- Professional Affiliations:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Southern Association of Orthodontists
- American Association of Orthodontics
- Fun Facts: In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, running, and practicing yoga.
- Favorite Food: Mango
- Favorite Class in School: Chemistry
- Favorite Pastime: Cooking
- Favorite Extracurricular Activity: Yoga
About Dr. Younessian
Dr. Farnaz Younessian is a board-certified orthodontist who is interested in designing smiles knowing that a beautiful smile impacts not only the oral health of patients, but also their quality of life. She completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) and Master of Science (MS) in Orthodontics. She practiced orthodontics for more than two years before moving to the state of Florida to receive her second Master of Science (MS) in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from Nova Southeastern University.
Dr. Younessian believes it is essential to integrate advanced technology and evidence-based practice to provide the most efficient treatment for her patients. She has published more than 35 orthodontic clinical articles on subjects of root resorption, acceleration of orthodontic tooth movement, and orthodontic considerations in medically compromised patients in PubMed indexed journals.
Dr. Younessian received the “Research Aid Grant” award from American Association of Orthodontics (AAO). The research project studied the application of local administration of antiresorptive agents to control tooth movements and prevent relapse during orthodontic treatment.
To stay current in her knowledge of orthodontics, she actively attends many professional meetings including the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), Southern Association of Orthodontists (SAO) annual meetings. Dr. Younessian dedicates her time to volunteering for dental charities such as “Give Kids a Smile” on an annual basis, in order to serve her community. Additionally, as of 2022, she works as part-time faculty in the Department of Orthodontist and Pediatric Dentistry at the School of Dentistry, University of Maryland.