Dr. Marian Antonious

Member, American Academy of Periodontology

Meet Dr. Antonious

Dr. Antonious received her DDS degree from UCLA 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 an MS degree. Upon completion of residency, Dr. Antonious was recruited as faculty in the Department of Periodontics at the University of Iowa.

Dr. Antonious is proficient in providing treatment in all areas of periodontal and implant therapy, including the treatment of gum disease, bone and gum grafting, implant surgery, laser therapy, esthetic crown lengthening [gummy smile treatment] and periodontal plastic surgery. She prioritizes patient comfort and offers different forms of sedation, including in-office IV sedation.

Dr. Antonious’ clinical work has been published in Carranza’s Clinical Periodontology textbook and she has co-authored publications on the treatment of gum disease and on bone grafting in preparation for implant therapy. During her training in Periodontics, Dr. Antonious conducted research on an innovative bone grafting technique to optimize the success of implant therapy while reducing surgical trauma. Her work is in the process of publication and has led to her selection as an award finalist at the Ramfjord Symposium. Additionally, she has been nominated by her faculty for the national 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.

In her free time, Dr. Antonious loves cooking, cycling, yoga, traveling, and spending time with her husband, Mina, and her family and friends.