Meet the Doctors

Dr. Tony Amini and Dr. Mahir Farzin can take care of most of our patients’ dental needs right here in our office. Dr. Amini is a prosthodontist, a specialist in replacing missing teeth and restoring natural teeth to full function and aesthetics. In addition, he has extensive training and experience in implant surgery, with a surgical fellowship in Implant Dentistry from Loma Linda School of Dentistry. Dr. Farzin focuses on taking care of our patients’ general dental needs.

Both doctors are known for their friendliness, high level of communication and their gentle approach to treatment. Patients comment on how caring the doctors are and how comfortable they make them feel.

Taher Aminikharrazi, D.M.D. (Tony Amini)

Meet the DoctorsDr. Amini decided to become a dentist because he enjoys transforming people’s lives by improving their oral health. “When you improve people’s chewing ability, get them out of pain or improve the appearance of their teeth, you can really increase their self-esteem and improve their quality of life,” he says.

Dr. Amini’s dedication to perfection and his interest in dentistry propelled him through many years of advanced post-graduate training so he could become a certified specialist in rehabilitating patients’ smiles. Many general dentists in the area send their patients to our office because of Dr. Amini’s expertise and his ability to treat complex cases.

Dr. Amini is friendly, caring and easy to talk to. He will make you feel at ease by listening to your needs and explaining everything very thoroughly so that you fully understand all your options and treatment steps. He has a very reassuring and calm demeanor, and he ensures his patients feel comfortable and relaxed throughout treatment.

Education: Highly trained specialist in smile rehabilitation

Meet the DoctorsDr. Amini has received extensive training in the art and skill of restoring a patient’s mouth to full function and beauty. After graduating with his D.M.D. (Doctor of Dental Medicine) degree from Boston University, Dr. Amini went on to receive advanced training in a residency at the University of California, San Francisco to obtain his certification as a prosthodontist.

Following this, he completed a surgical fellowship in implant dentistry and earned his certificate in implantology at the Loma Linda School of Dentistry.

Continuing Education

Dr. Amini is continually upgrading himself and his practice on the latest techniques and approaches with the intention to provide his patients the best in dental care.

He participates in many continuing education courses with leaders in dental technology and education, such as with Spear Education, one of the most respected dental education institutes. He also leads a local Spear Study Club, a peer-based continuing education group that helps him raise the standard of patient care in our community.

Awards and Honors

Meet the DoctorsAs a pre-doctoral student, Dr. Amini was distinguished amongst his colleagues by earning an American College of Prosthodontist award for outstanding undergraduate achievement in the Study of Prosthodontics and the Lloyd Chaisson award for outstanding achievement in the Art & Science of Operative Dentistry.

Dr. Amini has been recognized by Nobel Biocare™, a world-leading manufacturer and educator in the field innovative implant-based dental restorations, for his dedication to implant dentistry and outstanding achievement in Nobel Biocare’s Partner Program.

Dr. Amini has been recognized for his restorative work by Orange Coast Magazine and as a “Top Dentist” by the Consumers’ Research Council of America.

An award-winning professor of prosthodontics and implant

In addition to operating his own private practice, Dr. Amini is an assistant professor at Loma Linda University, where he lectures to residents in the Center for Prosthodontic and Implant Dentistry. His teaching position allows him to stay at the forefront of his field and to share his expertise with others. Dr. Amini has been honored by the university with an award for his time, dedication and contributions to the Advanced Education in Implant Dentistry Program.

Memberships and Affiliations

Dr. Amini is a member of the following organizations:

  • American College of Prosthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Osseointegration
  • California Dental Association
  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics

Dr. Amini also participates in the annual sessions of the Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontics and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.


In his spare time, Dr. Amini enjoys reading, attending orchestral concerts and plays, and staying active by playing tennis, cycling and hiking.

Dr. Mahin Farzin, D.D.S.

Meet the DoctorsAfter graduating from the University of California, San Francisco with her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, Dr. Mahin Farzin joined forces with Dr. Amini at Design Dental Group. A personable, friendly doctor, she delivers gentle, caring treatment to our general dentistry and younger patients.

Dr. Farzin enjoys helping people achieve their goals to have a confident smile and good oral health.

When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her children, swimming, baking and exercising.

Comfortable, caring dentistry

Dr. Farzin is very warm and friendly and excels at making our patients feel comfortable throughout their treatment. She uses a gentle touch in her dental work and utilizes the offices state-of-the-art technology for minimally invasive treatment. She is a great listener and makes it a point to understand exactly what you need and want. She will put you at ease with her great communication skills by explaining your treatment to you thoroughly so that you will understand everything that takes place.

Friendly, gentle dental care for children

Dr. Farzin is our dedicated family dentist. With her gentle touch and caring influence, Dr. Farzin excels at working with children and keeping them comfortable during their procedure. Parents often remark at how great she is at putting their children at ease.

To make an appointment, call 949-759-9777 or click here to request an appointment online.