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Meet The Doctors

Dr. Leyla Meschi

Dr. Leyla Meschi attended the University of San Diego graduating with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and double minoring in Biology and Chemistry. Following graduation, she moved from San Diego to attend the A.T. Still Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health in Mesa, Arizona graduating with Doctorate of Dental Medicine with an emphasis in Dental Public Health. Since graduating from dental school, she has been working in the Phoenix area as a general dentist and also focusing in pediatric dentistry. She is certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and her two little daughters, Maneli and Maya.

Dr. Tony Hashemian

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Dr. Tony Hashemian currently holds the position of Associate Dean for Global Oral Health and assistant professor at A.T. Still University (ATSU), Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ASDOH).  Prior to that, Dr. Hashemian was ASDOH’s Admissions Committee Chair for three years. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Dentistry and recipient of a bachelor degree in physiology from the University of Minnesota.

Between 2000 and 2005, Dr. Hashemian was an owner/operator of five dental offices.  He currently practices clinical dentistry on a part-time basis in Scottsdale, AZ.  In 2003, Dr. Hashemian founded Appleton Dental Plan, an innovative and cost-effective alternative to traditional dental insurance plans for residents and visitors of Arizona.  He also established the first scholarship given to ASDOH dental students in 2004, the Dr. Tony Hashemian Award of Excellence for achieving the highest score on the National Board of Dental Examination.  He recently completed five courses in the Master of Public Health program at A.T.Still University.  Dr. Hashemian was named Dentist of the Year by Arizona Business Magazine and received a Health Care Leadership Award in 2012.

Dr. Farhad Sharifi

Dr. Farhad Sharifi moved to Phoenix with his wife Dr. Meschi from San Diego in 2008 so that she could pursue her dreams of becoming a dentist. Having a business background, he also obtained his Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree from A.T. Still Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health and has been practicing dentistry in the Phoenix area focusing on geriatric and pediatric dentistry. He enjoys trying new restaurants and traveling with his family.