Dr. Marjan Alvand came to United Stated from Tehran, Iran in 1987, where she resided in Long Island, New York.In 1988, after receiving her dental assisting certificate, and working with a prominent dentist as a dental assistant, she was strongly encouraged to become a dentist.Her passion for the medical field and patient care drove her to continue her medical education with a degree in Nursing. After becoming a Registered Nurse, she worked in variety of settings which included homecare nursing, care for medically compromised, cancer and AIDS patients. Then she continued working in hemodialysis , managing patients during critical times of dialysis. Dr. Alvand later became an operating room nurse, assisting surgeons with on complicated cases.In 1999, she moved to Raleigh, North Carolina and continued to work as a hemodialysis nurse.Dr. Alvand always felt drawn to with a desire to give people healthy smiles.In 2002 she decided to take advantage of living in a State with top ranked Dental School and applied at UNC School of Dentistry.In 2006, she achieved her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from UNC. She continued her education with residency at the VA Hospital in Fayetteville, NC. It was here she learned to treat comprehensive cases such as full mouth reconstruction , Root Canal Therapy and Implant Placement and Restoration.In 2007, she opened her private dental practice in Raleigh, NC.