Mahshid (Mia) Asrari, DDS, MS
Board certified endodontist and Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics
As a Board Certified endodontist, Dr. Asrari has received specialized training and performed thousands of successful root canals. So you know you will receive the highest quality care.
Dr. Asrari earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After practicing as a general dentist, Dr. Asrari completed a two year residency in endodontics at Marquette University School of Dentistry. Upon completion of her endodontic residency, Dr. Asrari received her Specialty Certificate in Endodontics along with her Masters of Science.
Dr. Asrari was the recipient of many professional honors during her educational career including a first place prize at the 59th Annual Session of the American Association of Endodontics for her presentation on the Neurotoxic Evaluation of Root-End Filling Materials in Cortical Culture.
Prior to dental school, Dr. Asrari attended Utah State University where she received her Bachelors of Science in Public Health with minors in Chemistry and Swedish.
Dr. Asrari currently serves as Clinical Adjunct Faculty for A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health. Her current work with A.T Still University builds upon her academic experience as an Adjunct Instructor teaching Oral Medicine and Diagnosis Sciences and Endodontics at Marquette University School of Dentistry.
Dr. Asrari is a Board Certified endodontist who has completed all phases of board certification by the American Board of Endodontics. Board Certification is the pinnacle achievement in the specialty and Board Certification remains the only national credential to show that an endodontist has extensive evidence-based knowledge, outstanding clinical skills, and overall exceptional expertise in Endodontics.
Dr. Asrari has been heavily involved in endodontic research and presented her research at numerous scientific meetings including the Annual Meeting for the Society for Neuroscience, the Annual Session of the American Association of Endodontists, the Sigma XI Scientific Research Society Symposium, and the Midwest Regional Dental Research Conference.
Dr. Asrari served as the Secretary, Vice President, then President of the Arizona Endodontic Association from 2018 to 2020. Dr. Asrari currently serves as the President and Clinical Director of the Arizona Academy of Endodontics. She also maintains an active membership in numerous other professional societies including the American Dental Association, the Arizona Dental Association, the Wisconsin Dental Association, the Central Arizona Dental Society, and the American Association of Endodontists. Dr. Asrari is a member of the American Board of Endodontics College of Diplomates. As a Diplomate she has the privilege to mentor other endodontists willing to pursue board certification.
- In Vitro Neurotoxic Evaluation of Root-End Filling Materials, Asrari M., Lobner D., Journal of Endodontics 29:11 (2003).
- Neurotoxicity of Dental Amalgam is Mediated by Zinc, Lobner D., Asrari M., Journal of Dental Research 82:3 (2003).
- Neurotoxic Evaluation of Root-End Filling Materials, Asrari M., Bahcall J., Lobner D., Abstract – Journal of Endodontics 28:3 (2002).
- Calcitonin Potentiates Oxygen-Glucose Deprivation-Induced Neuronal Death, Asrari M., Lobner D. Experimental Neurology 167, 183-188 (2001).
- Effects Of Calcitonin On Neuronal Cell Death In Cortical Culture, Lobner D., Asrari M., Soc Neurosci Abs. 1999, 25:1848.
Dr. Asrari has completed the necessary training to perform the GentleWave procedure featuring multisonic ultracleaning technology. As a certified GentleWave provider, Dr. Asrari can perform treatment with GentleWave for an additional fee.
The GentleWave Procedure is a state-of-the-art alternative to standard root canal treatment. The ultracleaning technology of the GentleWave Procedure is an advanced combination of fluid dynamics and a broad range of soundwaves that work together to reach into the microscopic spaces and remove bacteria, debris and tissue.
Dr. Asrari has received numerous awards including the Eleanor Bushee Senior Women Dental Award and the Pierre Fauchard Academy Award for Outstanding Achievements in Dentistry. She received the Patient’s Choice Award for 2016 and has been named one of America’s Top Dentists each year since 2003. Dr. Asrari has also been recognized by her peers as one of Phoenix Magazine’s Top Endodontists in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022!
Dr. Asrari was named one of Phoenix’s most inspiring professionals and entrepreneurs by Voyager Phoenix Magazine in 2017. The article features her inspiring story as a one of Gilbert’s rising stars and one of the Greater Phoenix area’s finest entrepreneurs. In 2019, Dr. Asrari was featured in Gilbert Lifestyle Magazine along with other prominent women in Gilbert. In the article, entitled Sparking Inspiration, Dr. Asrari expressed her appreciation for the many teachers who have inspired her.
Dr. Asrari is a contracted provider for most insurance companies including Aetna, Assurant, Delta Dental, Guardian, Humana, and Plansurity.