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.


Nicole Dormes - Office ManagerNicole Dormes, Office Manager

After working in the dental field for 4 years, I joined the team at Extraordinary Smile to explore my passion towards helping others achieve their best possible smile. One of my biggest endeavors is to always give back. I love to cook with my daughter in my free time, and when I am not busy you can find me spending time with my family and exploring places unknown to me.





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.




Shima is a Registered Dental Hygienist in Palo Alto Shima Javidiazad, RDH

I am one of the newest member of the amazing team of Extraordinary Smile. I have been in the dental field for 6 years, first as a registered dental assistant and now perusing my dream career as a register dental hygienist. I decided to expand my knowledge in the dental field in 2016 in foothill college, and Carrington college dental hygiene program from 2018-2019. I chose this career because I am passionate about educating my patients on proper care for oral health. I love to give my patients the best treatment they deserve in order to maintain a life long good hygiene and by doing that I also use laser treatment to improve my patients periodontal health. I enjoy my career and in my spare time I like to go to workout, hiking, and explore new places.


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.






Kelly Straub, RDA Palo AltoKelly Straub, RDA

I have been an RDA for 12 years, I attended Mesa college in San Diego. Born and raised in the Bay Area. Became a flight attendant 5 years ago. I love traveling, staying active with Pilates and being outdoors with my two poodles!