Faculty Profile

Sam Farish, DMD

Sam E. Farish, DMD

Associate Professor of Surgery and J. David and Beverly Allen Family Professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Telephone: 404.778.4500

Email: sefaris@emory.edu

Certification: American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2000

Biography

From 1995-2014, Dr. Farish was the chief of oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Atlanta VA Medical Center, and was a co-investigator in multi-site clinical trials conducted throughout the VA system. He has served as an examiner for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, authored numerous publications, and was honored with an outstanding senior resident teaching award established in his name in 2008.

Affiliations

  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital Midtown

  • Grady Memorial Hospital

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston

  • The Emory Clinic

Education

  • DMD, University of Alabama School of Dentistry, 1970

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 1970-1973

Honor and Awards

  • Most Outstanding Oral Examination Case Submission Award, Section I, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2014

  • Sam E. Farish Outstanding Resident Teaching Award instituted in 2008, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Emory University

  • Outstanding Contribution in Education and Service Award, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Emory, 1998

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • Georgia Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

  • American Dental Association

  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

  • National Dental Board of Anesthesiology

  • International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Clinical Interests

  • Implantology

  • Maxillofacial trauma

  • Maxillofacial reconstruction

  • Oral pathology

  • Wisdom teeth extraction

Research Focus

  • Endosseous dental implant performance

  • Identification of biomarkers for oral cancer