Ferishta Faqeeri, DMD
Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Faqeeri is a Board Certified pediatric dentist. Certification involves a written Qualifying Examination and an Oral Clinical Examination covering all areas on which a pediatric dentist should be knowledgeable. Dr. Faqeeri was the candidate who achieved the highest score on the qualifying examination and thus earned the James R. Roche Award of Excellence. This honor is awarded by The Foundation of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPB).
Dr. Faqeeri was raised in Gainesville, Florida, and earned two degrees from the University of Florida (UF): a Bachelor of Science in Health Education and a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD). Following this, she completed her postdoctoral dental residency in the NYU Langone Dental Medicine Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry Program. Having graduated in the top three percent of her class, she received the Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award. Residents who complete this program gain real-world experience as well as a sense of certainty and confidence in how to treat a full spectrum of patients, including those with unique oral medical challenges.
Upon graduating from dental school, Dr. Faqeeri found her passion and calling while providing dental care in third-world countries to under-served children in the public health sector. She has helped launch three school-based dental sealant programs and played a pivotal role in providing much needed dental care to rural migrant families. Additionally, she has participated in multiple outreach events, including Florida’s Mission of Mercy, which helps provide dental services to low-income populations.
Dr. Faqeeri’s young-at-heart, friendly, and reassuring personality makes her patients feel at ease with her. Her juggling skills are known to work magic on even the most nervous and tense young patients. In her spare time (when she’s not juggling), she enjoys working out, learning about new cultures, traveling, exploring the outdoors, and entertaining friends and family while cooking Persian food.