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Dr. Sam Markzar

Dentistry - Periodontics
Beverly Hills , CA
28 years experience male

Locations

Beverly Hills Periodontal Arts & implants

Beverly Hills , CA

Address

8500 Wilshire Blvd. , Suite #819, Beverly Hills , CA, US
Directions

Practice website

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Beverly Hills Periodontal Arts & Implants/ Dr. Sam Markzar

Beverly Hills, CA

About

Bio

Periodontist, Dental Implants, Oral / Surgical Reconstruction 1994, and 1997 USC graduate for undergrad and residency. Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontology & Implantology at USC for 15 years. Private practice in Beverly Hills, California. Enjoys playing intensive soccer and tennis.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dentistry - Periodontics

Dentistry

Periodontics

Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

151 Answers
75 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
Yes of course: While the best approach for successful implant surgery is to properly evaluate the bone quality and quantity prior to surgery time, (via. Cone beam ct... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
Not really: Not having ur rubber bands for just couple of days can not derange ur teeth and bite badly. Be sure to see them monday or tuesday. Good luck.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
May or may not: Bad breath (halitosis) is usually a multifactorial occurrence. The most plausible cause is the luffy epithelial layer of the tongue, which can collec... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
From another angle..: ...; if you meant that you wanna know the different approaches for crown restorations you can have on implants, then there are 2 types; screw retained... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
yes !! : You can actually look at it yourself too.. You need to go to a center who has this specific software, called "anatomage" . They have a product line ca... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
Be careful!: You should try local free clinics.. Or if not accessible, try the dental clinics in your local dental school (louisiana's dental schools) . They will... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
Most likely not : You can not cause recession by flossing ... At least not this fast. There is actually a helpful phenomenon that has taken place actually after floss... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
It CAN be, but...: But it doesn't have to be.! ...It depends on the technique, ; the experience of the periodontist, as well as the patients. That means, depending on th... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
Several factors. : If you dont have a root canal therapy on that tooth , then a transient pulpitis can be happening.. Meaning temporary inflammation in the nerve box o... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
It's a measurement.: Probing, or measurement of probing depths is this simple and basic way to evaluate the health of your gums. That is when your dentist, or periodontist... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
DEPENDS....: In many cases you can remove it by using another floss, knotted and pulled through, but in some cases (like when you have deeper pockets and thicker ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
Several ways..: After proper radiographic exam, it will be clear what the condition of existing baby tooth is... Whether it needs baby root canal/pulpotomy, extractio... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
It's rare to get it: It is very unusual to have infection after the periodontal surgery, specially if u were placed on some antibiotics afterwards. Nonetheless, if it h... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
Several ways: Seeing a dentist asap is best way... But if you wanna see for comparison, and know if your palatial bony structures are normal vs. Being bumpy and c... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
Many causes...: Bad breath or halitosis, can have several causes, ; it is sometimes multi-factorial. Accumulation of plaque and tartar in between ;; behind the teeth ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
Be alert ! : The bleeding bumps on the side of the tongue can be many things, and so, e of which should be looked at closely.! please see an oral surgeon soon for ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
Depending on....: The status of the remained piece of tooth, plus the extent/depth of the fractured part are very important. Sometimes, a root canal, plus a crown len... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
White bumps on gums: It is hard , if not impossible , to answer this question properly. If you are asking about the internal aspect of upper jaw gums (called lingual or pa... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
Be careful!: It is almost impossible to be able to get an accurate diagnosis using only those statements... It could be nothing, or as simple as tartar accumultion... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
Also....: You can experience an amazing benefit if u either rinse with warm salt water twice a day (1/2 tea spoon in one glass 4-5 oz. Water) ...If u have hig... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
Yes it does. : If you like to know more about the process of doing that, simply google/ search under "forensic dentistry". You'll be amazed.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
It CAN be, but...: But it doesn't have to be.! ..It depends on the technique, the experience of the periodontist, as well as the various patients. That means, depending... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
Yes. ...but ....: Having bad breath after chewing tobacco will be my last concern, if you have been doing that for a while. Chemical burns, and oral cancers will be mu... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
Antiobiotics first: Need to start on antibiotics first.. Also rinse with salt water (1 tea spoon in a 4-5 oz. Glass of warm water!) ...Need dental radiographs for proper... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
