GatewaySmiles & Implant Center
Dr. Vakili is proud to be recognized as one of San Diego Magazine’s Top 10 dentists. She’s gained this distinction by building relationships with her patients and their family. Whether you’re in need of deep cleaning with a laser gum treatment or a full-mouth restoration, she values you as an individual and takes the time to listen to your concerns and is sensitive to your feelings about taking the steps to having a healthy beautiful mouth and smile. Dr. Vakili is known as the “happy dentist.” She takes pride in developing long-term rapport and wants to be there for you and your loved ones. “Our philosophy is to listen and to achieve together your ideal treatment plan options,” shares Dr. Vakili.
As a prosthodontist, Dr. Vakili specializes in her patients’ smiles and self-confidence through her masterful cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. In addition she has extensive training in orthodontics giving her the ability to help her patients with bite problems and TMJ headaches. She has taken care to hire a responsible, devoted staff with each member equally devoted to providing the most sophisticated dental care in a relaxed and pleasant setting.
One of Dr. Vakili’s key strengths is that she can look at complex cases, and simplify them–resulting in happier patients. Her more than 17 years of experience and hours of continuing dental education, afford her the knowledge to design treatment paths that ensure her patients’ comfort and save them time, pain, and extra dental fees.
With experience in sleep dentistry, there’s no longer a reason to put off your dental treatments. Dr. Vakili creates miles of smiles with implants, crowns, veneers and more. And, because we know there is a connection between dental plaque and some cancers such as stomach cancer, heart disease and stroke, her entire team is highly trained in periodontal disease control. Dr. Vakili uses lasers and surgical or non-surgical modalities to get plaque under control—helping to prevent future health problems.
Dr. Vakili sets a standard of leadership by continuing her education, learning the most advanced, state-of-the-art dentistry techniques. The average dentist may take the minimal required number of 50 Continuing Education Units (CEU) per year. Dr. Vakili thrives on life-long dental learning and takes an average of 200 CEUs per year. She is a graduate of the Florida-based, Dawson Academy and earned her certificate from the prestigious University of Pittsburgh. She completed a three-year residency in a university-hospital-based program. Dr. Vakili is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a member of the American College of Prosthodontists, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and San Diego County Dental Society.
As a bit of personal background – in her free time, Dr. Vakili likes hiking, gardening, reading and enjoying her family. Her passion in life is to help people be confident and happy with their smile!
Meet Our Team
Our team here at Gateway Smiles & Implant Center is dedicated to giving you a caring and positive dental experience. We want you to be proud of your smile, and we are here to make that happen. We are a very friendly staff that is dedicated to helping our patients succeed in their oral health goals. We are very customer-oriented and offer our bilingual talents (in English, Spanish, Farsi, and Tagalog) to anyone who may need it to receive high-quality dental care in Poway, California. Our dentist, Dr. Azita Vakili, is prepared to help and serve her family of patients and all of their dental needs!