Dr Shadi Araghi, DDS, "rhymes with Froggy" knew at an early age that she wanted to practice pediatric dentistry. Not everybody gets to do exactly what they want for a career.
Following a visit to the dentist's office in the second grade, Dr. Shadi decided that she, too, would become a dentist. When she informed her family of this at the ripe age of seven, they were amused. Little did they know where her determination would take her!
Dr Shadi has a wonderful personality and immediately you can tell how gentle and compassionate she is with children. Having a daughter of her own, she uses her own maternal experiences to create a positive environment for your family from the first appointment on. She listens and works with patients and parents to partner in developing the best possible treatment for your child.
After receiving her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 1995 and practicing for few years Dr. Araghi completed a three-year Pediatric Dentistry residency at Tufts Dental School and Tufts New England Medical center in Boston, Massachusetts, where she excelled at advanced behavior management techniques, conscious sedation, limited orthodontics and working with special needs patients. Upon completing her training, she and her family relocated to Washington to be closer to family and friends.
Dr. Shadi's philosophy is that childhood dental experiences establish a lifetime pattern of feelings towards dentistry, and she will make every effort to create a wonderful "Dental Home" for your child.
She has been actively involved in the community and can be found volunteering at health fairs, schools and community outreach programs.
She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Pediatric Association, the Washington Dental Association, and the King County Dental Society. Dr. Araghi is licensed by the State of Washington as a specialist in pediatric dentistry;
- Certified by the Academy of Laser Dentistry - Diode Nd: YAG laser dentistry
- Certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
- Certified in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS)
- Dr. Araghi along with her husband formed Highlands Dentistry with the idea of providing the highest quality dental care to infants, children, adolescents and their families
In the practice, Dr. Araghi uses technology and provides treatment options that will make your child's first dental visit, and every visit, seem less intimidating and more fun. Her husband, Dr. Ray, is a family/cosmetic dentist, and as a team together they provide comprehensive care for all of their patients and their families.
The relationships that our office develops with our patients and their families are priceless to us. We look forward to getting to know our patients, hearing about all of their adventures in life, and listening to what is important to them at each and every appointment.