Special Needs Need Special Dentists

The Blende Dental Group works with the following group of specialists in our community to service the complex needs of our patients.

Anesthesiologists

Bill Halsey, M.D.
University of Texas, Galveston – M.D.
UCSF Medical Center – Residency

Michael Lam, M.D.
Tulane Medical School – M.D.
Stanford University Hospital – Residency

Edwin Lee, M.D.
University of California, San Diego – M.D.
University of California, Irvine – Residency

Endodontists

Vladimir Shuster, D.D.S.
Harvard School of Dental Medicine – D.M.D.
Specialty training at UCLA

Jerome Stroumza, D.D.S.
Garantiere University of Paris VII (Paris, France) – D.D.S.
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Dentistry – Master of Science in Oral Biology
Boston University – Doctorate in Science for research

Ralan Wong, D.D.S., M.S.
Master of Science – University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Oral Surgeons

Michael E. Barkin, D.D.S.
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Dentistry – D.D.S.
Montefiore Hospital and Albert Einstein Institute of Medicine – Residency

Juan Luque, D.D.S., M.D.
Javeriana University, Bogota, Colombia – D.D.S., M.D.
Northwestern Medical Center and King Drew Medical Center – Residency

Dennis Song, D.D.S., M.D.
University of California, San Francisco – D.D.S.
University of California, Davis – M.D.
University of California San Francisco (UCSF) – Residency
University of California San Francisco (UCSF) – Associate Clinical Professor
California Pacific Medical Center- Attending Surgeon and Vice Chief of the Dental Division
St. Mary’s Medical Center – Attending Surgeon

Len Tolstunov, D.D.S.
Moscow Dental University (Moscow, Russia) – D.D.S.
University of the Pacific (UOP) School of Dentistry – Faculty Member
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) – Faculty Member (Oral and maxillofacial surgery residency training program)
Kaiser Permanente – Assistant Chief of the dental division

Oral Medicine

Sarah S. de Sanz, D.D.S.
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) – D.D.S.
Dental degree from UCSF
Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in San Francisco – Residency
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Fellowship in oral medicine and post-graduate training in periodontology

Orthodontists

Rodney Lee, D.D.S.
University of San Francisco (USF) – Pre-dental degree
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) – Regents Scholar
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) – Certificate in Orthodontics

Glen C. Young, D.D.S.
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) – D.D.S.
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) – Residency in Orthodontics

Bella Shen Garnett, DMD, MMSc, PC
Harvard School of Dental Medicine – D.M.D.
Harvard School of Dental Medicine – Orthodontic Residency, M.D.S, Masters of Medical Science
University of the Pacific (UOP) School of Dentistry – Faculty Member

Pediatric Dentists

Gila C. Dorostkar, D.D.S.
University of Southern California School of Dentistry – D.D.S.
V.A. Hospital, West L.A. – Residency
Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati – Pediatric Specialty

Doris Lin-Song, D.D.S.
University of San Francisco (USF) – D.D.S.
University of San Francisco (USF) – Pediatric Dental Residency

David L. Rothman, D.D.S.
New York University College of Dentistry- D.D.S.
Albert Einstein Medical Center- General Practice Residency
Medical College of Pennsylvania – Anesthesiology Residency
Children’s Hospital in Oakland and UCSF- Pediatric Dental Residency

Periodontists

Brand Ahn, D.D.S.
Columbia University – D.D.S.
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) – Residency

Sarah S. de Sanz, D.D.S.
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) – D.D.S.
Dental degree from UCSF
Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in San Francisco – Residency
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Fellowship in oral medicine and post-graduate training in periodontology

Victor Lee, D.D.S.
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Harvard University – postgraduate work

Doina Panaite, D.D.S., M.S.
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Dentistry – D.D.S.
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Dentistry – Master of Medical Sciences degree in Oral Biology

Kirk L. Pasquinelli, D.D.S.
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) – D.D.S.
University of Washington, Seattle – Certificate of specialization in Periodontics
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Interdisciplinary Dental Education Academy
Foundation for Advanced Continuing Education

Jay R. Salzman, D.D.S.
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) – D.D.S.
Boston University – post graduate training in Periodontics


Special needs, special dentists

“There are but a handful of dentists in the country who have the expertise to perform complex full-mouth rehabilitation under general anesthesia. Dr. David Blende is the only dentist I know who has created a skilled team, and perfected an approach to treatment, that allows provision of this care on a routine basis. I have come to trust and respect his judgment, which balances choice of patient with realistic treatment expectations.”
– Ray A. Lyons, DDS, FADPD, Chief of Dental Services, LLCP Special Needs Dental Clinic, Albuquerque, NM

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