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Dr. Hessam Nowzari, D.D.S., Ph.D.

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.

Dr. Nowzari's Publications: 

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Dr. Eric Cho, D.D.S.

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   - DDSUniversity of Southern California   - PeriodonticsClinical Associate Professor, USC Dept of Advanced PeriodontologyMember of American Academy of Periodontology, CDA,ADA Los Angeles Dental Society, Korean American Dental Associations.

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