Solana Smiles & Implant Center
Dr. Vakili is humbled to be recognized as one of San Diego Magazine’s Top 10 Dentists. Building relationships with her patients and their families is the secret to her success. Whether you’re in need of deep cleaning with a laser gum treatment or a full-mouth restoration, she values each individual and takes the time to listen to concerns. Dr. Vakili is known as the “happy dentist.” She prides herself in developing long-term rapport and wants to be a valuable resource to her patient family. “Our philosophy is to listen and to achieve together your ideal treatment plan options,” shares Dr. Vakili.
As a prosthodontist, Dr. Vakili specializes in masterful cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. Her extensive training in orthodontics allows her to help patients with bite problems and TMJ headaches. She’s built a responsible, devoted staff devoted to providing the most sophisticated dental care in a relaxed and pleasant setting. One of Dr. Vakili’s key strengths is her ability to simplify complex cases. Her many years of experience and hours of continuing dental education lead to treatment paths that save patients time, money, and future problems.
Dr. Vakili sets a standard of leadership by continuing her education and learning state-of-the-art dental techniques. The average dentist takes the minimal required number of 50 Continuing Education Units (CEU) per year. Dr. Vakili thrives on life-long 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.
In her free time, Dr. Vakili likes hiking, gardening, reading and enjoying her family. But her passion in life is to help people be confident and happy with their smile!
Dr. Meeve Chie enjoys working as part of our Team at the office, especially her relationships with her patients and co-workers. She describes her job as simply working with her friends and family.
Dr. Meeve Chie brings many years of dental care experience to our practice in private and academic settings. She earned her Doctor of Dentistry (DDS) at Tehran University in Iran and Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston Massachusetts.
She has teaching experiences as a former faculty at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and clinical associate professor at University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine.
Prior to moving to San Diego CA, she lived and worked in Massachusetts and Colorado.
She enjoys spending time with her family and participates in outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming and biking, to enjoy the beautiful weather in San Diego!
“I genuinely enjoy caring for my patients. My patients tell me about their lives, their work and the many things they have lived through. I always learn something valuable from their experiences.”
Meet the Team
Our team here at Solana 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 Solana Beach, California. Our dentist, Dr. Azita Vakili, is prepared to help and serve her family of patients and all of their dental needs!