Los Angeles Orthodontist
David Alpan DDS MSD
Alpan Orthodontics, is all about enhancing smiles for a lifetime. Dr. David Alpan has been an Orthodontist practicing in Los Angeles & Beverly Hills since 1999 and is proud that he is third generation in the field of Dentistry. Creating and enhancing smiles that function in harmony with the bite and TMJ is his focus. Dr. Alpan cares for all his patients as if they were his own family. Nothing says more about you then a happy, healthy, balanced, symmetric, awesome, wide & full smile. Dr. Alpan is focused on treating the face first and making sure the bite and smile will match perfectly at any age. Each patient is carefully diagnosed and properly treatment planned to make sure their smile will look the best it can possibly look in their face and last a lifetime with proper maintenance.
Dr. David Alpan earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of the Pacific (UOP) School of Dentistry in San Francisco, and became licensed to practice dentistry in California & Nevada in 1996. After completing the orthodontic training program at UOP in 1998, he received his Orthodontic Specialty Certificate. He was awarded a Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) degree for his master’s thesis written on the results of the two-year TMJ research project he completed during his orthodontic specialty training.
Dr. Alpan founded Aesthetic Orthodontics in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills & Las Vegas in 1999. In 2012 Aesthetic Orthodontics converted its name and became Alpan Orthodontics. In 2015 Dr. Alpan transitioned out of Las Vegas and is only practicing in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. Every year, he and every member of his team participate in continuing education courses to keep current with the most modern orthodontic and TMJ treatment methods available.
In 1999, Dr. Alpan became one of the first certified Invisalign providers worldwide. After hundreds of successful treatment outcomes, Align Technology invited Dr. Alpan to teach Orthodontists and Dentists how to implement the invisalign system into their practice. Since then, he has taught over 10,000 Dentists and over 1,000 orthodontists how to use Invisalign to its full potential. He served as a consultant and was an integral part of the clinical education department for Align Technology for over 6 years. With this extensive knowledge, Dr. Alpan decided to then focus solely on his private practice, and has treated over 1,500 patients with Invisalign.
In 1996, Dr. Alpan started treating patients with lingual braces as an orthodontic resident. After many years of working with various lingual bracket systems (3M Unitek Creekmore, Ormco AOA lingual, Lingualcare, I-braces) he became the #1 provider for Incognito lingual braces in Los Angeles & Beverly Hills. Dr. Alpan works closely with 3M Unitek, the manufacturer of Incognito lingual braces, and has been invited to be a clinical/technical consultant to help improve the Incognito system. Dr. Alpan was invited to be a member of the Incognito Center of Excellence after successfully completing hundreds of incognito patients with incredible results. As a result, 3M Unitek, invited Dr. Alpan in 2014 to be one of the founding members of the Golden Circle of Excellence group where he presented multiple complex treatment outcomes. After his incognito with surgery and acceleration presentation, he was invited to speak at the Incognito Annual Users Meeting in 2015.
Dr. Alpan started using Damon self-ligating braces in 1996 and is now the #1 provider in Los Angeles & Beverly Hills for the Damon self-ligating braces with the insignia 3D digital set up. Insignia offers 3D digital set ups to plan the treatment outcome before ever treating the teeth. Insignia allows for treatment to be more accurate, precise, less painful, faster, requires less visits, is customized and personalized to specifically design & enhance smiles. Dr. Alpan is a member of the Ormco Insiders group, a select group of orthodontists from around the world, that meet biannually to make suggestions and discuss improvements for products manufactured by Ormco.
Dr. Alpan has an inexhaustible passion for practicing orthodontics: “I decided to specialize in orthodontics because I love the challenges & rewards of improving a persons’ smile along with their self-esteem. Every patient leaves our office with a bigger, brighter and more youthful smile with more self-confidence. Our team strives to make every patient feel cared for in a fun and warm environment.”
When Dr. Alpan is not working he spends time with his family and friends. Most of his time is spent with his wife Mary, Son Zephyr and Daughter Ambryn. His family is a priority, and they are usually celebrating some birthday or holiday on the weekends. Dr. Alpan is still friends with his school buddies and gets a chance a few times a year to catch up and socialize. A few of his hobbies are reading, working out, mountain biking, traveling, skeet shooting, watching movies, and racing cars. Dr. Alpan races with Porsche Owners Club, NASA, Speed Ventures, BMW CCA, & Pirelli Cup Competent Motors.