Dedicated to Giving You a Memorable Experience

We're all about fostering meaningful relationships through personalized care in a calming and hospitable environment. Our aim is to transform the traditional dental visit into a memorable journey, redefining expectations and ensuring each patient feels truly valued.

Meet the University District Dental Team

Dr. Safina Jetha-Kurji

Family Dentist
Hi! My journey in dentistry is one that has taken me to the ends of the earth! After completing my DDS degree at the University of Melbourne in Australia, I returned home to set up shop in the incredible community of University District. With something for everyone and a truly walkable lifestyle, it's been a pleasure to serve the people who make up the fabric of this community, and beyond! The diverse population of UD has given me the opportunity to pursue the ever-changing field of dentistry with an attitude of growth and innovation, aiming to tailor our dental care to our patients' specific needs and goals. When I'm not taking care of your teeth, you'll find me neck deep in boy-mom life, dabbling in interior design, reconnecting using yoga and forever planning my next travel adventure!
Guilty Pleasure: Interior design & bubblegum ice cream

Dr. Sami Sahawneh

Family Dentist
I've always loved new experiences and challenging myself whether it's moving to a new country, learning a new language or taking on a renovation project. My passion for dentistry arises from that same curiosity which is continuing to grow and connecting with people for all walks of life. Connection is also why I believe University District is an awesome place to be and I love this community for its diverse, welcoming and vibrant energy. During my spare time you'll find me playing tennis, skiing or hiking in the great outdoors!
Guilty Pleasure: Travel & raspberry cheesecake


Team Lead
Bringing smiles to our patient's faces by building relationships and being a part of the UD community drives my passion in dentistry. It truly gives me a sense of purpose to get to know our patients and find solutions that fit their needs. I love brightening everyone's day and am the resident "green thumb" of the office - my flower planters at the front of the office are my signature!
Guilty Pleasure: The Royals!


Dental Assistant
Ever since I was little, I loved going to the dentist. As an adult, my passion for dentistry only grew and now I can't imagine working in another field. It is incredibly rewarding to empower each patient with the confidence and guidance to improve their oral health. Building trust with patients and overseeing their dental care is a privilege I cherish everyday. Three years ago I had the opportunity to join the team at UD Dental and I'm grateful to have been welcomed into such a vibrant and supportive community. Outside of dental work, I enjoy walks with my doggies, Leo & Layla, losing myself in a good book and embarking on adventures with friends and family.
Guilty Pleasure: Mixing anything sweet with salty!


Dental Assistant
I am passionate about dentistry, helping others and making people smile. I enjoy building connections with our patients and I strive to make your visit comfortable and at ease with some laughs along the way. When I'm not at UD Dental, you can find me soaking up the sun, paddle boarding, traveling and reading. I'm a big fan of tacos and coffee (although probably not at the same time!) and I'm always looking for recommendations on new camping and road trip destinations.
Guilty Pleasure: "add to cart" ;)


Dental Hygienist
I chose dental because I knew I wanted to be in healthcare and help people. I take pride in providing the best care possible for my patients through education and making them feel comfortable during their appointments. In my spare time I enjoy mountain biking and reading.
Guilty Pleasure: ...Reality TV


Dental Hygienist
Bio coming soon...
Guilty Pleasure: Coming Soon!
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