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Meet Dr. Mahvash Khajavi-Harvey


Dr. Mahvash Khajavi-Harvey

Seattle, WA Dentist

Urban Dental Group

Dr. Mahvash Khajavi-Harvey, DMD graduated from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1997. She currently serves as a part-time affiliate faculty at UW school of dentistry. She has been serving the Seattle area since.  With close to 25 years experience, she strives on providing the highest quality of care possible to all of her patients. She enjoys treating patients of all ages and performing general dentistry from basic restorations to cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics and root canals. Dr. Harvey tries to stay in tune with the latest technique and technology available in today’s dentistry. She is committed to quality and long-lasting care and values personal relationships she builds with her patients.

Here is Dr. Mahvash Khajavi-Harvey’s personal journey in life, as she tells her story: 

'Staying in Iran was not a choice, it was just a surrender.' Mahvash Khajavi-Harvey on her refugee experience.

I was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. In my first 16 years of life at home, I experienced the Islamic revolution of 1978 and 9 years of Iran/Iraq war which brought along countless days and nights of bombing and horrific nightmares. In addition, being a member of the Baha’i faith took away any legal rights an individual may have. Therefore, at the age of 16 I left my homeland for a better life. I escaped my country to Pakistan and got an asylum with the United Nation and came to the United States as a refugee in 1989.

I completed my undergraduate studies in northern California and dental school in Portland, Oregon. After graduation, I moved to Seattle in 1997 and was fortunate to take a job at SeaMar community health centers, gaining a tremendous and priceless humbling experience where I served the undeserved and low income patients and immigrants and farmworkers for the next 4 years, in addition, to meeting my husband, David Harvey MD.

Dr. David Harvey practices Family medicine next door to Urban Dental Group at Phinney primary care and wellness center.

Dave and I have 3 wonderful children, Zachary 19 (the soccer and ultimate frisbee player attending  Santa Clara university as a sophomore),  Parisa 16 (the volleyball player,  climate activist and social justice advocate) and Sheyda 9 years old ( the linguist with an old soul).

Besides enjoying spending time with my family,  I enjoy painting, hiking, traveling, Soccer, Tennis and music.

I feel very fortunate to have a group of amazing ladies as staff and providers. Not only they are all very kind, gentle and caring people, but also they are dedicated to the level of care that super exceeds the standard. At Urban Dental Group we are committed to “quality and personalized care, where all are welcome and respected”.


Dr Tham

Dr. Serena Tham DMD

Dr. Serena Tham, a Southern California native, attended UC San Diego for her undergraduate studies, and Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, where she earned her DMD degree.

Over the years of working as both an associate dentist and a practice owner, Dr Tham has treated patients of all age groups, ranging from pediatric to geriatric patients. She has also provided care to immigrant and underserved communities by participating in community service projects such as Team Smile and Give Kids a Smile while practicing in California’s Central Valley over the last 18 years. As a result of working with so many culturally diverse patients in her years of practice, Dr Tham is fluent in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin and Toisanese. She enjoys developing long-lasting relationships with patients and has found it rewarding to be able to improve someone’s oral health and put a smile on their face. She also believes in educating her patients, and providing them with useful information that they can use on a daily basis.

Having recently relocated to Seattle, Dr. Tham and her family (husband Thomas, Sophie-11, Ian-8, & Marley the golden retriever) plan on planting their roots here in the Pacific Northwest and calling Seattle home. Together, they enjoy playing tourist on the weekends, trying out new restaurants together, exploring all of the unique neighborhoods, entertaining friends, and creating new family traditions for many years to come.

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