Dr. Hanam-Jahr is originally from Pennsylvania. She grew up in a steel town outside of Pittsburgh and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) from Duquesne University. After graduation, she served as both staff nurse and charge nurse in several surgical and trauma intensive care units at Presbyterian-University Hospital in Pittsburgh and Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans. She began her dental career at the Louisiana State University Medical Center School of Dentistry (LSUSD), receiving her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 1995.
Upon completion of dental school, Dr. Hanam-Jahr worked as an associate dentist in private practice in New Orleans for one year. After relocating to California, she worked as a civilian consultant dentist at McClellan Air Force Base and as an associate dentist in private practice in both Folsom and Sacramento. She purchased her own practice in 2001 and relocated to Beverly Hills. In 2017, she purchased her second practice and merged the two locations to the Beverly Hills Triangle.
Dr. Hanam-Jahr actively pursues the highest quality post-graduate continuing education far exceeding licensure requirements. She is a graduate of both the LSU Cosmetic Continuum and the Pacific Aesthetic Continuum live (PAC-Live) courses. Additionally, she holds certifications in Standard Laser Proficiency from the Academy of Laser Dentistry, Invisalign, Six Month Smiles (Adult Cosmetic Orthodontics), Botox and dermal fillers for bruxism and orofacial pain/TMJ treatment from the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, Pinhole Surgical Technique, Lumineers, Snap-on Smile, and Dental Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Hanam-Jahr is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE), the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), the American Dental Association (ADA), the California Dental Association (CDA), the Los Angeles Dental Society (LADS), the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH), and Delta Sigma Delta dental fraternity. Her practice focus for over 25 years is on cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics, and oral-systemic health. She is a Give Back A Smile volunteer through the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry which helps battered women regain their confidence with healthy and beautiful smiles. She is passionate about balancing the orofacial structures to improve and maintain health and appearance orally, facially, and systemically.
Dr. Hanam-Jahr is married to her husband, Dr. Jonathan Jahr, an anesthesiologist and a retired UCLA Professor Emeritus. Together they have two children, Jacob and Rachel, and their adopted/rescue dog Buster and cat, Snowflake. Her leisure interests include cooking, music, playing piano, and learning guitar and photography.