Meet Dr. Farah Haroon
Dr. Farah Haroon has joined Dr. Shadie Azar and Dr. Thomas Kepic at Azar & Kepic Periodontics & Dental Implants in Upland, CA. Dr. Haroon earned her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. She then furthered her education and experience with a two-year general practice residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Haroon taught as a full-time faculty member at Temple University in both the undergraduate and graduate departments.
Dr. Haroon is married to Dr. Shadie Azar. They are the only husband and wife periodontist team practicing in San Bernardino county.
“Dr. Kepic, Dr. Azar, and myself share a background in our training through Indiana University, and I'm excited that Dr. Kepic's commitment to excellence will be carried on,” Dr. Haroon said.
Dr. Haroon completed a three-year specialty education program in periodontics at the Richard Roudebush VA Hospital in Indianapolis. Commenting on this experience, Dr. Haroon said, “The veterans I treated mostly had very complex dental and medical concerns. I met many amazing men and women who dedicated their lives to a selfless cause, and I feel honored to have helped them in their journey to improve their periodontal and overall oral health.”
Dr. Haroon has published in the prestigious Journal of Periodontology and has won numerous research awards. In her general practice residency and periodontal graduate programs, Dr. Haroon finished as chief resident.
Asked about her goals when she meets a new patient, Dr. Haroon said, “I want the patient to start to feel comfortable with me from the first visit and know that I am advocating for their periodontal and overall oral health. Building trust is so important, because establishing a long-term relationship to improve and maintain the patient's oral health is the primary goal.”
Noting that periodontal care often requires collaboration with other dentists, Dr. Haroon explained her philosophy. “During my periodontal residency training, I regularly worked with the department's general dentistry, endodontic, and oral surgery providers. I found that effective multidisciplinary communication is one of the most critical aspects of ensuring that patients receive the best quality care.”