Curriculum vitae of Mostafa Norooz, DDS, FAGD, FDOCS, FICOI, BS

Professional Objective: To deliver oral and systemic health to community through practice of advance dentistry.

Degrees / Licenses / Certifications

  • March 2012 received MBA certificate from University of British Columbia
  • June 2013 President elect Pierce County Dental Association
  • September 2013 Budget and Finance committee membership of Washington State Dental Association
  • Sep.18th, 2011; Received certificate of completion studies in dental radiological/ cone beam CT, simplant diagnosis from UBC.
  • Sep. 2011, Completed over 600 successful sedation cases.
  • July 30th, 2011; Received fellow-ship award from Academy of General Dentistry.
  • June, 13th, 2011; ACLS renewal recertification.
  • April,2011 Bates technical college; Dental advisory board consultant.
  • Jan. 2011, Received completion certificate of two year long academic/ clinical orthodontic program from Progressive Orthodontic Seminars (POS).
  • Dec.2010, Passed AGD fellow-ship written exam.
  • May 2009 to current, studies in paper-less and digital dental data management by “Dentrix”.
  • June 2009, Comprehensive education in “simplant” software application in treatment planning and diagnosis.
  • Jan 2008, Studies in Temporo-Mandibular joint and Occlusion disorders and treatments.Jan.2008-March 2008)
  • July 2007, Completed USC mini-residency in IV sedation and dental/ medical emergencies. Jun.2007 to current, Toastmasters International/ Certificate, Competent Communicator, Public speaker.
  • Jul 2006 Received fellowship status of International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
  • Jul 2006 Received fellowship status of International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
  • Nov. 2005 to June 2007 Pacific Implant Institute; Graduated. Practicing comprehensive Implantology (treatment planning, various types of bone grafting, implant surgeries and implant prosthodontics)
  • May 2006, digital dental radiography studies.
  • June 2005, Studies in Botulism Toxin treatments and dental applications.
  • Jun. March 2005, Comprehensive program of CAD/ CAM and SEREC software and practice studies.
  • Nov 2005 Received fellowship states of Doctors Organization of Conscious Sedation.
  • Apr. 2004 Washington state License of Moderate sedation.
  • Oct. 2003 Advanced Cardiac Life Support(ACLS) to current education and Certification.
  • Sep. 1998 Started Dr. Will Fernyhough’s/ Michael Johnson’s implant study club for two years.
  • Nov. 1998 Studies in cosmetic dentistry with use of full ceramic and adhesive dentistry (to date about 2000 units have been delivered).
  • Jul. 1997 Establish Hospital Dentistry credentials with Franciscan Health System(1997-current).
  • July 1995 Washington State General Dentistry License Jul. 1995-current).
  • Oct. 1995 Assumed Dental Office Ownership (Oct.1995- current)
  • Oct. 1995 Established Hospital Dentistry credentials with Multicar Health System (1995- present)
  • June. 1995 Uni. Of Oklahoma, Doctor of Dental Surgery (1991-1995).
  • June. 1995 O.U Collage of Dentistry Mini residency in AEGD program. Jan.1995- Jun.1995).
  • May 1991 University of Central Oklahoma, Finished pre-dental course work (1990-1991).
  • June 1995 Staff Radiology technologist at Baptist Medical Center (1990-1995).
  • Nov. 1990 Board Certification license as a radiology technologist (1990-1996).
  • Mach 1990 Medical library assistant Uni. Of OK, OKC health sciences Center (Sep.1989-1990).
  • Aug. 1990 Bachelor of Science in Radiology Technology Uni. OK Heal. Sci. Cr. (1988-1990).
  • Aug. 1988 to current, Certificate of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
  • Aug. 1987 Oklahoma City Community College, Asso. In Science/ Pre radiography& Dentistry (1987-1998).
  • May 1987 Rose state College, Midwest City OK, pre radiography/ Dentistry course work (1996-1997).
  • Jan. 1996 Uni. Of Albuquerque, English as Second Language (ELS), (Jan.1996-May1996).
  • Jan.1985 Trim Carpenter/ Entrepreneur (Feb1975-Jan. 1985).
  • Feb. 1983 Iranian Air Force active duty as war zone paramedic (1981-1983).
  • May 1980 graduated High school (1976-1980).

Degrees / Licenses / Certifications

  • Academy of General Dentistry since 1994
  • American Dental Association since 1992
  • Washington State Dental Association since 1995
  • Pierce County Dental Association since 1995
  • Uni. of Oklahoma College of Dentistry J D Robertson Society (Fellow) since 1995
  • Doctors Organization for Conscious Sedation (Fellow) since 2003
  • International Congress of Oral implantologists (Fellow) 2006
  • American Academy of Oral Implantology since 2006
  • Greater Pierce County seminars (funding member)/ Seattle study club since 2005
  • Evergreen CAD/CAM study club (funding Member) since 2006

Extra Curricular Activities

Toastmaster International; public speaking and leadership development (competent communicator Bronze) since 2007
Racquetball enthusiast/ player since 1994
Loves outdoor, jogging and hiking

Summary of My Background

I would like to share a summary of my educational, professional and social background so you have a sense of my life and practice philosophy. My teenage years in Iran coincided with Iran’s 1979 revolution. This revolution was followed by a dreadful war between Iran and Iraq. Unfortunately, my home town happened to be in the war zone and I was drafted into the war as well. This was my introduction into the world of medicine as a paramedic in war zone. Experiencing war, its tragedies, and aftermath at such a young age gave me a unique perspective of life and how we should live it. I came to appreciate life and humanity because my own life was saved several times by others and by pure strokes of luck.

