Meet Our Doctors

Sam Bakuri, DMD, MSD

Board-Certified Periodontist

Helping others is Dr. Bakuri’s passion. He believes in comprehensive treatment and understands that dental health is very important to a person’s overall health. He enjoys seeing his patients smile, be happy, healthy and confident.

Extended Education and Teaching Experience

Dr. Bakuri earned his DMD degree from the prestigious Ivy League University of Pennsylvania. He furthered his education with three years of periodontal training at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he also earned a Master of Science in Dentistry.

Dr. Sam Bakuri - Periodontist

Today, he is an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, where he teaches periodontics and implantology to dental students and residents. He is certified in IV sedation and he is also on the faculty at the Allegheny General Hospital. He has lectured on dental implant procedures for the American Academy of Periodontics and is a guest lecturer for universities and institutions throughout the U.S.

As founder and director of the Pittsburgh Dental Horizon Study Club, Dr. Bakuri is dedicated to bringing outstanding continuing education to dentists in the Tri-State community.


Dr. Bakuri is a board-certified periodontist, the recipient of the George Coslet Award in Periodontics from the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the Golden Key Honor society.

Giving Back

To help our fellow citizens who are not able to afford dental care, Dr. Bakuri volunteers with Remote Area Medical in Wise County, Virginia.

Kian Azarnoush, DMD, MSD

Board-Certified Periodontist

Dr. Azarnoush is known for his expertise in gum disease, gum recession and dental implant treatment, and for providing skillful, empathetic care. He enjoys melding the scientific and artistic sides of dentistry to make a positive impact in the lives of his patients.

Having made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of his specialty, Dr. Azarnoush has been awarded Diplomate status with the American Board of Periodontology in dental implant placement and periodontology, a distinction representing the highest level of competence in periodontics and implant dentistry. He is also certified in oral, nitrous oxide and IV sedation.

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Kian Azarnoush, DMD - Periodontist