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John Orsi D.D.S. graduated from the University of the Pacific Dental School in 1983. He has been practicing general dentistry full time in Sacramento California since then. For fifteen years he was on staff at Sutter General Hospital where he also treated dental emergencies in the hospital emergency room. He is a past president and peer review chairman of the Sacramento District Dental Society (SDDS). Since 1993 he has been instrumental with both the California Dental Association and SDDS in their efforts to fluoridate community water. During this time frame, water fluoridation has doubled in the state and over thirty million dollars in grant money and public funding has been allocated to Sacramento County for community water fluoridation.

Dr. Orsi began his advanced dental training with the The Pankey Institute in 1991. Over the next decade he completed every continuum and became a Pankey Scholar in 2005. The same year he published the book, Beyond the Standard of Care / Applying the Pankey Philosophy, which teaches dentists how to be better dentists. In 2006, he completed a one-year implant prosthetic training program in Detroit with Dr. Carl Misch and in 2007 completed a one-year surgical residency there. For two years he helped teach hands-on mini-residency programs for the placement and restoration of implants in the context of comprehensive care with one of his referring periodontists, Dr. Nicky Hakimi. He is been a visiting faculty member of The Pankey Institute since 2007 and is a member of their Speakers Bureau. He has a passion for treating patients and teaching that involves interdisciplinary and complex care.

Dr. Orsi attended UCLA as an undergraduate student and recently returned there for advanced training mini-residencies in both Sleep Medicine and Orofacial pain (2011 and 2012). In 2011-2012 he also completed an internet mini-residency program through the University of New Jersey. He is currently a full-time preceptor in the Orofacial Pain program at UCLA Dental School while maintaining his private practice in Sacramento.


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