Fellow of International Dental Implant Association
● Awarded for Distinguished Implant Excellence
Born and raised in Armenia, Zaruhi Shahbazyan, DDS, received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree graduating with honors from Yerevan State Medical University. She and her family moved to Fresno, California, in 2001, where she passed her national and state board exams to practice dentistry in the United States.
Dentistry is not just a job to her. She is passionate about her profession and continually strives to fine tune her skills while learning new ones through continued education and hands-on training with other top doctors in the various specialties of dentistry. As a result, she has an impressive and growing list of continued studies.
Dr. Ward received her Bachelor of Science degree from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. After completing her undergraduate studies, she graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2018. Upon receiving her doctorate, she completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency from NYU Langone Health. During her residency, she provided comprehensive dental care to the Navajo population at the Winslow Indian Healthcare Center in Northern Arizona.
Dr. Ward’s love of dentistry started as a result of her experience with braces as a teenager. She takes pride in being able to help patients achieve their best smile and optimal oral health, while also being committed to advancing her skills through continuing education.
Outside the office, Dr. Ward enjoys traveling, spending time with her friends and family, exercising and competing as an amateur bodybuilder.