Grant Avenue Team

Dr. Zaliya Akbasheva, DMD

dr Zaliya Akbasheva

Dr. Zaliya Akbasheva is a graduate from the dental school of University of Pennsylvania with over 30 years of experience in general dentistry. Her passion lies in providing gentle and effective care for adults and children of all ages and dental backgrounds. She believes that excellent oral health begins with education and prevention and has made it her mission to enlighten patients to ways they can take greater control over their own dental health.


We select only the best of the best to serve our patients and their families. All of our staff members are friendly, knowledgeable, and highly proficient in their office duties. Should you have any questions or concerns before, during or after a visit, do not hesitate to visit with one of our staff members. They are readily standing by to address your needs.

Adriana Tirado, Dental Assistant

dr Zaliya Akbasheva

I love being a Dental Assistant. I especially enjoy interacting with our patients. Always having a positive attitude helps me make the patient feel comfortable and relaxed, and if I can make them laugh that’s even better!

Treating patients with kindness and respect is what I always like to do, as if they are all friends or family members. I am extremely clean and well organized. My duties include sterilizing instruments, welcoming and seating patients, taking x-rays, charting treatment plans, taking impressions, setting up patient procedures, and assisting the Doctor.

Outside of work I enjoy cooking, movies, music, traveling, and spending time with my friends; especially my mother who is my best friend.


Shalu Markus, Office Manager

dr Zaliya Akbasheva

Shalu’s experience in customer service and satisfaction ensures that patients have a good experience with our office. She attended Pennsylvania state university to obtain her Bachelor of Science degree. She is passionate about getting and keeping patients healthy and happy. Shalu is personable, organized, and always willing to go above and beyond for the well-being of our patients

When not at work, Shalu enjoys exploring different restaurants and areas of the city,singing in church choir, cooking with her husband, and spending time with family and friends.