Dr. Mikaeya Kalantari was born and raised in the Kansas City area. She attended Bishop Miege High School and Truman State University where she earned her bachelor of science degree in biology. From there she attended the University of Missouri–Kansas City Dental School where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree upon graduation in 2010. Dr. Kalantari received the prestigious Dr. Iwersen award for her achievements in the area of pediatric dentistry.
Because of her love for the field of pediatric dentistry, Dr. Kalantari made the decision to advance her education and attend a post-graduate residency at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. After graduating residency in 2012, she accepted a position to become a staff dentist and supervising dentist for the residency program at Children’s Mercy. During her three years there, Dr. Kalantari worked closely with special needs patients and frequently practiced dentistry in the operating room setting.
Wanting to make the switch to the private practice setting, Dr. Kalantari joined a group practice in 2015. She has enjoyed the last couple of years fulfilling the dental needs of children in the Kansas City area, but she is looking forward to making Orange County her new home. Dr. Kalantari now looks forward to getting to know the children of Orange County while helping them to achieve good oral health. Dr. Kalantari believes that the most important part of being a pediatric dentist is helping to PREVENT cavities, and not just treating them. She is an avid reader and stays up to date on recent research aiming to prevent cavities as well as learn about minimally invasive dental procedures that can help children to have a more enjoyable dental experience overall.
When not in the office, Dr. Kalantari enjoys spending time with her family, staying active, blogging, and traveling. She and her husband, Dr. Arshia Kalantari, have young twin daughters who make sure to keep their hands and hearts always full!