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About Us

Meet Our Doctors


Syamack Ganjavian, DDS Dr. Syamack Ganjavian, DDS

Undergraduate Study: University of Maryland, College Park

Dental School: University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dentistry

Residency: Christiana Care Health System, Wilmington, Delaware

Postgraduate Training: Dawson Academy for Advanced Dentistry, Nobel Institute for Implant Dentistry

Member: Delaware State Dental Society (DSDS), American Dental Association (ADA), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)

Dr. Ganjavian grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland. Upon graduating from University of Maryland with a degree in Cell & Molecular Biology, he entered the Dental School in Baltimore. After completion of  dental school with Magna Cum Laude honors, he entered the General Practice Residency program at the Christiana Hospital in Wilmington and has been living in Delaware with his family since then.  

Zahra Ashrafi, DDS

Dr. Zahra Ashrafi, DDS

Undergraduate Study: University of Maryland, College Park

Dental School: University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dentistry

Residency: St. Joseph Medical Center, Reading, Pennsylvania    

Member: American Dental Association (ADA), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)

Dr. Ashrafi is a Texas native. She was born in Dallas and has lived in Maryland and Delaware for most of her life. She graduated with a degree in Microbiology from University of Maryland at College Park before attending Dental School. Drs. Ganjavian and Ashrafi are married and have two young sons. 


The Crescent Dental Difference

How do I know if I am getting quality dental care?   

1) Are you getting routine oral cancer screenings at every check up appointment?

2) Are you getting full periodontal evaluation (gum disease evaluation and probing) at every check up visit?

3) Are the full benefits of the latest dental technologies such as digital x- rays with reduced radiation exposure, electronic records, computerized injection systems, digital fluorescence caries detection, computer assisted patient education systems, and non-invasive laser treatments available to you? 

4) Are most specialty procedures such as root canal treatments, orthodontics (braces or clear aligners), pediatric services, extractions, minor surgeries, and dental implant placements available to you in-house?

5) Is Nitrous Oxide or Oral Sedation available if you need it?

6) Are you provided with complimentary dental bleaching trays and bleaching gel refills at every check up & cleaning appointment?

7) Are you able to get an appointment the same or next day for a dental emergency, even on a Friday afternoon?  Are you able to contact your dentist after hours or on the weekends if you need to for an emergency?

8) Are your children getting cavity preventing sealants at no extra cost to you even when there is no insurance coverage for this service? 

9) Are your dentists active members of their local dental society DSDS, ADA, AGD and keep up with more than a hundred hours of continuing dental education every year?

10) Are the premises clean, neat and well kept? Are you encountering familiar and courteous staff time after time who know you by name and are able to address your questions and concerns?   

At Crescent Dental Associates you will have a 'YES' to answer for all these questions.   


Not Your Typical Dental Office

If you are tired of the tradition of spending long periods in waiting rooms, little time with the doctor, and impersonal care,
Crescent Dental may be the perfect dental office for you.

When you arrive in our
reception area, you'll be greeted by one of our staff members who knows you by your name. You won't find a closed window with a placard telling you to sign in on the clip-board in front of you. You'll immediately notice the atmosphere is relaxing and refreshing. Our office is decorated with art work that sparks imagination.

Our patients choose us because of who we are and what we do, not because their insurance company provided them with a list of "preferred providers" to choose from. We do accept and process payments from all traditional insurances and PPOs, and are in network with
Delta Dental Premier plan and Medicaid of Delaware (for individuals 20 years old or younger covered by the State of Delaware dental plan).  We do not accept HMOs, DMOs, and DHMOs as these types of plans are not designed for quality health care.  Consequently, we don't have to run our office like a bus station, and you don't have to wait months for an appointment.  You are assured that we utilize the latest equipment and materials, and your crowns, veneers, dentures and orthodontic appliances will be made by skilled local laboratory technicians.  We will only use our professional judgment and experience and guidelines set by the American Dental Association (ADA) and American Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) as our guides when making treatment recommendations, not the rules and restrictions imposed by insurance plans.  Please refer to the dental insurance information page for more detailed information on dental insurance.  You won't find our reception area crowded.  It's not because we're not "busy."  It's because we have chosen to work for you and only you during your visit.  You will be seen promptly at your appointment time.


Office Reviews

Our practice continues to grow as more and more patients select us as their dental care provider.  We have been fortunate to be able to serve the needs of our patients and provide the most comprehensive set of dental services available in one location. This has all been possible through support of our patients in referring their friends and family to us and spreading the word about our practice.  Clicking on the links provided at the end of this page will take to the reviews that some of our patients have left us with on major internet directories and social media such as Google (Wilmington office), Google (Bear office), Facebook and Yelp