Dr. Farnoosh is a graduate of the University of Iowa, where he earned his M.S. degree and specialty certificate in Periodontology in 1974 and a Ph.D. in Pathology in 1978. He has taught at the University of Southern California (USC) since 1981, where he has held the title of Director of Doctoral and Post Doctoral courses. He also served as admissions chairman for the School of Dentistry. He was promoted to Tenured Associate Professor in 1988 and subsequently to Clinical Professor in the Department of Periodontology.
Dr. Farnoosh is the inventor of patented methods to treat discolored and dark pigmented gums and an innovator in gummy smile treatment utilizing an advanced lip lowering procedure. His treatment methods have been featured in the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, and in The New York Times Best Seller Billion Dollar Smile by Dr. Bill Dorfman, dentist on ABC’s Extreme Makeover. You can also watch a video about his gums treatment, as seen on The Doctors.
Appearing in more than 40 other publications including the Journal of Periodontology, and Journal of Pathology, Dr. Farnoosh’s research has garnered him nominations by the International Association of Dental Research for the Edward H. Hatton Award and by the American Academy of Periodontology for the Balint Orban Prize. He served as the American Association of Dental Research’s Chairman of Scientific Programs and has lectured nationally and internationally.
For several years, Dr. Farnoosh has been included in the Guide to America’s Top Dentists, published by the recent Consumer’s Research Council of America. He was chosen again for the 2009 Guide to America’s Top Dentists and is honored to be recognized by this highly regarded national publication.