We have an amazing staff with years of experience in caring for people just like you!


Palo Alto Dentist Zahra Hakim DDSZahra Hakim, DDS

Dr. Zahra Hakim is a graduate of University of California, San Francisco with an extra year of training in oral and maxillofacial surgery and implant dentistry.  She is also a premier provider of Invisalign with over two hundred cases completed successfully.

Dr. Hakim has been closely affiliated with The University of California, San Francisco and is an assistant clinical professor at UCSF’s department of Oral and maxillofacial surgery.  Her expertise in oral surgery enables her to perform dental implant procedures from start to finish so the patients can receive a surgical and restorative treatment in the center without the need to visit multiple specialists.

Dr. Hakim has a team of professional hygienists who have in combination over 40 years of dental hygiene experience. She and all the Hygienists are licensed to perform laser dentistry and she continually endeavors to ensure that all staff in the practice  improve their skill base in order to provide the highest standard of care possible.  Dr Hakim and her team are always focused on patient comfort and satisfaction and patients can be assured of receiving the highest standard of care.


Palo Alto Dentist Office ManagerMichelle Rodriques, Office Manager

I began my professional career as a Dental Assistant in 2006 and since then continued certifications in Oral Surgery and licensing as a Registered Dental assistant. I made my transition to front office administration in 2013, where I gained experience in the managerial and business aspects of the dental office. In my personal time I enjoy spending time with my family, exploring local outdoor activities and events.





Yoshiko Murata, RDHYoshiko Murata, RDH

Yoshiko has been a member of the team since Dr. Hakim started her practice at the present location.  She enjoys treating all the wonderful people who come to the office.  Yoshiko became a Registered Hygienist in California in 1999 after serving as a dental hygienist in Japan.  She earned her certification for laser soft tissue treatment in 2005 and has improved many of her patient’s periodontal health. Yoshiko lives in Mountain View with her husband and daughter.





Sonia Perez, RDA Palo Alto

Sonia Perez, RDA

I have been a Dental Assistant since 1992. Became a Registered Dental Assistant 2002. I love spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy road trips, traveling, hiking, dancing, anything spontaneous outdoors, and my career.