Drs. Nipa Sheth, and Valerie De Leon; our specialists, Drs. Allan Pang, Lynna Bui, and Anastasios Photopoulos; and their team are committed to providing each of our patients with personalized, gentle, and professional dental care in San Jose, California, during every visit. Our doctors and team members have received advanced training and education to care for all your and your family’s needs in one convenient location. We welcome you to get to know our team at AZ Dental so you can feel more at home during your treatment. You are also welcome to contact us with any questions, and to schedule your appointment.


Nipa Sheth, DDS
Dr. Nipa Sheth earned her dental degree from New York University in 1997 and has worked in private dental practice in California, New York, and New Jersey. She was also the clinical director and regional director supervising multiple dental practices in the San Francisco Bay area.

She is an Invisalign® Premier Provider, an honor given to less than 5% of American dentists. She was included in the list of “Top 100 Dentists of America” and was also voted the “Best Cosmetic Dentist in Santa Clara County” by Best of the Bay.

Dr. Sheth is an active member of the American Dental Society, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, California Dental Society, and Santa Clara Dental Society. She has extensive experience in various cosmetic dental procedures such as full-mouth reconstruction, veneers, and Invisalign®. Dr. Sheth also trains other dentists in these procedures. Her hobbies include Indian classical dancing, and hiking.

Dr. Lynna Bui, DDS
Dr. Lynna Bui was raised in San Jose, California, and finished her undergraduate studies in Biology at the University of California, Irvine. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago, and then practiced general dentistry before completing her specialty training in Periodontics at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. During that same period, she obtained her Master of Public Health at the Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Dr. Bui also served as an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Periodontics at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco.

Dr. Bui has published articles in the Implant Dentistry Journal on clinical and histological evaluation of immediate-loaded posterior implants. She has also lectured at the California Dental Association and American Dental Association conferences regionally and nationally.

Dr. Bui is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology,
Academy of Osseointegration, International Association for Dental Research, California Society of Periodontists, American Dental Association, and the California Dental Association. She also served on the Board of Directors for the Mid-Peninsula Dental Society.

Dr. Bui is dedicated to providing quality patient care, using state-of-the-art equipment and the latest techniques to ensure optimal patient safety and comfort. She believes in strong communication with general dentists and other specialists, and utilizing the team approach to ensure comprehensive patient care. Besides work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Dr. Mehran Chitgar
I received my Dental degree from Temple university, school of dentistry in Philadelphia, PA in 1996 and I have been practicing general dentistry for the last 20 years in the Bay Area. I practice all aspects of general dentistry. I attended dental courses and seminars annually to advance my dental skills and knowledge. I’m an active member of American Dental Association, California Dental Association and Santa Clara Dental Association. I’m dedicated to provide quality dental care using the latest Dental techniques and equipment to ensure optimal dental care. I also like to provide a relaxed and comfortable environment by interacting and communicating with patients so that they have a positive experience about taking care of their teeth. On my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family. I also like cooking, traveling and watching good movies.

Dr. Sirish Makan, DDS
Dr. Makan was born and raised in Southern California. He matriculated at the where he majored in biology. He then went on to attend the prestigious Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, CA, obtaining his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Upon completing his dental degree, Dr. Makan interned in Nashville, Tennessee at the Oral Surgical Institute. After interning in Nashville, Dr. Makan went on to spend 4 years in Washington D.C., completing his residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS). He is currently in the process of completing his board certification and maintains his privileges at Stanford University.

Dr. Makan is married to his beautiful wife, Rupa, who is completing a surgical fellowship in breast cancer surgery at Stanford University. They enjoy the outdoors, travelling and spending time with their friends
and family.

Valerie De Leon
Please check back soon to learn more about our dentist, Dr. Valerie De Leon!


Lynna Bui
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Allan Pang
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Dr. Anastasios Photopoulos
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Meet Our Managers

AZ Dental strives to provide each patient excellent dental and patient care, and our office managers help make that happen! At our dental office in San Jose, California, our team is full of caring and talented dental professionals, including those at the front desk. Our office managers make sure that everything runs smoothly and that our patients always get the care they need.

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