Meet Our Visiting Specialists

Visiting Dental Specialists

Dr. Melody Akhavan is a visiting specialist at Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria VA

Dr. Melody Akhavan

Dr. Melody Akhavan is an expert in the field of ambulatory and office-based anesthesia. Throughout her many years in practice, she has upheld a steadfast commitment to the ethical and professional standards of her practice. Her sterling record ensures an impeccable degree of customer satisfaction in all facets of her work. This may include general anesthesia, regional anesthetics, or sedation for the relief of pain or anxiety. In addition, she is responsible for the preoperative assessment of the patient and for the well-being of the patient postoperatively while the patient emerges from the effects of anesthesia. Dr. Akhavan served as an Anesthesiologist and Assistant Chief of Anesthesiology at Kaiser Permanente. She currently is the President and Lead Anesthesiologist at Capital Anesthesia Associates. We are privileged and honored to have her as part of our team at the Center for Dental Anesthesia.


Dr. Farzaneh Rostami is a visiting dental specialist at Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria VA

Dr. Saif Kargoli

Dr. Saif Kargoli is an expert in endodontics, particularly in complicated root canal cases and microsurgery. He is a founding partner of One Endodontics, a top-class Endodontics clinic, and a faculty member at the University of Maryland’s Department of Endodontics. He has extensive clinical experience in complex periapical disease, advanced disease of the roots, and surgical/non-surgical root canal treatments.

Dr. Kargoli received his dental (DDS) degree from the University of Jordan; he then completed one year of Advanced Dental Education in General Dentistry (ADGED) at FLIADE clinic in Miami, and a 2-year Fellowship at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, where he was trained under Dr. Dennis Tarnow, one of the world’s pioneers of Dentistry. Dr. Kargoli went on to do two years of specialty training in Endodontics at the University of Buffalo. During his endodontics fellowship, Dr. Kargoli performed complex dental procedures and was exposed to a variety of periapical disease cases. He was elected by the faculty at the University of Buffalo to serve as a chief resident during the final year of his residency. He completed several supplemental courses and certifications. His patients appreciate his kind and caring demeanour and his excellent bedside manner.

He is a member of several professional organizations and societies, including the American Association of Endodontists (AAE). In his free time, he enjoys giving back to the local and the global community, as he has volunteered as a dentist in Jordan, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, and the United States. Dr. Kargoli is fluent in English, Arabic, and speaks basic Spanish