575 Mount Auburn Street Suite 201, Cambridge, MA 02138
617-441-KIDS (5437)

Meet The Team

Cambridge Children's Dentistry

Pedram Javedan, DDS, FAAPD

Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Pedram Javedan grew up all over the world. He has lived in the UK, Ecuador, Canada and the US. He currently resides in Cambridge with his family and is passionate about getting involved within the local community. He attended Tufts University where he graduated with a B.A. in Psychology. He went on to the University of Toronto School of Dentistry to receive his Doctorate in Dental Surgery. He furthered his education at the Montefiore Medical Centre/ Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, completing both a Certificate in General Practice Residency and Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry over the course of 3 years.

During his pediatric dental residency, Dr. Javedan was on staff at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Hospital, where he treated patients from infants to young adults, and patients with special needs. He worked in private practice for over 6 years where he dearly cared for all his patients. He chose to come back to Cambridge permanently because of its proximity to family, it’s charm and vibrant community. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and a Board Certified Pediatric Dental Specialist from the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He currently has hospital privileges at Franciscan Hospital for Children. For fun, Dr. Javedan enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing tennis and indoor soccer. Lately, he has become quite passionate about cooking.

Azita Khanbodaghi, DMD

Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Azita obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of California Los Angeles. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine where she also was recognized with an award of Excellence in Research. After, she completed General Practice Residency at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. In addition, she completed specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

She is passionate about helping children with a fun dental experience and providing excellent dental care, all while contributing toward healthy smiles. As a pediatric dentist, she has the privilege to help children cultivate a lifetime of outstanding oral health. She strives to help both her patients and their parents feel secure and comfortable.

Jasmin Zaki, DDS

Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Jasmin Zaki was gifted a plastic dental kit on her 8th birthday and dreamed of becoming a dentist ever since. She has lived in several different countries, including the United States, England and Canada, and now lives in Boston with her husband. Dr. Jasmin received both her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and Bachelor of Science degree from the University at Buffalo. During her time in Buffalo, Dr. Jasmin realized the impact she could make by creating a positive, fun, and compassionate environment for her young patients. Her passion for treating children, including those with special needs, led her to continue her education at Montefiore Medical Center/ Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York where she received her certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. While at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, she was able to gain experience treating a diverse patient population of various ages, including managing the care of medically complex patients. 

Dr. Jasmin is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Society, and Massachusetts Dental Society. In her free time, she enjoys kayaking, water painting, and exploring new restaurants and coffee shops around Boston.


Semira Avanessian

Patient Coordinator

Semira is pleased to have joined the professional and vibrant atmosphere of Cambridge Children’s Dentristry. She has lived in the greater Boston area for more than twenty years now and currently resides in Watertown with her husband and son. Semira graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelors in Computer Science and worked in her field for a number of years.

As the Patient Coordinator, Semira will often be the first point of contact with families and children. Aside from her wonderful organizational skills, her love for children in general is what prompted her to take on this position. She likes to travel and has recently taken up yoga, but mostly she loves to spend time with her family and friends.