Dr. Tony Hashemian, DDS
Global Oral Health – Promoting Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship
The mission of the Global Oral Health program is to create oral health solutions through leadership devel-opment, innovation, dental education, and emerging technology while promoting peace through collabora-tive and compassionate care to underserved populations worldwide.
Dr. Tony Hashemian is Associate Dean for Global Oral Health and Assistant Professor at Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ASDOH). He is the developer of Text2Floss and pH2OH, two mobile applica-tions designed to increase oral health awareness.
Dr. Hashemian is a graduate of Creighton University School of Dentistry and earned a B.A. in physiology from the University of Minnesota. He has been in private practice since 1997 and owner-operator of multi-ple dental offices in Arizona. In 2003, founded Appleton Dental Plan, an innovative and cost-effective al-ternative to traditional dental insurance. Dr. Hashemian is the 2012 recipient of the Health Care Leader-ship Award and named Dentist of the Year by Arizona Business magazine.
Dr. Hashemian established the first scholarship for ASDOH dental students’ in 2004, the Dr. Tony Hashe-mian Award of Excellence, for the individual achieving the highest score on the National Board Dental Ex-amination. He is the former Chair of ASDOH’s Admissions Committee.