Dr Hooman Zarrinkelk is a zygomatic implant expert with a dental degree from Loma Linda University. He began his surgical residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where he was named Research Fellow in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and studied major reconstructive surgery for patients with facial deformities.
At the moment, he is one of the head surgeons at Greater Ventura Oral & Facial Surgery, one of the first ZAGA Centers in the USA, where they follow the ZAGA philosophy, focusing on the well-being of their patients.
Moreover, Dr Zarrinkelk authored several articles and gave many presentations, making significant contributions to the field of Orthognathic surgery. Dr Zarrinkelk was able to contribute with his vast knowledge since he studied Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, with a special emphasis on reconstructive jaw surgery, facial trauma, and facial cosmetic surgery. At the same time, he received invaluable experience in internal medicine, anesthesia, and general surgery.
Dr Hooman Zarrinkelk remains involved with his community and provides outstanding oral surgery care to its residents. Apart from his objective to provide the best care, he strives to ensure the next generation of oral surgeons does so as well. That is why he became an Associate Professor at Loma Linda University, training future surgeons in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Additionally, he is a ZAGA Mentor teaching about zygomatic implant rehabilitation based on ZAGA Concept.
Dr Zarrinkelk's Publications
- Functional and morphologic changes after combined maxillary intrusion and mandibular advancement surgery. Zarrinkelk HM, Throckmorton GS, Ellis E 3rd, Sinn DP. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1996 Jul;54(7):828-37.
- Functional and morphologic alterations secondary to superior repositioning of the maxilla. Zarrinkelk HM, Throckmorton GS, Ellis E 3rd, Sinn DP. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1995 Nov;53(11):1258-67.
- A longitudinal study of changes in masticatory performance of patients undergoing orthognathic surgery. Zarrinkelk HM, Throckmorton GS, Ellis E 3rd, Sinn DP. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1995 Jul;53(7):777-82; discussion 782-3.