Tustin-Santa Ana Prosthodontist - Dr. Kent T. Ochiai
Dr. Ochiai has practiced exclusively in the specialty of Prosthodontics for over twenty years at this practice located in Santa Ana, California. He obtained his doctoral dental degree (1987) and advanced specialty certification in Prosthodontics (1989) at the University of Southern California. He then went on to be certified in Maxillofacial Prosthetics at UCLA Medical Center in 1995. He has held simultaneous teaching positions at both the USC and UCLA Schools of Dentistry in the fields of Prosthodontics, and Restorative Dentistry. Presently, Dr. Ochiai is an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Dentistry at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC. He has published and authored several papers on his research work on new concepts on restorations in dentistry, dental implants, advanced denture treatment and prosthodontics. He is past president of the Osseointegration Study Club of Southern California and has lectured and presented his work both internationally and nationally on these dental specialty subjects. Dr. Ochiai is also certified as a Sports Dentistry Team Dentist by the Academy for Sports Dentistry and has held team dentist positions with both professional and collegiate sports teams affiliations. He has earned and was granted a PhD in Prosthodontics based upon his research work by the Kanagawa Dental College in Yokosuka, Japan in 2010. He is dedicated to the advancement of quality treatment in Dentistry and Prosthodontics.
Membership in these Professional Organizations:
American College of Prosthodontists
American Prosthodontic Society
Academy of Osseointegration (Dental Implants)
Academy for Sports Dentistry
Japan Prosthodontic Society
International Association for Dental Research (IADR)
American Association for Dental Research (AADR)
American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
American Dental Association (ADA)
California Dental Association (CDA)
Orange County Dental Society
Maintains a private practice in Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthetics since 1989 in Santa Ana, California. Clinical teaching faculty at USC School of Dentistry since 1987. Clinical teaching faculty at UCLA School of Dentistry from 1995-2007. Presently teaching in Restorative Dentistry and Fixed Prosthodontics at USC School of Dentistry.
Has held hospital privileges at UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA and St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA.
Research interests include Biomimetics, Dental materials research, Dental implant restorative design and applications, Sports Dentistry and Maxillofacial Prosthetic treatment and technique. Dr. Ochiai has directed and authored several papers on the above subjects.