Dental Team Irvine
Doctor of Dental Surgery – Dr. David SonThe opportunity to train at a prestigious international biological dental institution does not often come one’s way. Dr. David Son was one of few privileged dentists to achieve this singular honor with training in biological dentistry at the Swiss Biohealth Clinic in Switzerland. The organization, which is at the global forefront of biological dentistry, has integrated the latest developments in biological dentistry and medicine with ongoing education and training.
He is also one of the only two US doctors that holds the prestigious certification from Swiss Biohealth Clinic in Switzerland and the only certified doctor in California. He is also certified by IAOCI (International Academy of Ceramic Implantology) and ISMI (International Society of Metal Free Implantology).
This world-class training at the world’s most renowned dental institute is just one of the many things that sets Dr. Son apart as an exceptional biological dentist. His further qualifications include a Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Ohio State University, a residency program in sleep apnea from UCLA, multiple TMD courses at UC San Diego, and training in dental implant surgery at USC.
With over 25 years of experience practicing dentistry, Dr. Son is certified to provide dental implants, Invisalign, ozone therapy, and Waterlase, which is an advanced treatment method used in very few dental practices in the area. He is also a Naturopathic Medical Doctor.
His professional affiliations include:
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- American Academy of Esthetics
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry
- International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
- Orange County Dental Association
Dr. Son enjoys traveling and golf in his spare time.
Registered Dental Hygienist – AprilApril has had a lifelong aspiration to work in dental healthcare, inspired by her father, who was a dentist. She studied nutrition at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo; then completed the dental hygiene program at Cerritos College. She has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for more than 15 years, and a vital part of the David Son DDS team since 2009. April excels as a clinician and educator. She enjoys helping patients understand the importance of oral health and its role in whole body wellness.
As a native California, April likes going to the beach, snow skiing, attending concerts, cooking, and spending time with her husband, daughter, and stepchildren.
Registered Dental Hygienist – KristinKristin’s career in dentistry began in 2001 in the role of Dental Hygiene Coordinator. Working closely with hygienists motivated Kristin to expand her dental education. She earned a Registered Dental Assisting license, and continued to grow her knowledge base and experience, becoming a Registered Dental Hygienist. Kristin is proud to be a part of the David Son DDS team, which constantly strives to achieve the highest level of patient care.
When she is not at the practice, Kristin loves spending time with her husband, Justin, and her son, Nixon.
Office Manager – TerryTerry received training at Pride Institute, a prestigious dental management group. That experience provided the background for Terry’s essential functions in daily operations of David Son DDS. Her focus is on running business aspects of the practice smoothly, to exceed patient expectations. Terry’s bright personality brings a positive energy to the office.
In her spare time, she enjoys being with family and traveling all over the world.
Why They Choose Us
Reviewed by Scott R. “What will likely matter most to people, Dr. Son is the absolute best at making sure you feel ZERO pain. His numbing process is the equivalent of breathing. You just don't know when the process has started and then your gums are numb. Sounds to good to be true. That's the feeling I get every single time I go through the process.
Dr. Son is very patient and genuinely gives off a positive comforting energy. I've been maybe 7 times and each time I leave grateful.”
Reviewed by Joe M. “Dr Son is a very skilled and knowledgable dentist. Better yet, he is friendly and you can tell he cares. His staff all made me feel comfortable and well taken care of. From the moment I came in for my first visit 4 years ago I knew I had found a great office that I could count on for my dental care.”
Reviewed by Emily C. “Amazing! I was looking last year for a holistic minded dentist for major work on my teeth. After hours and hours of searching and speaking to offices mainly in LA, I found Dr Son. His prices were much better than the holistic dentists in LA and his attention to detail and kind heart put me at ease.
I literally almost fell asleep while having a crown put in, it was that pleasant. (I used the gas and the mouth piece that rests gently to keep mouth open while they work and act as a suction. It’s a genius invention that I haven’t seen at other offices I consulted with.)
His office staff and assistants are top notch and the hygienist corrected me on several habits no other hygienist had addressed in detail which I know will save my teeth from future work.
I suggest getting in with them before they become to hard to get a new patient appt. (That’s what happened with my holistic Endocrinoligist;)
Thanks Dr Son!”