AZ Dental is pleased to have three highly-capable, compassionate, and knowledgeable dentists to care for your smile. Drs. Navdeep Aulakh, Parin Patel, and Kevin Hashemi are pleased to integrate their skills and caring personalities to give you the best possible dental care in San Jose, California. We are also pleased to have several dental specialists as a part of our team: Drs. Allan Pang, Lynna Bui, and Anastasios Photopoulos. From oral surgery to orthodontics to gum care, our specialists have received advanced training to expand the services that we can offer to you. We invite you to get to know our doctors, as well as our other team members who help ensure that your visits run smoothly. If you would like to schedule your appointment with our team, we welcome you to contact us today.


Navdeep Aulakh, DDS
Dr. Aulakh graduated from Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry (University of the Pacific (U of P)) San Francisco after she completed her undergraduate studies from U of P Stockton. She has been a resident of San Jose for the last 21 years and is actively involved in the community.

Dr. Aulakh practices general dentistry and strives to ensure that her patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced dental care. She is committed to providing state-of-the-art dentistry in a friendly environment. She has received advanced training in all aspects of general and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Aulakh is highly experienced in oral surgery, pediatric, and elderly dentistry. She has dedicated hundreds of hours to advanced continuing education, which allows her to keep current with the changing technology and procedures in dentistry. She is a certified provider of the Invisalign® “no braces” orthodontic technique and oral sedation dentistry.

Dr. Aulakh is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Santa Clara Dental Society, Punjab Dental Society, and Alpha Sigma Lambda: a national Honor Society.

Dr. Aulakh is married to her husband, Ravi, and has two children. When not practicing dentistry, she enjoys gardening, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Parin Patel, DDS
Dr. Parin Patel was born and raised in the Bay area. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. Dr. Patel then received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from the University of Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, Ca. He then went on to complete a one-year General Practice Residency at the Jacobi Medical Center in Bronx, New York. The post-graduate GPR program is very intense in providing dental health care and treating patients with severe dental infections. Dr. Patel is competent to perform all phases of dentistry, including root canal treatments and surgical extractions. Dr. Patel also does many cosmetic and restorative cases, including crowns, bridges, and dentures.

Dr. Patel is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the Santa Clara County Dental Society. He keeps up-to-date with current dental techniques and materials through continuing education courses.

During his free time, Dr. Patel enjoys the outdoors, golfing, running, and traveling.

Kevin Hashemi, DDS
Upon his graduation from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in 1991, Dr. Hashemi has been providing quality dental care in the San Jose area. He is highly trained and experienced in all aspects of dentistry with strong emphasis on function, reconstruction, and esthetics. He strives to provide the highest quality care using the best materials, techniques, and equipment available today in order to ensure the best results for his patients based on their needs and desires.

Dr. Hashemi lives in San Jose with his wife and son.

His personal statement is: “Excellence is an attitude of the mind. Caring is an attitude of the heart. Combine the two, and quality is achieved. I aim to achieve quality every time.”

Dr. Lynna Bui, DDS
Dr. Lynna Bui was raised in San Jose, California, and finished her undergraduate studies in Biology at the University of California, Irvine. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago, and then practiced general dentistry before completing her specialty training in Periodontics at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. During that same period, she obtained her Master of Public Health at the Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Dr. Bui also served as an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Periodontics at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco.

Dr. Bui has published articles in the Implant Dentistry Journal on clinical and histological evaluation of immediate-loaded posterior implants. She has also lectured at the California Dental Association and American Dental Association conferences regionally and nationally.

Dr. Bui is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology,
Academy of Osseointegration, International Association for Dental Research, California Society of Periodontists, American Dental Association, and the California Dental Association. She also served on the Board of Directors for the Mid-Peninsula Dental Society.

Dr. Bui is dedicated to providing quality patient care, using state-of-the-art equipment and the latest techniques to ensure optimal patient safety and comfort. She believes in strong communication with general dentists and other specialists, and utilizing the team approach to ensure comprehensive patient care. Besides work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Dr. Sirish Makan, DDS
Dr. Makan was born and raised in Southern California. He matriculated at the University of California, Riverside where he majored in biology. He then went on to attend the prestigious Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, CA, obtaining his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Upon completing his dental degree, Dr. Makan interned in Nashville, Tennessee at the Oral Surgical Institute. After interning in Nashville, Dr. Makan went on to spend 4 years in Washington D.C., completing his residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS). He is currently in the process of completing his board certification and maintains his privileges at Stanford University.

Dr. Makan is married to his beautiful wife, Rupa, who is completing a surgical fellowship in breast cancer surgery at Stanford University. They enjoy the outdoors, travelling and spending time with their friends
and family.


Lynna Bui

Please check back soon to learn more about our periodontist, Dr. Lynna Bui!


Allan Pang

Please check back soon to learn more about our pedoodontist, Dr. Allan Pang!


Dr. Anastasios Photopoulos
Please check back soon to learn more about our endodontist, Dr. Anastasios Photopoulos!

Meet Our Managers

While our doctors at AZ Dental work hard to provide our patients with first-rate dental care in San Jose, California, our managers and other team members help make everything else run smoothly. We want to ensure that every aspect of your treatment at our practice is an enjoyable and positive experience for every patient.