Dr. Chanook David Ahn is a Board-Certified Periodontist who specializes in dental implant surgery and the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease. Dr. Ahn also specializes in esthetic and functional soft tissue surgeries. His keen judgment and technical skills ensure optimized performance in procedures for each patient.
With the respect of his peers and with his reputation for combining his well-proven techniques with the latest advances in dental technology, he is highly sought after as a lecturer and currently teaches dental students and residents at the University of California Los Angeles, WLA VA Hospital. He also holds study clubs at the World Academy of Dental Education and is the director for Advanced Dental Implant Research and Education Center.
Dr. Chanook 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.
Dr. Kohichi Itoh brings years of experience and extensive training as a Dental Surgeon to his dentistry practice based in Costa Mesa, CA. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Loma Linda University in 1991. Dr. Itoh continued his education with an Oral Implantology Post Graduate Program (1992- 1996). During the Post Graduate program, Dr. Itoh was on one-year training in Prosthodontics, which deals with dental crowns, bridges, and aesthetic dentistry.
Since Implantology was still a newly emerging field at that time, after completing his post-graduate studies, Dr. Itoh went on to teach Oral Implantology in Japan & Brazil. In 2001, Dr. Itoh opened his first practice, Honda Plaza Dental Clinic, in Little Tokyo, and in 2006 opened a second office, The Loft Dental Studio, in Costa Mesa, CA. Dr. Itoh belongs to a dental family. His father represents the 3rd generation of dentists from the Itoh family in Kobe, Japan.