Dr. Farangis Partovi
A passion for dental care runs in Dr. Partovi's family: Seven of her cousins are dentists. Given her background, it's not surprising that she's such a natural when it comes to making patients smile. Dr. Partovi is especially good with children; in her spare time, she donates her talents to Kids Dental Treatment, an organization that provides professional care for children in need. A native of Tehran, Iran who cites Benjamin Franklin as her role model, Dr. Partovi studied biology at the University of California, Los Angeles, before receiving her doctor of dental surgery from the UCLA School of Dentistry. She spent seven years practicing general dentistry before embarking on a 36-month periodontics graduate program at Saint Louis University's Center for Advanced Dental Education. Dr. Partovi currently belongs to the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics. She likes to relax by taking yoga classes and being with her two young children.