Proper: Proper and thorough diagnostic phase before any implant procedure, will lead to beter treatment plan.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
Lipitor (atorvastatin) effects: Yes it can.. But not for every one.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
Well.....: I can answer only with assumption that these purple spots are not a patologic entity/lesions... And they have been there for ever.. Which means they ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
Removing dentures...: While removing dentures are a routine process for any extensive hospital based surgery , there is no absolute necessity to do so, unless they are sm... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
No.. it can not: ....The procedure can not cause TMJ ... But you could have a temporary discomfort or joint inflammation/disk derranegement because of keeping your mou... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
Oh boy... : Yes you may, but... Please do not extend the level of home remedies to treatment of jaw dislocations. ! see an oral surgeon, or atleast an experience... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
Bulimia : Bulimia generally does not "cause" periodontal disease.. But it can cause many other oral problems, , including gindival irritation, and chemical burn... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
Absolutely!: There are several factors and components in smoking that can undermine the proper healing of oral tissues. ...And no.. I am not here to lecture anyo... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
Very unlikely. : If the looseness of the tooth, or teeth, are due to loss of bone supports around them, I am afraid that's the gum graft would be the last thing that y... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
Peroxide: Yes, but need to dilute it .. Otherwise can cause surface burn/ whitish appearance.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
Historic: Myth: if you are a smoker you can't have dental implant! (yes, but you'll be taking more risk).
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
Definitely !: Of course they work... But contrary to routine beliefs, they need more periodontal care than natural teeth, and simply because the structure of gum ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
Try other approaches: While nightguards are a routine remedy for the grinding ; clenching, they are not the only treatment. In many patient the gradual "deprogramming " of... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
It can be..or not..: Please make sure you see the dentist for a thorough history taking and evaluation. While many of those bumps are natural variation of bone growth ( ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
Not definitive : Unfortunately, the onj (or bronj) is a very painful and dragging condition. There are different theories for explaining what is happening in the ja... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
Nothing bad !!: Hopefully they are supportive and understanding enough to embrace your brave move, and help you recover from any bad eating disorder you have, and con... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
depends on what type: If you have lost only some of your teeth, ; are wearing a "partial denture" , ; your teeth/ bite needs alignment, or improvements, then yes... You can... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
Most probably not. : It mainly is dependent upon location of the cavityy, extent/severity, and the type of the treatment /restoration you need to have on such teeth. (the... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
Bulimic: Bulimic patients also have major dental and oral problems due to stomach acid in mouth.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
The: The internal surface of teeth are much more affected than external surfacesin bulimic patients.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
Is: Is the treatment necessary? Is it a selective procedure? What are the consequences if no treatment?
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
Not sure: But from the info you are giving , it looks like that you might be in 'verge of losing that tooth. But if it is even saveable, you might need root ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
Yes.. many times. : While taking a regular dental radiograph is a routine / initial diagnostic approach for many dental problems, these traditional 2 dimensional images ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
Not really..: The tempuro-mandibular joint , or TMJ , is a very complex joint with multiple direction motion capabilities. There is a movable disc / cartilage ins... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
ABSOLUTELY a dentis!: He/ she may even need to refer you to a periodontist , .
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
Different causes...: The source of your bleeding in the mouth is the key to solving ur problem. If the blood comes from inside ur mouth, then most likely is from ur gums... Read More

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Apr 27, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Markzar is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Markzar is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I fully understand your reply and I like the specifics. I'll keep it in mind. Personally, I feel that there was torqueing at the #14 abutment site that resulted in a fai...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Using perio dds and gen. dds. Perio office member said implant would have stem & implant as 1 piece. So: had implant. Now, I have NO idea the extra cost of stem & who do...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! So many people I talk to in south Florida are disgusted with their periodontists and general dentists. This is unfortunate but it is the way it is. Perio dds's only pull...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

USC
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

Type in hospital

Awards

Top Periodontist, Second Place, California - Summer
2013
Top Periodontist, First Place, National - Spring
2014
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Academy of Periodontology
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