Dr. Han has been practicing in Chino Hills since 1993. He is known as a gnathologist, a dentist who studies the masticatory system, including its physiology, functional disturbances, and treatment. In other words, Dr. Han is a dentist who treats teeth, bites, joints, facial muscles, and the neuromuscular mechanism as a whole. He performs extremely accurate dentistry, verifying his work as it progresses, applying well-founded gnathological principles and producing final dental treatments that are beautiful, comfortable, predictable, and long-lasting.
Dr. Han’s passion for excellence and unique career development in dentistry have allowed him to offer comprehensive, general, esthetic and occlusal dentistry that has been time-tested on his patients. Dr. Han’s grandmother’s uncle, Dr. Suk-Tae Ham, was the first registered dentist (2/5/1914) and opened the very first Korean-owned dental office Hansung Dental Clinic in Seoul, in June of 1914. He was Founder and President of Hansung Dental Association (1925) in Korea, as well. Dr. Han proudly inherits his prior generations' spirit that served dentistry for his people as well as last the King and Queen prior to the Republic of Korea.
After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of California Irvine, Dr. Han went on to complete his dental education at the University of California (UCLA) School of Dentistry in 1991. Dr. Han then completed his post-graduate General Practice Residency at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in West Los Angeles, California.
Dr. Han has continued to further his dental education and skills through advanced training. He mastered cosmetic dentistry by completing Mini-Residency in Esthetic and Contemporary Restorative Dentistry at UCLA Dental School in Los Angeles.
He has completed advanced courses in Occlusion, Aesthetic Dentistry and TMD Management at the Foundation for Advanced Continuing Education (F.A.C.E.) in San Francisco and The Pankey Institute in Florida.
Dr. Han is currently a Senior Instructor and Director of TMD management, the Advanced FOSA Therapy or TMJ Bite Stabilizer Therapy and Centric Relation (CR) Dental Courses at the Foundation for Advanced Continuing Education (F.A.C.E.) in San Francisco. Dr. Han is also an expert in Gnathological Laboratory Techniques.
Dr. Han has been invited by several dental professional organizations in the nation to present his highly successful treatment cases and to teach other practicing dentists. It includes the annual meetings of American Academy of Restorative Dentistry in Chicago, International Academy of Gnathology in Arizona, as well as the annual conventions of California Dental Association in Anaheim.
Dr. Han is currently mentoring professional dentists at F.A.C.E. (Foundation for Advanced Continuing Education) Southern California Study Groups.
Dr. Han is the director of F.O.S.A. (FACE Orthopedic Stabilizing Appliance Therapy or TMJ Bite Stabilizer Therapy) Program for professional dentists at F.A.C.E.
I promise to give you the best of my knowledge, skills and care. Because you have entrusted me with the dental health of your loved ones and you, in a sign of trust and confidence, I promise to give you the most comprehensive, esthetic and occlusal dental treatments with the finest care in a friendly and comfortable environment.
by Dr. David S. Han
Dr. Han has continually demonstrated a remarkable desire to expand his dental education as well as his clinical knowledge and expertise. I can personally attest to the high quality of his clinical skills as he has successfully performed several dental procedures on me.
For several years, Dr. Han has been a lecturer and clinical instructor at the Foundation for Advanced Continuing Education (F.A.C.E.). During his time here, he has been very instrumental in bringing about the advancement of new techniques, as well as educating and training the students (licensed dentists) on how to master these techniques.
Since he first appeared at F.A.C.E., he has been most eager to effect positive changes. He has always been highly regarded by the faculty, students, lab technicians and all who come in contact with F.A.C.E. It has been my distinct privilege to be associated with Dr. Han as a teacher, friend and as a patient of his.”
“Dr. David Han is an exceptional dentist and educator. I have known Dr. Han for nine years. His commitment to the practice and teaching of dentistry at the highest level makes him a rare find. His high ethics and integrity drive him to be one of the best individuals I have had the pleasure to work with. I am lucky to have Dr. Han as a colleague and a friend.”
“Dr. David Han possesses both the knowledge and skills that enable him to deliver to his patients the highest standard of dentistry known to the profession. His dedication to his patients and his untiring pursuit of excellence qualify him to be listed among the top clinicians of his profession.
The faculty and students at the Foundation for Advanced Continuing Education, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching the highest standards of dentistry in the world, owe a great deal to the efforts of Dr. Han. He has unselfishly given his time and expertise to help us reach the goal of becoming the best we can be in our profession.
Dr. Han is not only a mentor in teaching the technical skills, but a living example of one whose professional ethics make him the type of leader who we’d all do well to emulate. I feel very privileged to be his fellow teacher and friend.
Fourth Friday of the Month: Mentor for the Foundation for Advanced Continuing Education.