For many years, I struggled with my gummy smile. I thought it was something I had to live with because I didn’t know there was anything that could be done to fix it. Once I started doing my research, I learned there were... different procedures that could be done like gum lift, crown lengthening, botox. Many of them said that my gums would have to be cut back using a laser to reveal more of my teeth, but I also learned about the lip lowering procedure to reposition the lip. I felt this was the right choice for me and came across Dr. Farnoosh’s website while I was online one day. I saw the photo gallery and was so impressed with the success that he had. I knew that with his level of experience and his specialization in gummy smile treatment I would be in good hands. After reading the patient stories and hearing what great work he did on others, I immediately called and scheduled a consultation. The staff and Dr. Farnoosh made me feel welcome and comfortable during my initial consultation and during the hour-long procedure. The office staff went above and beyond my expectations! They helped me make appointments around my schedule because I came from out of town and even recommended hotels nearby. Dr. Farnoosh and his staff changed my life by giving me the smile I’ve always wanted! Now, I have the confidence I need to do the things I want to do. When I laugh or smile, I am no longer worried about people staring at my gummy smile and I have Dr. Farnoosh to thank for that. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to improve their smile and I will be telling everyone I know about how great my experience was! More
Alex Farnoosh, M.D.
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. 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.
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.
Dr. Farnoosh has devoted over 25 years to the private practice of dental health, specializing in periodontics and dental implants for Beverly Hills residents. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, the only board that certifies in the dental specialty of periodontics. Diplomates are required to maintain certification as both a dentist and peridontist after at least two years of postdoctoral study focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of periodontal diseases. To complement his years in the field, Dr. Farnoosh is a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology and of American College of Oral Implantology, and maintains memberships in numerous professional organizations such as the American Academy of Periodontolgy, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Los Angeles Dental Society, and Beverly Hills Academy of Dentistry.