Meet the Doctor
Dr. Sameen Zarrabi
Diplomate American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Sameen Zarrabi, otherwise known as “Dr. Z”, has been practicing dentistry in San Diego since 2013. Originally from Las Vegas, she attended college in her hometown, completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas as a scholarship recipient and earning a position on the Dean’s List for academics. Dr. Z continued her education at UNLV School of Dental Medicine, graduating cum laude with a Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2011. She was awarded both the 2011 Eleanor J. Bushee Student Award for Academic Excellence and Outstanding Leadership as well as the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry Student Award of Merit. She took on active leadership roles, distinguishing herself as Founder and President of the Diversity Dental Club, President of the local chapter of the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), and Vice President of the American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD). Dr. Z completed her pediatric dental residency at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry with a Master’s Degree in Oral Biology and a Certificate of Specialty in Pediatric Dentistry in 2013. She is a board-certified fellow in Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Z remains committed to being an active leader and community volunteer. She founded the San Diego Pediatric Dental Club in 2014, where Dr. Savelli is a member. Dr. Z joined Dr. Savelli at Chula Vista Smiles in 2014 and feels honored to serve the Chula Vista community for the last 7 years. Outside the office, Dr. Z and her husband and 2 children like to go on daily walks, watch movies, and try new restaurants.