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your prosthodontic specialists

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what is a prosthodontist?

With an additional three years of specialized training beyond dental school, Prosthodontists treat complex or atypical dental and facial problems, including defective jaw structures and missing teeth. We specialize in Dental Implants, Porcelain Veneers, Crowns and Bridges, Cosmetic Dentistry, Complete or Partial Dentures, and Complex Oral Rehabilitation.

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meet Dr. Rad

Afsaneh Andrea Rad D.M.D., M.Sc., M.M.Sc.

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Harvard Educated Prosthodontist

Dr. Rad is an experienced Ivy-League educated Prosthodontist with a demonstrated history of working in the health industry. She has been serving patients for over 20 years and is specialized in advanced reconstructive dental esthetics with a full spectrum of cosmetic and complex implant reconstructive treatments, and treatment of temporomandibular disorders.

published researcher

She is also skilled in clinical and basic science research, medical and dental education, and she was published in multiple publications during her time at UCLA, Harvard, and MIT. She received a Master of Medical Sciences focused in Oral Biology from Harvard University. During her time at Harvard, she conducted research at Harvard-MIT Biotechnology and bioengineering lab focused on Bone Regeneration and Bioengineering. Her research received the student research award at Harvard University.

life changer

Dr. Rad truly believes that a healthy beautiful smile enhances self-confidence and quality of life and she strives to provide the highest quality of care to help people to improve the quality of their lives.

austin lover

She moved to the amazing city of Austin after completing her education at Harvard. When not serving patients, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, outdoor activities with Romeo, her golden doodle, walking, hiking in beautiful Austin. Her other passions are traveling, photography and cooking.

UCLA School of DentistryHarvardAmerican College of ProsthodontistsAmerican Dental AssociationAcademy of OsseointegrationAmerican Academy of Implant DentistryTexas Dental Association

professional highlights

  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Prosthodontic residency
  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine, M.M.Sc. in Oral Biology
  • Research Scholar UCLA School of Dentistry
  • Tehran School of Dentistry, Prosthodontic residency 
  • M.Sc. in Temporomandibular Joint Disease
  • Shiraz School of Dentistry, D.M.D.

peer-reviewed publications

  • Nokar S, Sadighpour L. Shirzad H, Rad AS, Keshvad A. Evaluation of signs, symptoms, and occlusal factors among patients with temporomandibular disorders according to Helkimo index. CRANIO®. 2018, DOI: 10.1080/08869634.2018.1449781
  • Nasajpour A, Ansari S, Rinoldi C, Rad A, Aghaloo T, Shin S, Mishra Y.K, Adelung R, Swieszkowski W, Annabi N, Khademhosseini A, Moshaverinia A, Tamayol. A Multifunctional Polymeric Periodontal Membrane with Osteogenic and Antibacterial Characteristics. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2017, 1703437.
  • Aalaei S, Rajabi Naraki Z, Nematollahi F, Beyabanaki E, Shahrokhi Rad A. Stress distribution pattern of screw-retained restorations with segmented vs. non-segmented abutments: A finite element analysis. J Dent Res Dent Clin Dent Prospects 2017;11(3):149-55.
  • Sharma R, Lohiya S, Rajabi P, Nguyen K, Ngo A, Lee E, Shahrokhi Rad A, Chen H, Lacruz RS, White SN. Prevalence of Enamel Marking on Third Molars. J Calif Dent Assoc, 2016 Aug; 44(8):499-505.
  • Shahrokhi Rad A, Nokar S, Shirzad H. Evaluation of the Relationship between Occlusal Factors and Temporomandibular Disorders. J Dent Res 2011;90 (Spec Iss A): Abstract 3625
  • Shahrokhi Rad A, Siadat H, Monzavi A, Mangoli A. Full Mouth Rehabilitation of a Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia Patient with Dental Implants: A Clinical Report. J Prosthodont 2007;16:209-13.
  • Siadat H, Shahrokhi Rad A, Mirfazaelian A. A Simple Method for Making Diagnostic Casts for Dental Implants Using Acrylic Abutments. J Dent (Tehran) 2007; 4(2):89-91.
  • Shahrokhi Rad A, Haj miragha H, Keshvad A, Nikzad S. Efficacy of Stabilization Splint Therapy in Temporomandibular Disorders. The Journal of Islamic Dental Association of Iran 2006; 18(4): 54-62.
  • Keshvad A, Shahrokhi Rad A, Hajimiragha H, Hooshmand T. Assessment of Occlusal Splint Therapy and Selective Grinding on TMD. J Dent Res 83 (Spec Iss B):0240, 2004.
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A Special Note from Dr. Hlista

Richard J. Hlista D.M.D., M.Sc. F.A.C.P

thank you!

It has been my privilege to serve patients in this wonderful community over the last fifty years. After much deliberation, I have decided it is time for me to hand over the reins and transition gradually from serving patients. I would like to thank you for the privilege of working with you and your families over the years. This honor has been deeply rewarding for me.

You’re In Gifted Hands with Dr. Rad

I am pleased to announce that I have found a Harvard-trained clinician in Dr. Afsaneh Rad to lead the Smile Boutique Implant Center into the future. I have complete confidence that Dr. Rad will continue to provide the exceptional treatment you’ve come to expect. I’ll be assisting Dr. Rad and our wonderful staff during this transition.

Thank You Again

Rest assured you are in exceptionally gifted and caring hands. Dr. Rad will provide you with the same philosophy of excellent care that you deserve. She graduated from the prestigious Harvard Prosthodontic post-graduate program. She holds multiple graduate degrees in addition to her dental degree, including a Master of Medical Sciences degree in oral biology from Harvard University, which included research focused on Bioengineering in bone regeneration at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In addition to her years of private practice, Dr. Rad worked as a dental research fellow at the Weintraub Center for Reconstructive Biotechnology at UCLA. She has been practicing in Austin since 2017 and loves hiking, biking, photography, cooking, and traveling.

Dr. Richard Hlista, D.M.D., M.S., F.A.C.P.

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