Dr. Ahn graduated magna cum laude from Case Western Reserve University with honors in biochemistry. He then attended the University of Pennsylvania and received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree in 2013. Upon graduation, Dr. Ahn was stationed at Lackland Air Force Base as an active duty Air Force general dentist for one year prior to his formal residency training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) at the San Antonio Military Medical Center.
During his time in residency, he performed full-scope oral and maxillofacial procedures with a special emphasis on the dentoalveolar, implant, orthognathic, trauma, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgery.
Dr. Ahn also completed a year of minimally invasive and TMJ surgery fellowship with the Harvard OMS program at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is currently stationed at Travis Air Force Base as the program director of the David Grant USAF Medical Center OMS residency program.
As an assistant professor of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Dr. Ahn is actively involved in teaching OMS and advanced education in general dentistry (AEGD) residents.
Dr. Ahn is dedicated to providing the highest quality, professional care to his patients. He has completed a rigorous examination process to become board certified and now hold Diplomate status in the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
He holds life support certification in BLS, ACLS, and PALS.
I grew up in Long Island, New York and went to college at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook where I majored in Biology and graduated with honors in 1997. I graduated from New York University College of Dentistry in the top 10 percent of the class in 2002. Next I enrolled in the dual degree Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Northshore Medical Center and the Northport VA Medical Center. During this period, I graduated from SUNY Stony Brook Medical School in 2005 with an MD degree and completed a rigorous internship in General Surgery at LIJ/NS/VA. Finally I completed my Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical training at LIJ/NS/VA in 2008 having served as Chief Resident in my final year.
Since finishing Dental, Medical, Anesthesia and Surgical training, I have been on active duty with the US Air Force and have served assignments in Japan, England and now at Travis Air Base in California where I concentrate mostly on teaching residents.
My areas of professional interest include extraction of wisdom teeth and other teeth, dental implants, bone grafting, ambulatory anesthesia, facial trauma, oral pathology and exposure/bonding of impacted teeth. I am licensed to practice in California and New York and maintains certifications in BLS, ACLS and PALS.
Besides Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, I enjoy traveling, movies, Northern Indian classical music, racquetball, tennis and spending time with my family. My motto in life is: “Follow the golden rule … treat others how you would like to be treated”.