At Marbella Dentistry, we believe in providing great dental care, a relaxing and comfortable environment, and affordable prices. Our team members adhere to high standards and ideals as they work to make sure we can help you achieve a beautiful smile. We think every day about how we can make your visit better. We have amenities such as a children’s play area, refreshing beverages, and flat screen TVs in each treatment room. We love helping our patients understand why dental procedures are essential. They understand how treatment helps, and how to maintain great dental health in the future. That is why our team will sit down with you during your visit, and come up with the best plan to keep your teeth healthy.
Dr. Nora Muhtadi, who also goes by Dr.Nora, completed her BS in Dental Hygiene, Biology as well as DDS degree from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. From the age of 4, she knew she was destined to become a general dentist and sought out to gain various education and experiences to aid in her professional and growth since then. Her post-graduate studies include dual Fellowships with both the International Congress of Oral Implantologists & the Academy of General Dentistry, which is awarded to the top 5% of dentists in the nation who demonstrate exceptional interest in patient care through dedicated extensive participation, continuing education and lifelong learning. She also completed additional training in implant dentistry at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. These experiences highlight her fondness & drive to excel in her profession and provide long lasting solutions to her patient’s oral health needs with the latest and greatest in dental development and technology. She takes pride in not only enhancing her patient’s first impressions, their smiles, but to provide compassionate, gentle, and long lasting solutions to get her patient’s smiling again. Dr.Nora believes that a patient’s oral health is a window to their overall health and takes time to educate each person on how impactful one’s oral health can be to their total health and wellness.
When she’s not in clinic or in a classroom, Dr.Nora enjoys volunteering her time to provide free dental care to those in need locally as well as helping with our great US Military’s oral health needs across Texas. She also enjoys international travel, kayaking in Lake Austin, and spending time with her family, friends and kitties.
Dr. Hijazi offers his services to the San Antonio community with over two decades of experience. His professional journey began in 1998, where he started working in a local dental lab in Amman, Jordan. He attended dental school at the University of Jordan; after graduating in 2003, he took part in hospital-based dental training. Throughout this experience, Dr. Hijazi had the opportunity to learn extensive surgical procedures in the dental office and the OR. Soon after, Dr. Hijazi began his own private practice in 2004. Over the course of seven years, he maintained this practice, focusing on dental implants, aesthetics, general dentistry and the treatment of patients with congenital teeth malformations.
In late 2010, Dr. Hijazi moved to the U.S with a suitcase and the determination to achieve the true American dream. Living in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Hijazi worked as a dental lab technician specializing in ceramics; additionally, he became a certified dental technician (CDT) in 2011. During this time, Dr. Hijazi studied for and took numerous exams in order to return to dental school and earn the American DDS, or dental degree. He was accepted into and attended the prestigious School of Dental Medicine in Denver, Colorado, graduating with honor in 2014. Additionally, Dr. Hijazi was nominated and inducted into OKU- the most elite dental honor society. Immediately following graduation, Dr. Hijazi had the honor to serve in a community healthcare clinic in rural Colorado. Then, he decided to enter a rigorous three-year (2015-2018) residency in which he received extensive training in art and science of prosthodontics at the University of Texas in San Antonio. Dr. Hijazi is now involved in providing care to the the patients in south Texas. His mission is to spread knowledge and education. Dr. Hijazi participates in multiple study clubs and learning events. Additionally, he focuses on patient’s education, ensuring they are informed about their treatment options.
Esmeralda is our Dental Assistant, she graduated from Texas Academy of General Dentistry in August of 2011, since graduating she has worked diligently with both Dental Specialists and General Dentist holding the position as Lead Assistant. Esmeralda always strives to meet and exceed her patients’ needs each and every time. She feels it is very important to help the patient enjoy their visits and teach them that you do not have to fear coming to the dentist. Being a mother of two children she understand how important it is for her children to feel comfortable. In Esmeralda’s free time she enjoys live music, spending time with her children and visiting the river.
Alana Duck was born and raised in the San Antonio area. She attended American Intercontinental University earning a degree in Criminal Justice. Alana served 4 years in the United States Army in various positions, including a 15-month combat deployment to Tallil/Baghdad, Iraq as part of the 82nd Airborne Division (AATW). After receiving an honorable discharge, she returned to Texas to attend and complete dental hygiene school at Concorde Career College of San Antonio.
Alana had a desire to make Marbella Dentistry her professional home after her first visit to the office, due to the up-to-date work environment and great team atmosphere. “Where we all agree, the patient’s care comes first.” She is a proud mother of her two lovely boys who brighten her every day. When away from the office, Alana enjoys spending her free time with her sons, volunteering at the local church, and staying physically fit with CrossFit & running.
The Marbella Dentistry team is frequently involved in community projects and charities which support the greater good of our city. Donating time and money to great causes, Marbella Dentistry believes in giving back and helping others do the same.
Donation to Orthopedic Kneed Foundation.
One of the patients from our office adopted her daughter’s six children after her daughter passed away from complications during birth. Our office donated gifts for all of the children, food for Christmas dinner, as well as a gift card for the grandparents raising the children.
A collection we did with the help of our patients in the months of March and April 2014 to be donated to Peyton Manning Children’s hospital in Indianapolis for children with extended stays.
Donation to Danville Police Association from our office in August 2013.
Dr Ferdkoff held a “No Shave November” in order to raise awareness for prostate cancer. A portion of the proceeds from all patients who came in without facial hair was donated to the Illinois Prostate Center.
Free Dentistry Day that our office did with another office, providing extractions, fillings, or cleanings free of charge to people in our community. We did over $17,000 worth of free dentistry in that day.