, playing pool, traveling, and spending time with her loved ones.
Dr. Gutirrez was born and raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. As a young woman, she decided to pursue a career that could embrace her love for science and art. Dr. Gutirrez graduated from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, where she majored in Biology, and received her Bachelor of Science Degree. Subsequently, she continued her education and obtained her Doctorate in Dental Medicine in 2017 at the University of Puerto Rico, School of Dental Medicine. During her time in Dental School, she helped plan local community Dental Clinics and participated in missionary trips to Guatemala to serve less fortunate communities.
In July 2017, Dr. Gutirrez continued her post-graduate studies in Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, where she completed a General Practice Residency in 2018. There, she developed as a professional by managing inpatient and outpatient dental treatment and dental emergencies. She was also responsible for treating patients in a hospital setting by performing ambulatory dental treatments in the operating room for medically compromised patients.
After completing her residency, she moved here to Washington, D.C, where she's been actively serving our community. During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, she worked vigorously with underserved communities ensuring that they were receiving proper dental emergency treatments. Her unique experiences and dental background have allowed her to care for patients of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
Today, Dr. Gutirrez is ecstatic to have selected Pahlavani Dental as her new home, hoping to provide her patients with gentle, honest, and quality care. During Dr. Gutirrez's Free time she, enjoys yoga, binge-watching TV, and spending time with her husband and two adorable dogs Mango and Guava, and extended family.