Dr. Sharifi studied developmental, cell, and molecular biology at the University of California Santa Cruz. After learning more about dentistry, he decided to go to dental school at the University of the Pacific. Prior to becoming a dentist, Dr. Sharifi grew up in the Bay Area where his father worked in construction. This inspired him to pursue a hands-on career. Today, he loves his job and the opportunities he has to work with his patients. He lives in the Valley and enjoys being a part of the community.