As a diplomate, Dr. Vahe Nakashyan is board certified in periodontology and dental implant surgery by the American Academy of Periodontology. He is a Los Angeles native, of Armenian and Greek descent. He earned his undergraduate degrees from the University of Southern California (USC), receiving a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology, then a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene. Dr. Nakashyan earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, where he was also a clinical instructor at the Department of Periodontology undergraduate clinic.

Dr. Nakashyan completed his residency in periodontology at the Dunn Dental School of UTHSC, and the Memphis VA Medical Center. He also earned a Master’s in Dental Science (MDS) from the Graduate Medical Education department at UTHSC. He was a clinical and laboratory instructor for dental students at Dunn Dental School. Dr. Nakashyan is also a published author, with his area of research on the anti-inflammatory effects of vitamin D.



Dr. Nakashyan is a participant of various non-profit organizations that provides free dental care for underserved communities in Mexico, United States, and Haiti. On his free time, he enjoys exercising, playing racquetball, and travelling.


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