"I had a wonderful but yet challenging journey to be able to practice dentistry in the United States. Being an international full-time student, a Mom and a wife were not easy. I graduated from Dental school back in 2010 from my country "Egypt". I have a passion to help others and I love the communication between doctors and their patients and how we can impact other people's lives. My dream was to improve myself as a dentist and to learn more about advanced techniques and comprehensive care by continuing my education here in the United States and earn my DDS degree.
With the help of family, friends and my amazing mentors I was able to achieve my dream and become the dentist I always wanted to be. I just graduated in May 2019 from UNLV School of Dental Medicine's International Program with a D.D.S. degree. I'm so excited to join Absolute Dental as a General Dentist. I'm looking forward to meeting other amazing dentists and wonderful staff and establish strong relationships both professionally and personally. On the other hand, I like reading and traveling. I also cook good Egyptian food! I have been married to my amazing husband for 5 years and we have 3 years old boy who keeps me busy all the time."
Dr. Walia has been a practicing Implantologist and a Periodontist for over a decade. His journey began in 2001 when he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York University. Upon graduation, Dr. Walia completed a year of training in oral medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey and was then the Chief Resident in Advanced Hospital Dentistry at Lutheran Medical Centre, in Brooklyn, New York. He obtained a certificate in the field of implant dentistry and periodontology in 2006 from the prestigious University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey. His specialty work includes implant dentistry, diagnosis and treatment planning gum disease, periodontal plastic surgery involving root coverage, surgical extractions with bone grafting, guided bone regeneration and augmentation, ridge splitting and expansion, and internal and external maxillary sinus lifts. Dr. Walia regularly attends conferences and continuing education courses across the globe. He was a visiting clinical attending doctor at various prestigious hospitals in New York City area in the early part of his career. Dr. Walia has a genuine desire to provide comprehensive non-surgical and surgical periodontal care to patients of all ages. He is committed to providing the highest standards and state of the art treatment available. Dr. Walia encourages all patients to have an informative session and review their current oral health as well as various treatment techniques to enhance their oral health. In his free time, he loves to travel the world, play golf and tennis and enjoys music. He is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology and is licensed in the states of New York, New Jersey, California, Nevada and Arizona.
I was born and raised in Mumbai, India. I completed my DMD from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, New Jersey. I love to travel, explore new cultures, cuisines and have tried everything from Alligator to Ostrich. I am loving everything about Las Vegas!
Dr. Rahi Shah is originally from San Diego, California. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Irvine in Neurobiology. He is a graduate of the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC where he maintained his place on the Dean's List. He has made Las Vegas his home and looks forward to growing with Absolute Dental. In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors, cooking, and snowboarding in addition to watching football and trying out new restaurants.