40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

MARKO FARIAN

  • Macedonia, Ohio
  • Farian Cosmetic and Family Dentistry

Age:

38

Name of Practice:

Farian Cosmetic and Family Dentistry

Specialty:

General dentistry

Education:

DDS, Case Western Reserve


Why He Was Nominated

Along with his busy practice, Dr. Farian manages to conduct regular dental education: leading a second-grade reading program to teach kids about the importance of brushing; fabricating mouth guards for local sports teams free of charge; and incorporating new technologies into his practice.

Inspiration

Maintains strong connections with colleagues. “When I refer someone to a specialist,” he says, “I like to follow up and learn what happened.”

Biggest Challenge

Winning people’s trust, especially if they’ve had bad experiences in the past. “If you’re calm and get them through it,” he says, “they’ll say, ‘Wow, that was the best
root canal I’ve ever had.’ ”

Exciting New Trend

The growing speed with which complex procedures can be performed: “Being able to take out a tooth and replace it in one visit.”