Rowshan Ahani, D.D.S., M.S.
I grew up right here on the Peninsula, graduating from Burlingame High School. I then attended UC Davis, where I received a B.S. degree in Zoology. After graduation, I spent years working as a Biochemical Technician at Genentech.
It was during my time at Genentech that I decided on a career in Dentistry. I was accepted into UCLA School of Dentistry, where I received a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1999. During my dental school years, I found endodontics to be the most difficult, challenging, and confounding aspect of dentistry. So, of course, I decided that this was what I was meant to do for the rest of my life.
I spent the next two years in the Endodontics residency program at SUNY Buffalo where I earned my endodontics specialty certificate as well as a Master of Science degree in Oral Biology. While I enjoyed my time in Buffalo and was very lucky to have met many great people, I was thrilled to move back home to sunny California! After returning, I worked as an associate endodontist for 3 years until, in October 2004, we opened Bayside Endodontics in Daly City.
Although I didn't have many concrete reasons for choosing this specialty, fate would have it that I couldn't imagine a better, more satisfying job than the one I have. Few other professions can provide people relief from intense pain and suffering every single day. I truly feel very lucky to have chosen to work in such a rewarding field.
When I am away from the office, I spend as much time as possible with my wife, Tina (also a dentist!), and our three teenage boys. I am a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and have been actively training and competing in since 2009. When I an not in the office or with my family, you can usually find me on the jiu-jitsu mats.