Dr. David Ahn
Dr. David Ahn is a board-certified periodontist who specializes in dental implants and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease. Dr. Ahn is also an expert with esthetic and functional soft tissue surgeries. He is one of the few periodontists who utilizes a digital workflow to ensure predictable and long-term results for patients. Because of his unique knowledge regarding surgical advancements, he is frequently asked to lecture and teach. He is a clinical lecturer at UCLA.
Dr. David Ahn is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a BS in Biochemistry. He worked at the renowned David Watkin’s AIDS Vaccine Lab and during his time as a research specialist he was published in multiple manuscripts for the Journal of Virology.
After a year in AIDS research, Dr. Ahn attended Tufts University-School of Dental Medicine Boston. He then completed a 2-year General Practice Residency at Yale New Haven Hospital (the primary teaching hospital of Yale School of Medicine) as chief resident and was awarded resident of the year. During his training at Yale, having acquired clinical skills and experiencing countless varieties of dental cases, his passion to encompass all aspects of dental health lead him to pursue a specialty in periodontal surgery at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System where he graduated as co-chief resident.
Since 1997, Dr. Ahn has been on numerous international medical volunteer trips to various third-world countries in conjunction with several non-profit groups to places such as South Korea, Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Sakhalin, India, and Peru. While Dr. Ahn’s academic background and surgical talents are noteworthy, it is his compassionate dedication to his patients and his passion to provide excellence in care that truly sets him apart.