Meet The Team

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Dr. Salimy DentistCommitment to Excellence:

Dr. Shahram Salimy is committed to providing superior oral health and family dentistry services to all of his patients. At Elegance Family Dentistry we foster patient relationships based on mutual trust, excellent customer service, and the best personalized patient care available. Our team is devoted to restoring, enhancing and maintaining your teeth using conservative, state-of-the-art dental procedures.
Before moving to Newport Beach with his family to launch his new practice, Dr. Salimy had established a very successful Family Dental practice mostly based on word of mouth and referrals in Minneapolis, MN.
Dr. Salimy sets high standards for himself and his staff which reflects on the high quality patient care he provides to all of his patients. Dr Salimy’s passion for the art of dentistry has resulted in many beautiful smiles as reflected in his patient’s testimonials.


-Member of ADA 2003-present
-Member of MDA 2003-present
-Member of CDA 2010-present
-Member of American Dental Laser Society 2005-present


-Especially skilled in use of rotary instrumentation of complicated molar root canals
-Complete smile makeovers involving bite opening and full mouth reconstruction
-Cosmetic Dentistry with specific training on veneers and Lava crowns

Ronald L. Wright, D.D.S.

I would like to tell you a little about my background and experience to assure you that your patients will receive the best care and attention possible.

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be an oral surgeon. I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri and attended dental school in Tennessee. I was very fortunate to be accepted at UCLA where I completed my oral surgery residence in 1995. As you know, UCLA is one of the most prominent medical schools in the country. After graduation, in order to stay true to my constant pursuit of excellence, I became board certified in 1998. I am currently a member, in good standing with every prominent anesthesia and implant organization. I am also on staff at Hoag Presbyterian Hospital where I also served as Chairperson for the Oral Surgery Department from 2002 thru 2004. I started my practice in1995 and I routinely attend lectures and conferences so that I am constantly being introduced and exposed to the most innovative technology in our exciting field.

My vision has always been to have a practice that caters to its patients, works side by side with its referring doctors, and maintains the highest level of ethics and professionalism. I have been meticulous to make sure that my staff understands my objectives and provide a warm and compassionate atmosphere for all for my patients. I have an excellent chairside manner and I treat every patient with the upmost respect. I look forward to meeting you and your family.


Ronald L. Wright, D.D.S.

Dr. Azadeh Lakani

Dr. Lakani obtained her doctorate of dental surgery from the UCLA school of dentistry with advanced training in Implant Dentistry. She also has a masters degree in laser dentistry from RWTH in Aachen, Germany. Due to her priority in quality and patient comfort, she completed advanced courses in Invisilign, smile make over, sedation and sleep dentistry.

She is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Orange County Dental Society, and California Dental Association.

She believes that each individual deserves a beautiful smile. As a cosmetic dentist, she treats every patient uniquely with a personalized plan of care by bringing a combination of the most up-to-date knowledge , using modern techniques combined with the artistic aspect of dentistry to fit every patient’s needs. With her training, knowledge and experience, she can prvide a comprehensive smile design and make over while you are asleep!

When not enjoying working as a dentist, she enjoys traveling, hiking, biking in Newport Beach, exploring ethnic foods and cultures with her family and friends.

Prevention and Oral Health Maintenance:

At Elegance Dentistry, we believe preventative dental care and maintenance is vital to your dental health. Through regular scheduled exams we check the overall health of your teeth and gums, perform oral cancer screenings, and perform x-rays to detect problems before they worsen. Routine dental cleanings, sealants, and fluoride treatments help prevent cavities and dental disease. We review your medical history to assess your overall health and identify any illnesses that may have an impact on your dental health.

Office Sterilization and Safety Procedures:

We want to ensure the health of our patients and our dental team. Our practice follows safety procedures recommended by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). These measures include:

  • Using disinfectant hand soap
  • Wearing gloves, masks, glasses and/or face shields
  • Chemical disinfection of countertops and surfaces
  • Sterilization of all non-disposable instruments and equipment before every use
  • Chemical disinfection of all items which cannot be sterilized
  • Use of disposable plastic coverings and sheath over surfaces with high contact such as the dental chair, equipment, air/water syringe and light handles.

As your dental health care provider, we want you to be confident knowing that we take the responsibility of your health and safety very seriously.

Training & Expertise:

Our dental team is comprised of highly trained and skilled professionals who are licensed and certified. At our practice, we are committed to continuing education and learning. We regularly attend training classes, dental lectures, and dental conventions so we can offer the latest dental techniques, procedures, products and equipment to our patients. We are also active members in various dental associations – this helps our office keep up with changes and advances in the dental profession.

The goal of our practice is to provide superior dental health care while creating lasting relationships with each individual patient. We appreciate the opportunity to be your dental health care provider, and we look forward to seeing you!