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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”.


Meet Dr. Leyla


Dr. Leyla Rouhfar

Seattle, WA Dentist

Urban Dental Group

Dr leyla Rouhfar moved to Bellevue, WA from Tehran, Iran in 1990 after surviving the Islamic republic revolution and the 9 year Iran Iraq war. She came to Seattle,WA in 1990 seeking treatment for Ewing's sarcoma, a localized connective tissue cancer.

After completion of treatment and entering remission, Dr. Rouhfar and her family decided to remain in the United States for a better chance of living conditions, as well as receiving education that could lead to a career that would not necessarily be allowed to a female in Iran.

She finished high school in Bellevue, Washington and received her diploma in 1993 from Sammamish high school.

Dr. Rouhfar then went on to attend university of Washington and finished her bachelor of science in cell and molecular biology and biochemistry in 2000.

She then moved to the East Coast to attend Tufts school of dental medicine in Boston, MA  and graduated in 2004 with a dental medicine Doctorate, DMD, degree .

She stayed in the NewEngland area for another year and completed her GPR residency

 ( General practice residency in dentistry)  in Togus, Maine veteran hospital .

Dr. Rouhfar then moved back to the pacific northwest and started  her own private dental practice in  2005 practicing  general and cosmetic family dentistry in Redmond Washington from the year 2005 until 2013.

Dr. Rouhfar  has completed many continuing dental education courses in areas of general, cosmetic, and aesthetic dentistry over the last 20 years of practicing dentistry. 

She has attended and completed Dr. Kois advanced dental education in dentistry.

A few of her postdoc other achievements and accomplishments are as follow:

-Invisalign basic, and advanced courses.

- Mild and moderate oral sedation 

-Strauman and Noble biocare implant restoration 

-Advance Botox in their Mostellar placement with the American Association of dental aesthetics

She is  a member of various dental groups and associations, such as Washington state dental association , Eastside women’s dental Association, AGD, and local charity organizations.

Dr. Rouhfar believes in practicing dentistry with the highest level of integrity and professionalism providing the best and the most conservative treatments for her patients.  Her personality and her educational background provide her with the confidence and experience in customizing treatment plans catered to every patient’s individual needs and desires.  She believes in treating patients with compassion and care, providing the best possible options in conservative and preventative oral health, while considering the patient’s general health and well-being.

Dr. Rouhfar currently resides on the east side with her two children Avesta 18, and Ayla 13.  She takes pride in her work and enjoys spending quality time with her family. In her free time she enjoys various activities such as hiking, skiing and traveling.

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