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Her Own Clinic at Age 25 Dr. Shila Yazdani was awarded “America’s Top Dentist” and recognized in the Consumers’ Research Council of America’s Guide to America’s Top Dentists. Shila had always known, even as a young girl in Iran, that she wanted to be a dentist. With her goal in mind, she declared herself as a biochemistry major at UMCP and maintained an outstanding GPA which allowed her to enter dental school at the age of 20.
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orn in Esfahan, Iran in July of 1975, Dr. Shila Yazdani’s early childhood during the Iran-Iraq War would make her a stronger and more determined individual. As a child she experienced the daily bombings which took place and learned to make the best of each day as tomorrow was not promised. In 1989 her family left Iran to go to Turkey in hopes of immigrating to the US. Her family spent three months living in a hotel in Ankara, unsure of their future. By September of that year her family of 5 was granted 4 green cards, which meant leaving her father behind. Her mother and two younger siblings made their journey to the US with only $9 in their pockets and zero knowledge of the English language. Thankfully, Shila had uncles and relatives in the US whom they were able to stay with
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and provided the support her family needed. Now 13 years old, Shila found herself in a foreign country with an unfamiliar language and being the oldest sibling acted as a parental figure to help support her now single mother with her four kids. Entering high school as a foreign student proved to be rough but also a great learning experience. She was faced with the challenge of adapting to American culture while attending Montgomery Blair High School located in one of the Montgomery County toughest neighborhood. She quickly picked up English and even excelled academically. Being exposed to the poverty and crime associated with the low-income neighborhood was living in at the time, Shila promised herself to make a better future for herself and her family. In the spring of her senior year at Blair High School
Published on Mar 1, 2009
Published on Mar 1, 2009
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