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Meet Dr. Nakashyan

Vahe Nakashyan, D.D.S., M.D.S.


Dr. Vahe Nakashyan 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. He practiced as a registered dental hygienist for a few years in Beverly Hills and Santa Monica, CA. He was a clinical instructor at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC undergraduate clinic, Department of Periodontology, where he also earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.

Dr. Nakashyan completed his residency in Periodontology at the Dunn Dental School of UTHSC, and the Memphis VA Medical Center. He also earned a Masters 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. He is also a published author, with his area of research on the antiinflammatory effects of vitamin D, for which he has received awards and recognitions. Dr. Nakashyan is a member of Dental Care for Children, which is a non-profit organization that provides free dental care for underserved communities in Mexico, United States, and Haiti. On his free time, he enjoys exercising, practicing judo, and travelling.