Fueled by her love for patient care, Dr. Yavari blends the art and science of dentistry to help children and adults take pride in their beautiful smiles. As a mother, Dr. Yavari truly enjoys taking care of children, and introducing little ones to a fun and thriving life of oral health.
With native roots in Iran, Dr. Yavari’s interest in dentistry was ignited in high school. Accepted to the University of Tehran, she began her dental education at Iran’s leading medical and dental school, where she earned her DDS. Dr. Yavari made her way to Canada and studied at McGill University’s Faculty of Dentistry, where she earned her Master of Science degree in dental material. Here, she conducted 2 years of research in bonding agents for composite restoration, graduating with honors. Dr. Yavari’s love of learning naturally led her to continue her education, so she headed back to McGill University to achieve her DMD. Passionate about helping children, Dr. Yavari received her certification in Pediatric Conscious Oral Sedation from UCLA’s Faculty of Dentistry, and has been treating children and adult patients in San Diego County for more than 10 years.
Beyond dentistry, Dr. Yavari fills her days with hiking, travel, photography, biking, and soaking up every moment with her husband and son. If you’re looking for a genuine, experienced dentist in National City, Dr. Yavari can’t wait to meet you!
Dr. Marco Savittieri is a board-certified dentist anesthesiologist specialist providing general anesthesia, intravenous sedation and pain management services for patients of all ages requiring restorative dentistry or maxillofacial surgery in a private office setting. His goal is to provide safe, compassionate, hospital-quality care, tailored to the patient’s specific needs and medical history, while fostering a peaceful and calm environment.
After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology, Dr. Savittieri worked in San Diego’s cutting-edge pharmaceutical industry. He desired to be more directly involved with the patients he was helping, ultimately pursuing a career as a health care provider. While obtaining his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at USC, Dr. Savittieri was recognized for his passion in anesthesiology and received the J. Walter Reeves Memorial Award and the DR. STAT/IV TEAM Laryngoscope Award while graduating atop his class with recognition by Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honors Society.
Dr. Savittieri completed his post-doctoral residency in Dental Anesthesiology at UCLA. He provided more than a thousand anesthetics for general surgeries in America’s top rated hospitals such as Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Santa Monica-UCLA Hospital. Throughout his specialty training, he gained unrivaled experience as a mobile-anesthesia provider, delivering several hundred anesthetics in an ambulatory, dental office settings. As chief resident, his proficiency expanded to include out-patient orthognathic surgeries and “all-on-four” implant procedures requiring multifaceted anesthesia techniques and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Savittieri practiced as a mobile anesthesia provider for multiple enterprises – Comfort Dental Anesthesia, The Los Angeles Center of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Desert State Dental Anesthesia. The majority of his practice is dedicated to pediatric and special needs patients. He is also devoted to servicing dental-phobic adult and geriatric patients, with complex medical conditions, requiring extensive dental rehabilitation.
Dr. Savittieri currently lives and practices in San Diego. He is a diplomat for the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology and the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists. He holds current Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification. Dr. Savittieri loves his job, which perfectly combines his passion for science and enthusiasm for quality patient care. Dr. Savittieri is a dedicated family man. In his free time, Dr. Savittieri enjoys all that sunny California has to offer: surfing, hiking, and sandy beach days with his wife and son.
Dr. Marisa Zarchy graduated Phi Beta Kappa and salutatorian from Union College with a B.S. in Biology. She earned a D.M.D. with honors from Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 2011 and completed her specialty training in Endodontics at Temple University School of Dentistry in 2013.
Dr. Zarchy has a passion for teaching and volunteering as well. She taught endodontics for the rotating internship program at Virtua Health Systems as well as volunteered abroad in Kingston, Jamaica, providing dental services. She prides herself in providing her patients with gentle, compassionate, and individualized care. She is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, California State Association of Endodontists, and American Dental Association. She is fluent in Spanish.
In her spare time, she enjoys stippling, watching live comedy shows, snorkeling, and traveling to Baja California with her husband George. She and George reside in Pacific Beach.
With a vision to create an office culture of warmth and enthusiasm, we’ve assembled a solid team of bright, caring professionals who place patient comfort top of mind. Working from a posture of integrity, attentiveness, and kindness, our team is here to make each appointment refreshing, comfortable, and fun.
We believe in the magnitude of generosity, engaging with our community, and the act of lending a helping hand to another in need. Led by these core beliefs, Dr. Yavari volunteers with the Flying Samaritans of SDSU - a nonprofit organization composed of pre-dental students and medical professionals providing dental treatments for underprivileged patients in Tijuana, Mexico.
Relaxed, upbeat, and modern, we’ve thoughtfully designed every aspect of the patient experience to reflect our sincere care. Upon stepping into our beautiful office, you’ll be welcomed by our friendly, knowledgeable team, who will always be happy to answer any questions you may have about your appointment.
Our front desk team will kindly check you in, and invite you to enjoy our comforts and amenities. From the reception area to the treatment rooms, the NexGen office features a fun kids’ play area, Netflix, TVs with headphones for each dental chair, and iPad stations to keep the whole family entertained!
Creating relationships with our patients is something we always look forward to! So during your visit, Dr. Yavari will get to know you, and provide honest guidance and compassionate support to help you achieve your brightest, healthiest smile yet.