Homayoun Zadeh, DDS, PhD


Dr. Homa Zadeh is an internationally renowned periodontist recognized for his clinical and scientific expertise. Dr. Zadeh is a tenured associate professor at the University of Southern California Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He has previously served as the Chair of Periodontology Section at USC Ostrow School of Dentistry between 2003 to 2006. 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 clinical training in Periodontology, as well as 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 international at over 30 countries at prestigious conferences on topics ranging from esthetics and minimally invasive periodontal and implant surgery, as well as tissue engineering.

Dr. Zadeh directs 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/destruction under health/disease states, as well as conducting clinical trials of dental implant outcomes. He has extensive publication track, including over 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals and two 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 is the director of USC International Periodontal and Implant Symposium, which is currently in its 43rd year of annual meetings. He directs the USC Comprehensive Surgical & Restorative Implant Training Program. 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, Academy of Osseointegration, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Santa Barbara Ventura Dental Association.