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Q & A with Dr. Padideh Shafiei 01-27-2011


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Spectrum Dentistry | Padideh Shafiei | Dentist | Irvine, CA


Q: What got you into this specific medical field?

A: I am a very detail oriented person who loves to work with my hands. I also like patient care. Dentistry has allowed me to fulfill two of my interests.

Q: What landed you in your city, and what is it that you like about the neighborhood?  
A: My family lives in Irvine. Irvine, as well as my neighborhood, are very safe and family oriented.
Q: Where did you receive your undergraduate degree, your professional degree, and did you... read more

Oral Cancer Awareness Month 05-23-2011


The Oral Cancer Foundation | Padideh Shafiei | Dentist | Irvine, CAThroughout April 2011 Spectrum Dentistry participated in Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Month, in association with The Oral Cancer Foundation. We offered free oral cancer screenings and free full mouth X-rays.









Benefits of Digital Radiography 03-02-2011

Alissa Pacheco


Digital X-ray | Padideh Shafiei | Dentist | Irvine, CARadiographs, or X-rays, are used in every dental office. They are a great way to see the teeth and bones, and they make sure they are healthy. In the past, X-rays were taken using little pieces of covered film. They were placed in the mouth and exposed using an X-ray machine. They always jabbed inside the mouth and seemed to take forever to be processed. Well, those days are now behind us! In the new era of dentistry, dentists are using digital radiography. The same X-ray machine is used to... read more

Invisalign 02-13-2011

The Invisible Braces

Cheryl Calmis
Invisalign Clear Aligners | Padideh Shafiei | Dentist | Irvine, CA
The Invisalign method consists of a series of thermoplastic clear aligners that are custom made for you. They move your teeth in a sequence recommended by your dentist. You change the aligners every 2 weeks, and visit your dentist every 4-6 weeks for a check-up. Typical treatment time is about a year, though it varies from patient to patient.
First, your dentist will determine if Invisalign is right for you. Next, the dentist will take impressions (models), photographs and X-rays of your teeth... read more