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Skilled Periodontist – Alhambra, CA

Get to Know Calvin
Dang, DDS, APDC

As our in-office periodontist, Dr. Dang is happy to help patients with a wide variety of advanced services, including the placement of state-of-the-art dental implants to replace missing teeth, specialty gum surgery to treat periodontal disease, tissue grafts to reverse gum recession, and much more. He is very passionate about both saving natural teeth and restoring them for patients in need. Interested in learning more about him? Just keep reading below.

Alhambra CA peridontist Calvin Dang DDS APDC

Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?

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Dr. Dang actually didn’t attend a dental appointment until he was 12 years old, and the appointment was definitely a wakeup call – the dentist threatened to extract all of his teeth! As he began to take oral hygiene more seriously, an interest in the dental field was ignited, and the rest is history.

Where Did You Study Dentistry?

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Dr. Dang grew up in Southern California before moving to the Bay Area. There, he attended and graduated from the UCSF School of Dentistry with his Doctor of Dental Surgery; he also received prestigious awards from the American Academy of Periodontology and other organizations for his academic excellence.

Following his base dental training, Dr. Dang continued his education with a rigorous, three-year post-graduate residency program in Periodontics at UCSF, where he served as Chief Resident. During this process, he also received a Master of Science (MS) degree; during this time, he focused on research in mini dental implants in order to evaluate the quality of life that patients could achieve through this advanced treatment.

Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?

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In his spare time, Dr. Dang enjoys hanging out with his family, going on bike rides, running long distance, cooking, traveling, gardening, watching movies, and maintaining a healthy mind. He is also passionate about mission trips and has regularly traveled both throughout the USA and to other countries like Cambodia and Guatemala in order to care for poor and dentally under-served children.