Meet the Dentists of Papillon Dental Arts
Welcome to Papillon Dental Arts - an evidence-based and interprofessional team of dentists and specialists who will tend to your unique oral health needs. We work with you to create a comprehensive care plan that meets your short and long term goals. Our team competently offers Cosmetic and Restorative Dental Services, Invisalign, Implant Dentistry, Periodontal and Oral Surgery, Sedation and General Anesthesia, and Speech Language Pathology.
Come and meet our team and tour our practice. Take the first step to fulfilling your oral health goals by scheduling at our practice by calling Papillon Dental Arts at (415) 731-5104 at our San Francisco dental practice.
Dr. Leyla Rahimi, DDS
Dr. Rahimi earned her degree in dentistry from the University of Hamburg in Germany in 2004. She moved to the United States in 2007 and pursued advanced education in dentistry earning a second doctorate in dentistry from University of Southern California. After completion of her studies at USC, she attended LMC-NYU for Advanced Education in General Dentistry. Dr. Rahimi believes greatly in continuing education in her field and keeps current with the newest advancements in evidence based dentistry. She has received advanced training in cosmetic dentistry with the UCLA Aesthetic Continuum in association with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and seeks continuous excellence in her field as a member of the Spear Faculty Club. Dr. Rahimi has been active in private practice and community/public health dentistry in Northern California for the past several years serving communities in Redding, Humboldt Del-Norte County and now in San Francisco. Patients and staff equally appreciate Dr. Rahimi's warm and caring personality combined with her great attention to detail and quality of care.
In her spare time, Dr. Rahimi enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys nature, art, design, photography, music, performing arts and literature. Another passion of hers is traveling to new places and learning about their history, culture, language and way of life.
Our Dentist is a member of the following Professional Organizations: American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Francisco and Humboldt-Del-Norte Dental Societies, Spear Faculty Club. She is also a LMC scholarship recipient for the Academy of Academic Leadership.
Hi! My name is Hilda Nogueiro. I am part of the dental team at Papillon Dental Arts. I have been a dentist for the past 30 years. I am very local to the area. I grew up in Marin County. I graduated from U.C. Berkeley in 1980 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. After that I worked in the science and medical field for 2 years. In 1982 I was accepted to U.C.S.F. School of Dentistry. It was during my years at U.C.S.F. that I met my future husband, Kevin Burns, also a dental student at that time. We graduated with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery in 1986 from U.C.S.F. Shortly after graduation Kevin and I married and started this dental practice here on Ocean Avenue in San Francisco. We have practiced together for 30 years. We have one son, Andrew, now 25 years old. Recently Dr. Kevin Burns retired and I stayed with the practice to help transition it to Dr. Leyla Rahimi, DDS.
There are many things that I love about my profession, but if I had to pick just one, it would be the great honor that I feel when my patients entrust their dental care to me. Patients are sometimes fearful of dental treatment and are reluctant to seek care because of that fear. For them, to entrust their care to me, is monumental. I truly value this trust and I always do my very best for them in return for their trust in me. I believe that my patients appreciate the fact that I care for them personally and professionally. They are part of my dental family. They know that the treatment that I recommend for them is for their benefit. I restore what needs to be restored. I try to make them feel at ease. I have always felt that our office is an extension of our home and of our hospitality. I want our office to be a comfortable and happy place that provides excellent dental care. I want our staff to be happy so that we can create a loving, nurturing environment for all; which they have accomplished with excellence. I truly love our staff. They are an extension of my family. Many of them have been with us since the inception of this office. Many have started their dental career here and we have benefited from their knowledge and excellent care.
I have been very fortunate these past 30 years to have been a part of so many lives and to have been able to treat so many wonderful patients and to be surrounded by a wonderful caring and supportive staff. Now, that Dr. Burns has retired, he and I feel fortunate to have found Dr. Rahimi. We feel very comfortable with handing off our practice and the care of our wonderful patients into her caring and and capable hands. I hope to continue being a part of this dental family for a while longer and look forward to continue seeing all of my existing patients and in meeting the new patients that walk through our office door!
Dr. Nogueiro is a member of the American Dental Association and California Dental Association.
Dr. David Rustamzadeh
Dr. David Rustamzadeh is a periodontology specialist who recently joined our team. Dr. Dave is a San Francisco Bay area native. He takes care of our patients' implant, gum, and extraction surgeries as well as gum plastic surgery. He has been taking care of patients' periodontal surgery needs since 2005.
Dr. Rustamzadeh earned his Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS) from NYU in 2001. He graduated with a Masters degree of Science in Dentistry (MSD) and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Periodontology and Oral Biology (CAGS) from Boston University in 2005.
Our patients love to work with Dr. Dave because of his quality dental care and gentle touch.
Ms. Aida Rahimi M.S., SLP-CCC
Ms. Aida Rahimi, SLP-CCC, is our wonderful Speech and Language Pathologist. She graduated from California State University, Northridge (CSUN) with a masters of science, and has been active in the field of speech-language pathology since 2013 working with clients ages 2 through 80. At this time, she is most experienced in evaluation and treatment of language delays and disorders of children aged 2-18, working with children and their families in their home as well as in the school setting. Patients and parents love working with Ms. Rahimi not only because of her expertise, but also for her caring, sweet, and fun personality.