Falls Church Periodontics & Dental Implant Center
Drs. Christopher and Favagehi are a husband-and-wife team and have co-owned their practice for more than 20 years. They are board-certified specialists in periodontics and dental implant surgery by the American Board of Periodontology. Patients are accepted through referrals from general dentists or by calling the office to schedule a consultation.
Q: What made you decide to become a periodontist?
A: Dr. Favagehi: Periodontics is a high-tech specialty that focuses on tissues surrounding teeth, like gum tissue and jaw bone. We were both attracted to this field by the technology, which involves tissue engineering, regeneration, grafting, and 3D computer-guided implant surgery to replace and/or save missing teeth and regenerate lost gum and bone tissues around teeth.
Q: What brings you the most satisfaction in your work?
A: Dr. Favagehi: Putting nervous patients at ease and restoring and enhancing patients’ function and smiles.
Dr. Christopher: We love to see the positive effect restoring someone’s smile can have on their confidence and life.
Q: What makes you different from other periodontists?
A: Dr. Christopher: We have an exceptionally strong academic background and have been educating other dentists for 25 years. We teach in dental school and at many regional, national and international conferences. To truly master a subject, you should teach it!
Q: What is your educational background?
A: Dr. Favagehi: I earned my Doctor of Dental Surgery from Virginia Commonwealth University. I completed my specialty training in periodontics and dental implant surgery at Ohio State University, where I also received a Master of Science in Oral Biology and a research award for groundbreaking research on surgical wound healing.
Dr. Christopher: Following undergraduate education at Wellesley College, I received my dental training at the University of Illinois-Chicago School of Dentistry. I earned my certificate in periodontics and a Master of Science in Oral Biology from Ohio State University, focusing my research on DNA fingerprinting of bacteria and peri-implantitis.