Dr. Zadeh is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Implant Surgery. He has served as tenured associate professor, Director of the post-doctoral periodontology (2012 to 2019), as well as Chair of Periodontology Section (2003-2006) at USC Ostrow School of Dentistry. Dr. Zadeh graduated from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) with a BS degree, followed by Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from USC Ostrow School of Dentistry. He completed post-doctoral clinical training in periodontology, as well as a PhD degree in immunology, at the University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC) School of Dental Medicine and School of Medicine, respectively. Dr. Zadeh has lectured nationally and internationally in over 30 countries at prestigious conferences on topics ranging from aesthetics to minimally invasive periodontal and implant surgery, as well as tissue engineering.Dr Zadeh served as president of the Western Society of Periodontology (WSP) in 2017, which is the largest regional periodontology society spanning the 16 western US states and Canadian provinces.
Dr Zadeh is the innovator of the VISTA technique recognized around the world as one of the most effective methods for the treatment of gum recession. He has also innovated many concepts and devices, which have been patented and developed into products in clinical use in many countries.
Dr. Zadeh has directed the Laboratory for Immunoregulation and Tissue Engineering (LITE) at USC, which is a scientific research group dedicated to studying basic mechanisms to regulate bone and tissue regeneration and destruction under healthy and disease states, as well as conducting clinical trials of dental implant outcomes. He has an extensive publication track, including over 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals and numerous book chapters. He serves as an editorial reviewer for many scientific journals.
He served as a chartered scientific reviewer to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and chaired a scientific panel at the NIH Center for Scientific Review. Dr. Zadeh has served as the director of USC International Periodontal and Implant Symposium. Dr. Zadeh is the recipient of many honors and awards, including outstanding teaching award and outstanding service award from USC Ostrow School of Dentistry and many research grants.
He is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, Western Society of Periodontology (WSP), California Society of Periodontists (CSP), American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (AAED), Academy of Osseointegration (AO), American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), San Fernando Valley Dental Association (SFVDA) and Santa Barbara Ventura Dental Association (SBVDA).
Dr. Homa Zadeh has been happily married for over 23 years with two amazing daughters. He enjoys swimming, skiing, hiking, cooking and spending time with his family.
Dr. Ali Zadeh has over 35 years of experience as a periodontist. He completed his post-doctoral periodontology clinical training at New York University (NYU). Upon completion of his training, he remained at NYU as a full-time faculty for five years. He subsequently served as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Southern California (USC).Dr Zadeh is a pioneer in the field of implant surgery as one of the first periodontists to perform osseointegrated surgical implant therapy in Los Angeles beginning in the 1980’s. He believes strongly in lifelong learning and attends many continuing education programs at major academies throughout the year to stay abreast of the latest developments.
He also participates as an instructor in continuing education courses conducted on dental implants.
He is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), Academy of Osseointegration (AO), American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), and Santa Barbara Ventura Dental Association (SBVDA).
In his free time, he enjoys traveling, cooking, playing tennis and spending time with his family.
Dr. Orna Ourshalimi graduated from University of Southern California (USC) Ostrow School of Dentistry in 2003. She completed a year of comprehensive aesthetic residency at Esthetic Professionals. Dr. Ourshalimi received her bachelor’s degree in biology from California State University Northridge in 1999. She has been practicing in Los Angeles since 2004. Dr Ourshalimi is a skillful general practitioner, who performs all aspects of dentistry, including esthetic and cosmetic dentistry, crown and bridge restorations, implant restoration, same-day digital crowns, bonding and veneers, Invisalign® orthodontic therapy and root canal therapy.Outside the office, when she is not spending time with her nieces and nephew, she enjoys working out, reading and dining out with friends. She has a passion for traveling. So far, her favorite destination has been Australia.
Dr. Maryam Nia was born and raised in beautiful Southern California. She graduated at the top of her class from the prestigious USC School of Dentistry, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS).Prior to her dental education, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in molecular cell and developmental biology from the University of California Santa Cruz. Dr. Nia is a skillful and artistic cosmetic dentist, who is committed to delivering the highest quality dental care. She strongly believes in building relationships based on trust, helping her patients to make informed decisions about their dental care and creating a customized smile.
Dr. Nia has extensive experience in the treatment of adults and children with an emphasis on preventive dentistry. She strives to stay abreast of cutting edge of technology, new dental treatments and the latest advancements in the fields of restorative and cosmetic dentistry. She is continuously seeking to advance her clinical skills through various continuing education courses. Dr Nia has clinical expertise in all facets of general dentistry, including esthetic and cosmetic dentistry, crown and bridge restorations, implant restoration, same-day digital crowns, bonding and veneers, Invisalign® orthodontic therapy and root canal therapy. Dr. Nia maintains active memberships with the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the West Los Angeles Dental Society.
When she is not in private practice, she enjoys giving back to the community. Among other community activities and endeavors, Dr. Nia volunteers her services to numerous community oral health clinics including USC Mobile Dental Clinic, Queenscare Mobile Clinic, and the Union Rescue Mission and Special Patients Clinics of USC.
Outside of the office, Dr. Nia enjoys yoga, traveling and spending time with her husband, daughter, dog and family.
Dr. Sara Tanavoli earned her undergraduate Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA). She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at USC in 2001 and then completed a three-year post-doctoral residency specializing in periodontology in 2004. In addition, she completed Master of Science degree (MS) in craniofacial biology (CBY). Dr Tanavoli is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Implant Surgery. She primarily practices in the Woodland Hills area, focusing on implant surgical therapy and restoring periodontal health. Not only does Dr. Tanavoli exceed the expected number of hours needed for continuing education but she works alongside Dr. Zadeh during his hands-on courses as an instructor.Growing up in Germany, she is very meticulous and detail-oriented. She incorporates the latest techniques and material used for tissue regeneration and implant therapy to restore health and function for her patients.
In her free time, she enjoys painting, sculpting, learning foreign languages, reading about ancient civilizations and traveling.
Dr. Daftary received his DDS from the National University of Iran and has completed post-doctoral training in prosthodontics at Boston University (BU). He has held a position as an assistant professor at New York University (NYU) and was associate professor and chair of the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry from 1982 to 1992. Dr. Daftary has lectured nationally and internationally on the topics of aesthetics and implant prosthodontics . He is a pioneer in the field of implant dentistry and has developed and patented more than 20 devices, which have been utilized in the development of hundreds of products commonly used in implant dentistry, including the Anatomic Abutment and Bio-Esthetic System & AIS Implant System. He also has numerous publications on different topics in prosthodontics. Dr. Daftary is a member of multiple national and local dental organizations.