Palo Alto Dentist Zahra Hakim, DDS and the Extraordinary Smile dental center has been serving the Palo Alto Community with modern dentistry in a unique, caring environment since 2001.

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For the 4th year in a row, Dr. Hakim and Extraordinary Smile have won the 2023 Spectrum Award for excellence in customer service and has earned a rating of 5 out of 5 stars.

We utilize the most technologically advanced equipment in dentistry to provide the highest standard of dental care for our patients. Our team of dental professionals provide the highest quality care in a comfortable and friendly setting.
If you’re looking for a Cosmetic Dentist in Palo Alto, Dr. Hakim can give you a Smile Makeover in just one visit with our One-Visit CEREC® Veneers.  Currently we’re Offering a FREE Consultation for this procedure so Call Now.
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Some of Our Featured Dental Services We Provide in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, and the Surrounding Areas

Dental Implants

Dr. Hakim is a Palo Alto dental implant specialist! If you have one or more missing teeth, then an implant may be right for you. Give us a call and let us help restore your smile and ability to chew…

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Sleep Apnea Relief

If you snore loudly and wake up tired after a full-nights sleep, you may be suffering from Sleep Apnea, a potentially serious sleep disorder.  Palo Alto Dentist Dr. Hakim is certified to treat this condition…

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Invisalign invisible braces are the clear alternative to metal or wire. Palo Alto Dentist Dr. Hakim can straighten your teeth in with removable aligners that are much more comfortable than traditional braces…

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Whether it’s a full smile makeover, or just a porcelain crown, dental veneer, or tooth colored filling, we do it all here in Palo Alto! Give us a call and let us help you create the smile you’ve always wanted…

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Here at our state of the art dental practice, Palo Alto Dentist Dr. Hakim and her team will cater to all your dental needs. Our CEREC® One-Visit dental crowns and veneers, and Cone Beam Technologies allows Dr. Hakim to perform very accurate, computerized dental implant and crown procedures from start to finish here in our office in Palo Alto without having to visit other specialists.

Cone Beam Palo Alto

With us being the top Digital Dentistry practice here in the heart of Silicon Valley, our SprintRay 3D printer, enables better responsiveness to patient needs by significantly reducing manufacturing times, and opens up new treatment options. We can create surgical guides for dental implant placement, manufacture nightguards, retainers and more right here in our office in Palo Alto.

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From tooth color fillings, ZOOM teeth whitening, and teeth straightening using Invisalign, we do it all! In addition Dr. Hakim has been awarded Premier Preferred Provider status from Invisalign and is recognized as one of the nations top 5% of Invisalign providers.  If you have crooked teeth and have been thinking about a bright new smile, Dr. Hakim can give you the smile you’ve always wanted.



Our Clients Say it Best
  • Rating: 5 Dentist Palo Alto, CA - 5 Star Rating by Kiana
    “I got a cleaning here the other day and had a great experience! Dr Hakim was very friendly and welcoming. I have braces, but even then Shima cleaned my teeth SO WELL! She made sure to make me feel comfortable and was super outgoing. The staff is amazing and everyone is so kind, 10/10 would recommend coming here.”–Kiana

  • Rating: 5 Dentist Palo Alto, CA - 5 Star Rating by Ramzi Nahas
    “Dr Hakim and staff are awesome. Over the past 10 years, they have treated me and my teeth extremely well! I have gotten everything from crowns, fillings, and cleanings. Dr. Hakim is an excellent dentist!”–Ramzi

  • Rating: 5 Dentist Palo Alto, CA - 5 Star Rating by Lauren Pizzulli
    “I love the team here. Donna always provides great customer service and has remembered me from my first visit. I called today at 9:30am about a problematic tooth and they had me scheduled at 3:45pm. I arrived an hour early and they still saw me right away. They took care of it immediately and, so far, no more pain. I highly recommend Dr. Hakim.”–Lauren

  • Rating: 5 Dentist Palo Alto, CA - 5 Star Rating by Erika Razo
    “Great dental office. First time there and the care was awesome! It’s hard to find a good dental office, but this one is by far one of the best. I am looking forward to my future visits with this office. Their staff is very welcoming and super helpful.”–Erika

  • Rating: 5 Dentist Palo Alto, CA - 5 Star Rating
    “Absolutely phenomenal staff! 1st time visiting and everything went super smoothly. The staff makes you feel comfortable, and Dr. Hakim is so sweet, gentle and super clear. Very unique experience– super glad I was and will continue to have this dental care!”–Anabel

  • Rating: 5 Dentist Palo Alto, CA - 5 Star Rating“As one of your older patients, I am a big fan of Invisalign. I would have never gone through the typical orthodontic procedures for braces. People did not even know that I was wearing anything on my teeth. It never proved to be a problem. I am very, very pleased with the results of Invisalign. I am almost finished and only have good things to say about it.”

  • Rating: 5 Dentist Palo Alto, CA - 5 Star Rating“Dr. Hakim sets the bar for patient care standards. Dr. Hakim’s extraordinary technical dental skills resonate throughout the organization, and each staff member is expected to deliver the same high level of expertise in their own job functions, all the while having the concern of the patient in focus. Each staff member seems to have the best interest of the patients in mind while performing their duties.”–Danielle

  • Rating: 5 Dentist Palo Alto, CA - 5 Star Rating“As someone in the medical profession, I am extremely aware of qualities such as cleanliness, professionalism,respect, HIPPA, etc. I have shopped around for years for the dentist and office that meets all of these qualities. I have found that, with Dr Hakim and her staff. Look forward ( as much as humanly possible) to my next visit.”

  • Rating: 5 Dentist Palo Alto, CA - 5 Star Rating“The office is run very well. My call was answered when I called, and I was able to get an evaluation visit very quickly. Dr. Hakim is very competitive on price. I will be returning for Invisalign treatment.”


  • Rating: 5 Dentist Palo Alto, CA - 5 Star Rating“Painless and friendly. What more do you want?”