I consider myself to be an example of the American dream. I immigrated to the United States in December, 1985 as a student, with very little English, minimal resources, and no family to support me financially or emotionally. However, in nine years, I was able to earn two professional degrees with honor. Within this time I become a US citizen and well established in my community. I received a bachelor of science in radiologic technology in 1990 and a DDS in1995 from the University Of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Immediately after graduation, I moved to the Pacific Northwest. After a short period of associate-ship, I purchased my private general dentistry practice at its current location in Tacoma Washington.

My practice is conveniently located in the downtown Tacoma hospital core. Since 1995, I have been a credentialed member of Multi-Care and Franciscan health systems. I am honored to be the primary general dentist for these systems. For past 15 years I have served as a volunteer “24/7 on call dentist” for Tacoma General Hospital (TGH), Mary Bridge Children Hospital and St. Josephs Hospital. I donate my services to “in-patient” and “ER patient” with dental related conditions at these and other facilities. I have been providing free dental care to the disabled and mentally challenged, and underserved population since I was in Dental school. With my hospital dentistry training and community affiliations, I am able to provide comprehensive dental care under general anesthesia at Mary Bridge and Tacoma General Hospitals often at reduced cost or sometimes at no cost at all.

I also believe that education should not end after dental school as my continuing dental education credits reflect. My continuing dental education has been in various areas including: sedation dentistry (primarily to facilitate dentistry on the disabled), computerized treatment-planning and diagnosis in implantology and orthodontic sciences, Cad Cam dentistry, implantology, bone grafting/osseo-integration, periodontal surgery, Orthodontics, occlusion/ TMD studies, treatment planning and management of complex cases, ACLS/ emergencies management, digital radiography, and digital practice and data management. We are one of the pioneers in internet communication in dental field in our city. I have taken every course offered by Doctors Organization for Conscience Sedation (DOCS) in sedation dentistry. I have been a licensed sedation dentist since 2003. In 2007 I completed IV sedation mini-residency given by Dr. Stanley Malamed with University of Southern California. Since 2005, I have taken numerous courses in Cad-cam technology and computerized dentistry. Between 2005 to 2007, I completed a comprehensive educational program in dental implantology including treatment planning, surgical techniques, prosthodontics, and cosmetic dentistry through Pacific Implant Institute of British Columbia, Canada. Since 2008 I have participated a mini-residency in orthodontic studies offered by Progressive Orthodontic System (the leader of Orthodontic Education in the world). I have been heavily involved with multicare Thoracic surgeons to conduct thorough diagnosis and treatment of oral infections in cardiac surgery candidates prior to their heart operations to insure a positive outcome.

My professional memberships include Greater Puget Sound Seminars study club/Seattle study club (internationally recognized), EverGreen Cad-Cam study club, Doctors Organization for Conscious Sedation (Fellow), International Congress of Oral implantologists (Fellow), American academy of Oral Implantologists, Academy of General Dentistry, American/ Washington/ Pierce county Dental Association. I am a “fellow” of University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry Alumni (JD Robertson Society). I am an Alumni of Pacific Implant Institute of Vancouver British-Columbia. Currently I am serving as secretery, and delegate, of Pierce County Dental Society (PCDS). I have been a constant financial supporter of JD Robertson Society, University of Oklahoma, and Pierce County Oral Health foundation.

My life philosophy is that we should all strive to minimize and eliminate human suffering. Since I am a believer in our local and global communities, I try to stay active in social organizations as well. I have been a life long financial and moral supporter of The United Nation’s World Children’s Fund, Care International, Feed the Children, American Red Cross, Sierra Club, World Wildlife Fund, Doctors Without Borders, Sight Flight, Oxfam, Tacoma Rescue Mission, Tacoma homeless connect, American Second Harvest, Salvation Army, Project Hope, American Association of Multiple Sclerosis, American Heart Association, American diabetic Association, March of Dimes, Smile Train, Nature Conservancy, World Vision and Habitat for Humanity. As an “earth lover,” I have advocated pro environment practices and policies and for the past several years, my office has earned and maintained (the highest) “Five Star” title given to businesses by Pierce County Health Department/enviro star program.

My dental practice philosophy is that every patient should be treated as an individual who deserves the best dental care possible. I try to achieve this by respecting and listening to my patients and staying abreast of current dental knowledge and technology. It is my honor to serve my community.

Mostafa Norooz, D.D.S.