Dr. Alpan earned the 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 and Nevada in 1996.
After completing the orthodontic training program at UOP in 1998, he received the Orthodontic Specialty certificate.
Dr. Alpan was awarded the Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) degree for the masters' thesis he wrote on the results of the two-year TMJ research project he did during his orthodontic specialty training. Here are his Curriculum Vitae.
Dr. Alpan founded Aesthetic Orthodontics in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Las Vegas in 1999.
Every year he and all the members of his team take continuing education courses to keep current with the most modern orthodontic and TMJ treatment methods.
Dr. Alpan became certified to use invisalign in 1999. Align Technology hired him in 2001 to teach orthodontists and general dentists to become certified invisalign providers.
Dr. Alpan founded Orthodontic Treatment Planning (OTP), Inc. in 2001 to help newly certified doctors with optimum treatment plans and ClinCheck reviews for the invisalign procedure. OTP was sold in 2003.
Align Technology asked Dr. Alpan to lead invisalign study clubs in Los Angeles and Orange County in 2003 to help general dentists feel more comfortable about using the invisalign system. Align also invited Dr. Alpan to train their sales force. He is also a consultant and an integral part of the clinical education department for Align Technology.
Dr. Alpan says, "I decided to specialize in orthodontics because I love the challenge of improving a persons smile, along with there self esteem. Every patient leaves our offices with a bigger and brighter smile. The team and I strive to make every patient feel like he or she is a member of our family. We love the joy and happiness we bring into our patients lives."
Dr. Alpan says, "I'd like to thank the 1000 plus general dentists in California and elsewhere who display their confidence in the Aesthetic Orthodontics team by referring their patients to our offices for orthodontics and TMJ treatment. We strive to do our best for your patients. We enjoy our relationship with you and your team."
When Dr. Alpan is not working, he reads, works out, goes mountain biking, watches movies, plays tennis and enjoys visiting with family and friends.