Meet the Provider: Waise Ebrahimi, DDS

March 25, 2022
Meet the Provider

A Q&A with the dentist and founder of Smile Lab, located inside HealthQuarters.

Dr. Waise Ebrahimi graduated from the country’s top dental school, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), the #1 recipient of NIH awards from the past 13 years and one of the top 5 medical programs in the world. After receiving his Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS), Dr. Ebrahimi pursued advanced post-graduate education to master his skills in Restorative and Cosmetic dentistry. 

Dr. Ebrahimi is a strong proponent for preventative and conservative dental care that’s focused on preserving patients’ natural teeth structures. At HealthQuarters, he’s passionate about delivering comprehensive, collaborative, and convenient care to his patients. Read on to learn what inspired him to go into the field, how his approach helps his patients realize their whole body wellness, and what he loves about practicing within HealthQuarters.

What inspired you to go into your field and how did you get started?

I come from a family of healthcare providers and have long been inspired by the influences of art, science, and medicine. I always knew that I also wanted to go into the service of helping people become the healthiest versions of themselves.

 

As a kid, I loved working with my hands and would spend many afternoons fixing things. Naturally, I was drawn to dentistry because it’s an essential healthcare service that also provides the opportunity to be very hands-on and manual with its care.

 

How does your approach to dentistry help patients realize their complete well-being?

The mouth is the gateway to the body. What you eat and what you put in your body is very important, and good health really begins with good gum and tooth health. In fact, there is a wealth of scientific literature demonstrating the strong correlation between many diseases, including heart disease and stroke, and oral health. There’s also evidence to show that people with diabetes are more likely to have problems in the teeth, gums, jaw, and other tissues in and around the mouth.

My job as a dentist is not just to take care of teeth but to help patients achieve whole body health. Oftentimes, I’m the one in a patient’s wider team of healthcare providers who gets to see the patient most frequently. A lot of patients who put off physicals or annual exams will continue to see their dentist twice a year. In those cases, I'm the first in line to catch or discuss certain issues with my patients. 

I take this opportunity seriously and make sure to ask them questions about their symptoms, medical history, and general health. 

What can a guest expect from an appointment with you? What's it going to be like?

A HealthQuarters guest who comes to have a dental appointment with my lab can expect to experience personalized care and attention to detail. Many patients are very nervous when they choose a dentist, especially a new dentist. But in my practice, we prioritize providing a relaxing environment where we slow down and listen to each one of our patients’ concerns. 

We've designed the office space to be bright, clean, and comforting so that everyone who enters feels safe. Ultimately, we want to make dentistry something that is both accessible and comfortable for all of our patients. 

Can you talk more about how you see your practice as connected to holistic preventive care?

Patients these days are looking for convenience and comprehensive wellness. The traditional healthcare model segregates different specialties into their own isolated islands. This model doesn’t lend itself well to interdisciplinary communication and collaboration. 

But with HealthQuarters, I’m able to share a wider space with some of the best providers in New York City.  I'm able to refer my patients to specialists within the same building. Collaborating on a patient’s care is easy and effortless and all happens under one roof. 

What excites you most about practicing within HealthQuarters?

What excites me the most about practicing within HealthQuarters is that I have the ability to focus on providing quality care to my patients. Because the space was designed with convenience and collaboration in mind, I can focus less on the logistics of running a dental practice and reroute more of my energy toward providing my patients with detailed  and high quality dental care. 

Can you tell us a bit about your life outside of dentistry? What do you like to do with your time? Any passions or hobbies?

I’m an avid skier. I grew up going to Lake Tahoe, going to some world class ski resorts in California, but have so many more places on bucket list around the world. I'm also a foodie and I love trying all kinds of foods. Living in New York City provides me with many unique and delicious food experiences, and I feel very grateful to be able to pursue my love of good food in this incredible city. 


Dr. Waise Ebrahimi is a strong proponent for preventative and conservative dental care that’s focused on preserving patients’ natural teeth structures. At HealthQuarters, he’s passionate about delivering comprehensive, collaborative, and convenient care to his patients. You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Ebrahimi at HealthQuarters here.

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