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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. John Van is a graduate of the prestigious University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, which is widely recognized by many as one of the top programs in the country for clinical dental training.
He was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and has lived here for most of his life except for his college years. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where he received a full academic scholarship for outstanding achievement in high school.
For two years, Dr. Van volunteered with Operation Smile, a children's medical charity providing dental, cleft lip and palate repair surgeries to children worldwide. To date, Operation Smile has provided reconstructive surgery to over 150,000 children and young adults in more than 60 countries. Dr. Van traveled to Ethiopia, Kenya, Morocco, India, Vietnam, and Honduras providing free care to children and adults. His altruistic background makes him uniquely qualified to care for his patients because he approaches each patient with extraordinary compassion and empathy.
Dr. Van is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of Osseointegration and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
In his free time, Dr. Van enjoys swimming, water polo, hiking, traveling, and spending time with loved ones.
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