Our Team

Providing Quality Care throughout San Jose, CA

Elena Ebrahimian, DDS

Aesthetic Dentistry

Elena Ebrahimian, DDS, is one of the aesthetic dentists practicing at Inspira Advanced Dentistry, which has two locations in San Jose and another in Saratoga, California. 

Dr. Ebrahimian received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. She graduated from Santa Clara University with a bachelor’s degree in religious studies and went on to complete a master’s degree in biomedical sciences at Barry University in Miami.

Born and raised in Scotts Valley, California, Dr. Elena grew up observing and eventually assisting her father in his own dental practice prior to attending dental school. Her interest in dentistry formed at a very young age, and she is thrilled to be practicing her passion in the nearby community of San Jose. 

Dr. Elena believes that patient education is the key to delivering the best care possible. She prides herself on her interpersonal skills and ability to listen to her patients’ needs. Her goal is to provide patient-centered, comprehensive care through a minimally invasive and gentle approach. Understanding that dentistry is more than just treating teeth, Dr. Elena takes a more integrative approach to care. She strives to remain at the forefront of a continuously evolving field and is completing advanced training in neuromuscular dentistry at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies.

Dr. Elena thoroughly enjoys giving back to her local community. She has volunteered at events such as Monterey County Stand Down, Project Homeless Connect in San Francisco, and CDA Cares in Solano. Her passion for dentistry, combined with her love of travel, has taken her far beyond the dental office. She led two dental mission trips to Fiji while in dental school and volunteered on a dental mission trip to Ecuador. She fully intends to continue giving back to her local and global communities throughout her career.

Dr. Elena looks forward to meeting you at your next dental visit and helping you get one step closer to optimal oral health!

Debra Westervelt, DDS


Debra Westervelt, DDS, is a periodontist practicing at Inspira Advanced Dentistry, which has two locations in San Jose and another in Saratoga, California.  

Dr. Westervelt is originally from Hemet, a small town in Southern California. In her early years of college, she found a passion in healthcare where she felt she could best impact her community and graduated with a degree in biology from La Sierra University at the top of her class. She then earned a doctorate degree at the acclaimed University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Westervelt loves every aspect of dentistry and worked as a general dentist in the Napa area for several years. She enjoyed working closely with many specialists and collaborating in changing people’s lives. She was heavily involved in study clubs and advanced continuing education and became inspired by the specialists she had the opportunity to work with.

Fascinated with the connection between oral and systemic health and determined to further her education, Dr. Westervelt obtained her specialty certificate in periodontics from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Westervelt is passionate about helping her community by improving each patient’s overall health through ideal periodontal health. She understands the importance of comprehensive dental care and working closely with other experts in both dentistry and medicine. Her unique point of view as both a general dentist and a periodontist allows a broad understanding of her patient’s wants and needs. Patient care is Dr. Westervelt’s top priority, and this sentiment is felt by each patient she treats.

In her free time, Dr. Westervelt enjoys hiking, camping, and bike rides with her dog Jake. She enjoys gardening and cooking with her husband, Reed. She loves the Bay Area and enjoys exploring the surrounding ocean, mountains, and towns whenever she has the opportunity.

Sheena Vaswani, DDS

Aesthetic Dentistry

Sheena Vaswani, DDS,  is a Bay-area native and one of the skilled dentists practicing at Inspira Advanced Dentistry, which has two locations in San Jose and another in Saratoga, California. 

Dr. Vaswani graduated from the University of California Berkeley, where she studied the effects of nutrition on overall metabolic health in addition to art history. She decided to go into dentistry because it incorporated her love for science and patient care while also having an artistic component. She received her dental degree from New York University College of Dentistry and subsequently pursued an elective year-long general practice residency in Chicago at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where she received additional training in hospital dentistry, surgical procedures, IV sedation, and care for patients with medical complexities.

After Chicago, Dr. Vaswani and her husband relocated to his hometown, Nashville, where she spent the past few years providing care for patients with special needs. She understands that many patients may be fearful and anxious about dental procedures, and she prides herself on her ability to provide a more enjoyable experience for her patients. Her drive and intense curiosity have led her to be a lifelong student within the profession. She continues to take continuing education courses in order to provide a variety of services for her patients.

Dr. Vaswani recently moved back to South Bay and is excited to be serving her hometown community. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.

Nicole Sweet, DDS

General Dentistry

Nicole Sweet, DDS, is one of the aesthetic dentists seeing patients at Inspira Advanced Dentistry. She has been practicing dentistry since 2008. 

However, Dr. Sweet's path to dentistry began long before she entered dental school or worked with a patient. As a teenager in northeast Indiana, Nicole had a life-changing experience with orthodontia and orthognathic surgery, which led her to pursue a career in dentistry. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from Depauw University studying biology, chemistry, and music, she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Indiana University School of Dentistry.

An experienced dentist with over ten years of clinical practice, Dr. Nicole Sweet has spent her career honing her treatment philosophy while strengthening her communication skills. Compassionate and empathetic, Dr. Sweet knows the dental chair can be intimidating and that dental treatments are often overwhelming to patients. There is always more than one path a patient can take on their journey to better oral health. The ability to negotiate that path with her patients is what makes her an excellent clinician.

Dr. Sweet is an active member of the dental community. She participates in two study clubs that focus on providing clinical excellence through comprehensive dentistry and enjoys learning new techniques to help her patients.

When she is not focused on dentistry, Dr. Nicole Sweet enjoys spending time with her husband, Andy, and their dog Echo. They love hiking, exploring local farmer's markets, and visiting oyster farms along the West Coast.

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