About Your Dentist

Jamshid Mahmoodi, DDS

“Floss the teeth you want to keep.”

My Mission
 
“My goal is to provide the best dental care to my patients.”

Education & Continuing Education

Doctor of Dental Surgery
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry – Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bachelor of Arts in Biology
University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, Minnesota

In addition to his collegiate and doctoral studies, Dr. Mahmoodi completed a General Practice Residency at the University of Minnesota, Hospital Dental Clinic. He places a special focus on oral surgery and esthetic dentistry.  

Professional Memberships

Dr. Mahmoodi is an active member of the St. Paul District Dental Society, the Minnesota Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.

Life & Hobbies

Away from dentistry, Dr. Mahmoodi enjoys traveling, playing tennis, listening to jazz music, and learning about other cultures!

Benijala Salihbegovic, DMD

“Dentistry is my passion but people -our patients- are our focus.”

My Mission

“My mission in dentistry is to provide the best comprehensive dental care to our patients by exceeding their expectations! I want to help patients overcome their fears and have a comfortable experience!”

Education & Continuing Education
 
Doctor of Dental Medicine
The University of Sarajevo School of Dentistry – Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

After receiving her DMD degree, Dr. Salihbegovic completed a General Practice Residency at the University of Sarajevo and the University of Minnesota. She also completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at the University of Minnesota.  

Dr. Salihbegovic specializes in aesthetic dentistry and oral surgery.  

Professional Memberships

Dr. Salihbegovic is an active member of the American Dental Association and the Minnesota Dental Association.

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Benijala Salihbegovic enjoys staying active when she isn’t in the office! Her favorite activities include cycling, downhill/Nordic skiing, scuba diving, horseback riding, running, cooking, spending time with friends, and traveling.  

Daniel Skaar, DDS

Education & Continuing Education

Doctor of Dental Surgery
The University of Iowa – Iowa City, Iowa

Master of Business Administration
Northwestern University –  Evanston, Illinois

Pharmacy Professional Program
The University of Iowa – Iowa City, Iowa

In addition to his collegiate and doctoral studies, Dr. Skaar has also received a Master of Science degree. He is a board-certified periodontist, having completed his residency at the University of Minnesota. He is also a full-time faculty member at the University of Minnesota’s School of Dentistry in Minneapolis.  

Professional Memberships

Dr. Skaar is a proud and active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Dental Education Association, the American Board of Prosthodontics, the Academy of Osseointegration, the International Team for Implantology, and the International Association for Dental Research.  

Life & Hobbies

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Skaar enjoys staying active. His favorite hobbies include sports-based activities, such as golf, tennis and skiing, reading, and traveling! 

Martin Tahara, DMD

“Do no harm.”

My Mission

“My mission is to treat my patients like I would treat my own family.”

Education & Continuing Education

Doctor of Dental Surgery
University of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Doctor of Medicine
University of Nebraska Medical Center – Omaha, Nebraska

Undergraduate Degree
University of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dr. Tahara has completed extensive training in oral surgery, including a General Practice Residency through the University of Virginia Medical Center. He was also a research fellow at the National Institute of Dental Health. Additionally, he has completed training with the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Tahara is an active member of the American Dental Association, the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Life & Hobbies

Outside of the office, Dr. Tahara enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, fishing, camping, and cooking. In his spare time, he volunteers at Guardian Angels Church.