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. Farzaneh Rostami

Dr. Rostami is extensively trained not only as a dental surgeon but also as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon focuses on treating problems tissues would include skin, muscle, and gums and hard tissue refers to bone. This type of surgeon also receives training in different types of anesthesia so they can offer patients sedation or general anesthesia if it is needed.

Dr. Rostami graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University where she was honored by appearing on the Dean’s list, and then earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery at the same university, graduating summa cum laude. She expanded her focus into oral and maxillofacial surgery during her post-graduate training at the university’s Medical College of Virginia

It gives Dr. Rostami great joy to see patients returned to normal lives after an injury, or to witness the delight of a patient who receives relief from a painful or disfiguring disease. The excellence of her care also means that patients who come to her for more routine procedures such as extractions, cosmetic procedures or dental implants may find that her precision and skill result in less discomfort and faster healing than they have ever experienced before


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