Samir F. Zakaria, D.D.S., M.S.D.
Periodontist With Over 30 Years of Experience in Livonia, Novi, Farmington Hills, Northville, Plymouth, Detroit metropolitan area & MI
Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology, Certified in Periodontics and Dental Implants.
Dr. Samir Zakaria is a State Board Certified Periodontist as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.
Dr. Zakaria has completed numerous post-graduate courses in Periodontics and is well-versed in the latest treatments and techniques in the management of Periodontal Disease and Dental Implants. He is one of the very few periodontists in the greater Detroit area, as well as in the State of Michigan, to have earned the title of Diplomate in addition to his State Board Certifications. Dr. Zakaria received his Certificate of Periodontics and Master of Science Degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Dentistry. Dr. Zakaria has been involved in Dental Implants and Periodontal Plastic Surgery since 1992. Dr. Zakaria is also certified in Conscious Sedation.
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Dr. Zakaria has been involved in teaching since 1992. He taught at Indiana University School of Dentistry from 1992-1996 and held a teaching position at the University of Detroit School of Dentistry from 1997-2020, Dr. Zakaria is currently teaching at the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry, Department of Periodontics and Oral medicine.
Dr. Zakaria lectures and provides Continuing Education training courses in Periodontics and Dental implants for hygienists, dentists, and specialists. He has lectured extensively locally, nationally, and internationally for the last 28 years. Dr. Zakaria has invented, developed, and performed the Flapless Connective Tissue Graft (Minimally Invasive) for the last 15 years with a great rate of success and wonderful results. He employs Microsurgery Principles and Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques resulting in less pain, and swelling, and a higher success rate.
Dr. Zakaria spends his free time with his wife and three kids. He enjoys reading and watching movies. He is also active in sports such as basketball, running, and swimming.
Dr. Zakaria is an active member of:
- American Dental Association
- Michigan Dental Association
- American Academy of Periodontology
- American Board of Periodontology
- Michigan Periodontal Association
- Midwest Society of Periodontology
- Detroit District Dental Society
- Detroit Dental Clinic Periodontal Club (Director)
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