What We Believe
At Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry, we believe that your oral health is a key component to your overall systemic health.
We seek to provide unsurpassed, comprehensive dental care that always maintains or improves your well-being.
Grounded in a neuromuscular philosophy, we believe that your dental treatment should function as beautifully as it looks. Everything we do respects the relationship between the airway, the jaw joints, the muscles, and the teeth.
We Are Perpetual Students
We are perpetual students and will continue to further our knowledge and clinical skills in order to be at the forefront of the most advanced dental practices available.
We strive for a mutually rewarding dental experience for both the patient and our team.
It is our goal to exceed your expectations every day in a stress-free and peaceful environment to give you the utmost attention in hospitality and service, all within a timely manner.
We seek to impart the value of our work through patient education and exceptional dental care.
The entire team at Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry welcomes you to our practice and is excited to help you achieve your optimal dental goals.
Drs. Ebrahimian & Team
Meet Our Team
Dr. Ariana received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Following in her father’s footsteps (Dr. Max), she went on to pursue a degree in Doctor of Dental Surgery, which she completed at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco, California, a nationally renowned institution of higher learning.
Dr. Ariana’s education is unique in that she received specialized training from the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI Global), which means she can diagnose and treat issues involving an improper bite, poor oral posture, or a constricted airway. These include headaches, temporomandibular disorders (TMD), facial pain, orthodontic problems, and sleep problems. She has experienced first-hand how these type of oral issues can affect one’s life. Her younger sister battled obstructive sleep apnea for many years, before being diagnosed and treated for her condition.
Dr. Ariana is proud to be associated with the outstanding organizations below:
• North American Association of Facial Orthotropics where she is a founding member and board member
• Monterey Bay Dental Society
• International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics
• American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
• American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
• American Academy of Gnathologic Orthopedics
• American Dental Association
• California Dental Association
She is the treasurer of the North American Association of Facial Orthotropics, an organization that facilitates a philosophy towards Natural Growth Guidance of the face and jaws, to determine correct “oral posture.”
From 2012-2013, Dr. Ariana was county director of the Monterey Bay Dental Society (MBDS), which brings dental professionals and the public together by sharing informative news regarding dental health. In 2014, she became the vice president of MBDS, the president-elect in 2015, and is currently (2016) the president of MBDS.
Dr. Ariana is the co-founder of the Pacific Dental Mission, which provides the utmost support to dentists and dental professionals alike who provide the highest quality of dental care to patients.
Her certifications include Invisalign®, Biobloc Orthotropics®, SomnoMed Preferred Provider, meaning she can offer patients the newest, most effective treatments for orthodontics, correcting oral posture, and sleep apnea.
Spreading her knowledge outside of the office, Dr. Ariana lectures dentists and healthcare professionals about neuromuscular dentistry, facial growth guidance, sleep disordered breathing and Orthotropics®.
As a journalism and communications major in college, I never saw myself in the dental field. But after managing the family business for 20 years, I have come to enjoy every aspect of my position. My commitment to the practice extends far beyond the front desk. Having attended over 90% of the continuing education that the doctors attend, I am one of the few dental office managers who truly understands patients’ unique dental needs and treatment options. I find it very fulfilling to act as a concierge for all of our guests – whether walking people through the new patient experience or catching up with long-time patients – my job allows me to share the excitement the entire team has for our profession here at Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry.
Jeanne Shimizu, RDH
Myofunctional Therapist, Buteyko Breathing educator
In almost 40 years of practicing dental hygiene, I have never enjoyed my profession as much as I do at Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry. Working with Dr. Max and Dr. Ariana is a breath of fresh air. The level of care we are able to provide, thanks to our countless hours of continuing education, is truly astounding. I’m excited to be on the leading edge of hygiene, offering laser assisted periodontal therapy and seeing results I have never seen in hygiene before. I would not trust my teeth to anyone else, and I was overjoyed at the results I received from my Invisalign® and whitening treatments.
For almost 10 years, her role has included being the in-house myofunctional therapist and Buteyko Breathing educator. I am passionate about training with the leading experts in both fields, I am well-equipped to help people of all ages, and especially children, form proper oral habits and maximize their health for a lifetime.
Caitlin Matthews grew up in Santa Cruz county attending Aptos High & later Cabrillo College Dental Hygiene Program. She was our original front office assistant for two years giving five-star service to all our patients with her warm smile & gracious personality.
We knew Caitlin had her heart set on becoming a registered dental hygienist so when she graduated from her program May 2017 we just had to have her back on our team. Patients are now enjoying Caitlin’s excellent hygiene skills & gentle approach at chair side.
Caitlin enjoys putting in hours of community service- volunteering for dental related organizations helping Seniors & Vets. She also enjoys running, cooking, & spending time with family & friends.
Born and raised in Santa Cruz, I have enjoyed working in dentistry for over ten years in the community I call home. After a long stint in endodontics, I am so happy to be back working in a general dental office that takes such an integrative approach to patient care. I love watching the impact that cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics can have on a patient’s life.