West Coast Dental Implant Study Club...

The past couple of decades have seen tremendous advancements in the technology, knowledge, and acceptance of osseointegrated dental implants as a preferred method of replacing missing or destroyed human tooth or a number of teeth. This global phenomenon have helped restore beautiful natural smile and full function to many who were previously unable to enjoy this fascinating modality of modern dental reconstructive procedures.

West Coast Dental Implant Study Club™ is a group of dental clinicians, both generalists and clinical specialists, dental hygienists, and laboratory technicians, who share amongst many things, the common desire to study, understand, and provide art of delivering optimal clinical care in this field of fast and ever changing dental implantology. The study club was formed in 2011, and is open to all dental professionals with strong interests in the study of dental implants and its practical applications. 

The study club is led by Dr. Jin Y. Kim, a practicing board-certified periodontist, and clinical faculty member at UCLA School of Dentistry. The study club has a number of clinical advisors - usually experts in various aspects of clinical dentistry - who collectively oversee the educational programs, and assist in complex interdisciplinary case diagnosis and planning for participants at each study club meetings.

Welcome to The Club!

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The "West Coast Club" Founder & Director

Jin Y. Kim, DDS, MPH, MS, FACD

- Board-Certified Periodontist in private practice
- Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology (ABP)
- Diplomate, American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID)
- Diplomate, International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
- Fellow, American College of Dentists (FACD)
- Fellow, American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)
- Fellow, International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
- Fellow, World Academy of Ultrasonic Piezoelectric Surgery (WCUPS)
- Past President, Western Society of Periodontology (WSP, 2011)
- Board Member, North American Society of Periodontists (NASP)
- Board member, World Academy of Ultrasonic Piezoelectric Surgery (WCUPS)
- Board Member, Smile on U
- Board Member-at-Large, Orange County Dental Society (OCDS, 2013)
- International Board Member, World Academy of Ultrasonic Piezoelectric Surgery (WCUPS, 2014-2016)
- International Board Member, Korean Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants (KAOMI, 2016)
- Regional Leader, California Society of Periodontists (CSP, 2012-2014)
- Member, Peer Review Committee, California Dental Association (CDA)
- Member, Diplomate Examination Committee, ICOI
- Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Oral Implantology and Clinical Research
- Scientific Program Chair, GDIA Global Symposium, Los Angeles, USA (2013)
- Scientific Program Chair, GDIA Global Symposium, Prague, Czech Republic (2014)
- Scientific Program C0-Chair, GDIA-PIEG Symposium, Antalya, Turkey (2015)
- Scientific Program Chair, ICOI Summer Symposium, San Diego, USA (2016)
- Former Lecturer, University of Sydney Faculty of Dentistry
- Former Lecturer, University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine
- Former Lecturer, UCLA School of Dentistry
- Visiting Clinical Professor, Daegu Catholic School of Medicine, Korea

The Club Clinical Advisors

  Thomas K. Lee, DDS - Prosthodontist, Private practice in Westwood, CA; Part-time Faculty at UCLA

  Tony Daher, DDS - Prosthodontist, Private practice in La Verne, CA   Dr. Daher's website

  Gianmarco O'Brien, DDS - Prosthodontist, Private practice in Orange, CA   Dr. O'Brien's website

  Robert Simon, DDS - Board-Certified Prosthodontist, Private practice in Fullerton, CA    Dr. Simon's website

  Mary Chien, DDS, MS - Endodontist, Private practice in Hacienda Heights, CA    Dr. Chien's website

  Alex Parsi, DDS - Endodontist, Private practice in Los Angeles, CA    Dr. Parsi's website

  Hideki Ikeda, DDS, MS - Orthodontist, Private practice in Garden Grove, CA; Part-time faculty at USC   Dr Ikeda's website

  Arash Hakhamian, DDS - General Dentist, Private practice in Los Angeles, CA

The Clinical Advisors typically attend the regular meetings and will avail themselves for brainstorming and clinical advise on the participant's cases.

Photos from April 22nd meeting- Dr Paul Weigl
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Photos from March 2012 Meeting - with Dr Neil Meredith
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