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Dr. Allan H. Charles
Dr. Wilson S. Morishita
Dr. Sarvenaz Angha
Dr. Jeffrey T. Hsu
Dr. Joel Laudenbach

(626) 796-5361

Dr. Allan H. Charles

Dr. Allan H. Charles

Dr. Allan H. Charles

For over thirty years of practice in Pasadena, we have always sought to provide the best in periodontal care for our patients.  The move to our new office several years ago allowed us to create a calm atmosphere with state of the art technical equipment. This has also provided us with the opportunity to do clinical based research. I have been fortunate in my professional career to be able to share knowledge with my colleagues and our practice has been a leader in dental education locally and nationally.

Professional Education

Dr. Charles received his D.D.S. from the University of Illinois and a Certificate in Periodontics from the University of Southern California. Following completion of his post-graduate education, he remained at U.S.C. for 7 years as an associate clinical professor and director of Junior and Senior Periodontal Clinics.  He also taught in the graduate program at U.S.C. 

Dr. Charles currently lectures on various topics related to periodontics, implant surgery and periodontal microsurgery.  He has presented to the American Dental Association, The California Dental Association, the American Academy of Periodontology, the California Society of Periodontists and the Western Society of Periodontology.  More recently he has mentored three undergraduate dental interns from Boston University Dental School.  He has also served on an advisory committee for a dental implant company and has developed instruments used in periodontal micro-surgery.

He has served as Trustee to the American Academy of Periodontology, representing the western United States and has been President of the California Society of Periodontists and the Western Society of Periodontology.  In 1995, he was acknowledged for contributions to the specialty of periodontics and valuable public service.

On a national level, Dr. Charles has taught colleagues on the use of computer planning for implant surgery.  Computer planning allows for the most accurate placement of dental implants in the least invasive manner.  This results in the most ideal positioning of the implant as possible with the least discomfort for patients.

Dr. Charles has been invited to participate in The Dental Quality Alliance.  This is a group that seeks to define quality of dental care to be able to provide the best in care for patients.   One hundred people were invited to Chicago for a meeting of the group.  Invited back for a second meeting, personal commitments have prevented his attendance.    

Professional Affiliation

American Dental Association                                             

California Dental Association

San Gabriel Valley Dental Association                                                                

American Academy of Periodontology                                        

California Society of Periodontists

Western Society of Periodontology

North American Periodontal Study Club

Los Angeles Periodontal Academy

San Gabriel Valley Dental Implant Study Club


Education

University of Illinois 1964-1966

University of Illinois Dental School 1966-1970 (D.D.S.)

University of Southern California, "Certificate of Periodontics" 1970-1972

 

Teaching Experience

1972-1979 - Associate Clinical Professional, University of Southern California

1972-1979 - Director of Junior Periodontal Clinics, University of California

1974-2005 - Guest Lecture, Pasadena City College Dental Hygiene Department

1974-2006 - Guest Lecture, Pasadena City College Dental Assisting Department

 

Practice Experience

1972-1977 - Group Practice, Periodontics Los Angeles, California

1972-Present - Private Practice, Periodontics Pasadena, California

 

Current and Previous Professional Leadership Positions

San Gabriel Valley Dental Society - Past-president

California Dental Association - House of Delegates

California Society of Periodontists - Past-president

Western Society of Periodontology - Past-president

American Academy of Periodontology - Board of Trustees

American Academy of Periodontology - Chair, Patient Benefits and Advocacy Committee

American Academy of Periodontology Foundation - Board of Trustees

Pasadena City College Dental Assisting Advisory Committee - Past Chairman

Pasadena City College Dental Hygiene Advisory Committee - Chairman

San Gabriel Valley Dental Implant Study Club - Past President

 

Awards and Honors                                                           

University of Illinois 1970

    Outstanding Periodontal Student

University of Illinois 1970

    Omicron Kappa Upsilon - Dental Honorary Society

California Society of Periodontists 1995

    Outstanding Contributions to Periodontics

 

Recent Lectures and Presentations

Los Angeles Periodontal Academy -- August 2005

    "Minimally Invasive Sinus Elevation for Implant Placement"

Western Society of Periodontology -- September 2005  Portland, Or

    "Investigative Periodontics"  with Mrs. Joyce Sumi, R.D.H.

