One of Us :: Dr. Sattari, Ramin
Please introduce yourself.
I am Ramin Sattari, D.D.S.
Where do you live?
Good question. My time is divided between three continents.
North America, Asia, and Africa.
What do you do in those regions?
I do what I am trained to do, and what I love to do: I work on people’s teeth. I have an office in Hamadan, Iran, which is my main location. A few months a year I am here in the US, and one month out of the year I am in South Africa.
Why South Africa?
Believe it or not, there is a huge shortage of dentists there. I have my paying patients there, but I also do some charity work for the poor, every time I am there.
What made you become a dentist?
I was born in a small town in Iran, by the name of Zabol. You know, in Ferowsi’s epic, Shahnameh, this is where Rostam came from. Anyway, there my father was the town’s pharmacist, and everyone called him “doctor” and they had much respect for him. At first, I was supposed to go to pharmacy school, but I applied and qualified for dental school, so I signed up for dentistry instead.
Are you married?
Yes, happily married, and I have a son. And ,he’ll be ten years old in July.
Thank you for your time, and good luck to you.
Thank you for talking to me.