Meet the Doctors

Dr. Cammellia Askari

Owner Dentist

Dr. Askari is a Bay Area native who has been practicing dentistry since 2012. She grew up in Cupertino before moving to Southern California to study biology at UC Irvine. After her undergraduate studies, she decided to move to the East Coast to attend Boston University's Goldman School of Dental Medicine. She truly enjoyed the experience of living in Boston and always holds a special place in her heart for that city.

Since graduating dental school, she has returned to the Bay Area. She worked as an associate in Mountain View before buying this practice with her colleague, Dr. Leyla. She prides herself on providing clinical care of the utmost quality and on being very gentle and caring towards her patients. She has received countless glowing reviews and her patients continue to return to her, sometimes traveling long distances to do so. She values quality over quantity and does her very best to make each appointment comfortable for her patients.

She has a great passion for traveling and Greece has been one of her favorite destinations. Oakland is her home now and she couldn't be happier living and working in such a diverse and beautiful city. She loves to cook, but more importantly, she loves to eat and appreciates restaurant recommendations! She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially her husband and her two young daughters. 

Dr. Leyla Sahabi

Owner Dentist

Dr. Leyla Sahabi attended University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) for her undergraduate before going to Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine to receive her DMD degree. She is also a preclinical and clinical faculty instructor at UOP School of Dentistry in San Francisco. 

She believes in keeping herself up to date with the latest trends and technology and cares for her patients on a personal level. She is passionate about cosmetic and preventive dentistry and her philosophy of dentistry is achieving aesthetic results with a minimally invasive approach. Dr. Leyla has consistently been recognized by her staff and colleagues for her exceptional work ethic and dedication. She likes to positively affect patients' lives by improving their smiles and general oral health.

When she is not practicing dentistry, she loves spending time with her husband and her daughters. She also likes to spend quality time with her friends and family. She enjoys hiking, camping, and doing yoga as well as traveling to learn more about different cultures and people.

Dr. Curtis Contro


Curtis Contro, DDS, MS, is a highly skilled orthodontist who treats patients at Contro Orthodontics in Cupertino, California. 

Dr. Contro was born and raised in the South Bay Area and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of California, Davis. He then earned his dental degree from the University of California, San Francisco, where he stayed for three additional years of training for a specialty certificate in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.

Dr. Contro also earned a master’s degree in oral and craniofacial sciences from the University of California, San Francisco. While getting his master’s, he conducted cutting-edge, three-dimensional research on the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which won an award for best original research article for 2015-2016 and was published in the Journal of Asian Pacific Orthodontic Society. 

It’s always been Dr. Contro’s dream to be an orthodontist. At his practice at Contro Orthodontics, he strives for the best results available to modern dentistry by using early interceptive orthodontics and state-of-the-art treatment modalities, like self-ligating brackets, temporary skeletal anchorage devices, and Invisalign®. The practice is a Diamond Plus provider of Invisalign. 

Dr. Contro is passionate about educating his patients on their conditions and treatment paths. He knows that successful orthodontic treatment is about the cooperation of the patient as much as it is about the skill of the orthodontist and that a patient who understands the “why” is much more likely to do that “what.” He has a wealth of experience in mentoring and tutoring children and enjoys continuing that practice through orthodontics. 

Dr. Contro is married to his college sweetheart, Steph, with whom he has two sons: Jackson and Conor. In his spare time, he likes to play golf, take photos, read, and goof around with his sons.