University of Southern California Periodontal Symposium -- January 2006 

    "Periodontal Microsurgery"

University of Southern California Periodontal Symposium -- January 2006

    "Periodontal Microsurgery - A Hands-on Experience"        

Western Society of Periodontology -- April 2006  Boise, Id

    "Investigative Periodontics"  with Mrs. Joyce Sumi, R.D.H>

San Gabriel Valley Dental Assisting Society  --  May 2006

    "What happens when I send my patient to the periodontist?"

Western Society of Periodontology -- May 2006  Reno, NV

    "Investigative Periodontics"  with Mrs. Joyce Sumi, R.D.H.

Rocky Mountain Periodontal Society -- August 2006

    "Periodontal Micro-surgery --  Hands-on Training Course

    "Minimally Invasive Mechanical Osteotomy Sinus Elevation"

    "Three Dimensional Radiography and Computer Guided Implant Surgery"

American Academy Of Periodontology Annual Meeting -- September 2006

    "Periodontal Microsurgery"   Luncheon with the Experts

American Academy of Periodontology -- September 2006

    "What Happened to my Periodontal Practice?"  -- Moderator

Western Society of Periodontology  -- May 2008

    "Investigative Periodontics"  Mrs. Joyce Sumi, R.D.H.

North American Periodontal Study Club -- February 2007

    "Computer Guided Implant Surgery"

    "Minimally Invasive Sinus Elevation for Implant Placement"    

University of Southern California Periodontal Lecture -- May 2007

    "Minimally Invasive Sinus Elevation for Implant Placement"

American Academy of Periodontology -- October 2007

    "Minimally Invasive Sinus Elevation For Implant Placement"

San Gabriel Valley Dental Implant Study Club Lecture -- November 2007

    "Advances in Computer Guided Surgery"

American Academy of Periodontology Annual Meeting Lecture -- November 2007

    "Mimose: Minimally Invasive Mechanical Oseotomy Sinus Elevation"  (procedure developed by  Dr. Charles)

Western Society of Periodontology  -- May 2008

    "Investigative Periodontics"  Mrs. Joyce Sumi, R.D.H.

American Academy of Periodontology Annual Meeting - Corporate Forum -- September 2008

    "An Innovative Approach to Soft Tissue Grafting" 

Western Society of Periodontology -- March  2009

    "Investigative Periodontics" with Ms. Joyce Sumi

San Gabriel Valley Dental Hygiene Periodontal Study Group -- April 2009

    "Advances in Periodontics"

San Gabriel Valley Dental Assisting Association  -- April 2009

    "Computerized Planning for Dental Implant Placement"

American Academy of Periodontology Annual Meeting Corporate Forum for NobelBiocare USA -- 2010

     "Guided Implant Surgery"

American Academy of Periodontology Annual Meeting -- 2010

    "Maximizing Treatment Outcomes with Coordinated Planning and Treatment"  with Dr. Christopher Marchack

San Gabriel Valley Dental Assisting Association -- May 2010

    "Best Outcomes for Dental Implants - From Planning Through Maintenance"

San Gabriel Valley Dental Foundation

    Advances in Dental Implant Surgery -- February 2011

Nobel Biocare Continuing Education  - April and October 2011

    Advanced Guided Implant Surgery with NobelClinician

Periodontics Limited Study Club - Guest Lecturer (2013, 2014 & 2015)

    Advanced Guided Implant Surgery

American Academy of Periodontology (2014)

     Three Dimensional Imaging in Dental Implant Treatment      

San Gabriel Valley Dental Assisting Society

    The Why, When, How and What of Periodontal Treatment

 Pasadena Periodontal Associates - Dental Hygiene Symposium

    When to Treat and when to refer for periodontal treatment

 California Dental Assistants' Annual Meeting (2016)

     Digital Technology for Implant Planning

 

Research

Utilization of a New Material for Increasing Keratinized Tissue Around Implants -- 2008 -2009  (Completed)

Mucograft Material for Increasing Tissue Thickness Around Dental Implants -- 2009 - 2010 (Completed)