Meet the Team
Registered Dental Hygienist
specialist in systemic dental hygiene
Fresh Breath Specialist
Oral Health Coach
I am one of our region's only registered dental hygienists with a focus on holistic, integrative, systemic dental hygiene, and one of the only hygienists who uses a phase contrast microscope to attain the highest degree of precision and results. I am also a certified Myofunctional Therapist, a certified Periodontal Therapist and I have a certification in Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA). In my spare time I blog at The Queen of Dental Hygiene -- the world's only holistic dental hygiene blog for the everyday person. I’m also working on a children’s book about holistic oral hygiene and its connection to total body health, and I own and operate Washington Oral Wellness, specializing in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy which helps people of all ages with swallowing, breathing, noxious habit elimination and oral muscle re-education.
I believe in science-based treatments and I have committed to a lifetime of learning to be the best healer possible for my patients. I have a Bachelors of Science in Dental Auxiliary Teacher Education from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, a Masters of Science degree in Business from Husson University and I regularly attend conferences and take continuing education courses. I share my knowledge by speaking at Dental Hygiene schools and volunteering my time at speaking engagements for local junior and senior high school health classes.
I love working with Dr. Panahpour because we share the same philosophy on wellness as well as a passion for learning, including staying on top of the newest research, techniques and technology so that our patients can benefit from the very best care supported by the latest science.
Hello, I am Maria, also known as Masha; I am your practice manager at Systemic Dentist.
I have bachelor’s degrees in both Business Administration and in Accounting and a specialization in Supply Chain Management from Central Washington University.
Early in my career, I applied my skills and education in the beauty industry, from makeup artistry to beauty editing for local fashion magazines to writing my own beauty program, www.thebeautyprogram.com. Beauty and helping people have always been my true passion. I am fascinated by all things that create true harmony and alignment in the mind, body, and spirit.
Dr. Panahpour’s mission and direction are deeply in alignment with what I’ve been studying and teaching all my life. Beauty comes from the inside out and teeth health play a huge role in your skin and your overall health.
I met Dr. Panahpour when I became his patient. I have had my acne prone skin for most of my adult life. As you can imagine, as a beauty and lifestyle editor and producer, I had tried every detox, diet, and juice fast on the market in hopes to heal my skin. While researching how the liver and kidneys detox the body, I began to question if there could be a connection between my acne prone skin and my amalgam fillings. I began a search for the best dentist in the world to remove the mercury from my amalgum fillings, and I found Dr. Panahpour am now on a new journey to healing with the best doctor in the world by my side.
I enjoy working with Dr. Panahpour because we get to transform lives! I love seeing physical transformations and hearing people’s stories.
My goal here at Systemic Dentist is to spread the word on the mouth to body connection and help spread the techniques and information Dr. Panahpour holds.
In my personal life, I am blessed to be a mother to two beautiful little girls who completely complete my being.
In my free time I love to sing and to make music. I also use my free time doing fun educational and bonding activities with my two beautiful daughters. When my babies are tucked away for the night, I spend my free time researching for www.thebeautyprogram.com.