Meet Our Team

Dr. Nahid Saba


Dr. Nahid Saba is a board-certified Dentist from the state of California and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of California San Francisco, School of Dentistry, after gaining her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California Los Angeles . Following completion of the dental program in 1998, Dr. Saba started practicing dentistry in the Bay area. She finds joy in helping patients restore or maintain their beautiful smiles. She also enjoys treating children as well as adults in order to provide the best treatment possible for the entire family. As a member of the San Mateo Dental Society, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Society, University of California San Francisco Alumni, she devotes a great deal of her time to keeping up with her profession through various seminars and classes. She encourages her staff as well to join her in these educational opportunities. Dr. Saba invests yearly in continuing her education. She is sought out and referred to by many of her dental colleagues. To date she has accomplished all aspects of general dentistry, including preventative, restorative, and surgical techniques. She has performed thousands of procedures and rebuilt many mouths to full function. In this capacity, she has built a reputation of quality care, with a positive caring attitude for her patient’s. Through her years of training and experience, Dr. Saba has developed a theory of Comprehensive Dental Care. It begins with developing ideal oral health for the teeth and supporting tissues, as well as excellence in appearance and function. This is followed up with a resourceful and serious program of preventive dental care. Her first priority is to attain excellence in oral health, then help you to maintain it. She is also committed to comfortable, pain free, and relaxed dentistry. She believes negative dental experiences should be a thing of the past. A top priority for her is equipping the office with the latest technology so that each patient can receive the best dental care available. Creating healthy beautiful smiles is what she does best. When Dr. Saba is not providing dentistry, her life is made complete with her husband and her two children. Some of her hobbies include traveling, hiking, reading and cooking.

Our Mission

Our goal is to always strive for perfection. We are only satisfied when we achieve excellence. We believe it is essential to really listen to the patients and understand their needs and desires. We work to educate all our patients so that they can take an active roll in their treatment; together as a team, we can accomplish the smile they desire. Maintaining their dental health is a commitment that both the patients and we at Belva Dental make to each other. We understand and share a very high appreciation for the privilege of serving our patients. We do our very best to always provide the finest of care while maintaining sound ethics and integrity.T

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is simple! At Belva Dental we are committed to treat you as our family and giving you the best possible dental care. At all times, we pledge that patients will be treated with respect, dignity, and compassion. Appropriate patient care is at the heart of our practice and the reason we are here. We recognize that every patient has unique wants and needs, and it is our highest priority to provide individualized care for every patient. Our mission is to be of service to our patients, offering them high-quality and friendly service in a gentle, caring atmosphere.



Cynthia Hnatt has worked as a Dental Assistant, financial administrator, and office manager for 29 years. She is a highly organized and dedicated professional who maintains an efficient, compassionate, friendly, smoothly running office. She anticipates and meets the needs of the Belva Dental staff as well as those of the patients while at the same time making sure that the business requirements of the office are met in a timely and accurate manner. Cynthia enjoys cooking, gardening, hiking, and traveling and has a talent for making patients feel comfortable not only with their treatment plan but with their financial arrangements.