Meet Peyman Raissi, DDS – “Dr. PeyRay”
As a dentist, you are required to obtain 40 hours of Continuing Education (CE) every 2 years. Somehow, I managed to do over 900 hours of CE in that same time period. Most of those hours were earned in the fields of implant dentistry, oral surgery, prosthodontics, periodontics and oral sedation. I feel it is my duty to my patients to have a passion for constant and never-ending improvement of my skills and knowledge.
Why am I so passionate about helping and caring for my patients? Following graduation from dental school when I first started practicing dentistry, I had a patient who was a 95 year old, beautiful and kind woman. She came in for a consultation because she only had a few teeth left and she told me that she wanted to be able to smile again for her “great grandchildren” After I educated her on the advantages of Implant Supported Dentures, soon after she became the oldest patient on whom I have performed Dental Implant surgery. She was so happy with the result that she insisted on giving me a big hug, and she told me that I had changed her life. It was a priceless moment that I will never forget. I realized in that moment that we are in such a critical and unique position to be able to treat people and help them get out of pain and make them smile and be happy to live their life to the fullest.
Its truly a blessing to be able to offer these services to many people who can’t chew and eat normal food, or those who have many dental abscesses and pain resulting from years of neglect. Neglect not by choice, but by financial limitation. I began working towards a singular mission: to improve my abilities and process, so that I could provide my services at the most affordable and reasonable prices for my patients and give them a second chance.
We only get one opportunity in this life, and I want to be able to look back and confidently say that I helped as many people as I could.
On a personal note, the greatest compliment a human being can pay to himself is to encounter a challenge and to arrive at a successful solution to that challenge. The American author Henry David Thoreau, who wrote Walden and “Civil Disobedience,” once wrote that “the good thing about doing a thing well done is having done it.” My greatest anticipation in my pursuits toward the field of dentistry will be the evidence of having met my challenges and of recognizing my successes written in the smiles of my patients.
Affordable Dentures & Implants – Clinical Director/Dentist
I started working for this practice one week following Dental school graduation. After a short few weeks, I became the offices main dentist and was selected to participate in many educational seminars and training around the country and world. I performed all the full mouth reconstruction surgeries and delivered the fixed/ removable implant prosthetics. In 2015 this practice was ranked the Number 1 office out of 214 other affordable denture practices in the country for having placed more dental implants than any other practices in the country.
New York University Stony Brook Implant Residency Program
University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, D.D.S.
Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro TN
Centennial High School, Franklin TN
Honors and Achievements
American Academy of Implant Dentistry – Associate Fellow candidate
International Congress of Oral Implantology – Fellow
American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics – Associate Fellow
On the route to become the youngest dentist to receive the status of “Diplomate” from the American Board of Oral Implantology. The most prestigious Implant award in the country.
Biohorizons® Implant Company – Contributor
Zest Dental Solutions LLC – On the Advisory board & Clinical Researcher
Limited Conscious Sedation Certified by the State of TN
Comprehensive Conscious Sedation Certified by the State of TN.
Botox and Dermal Fillers Certified by the American Academy of Facial Aesthetics.
Fellowship Award, International Congress of Oral Implantology
Fellowship Award of American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics
Passed the comprehensive written test for Associate Fellowship Award from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Successful Completion of one year Implant Residency from Stony Brook University
Being asked and selected by Zest Dental Solution as 1 of 15 world renowned dental experts in the world to be on Zest Advisory Board Committee. Implementing peer-review research, trying their new products before launch and giving product reviews and advise for future. The other 14 experts include top prosthodontist specialists in the county and graduate residency Program Directors from Dental school Universities of San Francisco, Loma Linda, Louisiana, and Pennsylvania among others.
Appearance on several dental podcasts including: Dentist, Implants and the Worms. Asked to be their guest presenting new dentists challenges and how to overcome them and share my success story to others. 1st episode of Young and Successful Dentist series.
Fellow of International Congress of Oral Implantology (FICOI)
Fellow of American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics (FAAIP)
Associate Fellow Candidate of American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Member of American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, AACD
Accredited Member of Academy of General Dentistry, AGD
Accredited Member of Academy of Osseointegration, AO
Accredited Member of Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation FOR
Accredited Member of Tennessee Dental Association, TDA
Accredited Member of Nashville Dental Society, NDS
Accredited Member of American Dental Association, ADA
Member Dental XP, online community of Dental Experts
Member Dentaltown, Online Community of various Dental content