Meet Our Team

All professionals at Origins Specialty Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the dental field. Read on to learn more about our team’s experience and training.

Parisa Kheirieh, DDS


Dr. Parisa Kheirieh is a Prosthodontist with over 14 years of experience in restorative dentistry, dental implants, esthetic and general dentistry. Dr. Kheirieh and her professional team at Origins Specialty Dentistry ensure high-quality dental care in their relaxing state-of-the-art office in San Antonio, Texas. She has completed 3 years of Prosthodontics Specialty at New York University, College of Dentistry as the Chief Resident.

She was also a part-time clinical faculty in Department of Operative Dentistry at NYU. Prior to her post-graduate residency, she earned fellowship in Advanced Comprehensive Dentistry after receiving her Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) Degree. She has been recognized for excellence in patient care and received the highest academic standing award in Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry in 2014. As an active member of San Antonio District Dental Society (SADDS), Dr Kheirieh is an alternate Delegate to Texas Dental Association (TDA). She is proficient in restoration and replacement of damaged or lost teeth and improving esthetics utilizing a wide range of simple and complex restorations, implant and removable prostheses.

Dr. Kheirieh is a member of numerous professional organizations, including American College of ProsthodontistsTexas Dental AssociationSan Antonio District Dental SocietyAcademy of OsseointegrationAmerican Dental Association, and Northwest San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. As an awarded dentist, she is active in giving presentations to her peers on Smile Design, Cosmetic Dentistry and All-on-four Implant Dentures.

Dr. Kheirieh is committed to continuing education courses and advanced training to offer world-class dental care with the latest technology to her patients. Aside from practicing at Origins Specialty Dentistry, she has been involved with numerous clinical research projects and published on interdisciplinary dentistry, full mouth rehabilitation, preventive and implant dentistry. In her spare time, she much enjoys working with her husband, Babak on their dental educational channel for public as a co-founder of “Word of Mouth: The Truth about Dentistry”.

Throughout her years practicing dentistry in San Antonio, she has been dedicated to the patient-centered approach with their comfort in mind. Using latest advanced technology in her office including Digital Dentistry, CT Scan, In-house Lab and Intraoral Scanning, she ensures detailed treatment planning and execution with the utmost precision. Being both General Dentist and Prosthodontist, she is passionate about the art and science of dentistry from fillings and veneers to full mouth restorations.

Dr Kheirieh is a member of peer review committee and her volunteer experience in community services and outreach programs show her passion for patients’ health and well-being. Dr. Kheirieh enjoys nature walks in the beautiful Hill Country, travelling and cooking with her family.

We invite you to schedule your appointment with Dr. Kheirieh, your Family Dentist at Origins Specialty Dentistry. She is looking forward to meeting you in person. Our colleagues may find our specialty referral form in Forms.

Babak Najafi, DDS, MDS, FRCD(C)


Dr. Babak Najafi is a Board-Certified Periodontist, co-owner at Origins Specialty Dentistry in San Antonio. With over 14 years of experience, he is committed to providing high-quality dental care in a warm and caring environment. Coming from a family of dentists, he pursued his passion after receiving Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree & practicing general dentistry to become a specialist. He completed his 3-year post-graduate residency in Periodontology with honors and earned Certificate in Periodontics and Master’s Degree (MDS) from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine,

The State University of New Jersey. Alongside his private practice, Dr Najafi is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Department of Advanced Education in General Dentistry, Department of Comprehensive Dentistry, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) School of Dentistry. He also maintains an adjunct faculty position at Rutgers University and has published several articles on periodontal regenerative procedures, dental implants and minimally-invasive dentistry. His Master’s Thesis was on Dental Implants and Sinus Bone Grafting Surgeries which was published in Journal of Oral Implantology and presented at American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

As an active member of San Antonio District Dental Society (SADDS), Dr Najafi is an alternate Delegate to Texas Dental Association (TDA). He serves as Ad-Hoc reviewer for Journal of Periodontology, Official Publication of American Academy of Periodontology and Journal of Oral Implantology, Official Publication of American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Najafi also received Certificate in Laser Dentistry from the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry and became a certified LANAP clinician.

