Dr. Divian Patel
Dr. Divian Patel has been involved with dentistry for the last 13 years. As a partner at Menlo Park Family Dental, he is committed to your long term oral health and experience at the office. He is now setting his roots in the Bay Area.
Dr Patel is licensed to practice in two countries! He completed his BDS in London, at the Royal London Hospital in 2010. He managed two successful practices there until he felt a pull to challenge himself and begin a career “across the pond.” In 2016 he came to San Francisco and attained his DDS at the University of the Pacific in 2018.
His hard work has been rewarded by induction into Tau Kappa Omega. The dental school organized its Tau Kappa Omega dental honor society in 1927 in an effort to promote honor and service to the alma mater. Doctors are admitted on the basis of ideals, scholarship and character. Dr Hakim and Dr. Vallee are also members.
His clinical services have been recognized as he was a finalist at the prestigious Dentistry Awards for the Best Young Dentist in the UK 2012. His offices have gone on to win several other accolades. He has a proven passion to deliver high quality care. He loves to use conservative dentistry to achieve healthy, functional and brilliant smiles. He has a special interest in Invisalign and restorative care in order to practice ethical and non-invasive dentistry. He has also developed a passion for restoration of implants.
Outside of the office, Dr. Patel spends as much time with his friends and family as possible. He is fully involved with a local cricket team in Fremont. He remains an avid fan of his boyhood team, Liverpool Football Club. Aside from sports he is a big movie buff.
Dr. Haleh Fazeli
Dr. Haleh Fazeli received two undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Biology, from the University of California, Irvine. Being a native of California, Dr. Fazeli moved to Baltimore to pursue her dream in obtaining her dental degree at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in 2012 (Home to the first dental school in America!).
Upon graduation, she completed a General Practice Residency at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Philadelphia to further her skills in hospital dentistry. She then served as a Full-time Dentist at multiple Veterans Affairs hospitals in Philadelphia and Minneapolis. In 2017, Dr. Fazeli and her husband decided to move their family to Palo Alto where she became the Supervisory Dentist at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Palo Alto. Dr. Fazeli continues to work part-time at the hospital as she strongly believes in serving those who served our wonderful country, one smile at a time.
She also believes in the importance of continuous learning and proactively takes courses in order to stay up to date with the current technologies. Dr. Fazeli is an active member of the ADA, CDA and Mid-Peninsula Dental Society.
Her caring and warm personality make her patients feel at ease under her care. While she enjoys the artistic side of dentistry, she feels that prevention and patient education are the keys to a healthy smile. Her love and passion for dentistry can be seen with each patient that she encounters. She has also developed a strong interest in providing disturbed sleep solutions (sleep apnea or snoring). She is fully aware of the consequences caused by poor quality of sleep.
Dr. Fazeli is thrilled to be a part of Menlo Park Family Dentistry, as she shares the same core values of the practice, by building a trusted and transparent relationship with each patient.
When she is not in the office, she enjoys indoor cycling, baking and spending time with her supportive husband and two children. On occasion, you may run into her at a local farmers market.
Dr. Foroud Hakim
Dr. Foroud Hakim received his undergraduate degree from San Jose State in 1987, followed by his doctorate in dentistry in 1991 from the University of the Pacific. Dedicated to furthering his business acumen, he received an MBA from the University of the Pacific in 1999.
Shortly after graduating from dental school, a perfect opportunity arose to buy a small private practice in scenic, family-friendly San Ramon. Having since moved locations and grown this practice to a strong community, Dr. Hakim has been providing high-quality dental care to many loyal patients since 1992.
The smaller private practice setting is ideal for Dr. Hakim because he feels it is the best environment in which to provide one-on-one, personalized care. He believes in a holistic approach, which means he is not only committed to maintaining and improving patients’ oral health but is concerned about their overall health. An integral part of that philosophy involves an emphasis on prevention and early detection, so for instance, decay can be kept to a minimum and patients can retain the majority of their natural tooth structure. Whenever possible, Dr. Hakim uses minimally invasive dental (MID) procedures.
Outside of the office, Dr. Hakim spends as much time with his incredible wife and two children as possible. He’s a diehard golfer and takes up the occasional basketball or soccer games, as well. He loves traveling, fishing, and enjoying the gourmet dining throughout San Ramon.