The Smile Architects

Dr. Mark Ajlouni

Dr. Mark Ajlouni grew up in San Jose and received his Doctorate at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in 1995. He founded Arbor Dental Group with his wife Dr. Connie Kais in 1998. Dr. Ajlouni practices by the principle of minimally invasive dentistry and specializes in cosmetic procedures such as traditional and no-preparation veneers, all porcelain restorations and full-mouth reconstruction.

Dr. Ajlouni prides himself in not only offering exceptional dental treatment but also being able to create a professional environment from the moment a patient walks in the door. "Dentistry is not only about providing great dental care, but also offering efficient overall service making your dental visit an easy and pleasant experience."

Dr. Ajlouni has dedicated his state of the art dental practice to his patients who are seeking to improve, rehabilitate and rejuvenate their smiles. He is passionate about creating beautiful and healthy smiles. "It is such an awesome feeling to have a patient, who thinks their case is hopeless, see their new smile for the first time. It is one the greatest rewards of dentistry to help renew a patients confidence."

Dr. Mark is trained in all aspects of dentistry and stays on the cutting edge of dental advances in technology. He is especially proud of their dental practice, not only because of the impressive office and state of the art equipment, but also because of the principles and high moral standards by which they practice.

Dr. Connie Kais

Dr. Connie Kais was born and raised in San Jose and is a graduate of Presentation High School. She earned a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences from Loyola Marymount University Dr. Connie Kais is a graduate of University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, one of the best in the country. Having practiced dentistry since 1994, she has been through several post graduate courses in different fields of dentistry since receiving her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Dr. Connie is a second generation dentist, following in her mother's footsteps, Dr. Maria Kais.

After graduating from dental school, Dr. Connie worked with under privileged children in restoring their dental health. She brings this experience to her own dental practice which allows her to treat children with ease and great care. "It is a wonderful feeling to see a smiling child leave the office after having a great experience." It is with the same gentle approach that Dr. Connie treats her adult patients as well. "Having the opportunity to relieve a patient from either physical and/or emotional pain gives me great satisfaction. Being able to develop a trusting and caring relationship with all of my patients is extremely rewarding".

Dr. Kais has a wide range of experience in different areas of dentistry, from cosmetic and restorative dentistry to surgical and root canal treatments and denture prosthetics. Dr. Kais is a certified LANAP provider. After extensive training, Dr. Kais is among an elite group of practitioners trained specifically for this revolutionary treatment of periodontitis.

Her approach to your treatment starts with patiently listening to you. Then, after a complete and thorough examination, she reviews and discusses the diagnosis and treatment options with you. "I enjoy the challenges of comprehensive dental care along with the professional and personal relationships that develop with my patients. I am proud to provide my patients with the best in dental technology, treatment options and patient comfort."

Dr. Sara Anwar

Dr. Sara Anwar was born in Egypt and moved to Chicago when she started college. After finishing her education, she decided to move to the golden state to enjoy sunshine and start her career there. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Biology, and Doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2011 with a recognized award for clinical excellence. As a former Clinical Assistant Professor at UIC-College of dentistry, a clinical instructor at The University of Pacific – School of Dentistry, and a current full-time private practitioner, Dr. Anwar combines her academic background with her clinical skills to provide the best comprehensive dental care to the community.

Dr. Anwar brings many years of clinical experience in private practice and continuously enhances her skills by enrolling in advanced continuing education courses in the various dental disciplines. She received extensive training with the American Academy of Facial Aesthetics and many more prestigious institutions. She aims to provide exceptional dental work using state-of-the-art-technology to bring out a smile her patients can wear with confidence. Dr. Sara is proficient in all aspects of dentistry with emphasis on oral surgery, dental implants, gum reconstruction and therapeutic Botox. She practices comfortable, gentle, health-centered dentistry with a strong attention to getting to know each patient. She will listen to your concerns, and will discuss all options and a full plan with you beforehand to ensure you have a complete understanding of your treatment.

Dr. Yerie Nam

Dr. Yerie Nam is a bay area native, born in San Francisco and raised in Hercules, CA. She received her bachelor's in Integrative Biology from the University of California, Berkeley. From there, she went to San Francisco and graduated with honors from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. She moved to South Bay in 2021 and is excited to learn more about the area!

Dr. Nam is dedicated to providing ethical high quality care and takes many continuing education courses to ensure she is up to date with the latest technology and products available in dentistry. Dr. Nam is proficient in all aspects of dentistry but her main philosophy is preventative dentistry. She is able to provide healthy and beautiful smiles with minimally invasive dentistry. In addition to prevention of caries, she is also a believer in comprehensive care to address all concerns with a patient's oral health in relation to a patient's general health as well. The state of one's oral health can affect the state of one's general health and vice versa and so Dr. Nam is always aware of that connection and takes it into consideration when treating her patients.

The Smile Architects

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