He is currently an active member of American Dental AssociationSan Antonio District Dental Society, American Academy of Periodontology, Texas Dental Association, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Northwest San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Royal College of Dentists of Canada, Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry, and Southwest Society of Periodontists.

His expertise in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease), Gum and Bone Grafting, Dental Implants, Esthetic Dentistry and Oral Surgeries using the latest technology rooted from his rigorous dental school years, post-graduate advanced training, and extensive experience practicing in San Antonio. Patients state that Dr. Najafi and his experienced team go above and beyond to help them feel at ease & well prepared for any minor or major dental treatments. Offering different sedation options to help anxious patients feel relaxed during their dental appointments.

Alongside his practice, he is involved in teaching. His scientific presentations in local and international dental meetings show his commitment to cutting-edge dentistry. Dr. Najafi is a Fellow-Elect in the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and involved with numerous clinical research studies. His recent papers have been published in International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry (Official Journal of the Academy of Osseointegration), Journal of Clinical Advances in Periodontics (Clinical Journal of American Academy of Periodontology), Journal of Clinical Oral Implants Research (Official Publication of the European Association for Osseointegration), Journal of Oral Implantology (Official Publication of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry), etc. Dr. Najafi is also the co-founder of “Word of Mouth: The Truth about Dentistry”; Dental Educational Series on various dental topics for public. Through social channels and community events, he strives to make dental care relatable. Serving San Antonians, he has been involved with various community services to promote oral health care.

As his friends say, Dr. Najafi has dentistry in his blood. His father, uncle, brother & wife are all dentists. Being surrounded by dentists, his mother has been his role model of perseverance and compassion. He continued his family values into his practice. Dr. Najafi and his wife, Paris, could not be happier to call San Antonio their home. Aside from his passion in dentistry, he is an avid reader, history buff, and surely, a big Spurs fan! If not in the office, he enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends, hiking, tubing & reading books.

He looks forward to meeting you in person and taking care of your dental needs. To make an appointment with him, Contact us. Our colleagues may find our specialty referral form in Forms.

Adam M. Martinez, DDS


Dr. Adam M. Martinez was born and raised in Edinburg, Texas. Dr. Martinez graduated from The University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio Dental School with teaching honors. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree at The University of Texas – Pan American. Dr. Martinez is an active member of multiple organizations including the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), Texas Dental Association (TDA), Hispanic Dental Association (HDA), and Greater San Antonio Hispanic Dental Association (GSA-HDA).

Throughout dental school, Dr. Martinez found a passion for teaching and mentorship for his fellow underclassmen. Because of his continued passion for mentorship and guidance, Dr. Martinez currently serves as BOLD Outreach Chair for GSA-HDA.
In his spare time, Dr. Martinez enjoys mountain biking, gaming, off-roading, camping, grilling, and spending time with his wife Samantha and their cat Blaire James the third.

Azadeh Abdollahi, DDS


Dr. Azi is a highly experienced dentist with over 13 years of dental experience. Graduating with honors from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Dentistry, Dr. Azi earned recognition with the Honor Award for outstanding dedication to Dental Education.
With an impressive academic background, Dr. Azi pursued further excellence obtaining a fellowship from the American International Academy and earning a Master’s Degree in Health Promotion from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Additionally, Dr. Azi gained invaluable practical experience through the preceptorship program at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), focusing on Hospital Dentistry providing dental service for geriatric and special needs patients.

Dr Azi was honored by SGA Student Award from UT Health San Antonio Student Government Association as the Student Leader at the San Antonio Refugee Dental Clinic. She earned the Outstanding Student Award and Interprofessional Education (IPE) Award.
Throughout her career, Dr. Azi has actively contributed to dental research, particularly in the areas of tooth sensitivity and cavity prevention. This passion for advancing dental knowledge reflects her commitment to providing the best care possible for our patients.At Origins Dentistry, Dr. Azi offers a comprehensive range of services, including restorative procedures, endodontic treatments (root canal treatments), pediatric dentistry, and esthetic dentistry. With Dr. Azi’s expertise and dedication, you can trust that you are in safe hands for all your dental needs. We look forward to welcoming you to our practice and helping you achieve your optimal oral health. Schedule an appointment today and experience the exceptional care provided by Dr. Azi and our friendly dental team. Your smile deserves the best.

