Dr. Negin (“Nikki”) Saghafi is a dual-degree oral and maxillofacial surgeon who obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree during her 6-year residency at UCLA. She became interested in dentistry at a young age through observing her parents, who are both dentists. She was drawn to oral surgery during her dental school training because of its unique connection between medicine and dentistry and the potentially life-changing effects of surgery. She prides herself in providing excellent surgical care while being empathetic to her patients’ needs.
Dr. Saghafi completed her undergraduate education at the University of Arizona and graduated with highest distinction, majoring in Human Physiology in 2007. She completed her dental school education at UCSF, distinguishing herself with multiple scholarships and her involvement in research and academic commendations, graduating in 2011.
Dr. Saghafi completed her Oral and Maxillofacial residency at UCLA, where she also obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree as part of her 6-year residency program. She completed a year of General Surgery internship and extensive Anesthesia training as part of her residency, providing her with the knowledge needed to provide the best care for her patients.
When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, baking, and watching baking shows with her kids. She enjoys learning new skills and is learning about pottery and crochet.