Dr. Marian Antonious
Periodontist and Implant Surgeon
Dr. Antonious is a board-certified Periodontist and Implant Surgeon. She received her DDS degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry in 2015. She then pursued post-doctoral specialty training in Periodontics at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and received a certificate in Periodontics and a Master’s degree. Upon completion of residency, Dr. Antonious joined a Periodontal and Dental Implant Practice in Iowa while her husband completed residency training in Anesthesiology.
She was also recruited as part-time faculty in the Department of Periodontics at the University of Iowa where she taught dental students and post-doctoral periodontal residents. Dr. Antonious is proficient in providing treatment in all areas of periodontal and implant therapy, including the treatment of periodontal disease, bone and soft tissue grafting, implant surgery, LANAP (laser-assisted new attachment procedure), esthetic crown lengthening, and periodontal plastic surgery.
She prioritizes patient comfort during procedures and offers different forms of sedation, including IV sedation. Dr. Antonious’ clinical work has been published in Carranza’s Clinical Periodontology textbook. She has also co-authored publications on the treatment of periodontal disease and on bone grafting in preparation for implant therapy. During her training in Periodontics, Dr. Antonious conducted clinical research on an innovative bone grafting technique to optimize the success of implant therapy.
Her work has been published in the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry and led to her selection as an award finalist at the Ramfjord Symposium. Additionally, she was nominated by her faculty for the prestigious Dr. and Mrs. Gerald M. Kramer Scholar Award for Excellence.
Throughout her education, she has been heavily involved in leadership and service including several mission trips, community activities, and teaching. She has also served as the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation Student Ambassador and as Chief Resident.
When not seeing patients, Dr. Antonious enjoys spending time with her husband, Mina, their son Benjamin, and her family and friends. She also loves cooking and exploring new restaurants, hiking, indoor cycling/spin classes, and yoga.