Meet Our Team
Come meet our team at Centurion Practi(CE)nter in Walnut Creek, California. We are here for your dental training and dental rental facility needs. If you would like to rent dental space to learn and train in, register for any upcoming courses, or schedule a tour of our state-of-the-art training facility, please call Katrece at (925) 444-0686.
For all other treatments our oral surgeon and team provide, call 925-934-7888!
Ali Alijanian, DDS
Oral Surgeon & Dental Implant Specialist
Dr. Ali Alijanian began his dental education at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, where he graduated with honors in 1994. After receiving his Doctor of Dental Science degree, he proceeded to complete a one-year postgraduate training program, which further solidified his dental knowledge. From there, he completed a four-year residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Alameda Health System Highland General Hospital, and upon graduating, he pursued his goals of excellence by becoming a Board Certified oral surgeon. In addition, he is a diplomate of the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology and a fellow of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. In a leadership role, he has served as the former president of the Contra Costa Dental Society and the Sadi Fontaine Academy.
He is one of the few surgeons trained in the placement of zygomatic implants. He has been performing All-on-4® treatment for the past 20 years with a high success rate. Dr. Alijanian is recognized as one of the authorities in these procedures. Being well versed in all aspects of implant dentistry and reconstructive methods, Dr. Alijanian is constantly working to pass on his knowledge. He routinely lectures on these topics, offers continuing education in the state of California, and has published many different articles in the fields of anesthesia, dental implants and reconstructive surgery. He is also the founder of the Partnership Study Club, an educational experience dedicated to advancements in the field of implant dentistry. Dr. Alijanian’s passion for learning about dental implants has earned him recognition from Nobel Biocare/Brånemark, which is one of the world’s leading authorities on dental implants.
Outside of his private practice, Dr. Alijanian is on the staff at two major trauma centers: John Muir Hospital, in Walnut Creek, and Highland Hospital, in Oakland.
He is a dedicated father and husband. He is married to the love of his life and has two beautiful children.
FAADOM, Practice Administrator and Study Club Coordinator
I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Alijanian since 2005. I began as a certified surgical assistant and quickly found myself cross-trained in both the back and front office. Now as our practice administrator, I am fulfilling my passion for improving patient’s dental health through personalized care and education. In 2016, I became a fellow of the American Association of Dental Office Managers, which is the nation’s largest educational and networking association dedicated to serving dental practice management professionals. I feel privileged to be a part of such an amazing office that strives to provide patients with the best surgical care possible and with a doctor who continues to motivate and support our team.
When I am not in the office, you can find me spending time with my husband and our two children, taking trips, camping, or helping coach my son’s baseball and daughter’s softball teams.
Marketing & Training Coordinator
I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Alijanian since January of 2021. Joining the dental industry was a leap of faith after my hotel closed due to COVID-19. It has been an honor to join a team with such excellence in the dental and oral surgery community. I am excited about my new opportunity as training coordinator and public/guest relations. With more than 30 years of hospitality experience (27 years in leadership and 25 years as a general manager for a major hotel chain), I look forward to bringing my customer service skills and hospitable demeanor to our practice.
I serve as Dr. Alijanian’s marketing and training coordinator and help run the Centurion Dental Practi(CE)nter. Continuing education is an important part of the industry, and I am ecstatic to be a part of the teaching/learning experience for doctors who chose to accept learning experiences from Dr. Alijanian. I am extremely passionate about great customer service and am excited to learn more about the dental industry. I look forward to working with all doctors who will learn, observe and partner with Dr. Alijanian for All-on-Four® procedures and cases.
When I am not in the office, you can find me walking with my three dogs, spending time with my family (especially my daughter and granddaughter), attending church, and serving as a member of the usher ministry. I love to serve the Lord alongside the patients at our practice. I look forward to serving you as well. Welcome to Centurion!