Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Dr. Khalil Saghezchi, DDS

Accredited Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Khalil Saghezchi
Dr. Khalil Saghezchi ("Dr. Sage") has been practicing Cosmetic and General Dentistry for over 27 years in Santa Clara County. He has used his advanced skills in Cosmetic Dentistry to create beautiful smiles for thousands of his patients. He graduated with honors from the University of Pacific School of Dentistry, San Francisco in 1988. Shortly after graduation, he opened his own general dentistry practice in Santa Clara, and then in 2002 opened his cosmetic practice, Cupertino Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, in Cupertino, CA. Dr. Saghezchi is also an active member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the Santa Clara Dental Society. In 1992, Dr. Saghezchi enrolled as a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). Five years later in 1997, he became one of the few accredited members of the academy worldwide as a result of his dedication and excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Saghezchi practices all phases of general and cosmetic dentistry, including porcelain veneers. He has published numerous articles in the Journal of American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry ranging in subjects from porcelain veneers to dental implants. He was also a part-time faculty member at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry - educating dental students in the latest advancements in Cosmetic Dentistry.
Dr. Saghezchi has lectured at international seminars teaching overseas dentists about Cosmetic Dentistry. He was also the co-founder of the AACD for the Northern California local chapter.
His sons have both followed in his footsteps, one attending medical/dental school to practice oral surgery, and the other taking over the family business by joining him at Cupertino Family & Cosmetic Dentistry office.

Sohail Saghezchi, DDS MD

Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon, Medical Director

Sohail Saghezchi
Following in his father’s foot steps, Dr. Sohail graduated from the University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry. After practicing general dentistry for 8 years he decided to pursue his dream and passion for surgery. In 2011, Dr. Sohail completed a one year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery internship at UCSF, followed by the six year residency program. He received his M.D. from UCSF School of Medicine in 2015, and completed a one year General Surgery internship in 2016. He graduated from UCSF as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in 2017 and is currently a surgical faculty at UCSF and San Francisco General Hospital, in addition to the Medical Director of the medical esthetics side at Cupertino Dental and Facial Esthetics.

Sahar Saghezchi Amini, Owner of Facial Esthetics

Sahar Saghezchi Amini
Sahar has an extensive background in Plastic Surgery with over a decade of consulting, patient care, medical and clinical esthetics and practice management. Being raised in a family of dentists, including her father, Dr. Sage, she naturally joined forces to create the hybrid of Cosmetic Dental and Facial Esthetics. Sahar officially came on board and expanded Dr. Sage’s already successful Cosmetic Dental practice in November of 2015 turning it into a Medical and Dental spa, focusing on Cosmetic Esthetics. Her passion for beauty allowed her to offer patients the best treatments, services and experience. Aside from being one of the founders of Cupertino Dental and Facial Esthetics, Sahar also practices professional makeup-artistry and loves music, dancing, food and spending time with her family.

Shannon Gunderson, RN, BSN, NP

Dr. Sohrab
Shannon Gunderson, RN, BSN, NP graduated nursing school in 1997. Her background includes Pediatrics, ICU, ER, Trauma and Plastic Surgery and she is also an active member of the Dermatology Nurses Association. Shannon discovered her passion for teaching others the benefits and techniques of cosmetic facial enhancements and became an educator for medical esthetics where she shares her knowledge to physicians, nurses and other colleagues in the field. Shannon partnered to open a medical day spa in San Diego, CA in 2005 offering esthetic injections, laser services and more. She has since moved to northern California where she has decided to further her education even more and obtain her graduate degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner as well as join Dr. Saghezchi’s practice. With her specialized training and experience in NeoGraft Hair Transplant, Nova Thread Lift, Laser, Botox®/Dysport®, Dermal Fillers, Advanced Dermal Fillers, Non Surgical Facelift, Medical Esthetics and Dental-Facial Esthetics, you are sure to be in the best hands at each visit. Schedule a consultation and treatment with Shannon today! Schedule a consultation and treatment with Shannon today!

Mona Stallings, Dental Assistant

Mona Stallings
Mona has been in the dental field for over 30 years and has been Dr. Sage's right hand assistant for over 5 years. Mona enjoys taking care of each patient as well as educating patients on the importance of oral health. Her experience, knowledge and chair side manner give each patient the comfort and relaxation that we pride ourselves in at Cupertino Dental and Facial Esthetics. Mona also specializes in Zoom In-Office Whitening treatments and brightening patients smiles on a daily basis. When she is not assisting Dr. Sage or seeing patients, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Nara, Medical Esthetician

Nara
Nara has been in the medical esthetics field for over 15 years and specializes in customized skincare treatments that are effective and prove to give you results each time. Her unique style of esthetics sets her a part as a provider and offers each of our patients individualized, customized treatments tailored specifically for their skincare needs and goals. Nara has a variety of certifications and an extensive background and experience in Venus Freeze skin tightening, Chemical Peels, Acne Treatments, Microdermabrasion, HydraFacialMD®, Neck and Chest Treatments, and Anti-Aging Skincare regimens. Nara is an artist of all kinds, drawing, painting and singing when she is not here seeing patients.

Atousa Habibi-Whitaker, RN, Esthetic Nurse

Atousa
Atousa is a Registered Nurse who has been practicing esthetics for 5 years. She has worked as a nurse in surgery centers and operating rooms, for renowned plastic surgeons and has geared her passion towards facial esthetics. Her experience and training in injectable treatments, lasers, hair restoration and all other aspects of facial rejuvenation allows her to give top quality care. Atousa loves spending time with her family and rooting for her oldest son who plays football as an Oregon Duck.

Nicolle Mendez, RN, Esthetic Nurse

Nicolle
Nicolle is a Registered Nurse who has been in esthetics for 9 years. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from San Jose State University and has worked for renowned plastic surgeons. Nicolle specializes in all aspects of facial esthetics from injectable treatments, laser treatments, hair restoration and more. She loves spending time with her family and her passion and focus is in providing quality treatments and establishing a good skin care regimen.

Ashlyn Callison, Front Office Coordinator

Ashlyn
Ashlyn has been in the Medical Esthetics and Cosmetic Dental field for over 5 years. She joined Cupertino Dental and Facial Esthetics as our Front Office Coordinator and is the first face and voice our patients see and hear. She loves patient care, treatment planning and educating patients on treatments and services. Her smile can light up any room and you are sure to be in great hands when Ashlyn is taking care of you! Ashlyn is a certified trainer at Orange Theory Fitness and loves working out, motivating people and staying healthy.