Team Member

Ali Sami

Oral Surgeon

Education & Credentials

Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery; New York, NY


Biochemistry and Cellular Biology, University of California, San Diego; San Diego, CA


Oral and Maxillofacial surgery internship at UCLA Med Ctr; Los Angeles, CA, Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at Howard Univ. Hospital; Washington, DC


Before I became your surgeon, I was a patient, just like you. I recall how it felt and will treat you the way I wanted to be treated. As my patient, you can expect quality and compassionate care in a relaxed atmosphere.

Personal Favorites

Dr. Samis favorite TV shows are The Big Bang Theory, Hard Knocks, and The Wire, and his favorite movies are The Boondock Saints and The Shawshank Redemption. For vacation, his favorite destinations are the Highlands of Scotland and Prague.

Volunteer Experience

Surgeons for Smiles mission trip to Eritrea/Ethiopia performing facial reconstruction surgery on gunshot wound victims, cancer resection and reconstruction, and cleft lip and palate surgery; Thousand Smiles Foundation mission trips to Mexico performing cleft lip and palate surgery

Personal Biography

Dr. Sami has been practicing dentistry since 2006. When not working, he enjoys traveling, swimming, and looking for his next favorite sushi restaurant. He enjoys sports and is an avid fan of the San Diego Chargers.

Professional Association

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons


Dr. Thomas J. Pinson Memorial award for the post-doctoral oral surgery resident who demonstrated proficiency in oral surgery technique, high scholastic achievement, and overall clinical excellence