Education and Background

Simi Valley's Expert Biomimetic Dentist The highly trained Simi Valley Dentist at Meridian Dental is Dr. Matthew A. Nejad. He is a graduate of the acclaimed University of Southern California School of Dentistry, the nation’s top-ranked school for dentistry. He graduated top of his class with recognition for a record setting amount of fixed prosthodontic procedures completed. Prior to dental school, Dr. Matt earned a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from UCLA.  He is the currently the youngest clinical faculty at the University of Southern California school of Dentistry. Additionally, he provides continued education and training to hundreds of dentists from around the world ( During dental school he received advanced training in natural and esthetic dentistry under the mentorship of world-renowned esthetic dentist and “father” of Biomimetic Dentistry, Dr. Pascal Magne. In this 18-month selective program, Dr. Matt completed numerous esthetic treatments and a full mouth esthetic rehabilitation using conservative biomimetic dentistry.  He is very passionate about the dental profession and has served as faculty in the USC department of restorative dentistry since graduation. He gives lectures and teaches on the topic of bonded and minimally invasive restorative techniques, including biomimetic & aesthetic dentistry at USC.  He continues to works closely with Dr. Magne, refining his esthetic and biomimetic treatments.  Additionally, he conducts research on dental materials and adhesion protocols with the ADA Standards Committee on Dental Products. These past and current experiences have shaped the innovative treatment options we offer in our Simi Valley dental office.
  • University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry Doctorate of Dental Surgery
  • University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry Esthetic Selective Program (1 YR clinical + lecture)
  • University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience

  • USC Faculty (Learn More), Department of Restorative Sciences Bonded Restorations and Minimally Invasive Restorations University of Southern California School of Dentistry
  • American Dental Association Standards Committee on Dental Products Working Groups for Adhesion Test Methods and Composite Materials

Presentations & Lectures
Includes material presented by Dr. Nejad at continued education courses, conferences, and seminars.
  • Full Mouth Rehabiliation of a Severely Eroded Dentition-2011. Presentation at annual conference for Academy of Minimally Invasive Biomimetic Dentistry

Recent Continued Education (more courses)
  • American Academy of Minimally Invasive Biomimetic Dentistry- Annual Conference
  • Esthetic Alliance- Nobel Biocare Implant workshop 5 months
  • Bonded Resotrations in the Posterior Dentition-Dr. Pascal Magne
  • Conquering the Challenges of Minor and Major Defects in the Esthetic Zone-Dr. Eric Van Dooren

Professional Affiliations
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Santa Barbara- Ventura County Dental Society
  • Health Occupation Students of America- Simi Valley, CA Advisory Board Member