Dr. Thomas Zahavi

Thomas Zahavi

Thomas Zahavi, DMD, MS

Board Certified PerIodontist

Dr. Thomas Zahavi is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He completed his post-graduate periodontal education at the Eastman Dental Center at the University of Rochester in 2006.

Dr. Zahavi obtained his combined DMD and Master’s degree Summa Cum Laude from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1997). He then pursued a speciality program in Prosthodontics (the restoration and replacement of teeth), receiving the highest honors in the residency program (2001). In 2003 he relocated with his family to the USA in pursuit of a residency program in Periodontology at the University of Rochester/ Eastman Institute for Oral Health. He was awarded a Certificate of Excellence from the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation and honored with a research fellowship from a major dental implant company. He is a Board-Certified Periodontist (USA) and Prosthodontist (Israel). His clinical experience and training in the two specialities proves to be invaluable, especially in patients requiring comprehensive periodontal and implant treatments.

Dr. Zahavi is also a teaching faculty member in the Department of Periodontology at the University of Rochester/ Eastman Institute for Oral Health, and has received teaching awards recognizing his commitment to educating the next generation of periodontists at the highest clinical level.

Dr. Zahavi is a member of several dental, periodontal, and implantology organizations. He has lectured on Periodontal, Prosthetic, and Implantology topics nationally and internationally, and he has been published in several peer-review journals.

Dr. Zahavi believes in a holistic approach to health and wellness. He takes pride in educating his patients on healthy living and lifestyle changes that can greatly impact their quality of life. Personally, he enjoys a whole-food, plant-based diet; triathlon training; golf; and spending time with his family. He is very proud to have finished the Mont Tremblant 70.3 Ironman race in 2017!

Dr. Zahavi has always been involved in community outreach projects. During his studies, he took part in many educational programs in underprivileged communities. He counseled individuals who suffered head trauma and also led a large coaching program for children from families in distress. This commitment continues to this day, and he shares that passion with his team. Through the support of community organizations, Racing for a Cause, or surprising kindergarten classes in inner city schools with Holiday presents, Dr. Zahavi and his team live in the spirit of giving back.

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