Leshin Chen, DDS - Periodontist
Dr. Chen graduated magna cum laude from UCLA with a degree in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. He then continued his education at UCLA School of Dentistry, where he graduated cum laude with his dental degree. He then completed an additional three- year residency in Post Graduate Periodontics and Dental Implant Surgery at UCLA School of Dentistry.
Dr. Chen is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. A Diplomate is a periodontist who has made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty and who is certified by the American Board of Periodontology.
His professional affiliations include memberships in the American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Gabriel Valley Dental Society, Los Angeles Dental Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, and Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.
During his time at UCLA, he served as Director of the UCLA Asian Dental Free Clinic. He served as a member of the board for the San Gabriel Valley Dental Society. He lectures for UCLA School of Dentistry and Pasadena City College Dental Hygiene Program. He also participates and lectures for various dental study groups for continuing education for dentists.
Recognizing an important need for community service, he is an active volunteer for the "Give Kids A Smile" program. The American Dental Association's Give Kids A Smile program enhances the oral health of large numbers of needy children. Give Kids A Smile activities also highlight for policy makers the ongoing challenges that low-income families face in finding dental care.
Beside English, Dr. Chen speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, swimming, watching sports, and learning about new technologies.