Meet the Clermont Dental Team

Dr. Safavi's Story

Educational Background

Dr. Atousa Safavi is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry and has extensive experience in every facet of dentistry. She has worked as a clinical dental assistant, dental hygienist, clinical researcher, and now a dentist. After graduating from dental hygiene school, Dr. Atousa Safavi began working as a clinical research coordinator at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry while completing her master’s in clinical research at Campbell University.

Career + Credentials

Since then, Dr. Safavi has worked as a public health dentist providing general dentistry to a diverse population with a focus on comprehensive care. She practiced at Piedmont Health in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and Metro Community Provider Network (Stride) 2016-2018 in Denver, Colorado.

As a member of the Spear Faculty Club and Study Club, Dr. Safavi has chosen one of the world’s most respected and comprehensive continuing educational resources. Passionate about dentistry and committed to a lifetime of clinical learning and professional development, Dr. Safavi and the dental team in this practice provide the highest level of care.

Dr. Safavi has served as a part-time adjunct faculty at UNC-CH Adams School of Dentistry. She is currently a member of the part-time Associate Clinical Faculty at the University of Colorado
School of Dental Medicine (since May 2017). She is certified as an approved consultant in clinical hypnosis and serves as part of the teaching committee with the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH). She is also a Fellow with the International Dental Implant Association.

Personal and Professional Passions

Dr. Safavi finds meaning in her life by being in service to others. She spent years giving back by working in Public Health. Meeting the dental needs and improving the health of people in the community. She is known for helping people overcome personal challenges and reach their goals. Through different modalities and a kind heart, she is able to assist her patients with overcoming fear, anxiety and unhealthy habits.

When she is not at the dental office, you can find Dr. Safavi at the Colorado Ballet, enjoying watching her twin daughters (Ava and Darya) dance. She also enjoys hiking, skiing, biking, traveling, and spending time with her husband, Afshin.

Meet the Team


Marjan Knoor

Office Manager

Marjan comes to us with many years of customer service experience. She desires to treat every Clermont Dental patient as they are her own family. She studied industrial chemistry and later on got her laser specialist license. Her passion is working with her hands to help people make their esthetic dreams a reality. When she is not at the dental office, you can find her at yoga or helping her husband and two beautiful children to reach their fullest potential.


Cynthia Sandoval

Patient Relationship Coordinator

Cynthia grew up in Colorado and speaks fluent English and Spanish. Her favourite part of her job is to interact with our patients before and after each appointment and procedure. Seeing them leave happy and satisfied with the care they have received, is very rewarding to her. As a mother of two beautiful girls, she knows the importance of setting an example and showing them the value of continuous learning.


Diana Holguin

Lead Dental Assistant & Treatment Coordinator

Born and raised in Denver, Diana graduated in 2008 from Pima Medical Institute. Diana wanted to do more for her Patients, so in 2015 she decided to return to Pima Medical Institute and received her Expanded Duties Dental Assistant. Diana loves getting to know each patient. Her goal is to keep them as comfortable as possible and make their experience as best as she can. Away from work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, her 2 boys and her Great Dane, who are all the centre of her world.

Our Values


We are committed to maintaining confidentiality, accountability, and doing what it takes to get the job done well.

Continuous Learning

We love to learn the latest best practices in dentistry, and we will adapt as a team in order to implement what we learn.


We are committed to greeting our patients by their name and with a smile — whether in the office or on the phone.

Patients First

We do what’s best for our patients.


We operate with honesty and sincerity.

Humility & Empathy

We strive to understand our patients.

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