Dr. Kian Kar received his dental degree from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1995. He completed a fellowship in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry in 1996. He received a certificate in Periodontology after completing a three-year post-graduate training program in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry from USC in 1999 and he received a Master of Science degree in Craniofacial Biology from his research on the Immunology of periodontal disease in 2000. He has published his research in peer-reviewed journals and presented his findings in scientific meetings (American Academy of Periodontology, California Society of Periodontists, and the International Association of Dental Research). He is the recipient of California Society of Periodontology research Award in 1997, American Academy of Periodontology Award for Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in Periodontics in 2013 and USC Mellon Mentorship Award in 2013. He has served as an editor for Journal of Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research, Journal of Periodontology, Journal of Oral Implantology and as a guest editor for Journal of California Dental Association.
Dr. Kar is serving as Interim program Director and the Clinical Director of Advanced Periodontology Program at Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. He is a full time faculty member teaching post-doctoral and pre-doctoral dental students in Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry. He is Board Certified of the American Board of Periodontology and an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, Academy of Osseointegration, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Orange County Dental Society, and California Society of Periodontists. He has been in specialty practice since 1999 and maintains a part time practice limited to Periodontics and Dental Implant Surgery in Mission Viejo, CA and Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC Faculty Practice.