Abtin Shahriari, DMD

oral maxillofacial surgeon

"Professionally, I am most proud of being a good listener and being able to provide the best for the patient."

Areas of Expertise:

Corrective Jaw Surgery, Wisdom Teeth Removal, Botox, Pathology, Sleep Apnea Treatment, Sinus Lift, Bone Graft, Exposure of Impacted Teeth, Oral Cancer Screening


  • Emory University, BS
  • University of Pennsylvania, DMD
  • Emory University, OMF


After recieving his Masters, Dr. Abtin worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for three years. He also was a consultant to the World Health Organization for eradication of the polio virus in Bihar, India.

Dr. Abtin has extensive research and academic interests and has presented multiple articles at national and international meetings. He is actively engaged in research projects involving different aspects of maxillofacial surgery.

He speaks three languages (English, Spanish and Persian) and relates that the most important and rewarding part of his work is the care of his patients. He describes his philosophy of patient care as approaching treatment through the perspective of the patient, and emphasizes that physician-patient communication is essential in establishing high quality and superior care for the patients.


  • Community Dentistry and Dental Public Health Award
  • Matthew Cryer Society Award in Oral Medicine
  • University of Pennsylvania Honors Program in the Oral Medicine Clinic

Writing + Non-Profit Involvements:

Dr. Abtin is commited to involvement in research. His previous studies have been published in several journals including the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of Sports Medicine, and the Pediatric Infections Disease Journal.

Fun Fact

Dr. Abtin enjoys Yoga, chess and mountain climbing.