Taylor Arce

Office Manager

Always cheerful and ready to help with a smile on her face… Taylor is our Office Manager at Origins Specialty Dentistry.

She has been in the dental field for 12 plus years. Being experienced as a registered dental assistant, she is super knowledgeable in the front desk and back office. She goes above and beyond to make our patients feel comfortable and relaxed at office. Our team truly appreciates her professionalism & positive attitude which ensures delightful days at Origins Dentistry.

Taylor is happily married and has two beautiful boys. In her free time, she enjoys taking family walks, going dancing with her husband, cooking, and going to the river

Kaitlyn Wilson

Registered Dental Assistant

Born & raised in Houston, our Registered Dental Assistant, Kaitlyn found her forever home right here in the lovely San Antonio. In doing that, she found our office right here at Origins Dentistry & fit right in!

She is a very kind and joyful person & brings lots of laughs to our office. When she’s not helping our amazing patients, she enjoys spending time traveling with her boyfriend & also going downtown with her family and friends.

We know that if we ever need a laugh to find Kaitlyn!

Loni Simmons

Registered Dental Assistant

Loni is our quick-witted Registered Dental Assistant at Origins Specialty Dentistry.

She pursued her dental aspirations and graduated from San Antonio Christian Dental Clinic. Since then, she has acquired many years of experience in various aspects of dentistry. She is a very resilient and warm-hearted person who is devoted to her responsibilities and enjoys taking life day by day.

Loni provides our patients with a sense of ease, and comfortability as soon as they step into our office and it is almost immediately that her knowledge and skills in the field are shown through. Outside of her professional life, Loni is a loving mother, dutiful wife and playful companion. She has been married for almost seventeen years. Her marriage has brought her three wonderful, spunky teenagers: Naomi, Christian, and Aralyn as well as a very spoiled dog, Bruno, whom she named after her favorite singer: Bruno Mars.

Zandra Aguilar

Treatment Coordinator

Zandra was born and raised in New Braunfels and has been in the dental field for 15 plus years. She strives to make general dentistry and specialty services understandable and achievable for our amazing patients. Zandra loves learning new and advanced dental technology and enjoys interacting with our dental experts.

Proud mama of a daughter named Haley: “She’s my heart and joy, we love to cook, laugh, and paint together. Over the weekends you can find me with my new German Shepard/ Husky puppy, Koda! We go on many adventures and walks. She keeps me on my toes! Can’t wait for summertime to soak up the sun, go to concerts, and enjoy the river and paddle board with my daughter. Love working with the Origins crew! I feel right at home with everyone!

Monica Guerrero

Registered Dental Assistant

Born and raised in Fredericksburg, Monica is our bright and charismatic Registered Dental Assistant. In her free time, she enjoys creating beautiful memories with family and friends, exploring new destinations. Her adventurous spirit extends to discovering the hidden gems of downtown San Antonio. Whether it’s strolling through the charming Riverwalk or enjoying walks with her boyfriend and their dog, Ridley, she finds joy in every moment. 

Over the weekends, you can find her wine tasting in the Hill Country. Her zest for life reflects not only in her professional dedication as a dental assistant but also in her genuine enthusiasm for the simple pleasures that make each day extraordinary. 

Ruby Alvarado

Treatment Coordinator/ Registered Dental Assistant

Naturally calm and respectful to all, Ruby is our experienced Treatment Coordinator at Origins Specialty Dentistry.

She graduated from Highlands High School with aspirations of becoming an English teacher. She completed her basics at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), but was intrigued by the impact of orthodontic treatment on her life. Moved by her own experience, Ruby then transferred to Kaplan College where she pursued her Dental Assistant career and graduated in 2015.

Born and raised in the city of San Antonio, she is passionate about serving patients in our multi-specialty office in Northwest Side. Aside from her professional work, Ruby is patiently waiting for her baby girl to be born, and spending quality time with her husband and two young daughters.

In her spare time, Ruby also enjoys athletic swimming and playing musical instruments. She strongly believes a simple act of kindness goes a long way.

We look forward to meeting you and giving you a tour of our modern office. Our friendly and experienced team is here to help you.

Schedule your appointment today!