Dr. Arastu completed his undergraduate studies and received a Bachelor of Arts in Classics and Religion from Boston University. He then earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. He completed a 3-year residency in periodontology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Dentistry. During this residency, Dr. Arastu also earned a Masters in Oral Biology (MS), with his thesis focused on the use of various lasers in the treatment of periodontally compromised teeth. He is now a part-time faculty at University of Pennsylvania Department of Periodontology.