Meet The Doctors

Dr. Mark Ajlouni, D.D.S

Dr. Mark Ajlouni is a specialist in the art of cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry with a doctorate in Dental Surgery from The University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. After graduating in 1995, Dr. Mark not only practiced dentistry but became part of a large management team responsible for over ten different dental offices. This experience along with his business background prompted him to develop his own private practice along with his wife, Dr. Connie Kais.
Dr. Ajlouni prides himself in not only offering exceptional dental treatment but also being able to create a professional environment from the moment a patient walks in the door. “Dentistry is not only about providing great dental care, but also offering efficient overall service making your dental visit an easy and pleasant experience.”

Dr. Mark has dedicated his state of the art dental practice to his patients who are seeking to improve, rehabilitate and rejuvinate their smiles. He is passionate about creating beautiful and healthy smiles. “It is such an awesome feeling to have a patient, who thinks their case is hopeless, see their new smile for the first time. It is one the greatest rewards of dentistry to help renew a patients self image.”

Dr. Mark is trained in all aspects of dentistry and stays on the cutting edge of dental advances in technology. He is especially proud of their dental practice, not only because of the impressive office and state of the art equipment, but also because of the principles and high moral standards by which they practice.

*American Dental Association member *California Dental Association member *Santa Clara Dental Society member


Dr. Connie Kais, D.D.S

Dr. Connie Kais is a graduate of University of the Pacific School of Dentistry San Francisco, one of the best in the country. Having practiced dentistry since 1994, she has been through several post graduate courses in different fields of dentistry since receiving her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Dr. Connie is a second generation dentist, following in her mother’s footsteps, Dr. Maria Kais.
Dr. Connie was born and raised in San Jose and is a graduate of Presentation High School. She earned a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences from Loyola Marymount University. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Connie worked with underprivledged children in restoring their dental health. She brings this experience to her own dental practice which allows her to treat children with ease and great care. “It is a wonderful feeling to see a smiling child leave the office after having a great experience.” It is with the same gentle approach that Dr. Connie treats her adult patients as well. “Having the opportunity to relieve a patient from either physical and/or emotional pain gives me great satisfaction. Being able to develop a trusting and caring relationship with all of my patients is extremely rewarding”.

Dr. Kais has a wide range of experience in different areas of dentistry, from cosmetic and restorative dentistry to surgical and root canal treatments and denture prosthetics. Dr. Kais is a certified LANAP provider. After extensive training, Dr. Kais is among an elite group of practitioners trained specifically for this revolutionary treatment of periodontitis. The LANAP therapy utilizes a dental laser to reduce gum pocket depths responsible for gum disease and tooth loss. “This technology is truly amazing. I am so pleased to offer my patients a comfortable alternative to gum surgery that produces minimal pain and discomfort without using conventional cutting and stitching.The fear factor which often prevents patients from following through with periodontal treatment is eliminated.Her approach to your treatment starts with patiently listening to you. Then, after a complete and thorough examination, she reviews and discusses the diagnosis and treatment options with you.”I enjoy the challenges of comprehensive dental care along with the professional and personal relationships that develop with my patients. I am proud to provide my patients with the best in dental technology, treatment options and patient comfort.”

*American Dental Association member   *California Dental Association member   *Santa Clara Dental Society member

Dr. Sara Anwar, D.D.S

Dr. Sara Anwar earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2011 with a recognized award for clinical excellence. As a former Clinical Assistant Professor at UIC-College of dentistry, a clinical instructor at The University of Pacific – School of Dentistry, and a current full-time private practitioner, Dr. Sara combines her academic background with her clinical skills to provide the best comprehensive dental care to her community.

Dr. Anwar is well rounded in all procedures, and always seeks to advance her clinical skills by enrolling in post graduate dental courses in the various disciplines to ensure a thorough treatment is being provided to her patients.  In addition, she enjoys working with Drs. Ajlouni and Kais and other specialists in the practice that fulfill an integrative dental care of all fields under one roof. “I strive to provide a comprehensive dental treatment as well as educate my patients about their oral health and prevention of disease”

Dr. Anwar has particular interest and advanced skills in oral plastic surgeries and cosmetics to bring to her patients the smile they can wear with confidence.

She finds a great joy in mentoring undergraduate students that have interest in dentistry, as well as young dentists as they make the transition from being dental students to becoming oral health care providers.

Coming from the Windy city, Dr. Sara enjoys being in South Bay Area and continues to explore the great State of California

*American Dental Association member   *California Dental Association member   *Santa Clara Dental Society member

Office Staff

Arbor Dental Group’s Skilled Specialist Doctors
Dr. Jason Cohen DDS, MS – Orthodontist
Dr. John Wayland- DDS, FAGD, MADIA –  Wisdom teeth extraction
Dr. Sara Anwar, DDS – Associate

Alan Gumiran – Lab tech

Front Office

Arpy Hernando RDA., E.F. – Office Manager
Arpy has been with Arbor Dental Group since its inception. Her role as Arbor Dental Group’s Office Manager is to be certain that your visit is perfect . Arpy is at your service to explain and facilitate insurance and financial arrangements.

Front Office
Eleanor Casino – Appointment Coordinator
Jay Delinila – Appointment Coordinator 

Gina Knight – Appointment Coordinator

Eleanor,Jay and Gina  are also familiar faces at Arbor Dental Group. They greet patients and make every attempt to set appointments that can accomodate your personal schedule. They will assist you in coordinating your treatment plan and help you maintain regular dental visits.

Registered Dental Hygienists
Our Registered Dental Hygienists have over twenty years of experience in treating patients.
Cheryl Hershfield, RDH
Kathy Avila, RDH

Dental Assistanst
All of the dental assistants at Arbor Dental Group are highly trained and licensed to help the doctors deliver the best care possible. They are available to answer any of your questions before and after your treatment. Their main goal is to make certain your office visit is comfortable and pleasant.
Christina Lopez
Jonas Franco
Christine Camara
Huong Vu
Neiva Valdez


Dr. Mark Ajlouni, D.D.S

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