Dr. Ghayoumi received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1992. She continued her post graduate studies in the field of Periodontics, mastering her techniques in soft and hard tissue surgery as well as all surgeries related to the placement of implants such as extraction, bone grafts and sinus lift. Always expanding her educational foundation, Dr. Ghayoumi attended an extensive three year program at University of Southern California from 1999-2002, specifically around the field of study of dental implants and periodontics.
Dr. Ghayoumi has made significant achievements above and beyond the mandatory educational requirements in her specialty and is certified by the American Board of Periodontology where she is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. This achievement required her to fully and successfully complete multiple patient treatment cases and to present the results to her peers in the field, as well as academia.
Dr. Ghayoumi was a former part-time clinical assistant professor at University of Southern California, Post Graduate Department. In addition to teaching, she practices her field of expertise in her private practice. She also enjoys research in the area of periodontics and has been published in numerous scientific journals. Her publications include: Ghayoumi N, Chen C, Slots J, Dialister pneumosintes, a new putative periodontal pathogen. Journal of Periodontal Research 2002; 37:75-78. Ghayoumi N, The use of Metronidazole in the treatment of periodontal disease. The journal of the western society of period ontology 2001; 49, 37-40.
Most recently Dr. Ghayoumi is pioneering the field of reconstructive lip surgery. The results of these procedures are permanent and for many of her patients, life changing. This isn’t temporary cosmetic injections, rather a unique and highly specialized form of surgery. “Giving the patient back their smile” is like watching someone come alive with hope and promise they never had before.