Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Hessam Nowzari is a former Director of Advanced Periodontics at USC and has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology with an expertise in implantology, aesthetic implant surgery, aesthetic periodontal therapy, and full-mouth reconstructions.
Dr. Nowzari holds a PhD in Biology and Health Sciences. He and Dr. Alan Tuan are the founders of the Taipei Academy of Reconstructive Dentistry (TARD) in Taiwan and one of only two American members of the Dnipropetrovs'k State Academy of Medical Sciences Ukraine.
Since 2002, Dr. Nowzari has served as one of the selected scientific experts on an international panel charged with assessing and ranking research proposals for the Ministry of Education and Research, sections of medical engineering, in
Italy. He was elected to the Italian Board of Experts for evaluating medical products for patient safety and health integrity in 2004.
Since 2012, he is an active member of a review committee for The National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes (ANVUR) in Italy.
He is the guest Editor-in- Chief of the Journal de Parodontologies & d'Implantologie Orale in France. His current movie, entitled: "What Killed The Smile of Hatshepsut?," A Woman Who Was A Pharaoh?, won the Award of Merit 2012, Short Documentary, from The Accolade Competition that honors outstanding craft and creativity in film, television, and videography.
He is also the Editor of one of the leading reference publications, Aesthetic Periodontal Therapy: Periodontology 2000.
The USC Advanced Periodontology Program (Link to USC.edu site).
Read about Dr. Nowzari
Read about Dr. Nowzari breaking new ground via Web conferencing with Ukraine educators.
(PDF, Courtesy USC.edu)
Los Angeles Times Article
Dr. Nowzari quoted in Los Angeles Times Article (April 16, 2007, PDF).
Dr. Eric Cho is currently the Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Southern California Department of Advanced Periodontology. He holds a D.D.S in from the USC School of Dentistry. He trained and began his career as a Periodontist at the University of Southern California and specializes in periodontics and implant dentistry.
He is a member of several dental associations, including American Academy of Periodontology, California Dental Association, American Dental Association Los Angeles, Dental Society, and Korean American Dental Associations.
University of Southern California - DDS
University of Southern California - Periodontics
Clinical Associate Professor, USC Dept of Advanced Periodontology
Member of American Academy of Periodontology, CDA,
ADA Los Angeles Dental Society, Korean American Dental Associations.
Dr. Mona Monzavi received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh and her certificate in Advanced Periodontics and Implant Surgery from Loma Linda University.
She has performed extensive research on zirconia implants. Her multidisciplinary team approach involved material and data scientists from top universities in the world. She was awarded by the California Society of Periodontists for her research on zirconia implants.
She has lectured nationally and internationally on the topic of zirconia dental implants and currently provides zirconia implant as a treatment option for superior healing potential, compatibility, esthetics and reduced plaque retention.
Bachelor Degree: University of California Santa Barbara
Doctor of Dental Medicine: University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
Periodontics and Implant Surgery Certificate: Loma Linda University
Master of Science Degree: Loma Linda University