In 1995, Farid Noie graduated from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston with a degree in Doctor of Dental Surgery. He practiced general dentistry for nearly three years before he realized he wanted to do more than just conventional dentistry. He was particularly not satisfied with available replacement options for lost teeth. Dental implants were just making their debut in mainstream dentistry. Dr. Farid Noie decided to focus more on dental implants and peruse post-doctoral training on placement and restoration of them. Initially, he attended a series of training programs such as Preceptorship in dental implants at the University of Texas in San Antonio and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry sponsored surgical Maxicourse in New York. He also received advanced oral maxillofacial surgical training at the prestigious Misch academy, Temple University, as well as the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Department of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery. Over the course of four years, he completed his surgical training and returned to full-time private practice in oral maxillofacial and dental surgery and full mouth rehabilitation and restoration to natural standards.
In his private practice, he focuses especially on the regeneration of lost bone and tissue as an essential part of rehabilitating a patient with single or multiple missing teeth over many years. Dental Implants, like natural teeth, require adequate bone and keratinized tissue to be placed ideally and feel like natural teeth. In the last 15 years, he has regenerated lost dentitions for thousands of his patients and has helped to successfully maintain them through periodic post-treatment follow-ups.
It is very apparent from his tone that Farid Noie takes great pleasure in helping his patients. He can transform a patient’s entire mouth in just 1 day. This procedure which is called “Teeth in a Day” is a highly technique sensitive procedure that allows patients to replace all or part of their teeth with dental implants under complete sedation and go home and eat dinner that same night. Only a handful of dental surgeons can perform this procedure for a full mouth. When someone walks in to have their surgery performed, they can go home the same day with a full new mouth. Restoring smiles is as much his joy and passion as his family is.
When he is not in the office he can be found training other dentists through lectures, classes, and guest speaking opportunities. Farid Noie is a proud father of two beautiful teenage girls. He enjoys racing his sports car, boating his speedboat on Clear lakes as well as High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).
How did you get started in this business? What inspired you to start this business?
My father is the reason I became a dentist. He had very bad teeth and when I was around 8 or 10, I realized he was having a really difficult time eating. Around that time, he got partial dentures. He would put them in to talk, or leave the house, but not when he was eating. It was uncomfortable for him. Thinking it was the dentist at fault, he visited other dentists and had similar results. The more embarrassed he became, the harder it was on him. Eventually, he put on weight. He carried this burden and it hurt me to watch him go through this.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to help him before he passed away. I graduated a while later, but I was able to help my mother. It has been wonderful to see the smiles that I have been able to restore.
What area do you specialize in?
I specialize in full mouth orthodontics, oral surgery and rehabilitation. I enjoy the fact that we can do a guided bone and tissue regeneration where many don’t realize it can be done. I also handle cysts, polyps, and wisdom tooth extraction. To help this along, we have a milling center in the office. We can do a full mouth change while the patient is sleeping, even if we are still removing teeth when they enter.
What is your daily routine?
I wake up early and enjoy a good cardio workout. That is followed by a hearty breakfast and by 8 a.m. I am at the office. Surgeries are done in the morning and the afternoon is dedicated to post-ops and simpler procedures. It isn’t uncommon for me to skip lunch so by the time I am home in the evening, I am exhausted and hungry. I make time to play with my daughters, eat dinner, walk the dog, and get in an evening workout. After a nice hot shower, I’m finally able to get to bed.
If it’s a weekend, I often take my car out near 28 South onto a race track and race my car.
What do you love about your job?
I love that I can change people’s quality of life. Food gives everyone pleasure and my job allows me to restore that pleasure to many people. It’s like turning the clock back for many people. I get a lot of joy from seeing so many happy people and the impact it has on their lives.
What would you consider to be the greatest accomplishment in your career?
I believe that would be what we were just talking about. Being able to look at a patient, no matter how devastated their dentition or residual bone volume, to tell them that there is real hope for them to get their healthy mouth back all in 1 day while they are fully asleep.
Tell our readers about some of your volunteer activities.
I am a part of a group of doctors who volunteer their skills free of charge in devastated rural areas in Sub-Saharan Africa. I travel every couple of years and spend about two weeks volunteering. I also volunteer my time and skills locally through local charitable foundations and churches.
What do you do to mentally separate yourself from your work?
I love High Intensity Interval Training. It’s the most effective way for me to deal with my daily mental stress. It is also a very good way to stay fit by working out about 30 minutes a day.