Meet Dr. Ash Vasanthan

Your Periodontal Specialist in Roseville

Dr. Ash Vasanthan, DDS, MS. or Kian Azarnoush, DMD, MSD gum surgery

Board Certified Periodontist and Board Certified Dental Implantologist

Hi, I am Ash Vasanthan, DDS, MS. a Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology and the American Board of Oral Implantology. I’m Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. All of these are significant professional accomplishments.  I previously served as a full time faculty member at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry, teaching periodontics and serving as the director of the implantology course for five years. I continue to serve as a visiting assistant professor at UMKC in the Department of Periodontics. I have placed over a couple  thousand dental implants through my career and also taught dentists on how to place dental implants. I typically place dental implants and do gum grafts  and bone grafts almost everyday for the past 10 years.

I have been recognized in the form of awards such as “Educator Award” from the American Academy of Periodontology in 2011, “Outstanding Teacher” from UMKC School of Dentistry in 2009, the David Moore Faculty Award from UMKC School of Dentistry 2008 and the Billy Pennel Research Award in 2004. I enjoy practicing periodontics and providing surgical dental implant treatment for patients from Rocklin,CA Lincoln, Granite Bay and Roseville, CA.

My wife is also a dentist and practices in the Roseville area; we have 2 children, a boy and a girl. When I’m not involved in active patient care, I am a busy dad and an active family man.

I have been invited to speak to my peers by American Academy of Periodontology and continue to speak regularly at National and International meetings by invitation. I currently serve on the Editorial Board of the Sacramento District Dental Society which serves the dental professionals around the greater Sacramento region

Affiliations and Memberships:

  • Sacramento District Dental Society
  • California Society of Periodontology
  • California Dental Association
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Implant Dentisty
  • International Congress of Oral Implantology
  • American Society of Dental Anesthesiologists
  • OKU – National Dental Honor Society

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