Pleased to meet you!
Cosmetic dentist Dr. Nancy Nehawandian has a simple philosophy at her comprehensive aesthetic dental practice; focus on the patient and work with a caring commitment to excellence. Her team says the office has a second philosophy; treat everyone the way they want to be treated. Those two philosophies have meshed to create an exceptional dental experience at Top Down Dental in San Jose/Los Gatos.
Since receiving her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from University of the Pacific in 1989, she has dedicated her career to keeping at the forefront of the latest developments in order to provide her patients with the best science, services and technology available.
Our Cosmetic Dentist is No Idle Fellow
Dr. Nancy Nehawandian has taken over 2,700 hours of continuing education, passed several exams in various disciplines as a cosmetic dentist in order to earn a mastership and four fellowships. She has been recognized by other cosmetic dentists as a leader and an example to other dentists of the importance of quality continuing dental education to patient care. When a cosmetic dentist has achieved Mastership and fellowship Awards, patients can be assured that their cosmetic dentist is dedicated to providing the finest care in both cosmetic and general dentistry.
But a skilled cosmetic dentist also needs a strong foundation in general dentistry. In 2006, Dr. Nancy Nehawandian was awarded a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), placing her among only 7% of dentists in the country who have earned the distinction. A “Fellow” in the FAGD is recognized by other general dentists as a leader who highlights the importance of quality continuing dental education. Dr. Nehawandian also followed up her AGD fellowship with a Mastership in 2015! Placing her among only 1% of dentists in the United States. A general dentist who has earned the designation “Master” of the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD) has completed a structured and demanding set of requirements involving all 16 dental disciplines.This accomplishment meets the highest criteria for professional excellence. Masters serve as mentors and leaders to other dentists pursuing continuing dental education. They set examples in their communities with their hard work, concern and involvement.
A cosmetic dentist should be skilled in performing dental implant procedures, since that is the highest development of cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Nehawandian was also awarded a fellowship from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). To achieve this status, a dentist must document their successful dental implant cases, complete a minimum of 75 hours of continuing education in implant dentistry, submit a letter of reference from another ICOI fellow, and complete an additional 75 hours of continuing education in implant dentistry with 5 years of receiving the fellowship.
A leader in the field of Comprehensive Aesthetic Dentistry, Dr. Nancy Nehawandian has also achieved the status of “LVI Fellow” after completing over 300 hours of continuing education in advanced aesthetics and neuromuscular science at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. This places her among the 1% of cosmetic dentists in the United States who have achieved this honor. She also followed her LVI fellowship with a fellowship from the International Association of Physiologic Aesthetic (FIAPA).
She achieved her fourth fellowship with International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthotics (FICCMO) after passing an exam demonstrating her thorough understanding of treatment of TMJ dysfunctions.
Treat your teeth from the top down
Dr. Nancy Nehawandian doesn’t just fix teeth, her passion is to keep people healthy and make them happy through excellent oral health. She knows it’s important for you to be an active partner in your dental health. That’s why she’ll work with you and spend the time it takes to make sure you understand all your treatment choices, so that you can make an informed decision on what’s best for you.
Dr. Nancy Nehawandian’s dedication to continuing education combined with her talent, knowledge and leadership in the fields of Neuromuscular, Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry and her caring commitment to excellence make her a great choice for anyone seeking quality dental care in San Jose/Los Gatos.
Dr. Nehawandian resides in Saratoga with her husband and two children. The family loves all the rewards the community has to offer. They also enjoy traveling, especially to the mountains where they love to ski.
1985—University of California, Santa Barbara –Psychophysiology
1989—University of Pacific School of Dentistry-DDS
Over a 2,600 hours of Post Graduate Continuing Education
(State requirements are 25 hours per year)
Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry (2015)
Certified in Neuro-Muscular Dentistry
Certified in Full mouth Rehabilitation and Cosmetic Dentistry
Certified in TMJ Diagnosis and Treatment
Certified in Implant Surgery and Restoration
Certified in Laser Dentistry
Certified in Conscious Sedation Dentistry
Certified in Invisalign Clear Braces
Certified in Sleep Apnea/Snoring Appliances
Master of Academy of General Dentistry, MAGD (2015)
Fellow of Academy of General Dentistry, FAGD (2006)
Fellow of International Congress of Implantologists, FICOI (2008)
Fellow of LVI Global of Advanced Dental Studies , LVIF(2010)
Fellow of International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics, FIAPA (2014)
Fellow of International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orhopedics, FICCMO (2012)
Past board member of Santa Clara Dental Society, Chapter of CDA and ADA
Consumers’ Research Council of America, America’s Top Dentist 2008
Consumers’ Research Council of America, America’s Top Dentist 2011
Specialized Dental Practitioners Award 2013
Consumers’ Research Council of America, America’s Top Dentist 2014
National Consumer Advisory Board, America’s Best Dentists 2016
ADA – American Dental Association
CDA – California Dental Association
SCCDS – Santa Clara County Dental Society
AGD – American Academy of General Dentistry
IAPA – International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics
DOCS – Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
ICOI – International Congress of Oral Implantologists
ICCMO – International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics
AADSM – American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
IABDM – International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine
IAOMT – International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology