Najib Ghadri, D.D.S., MDS

Meet Dr. Najib Ghadri

An extremely skilled, board-certified periodontist, Dr. Ghadri utilizes the most advanced clinical concepts and science-based research to bring periodontal health and general wellness to his patients. He is passionate about helping patients understand their periodontal and dental conditions and works closely with each individual to maximize their oral health and treatment outcomes. Dr. Ghadri's familiarity with how science and research constantly impact the ever-evolving field of periodontics and implant dentistry allows him to remain on the leading edge of emerging technologies. Committed to exceeding the standard of care, he routinely seeks ways to enhance patient care and help patients accomplish their treatment goals in the most minimally invasive manner possible.


Dr. Ghadri earned dual doctor of dental surgery degrees at the University of Damascus in Syria and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), College of Dentistry in Memphis, TN. Before moving to the United States, he also completed a rigorous one-year oral and maxillofacial surgery residency in Damascus, Syria. Upon completing his second doctor of dental surgery degree, he followed his passion for advanced oral healthcare and completed a rigorous periodontics and dental implant surgery residency at UTHSC, which earned him specialty certification in periodontics. Dr. Ghadri additionally holds a Master of Dental Science, also from UTHSC.

Professional associations

Staying at the forefront of clinical and scientific advancement is tremendously important to Dr. Ghadri. He continually demonstrates his dedication to his profession and the patients he is fortunate to serve through the following institutions:

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology
  • Assistant Professor – University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN

Awards and Honors

  • 2019 – International Osteology Foundation Symposium Case Competition, Periodontal Category, Barcelona, Spain, 2nd place
  • 2017 – American Academy of Periodontology Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in Periodontics Award
  • 2015 – Southern Academy of Periodontology Billy M. Pennel Graduate Student Research Award, 3rd Place  
  • 2007 – Student Scientific Research Competition, University of Damascus, 1st Place 

Personal Interests

Dr. Ghadri is pleased to donate his expertise, skills, and time to serving the community. He has participated in volunteer efforts through the Mission of Mercy in Memphis, TN. During these two-day dental clinic events, Dr. Ghadri joined a number of other practitioners to provide free dental care to those in need in and around the Memphis area.


"The team at Premier Perio have given me excellent care of all kinds for the past several years! After some difficult prior dental experiences I’d neglected my teeth for several years. About 5 years ago I felt I couldn’t put it off any longer and despite my fears went to the dentist, complaining of soreness, bleeding gums and bad breath. He told me that while I had no cavities, my gums were in very sad shape and recommended Premier Perio. The PP team started me with the heavy duty deep scaling to clean out the deep pockets, one mouth quadrant at a time. Then Dr Ghadri did gum grafting in two places to improve and increase gum tissue. And last year I had laser treatment for a tooth that unexpectedly showed up with a super deep pocket and infection. Today I am on an every 3 months cleaning schedule and my mouth is in a very good place! I so appreciate and value the expertise and caring attitude of the Premier Perio team — I know I’m in great hands!"



"I went to Periodontics in Olympia for gum issues. Dr. Ghadri and his team are professional and polite. I underwent gum surgery for gingivitis. I was a little apprehensive about having this procedure, however, Liz my hygienist explained everything as she went along, and she made sure that I did not feel any pain. I knew I was in excellent hands. Thank you Dr. Ghadri and thank you Liz who went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and less nervous about having this procedure."



"I had the best experience for my Implant! Dr. Ghadri is the best ! The surgical assistants Magi and Sadie were awesome! I would recommend having an Implant here."



"I highly recommend Dr. Ghadri for anyone seeking a gum graft. The entire process for me was essentially painless- the operation itself was very quick, Dr.Ghadri and his surgical assistant, Alyssa, worked very well together and gave me optimal patient care. When I had a concern about my graft they were quick to respond to my text and provided needed reassurance. This is a great team!"



"What an amazing dental experience. Dianna, as well as the rest of the office staff, is efficient and kind and set the tone for a great experience. I was in for an extraction and had a bit of anxiety around the procedure. Alyssa, the surgical tech, was very knowledgeable and helped calm my nerves. Dr. Ghadri was personable and prompt and really, very skilled. This was the first time I felt no pain or anxiety during a dental procedure. 100% recommend this office. They have an amazing team and a beautiful location."



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