Dr. Omid Kiarash named chairman of Predoctoral Directors Organization of the American Academy of Periodontology

Dr. Omid Kiarash was recently named chairman of Predoctoral Directors Organization of the American Academy of Periodontology. This marks the first time that a Canadian program director is the chair of this committee.

Dr. Kiarash (DMD, MSD, Dip. Perio., ABP., FRCD(C)) is the Director of the Department of Periodontics, Faculty of Dentistry at McGill University. He is also the founder of the "Centre des Spécialistes Dentaires Zeeba"located in Saint-Lambert, Quebec, where he maintains his private practice.

Dr. Kiarash is a board certified specialist. He received his Postgraduate specialty training in Periodontics, as well as his masters in Periodontics and Dental Implantology at Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Kiarash has had extensive training in full mouth rehabilitation utilizing the most advanced surgical techniques in bone grafting and dental implantology under intravenous sedation.

Dr. Kiarash has presented at many national and international conferences. His field of interest is the treatment and management of advanced periodontal diseases and recession defects. Dr. Kiarash regularly teaches live hands-on courses to other dentists on the use of more advanced surgical techniques and protocols for the management of these conditions as well as the placement of dental implants.

Dr. Kiarash is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology (AAP). He is the Chairman for the Predoctoral Directors Organization of the American Academy of Periodontology, as well as a voting member on the Education Committee for the AAP. He is on the Executive Committee for the Canadian Academy of Periodontology and the co-organizer for the Annual Scientific Session as well as the Long Term Strategic Planning Committee for the CAP organization. Dr. Kiarash is the Study Club Director for the “Montreal Rive-Sud” ITI Study Club.