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Featured as one of Orange County’s “Top Dentists” in Orange Coast Magazine, Dr. Katherine Ahn has an artistic eye for aesthetics and a heartfelt dedication to her patients. With extensive training in both advanced aesthetics and orthodontics/growth and development, Dr. Ahn takes a unique and comprehensive approach to every patient she sees. “Rather than provide a ‘quick fix,’ I always seek to help my patients und...

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Featured as one of Orange County’s “Top Dentists” in Orange Coast Magazine, Dr. Katherine Ahn has an artistic eye for aesthetics and a heartfelt dedication to her patients. With extensive training in both advanced aesthetics and orthodontics/growth and development, Dr. Ahn takes a unique and comprehensive approach to every patient she sees. “Rather than provide a ‘quick fix,’ I always seek to help my patients und...

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I have a passion for transforming smiles and improving the oral health of our patients.
Dr. Katherine Ahn
Cosmetic Dentist
Beverly Hills, California

Services Offered

  • Bonding
  • Veneers
  • Cosmetic Contouring
  • Dental Implants
  • Smile Makeovers
  • Full-Mouth Reconstruction
  • Gum Contouring / Grafting
  • DNA / Homeoblock™ Appliances
  • ALF (Advanced Lightwire Functional) Appliances
  • TMJ Disorder Therapy
  • Snoring / Sleep Apnea Appliances
  • Invisalign®
  • ClearCorrect®
  • Orthodontics / Insignia™ Braces
  • Biocompatible Dentistry
  • Encore Teeth Whitening
  • Myobrace® Multifunctional Orthodontic System
  • Upper Airway Restriction Syndrome (UARS)
Contact doctor for financing details

A Minute With

1.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR PROFESSION?
That’s an easy one: the people. I can’t tell you how gratifying it is for me when I help my patients achieve a transformative smile that sparkles with youthfulness. Sometimes it changes the entire trajectory of their lives
2.
MY DREAM INNOVATION
Liquid veneers that rival porcelain veneers
3.
WHAT SETS OUR PRACTICE APART
We never rush our work—we take the time to give our patients the care they deserve
4.
THE FUTURE OF MY FIELD
Digital dentistry: less waste, less mess, more efficiency, more accuracy, better dentistry
5.
MY HAPPIEST PROFESSIONAL MOMENTS
When our patients express how happy they are with their new smiles and that they enjoy coming to see us
6.
MY GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT
Making our patients happy
7.
THE BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION ABOUT MY FIELD
That veneers can create "buck teeth"
8.
MY MOTTO
You only live once, so make each day count
9.
ONE PRODUCT NO ONE SHOULD LIVE WITHOUT
The Encore Teeth Whitening and StainGuard Systems; they provide an effective way to whiten your teeth and are virtually pain-free
10.
WHAT IS YOUR MAIN FOCUS WHEN DOING COSMETIC DENTISTRY?
Understanding the teeth, jaw and joint relations because it affects the outcome of not only the aesthetics, but also function and health
11.
WHAT ONE PIECE OF ADVICE DO YOU OFFER EVERY PATIENT ABOUT MAINTAINING THEIR SMILE?
Rinse with Listerine after drinking coffee or tea
12.
WHAT DREW YOU TO COSMETIC DENTISTRY?
I’m an artist and I guess dentistry sort of found me. Although cosmetic dentistry is very technique-sensitive, I love the artistic freedom I have to create the most beautiful, naturallooking smiles
13.
WHAT SETS YOU APART IN YOUR FIELD?
I was blessed with a natural eye for aesthetics. I see things that others may not but I’ve also done extensive training in aesthetics over my 24-year career. This combination of natural talent and ongoing training allows me to customize every smile
14.
WHAT’S MORE IMPORTANT, FORM OR FUNCTION?
As it turns out, they’re both very important. A stable, balanced bite, and proper craniofacial structure and airway is crucial in supporting a beautiful, elegant smile
15.
TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF THAT YOUR PATIENTS OR COLLEAGUES MAY NOT KNOW.
After dental school I completed a postgraduate residency in pediatrics with an emphasis in orthodontics/growth and development. I guess you could say this background is my “secret weapon.” A beautiful smile must be supported by proper balance and function
16.
WHAT IS YOUR MAIN FOCUS WHEN DOING COSMETIC DENTISTRY?
Understanding the teeth, jaw and joint relations because it affects the outcome of not only the aesthetics, but also the function and health

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Philosophy

Featured as one of Orange County’s “Top Dentists” in Orange Coast Magazine, Dr. Katherine Ahn has an artistic eye for aesthetics and a heartfelt dedication to her patients. With extensive training in both advanced aesthetics and orthodontics/growth and development, Dr. Ahn takes a unique and comprehensive approach to every patient she sees. “Rather than provide a ‘quick fix,’ I always seek to help my patients understand the value of establishing proper jaw and arch development to create that broad, balanced, youthful look. And in the vast majority of cases, this can be achieved gently and without surgery. This is the key to that ‘Wow factor.’”

About My Practice:

What sets your practice apart?

We’ve created a state-of-the-art environment that’s beautiful and welcoming. We take a comprehensive approach to dentistry, from TMJ therapy to smile restoration. Committed to staying ahead of the curve, our doctors and staff attend continuing education courses to ensure we have the latest innovations and techniques for diagnosis and treatment. 

How do you approach patient education?

Patient education is my passion and responsibility. I believe patients deserve to know their options when making decisions about their dental care. I use pictures, models and an intraoral camera to show them the issues present in their mouths. 

How do you help alleviate dental anxiety?

Our office is comfortable and inviting, with TV monitors and earphones. We offer conscious sedation and IV sedation with a licensed anesthesiologist. We make procedures as pain-free as possible: Some of our most anxious patients have become our biggest fans! 

What is the importance of dental health?

When I started dental school, I thought I would just treat disease, but the more I studied, I realized dentistry is more than just treating a local infection. It has a cascading effect on our overall health. What happens in our oral, dental structure has a profound impact on our health. 

About Me:

What treatments are you excited about?

Innovations in adult orthodontics that straighten teeth with nearly invisible braces are very exciting, as are oral appliances that provide cosmetic enhancement to adults with jaw development issues. 

Why did you become a cosmetic dentist?

From the time I was a child, I’ve been drawn to art. My artistic skills and meticulous nature have helped me to excel in the field of cosmetic dentistry. I’ve applied my passion for aesthetics to all phases of my practice as a doctor of dentistry. 

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Teeth Whitening With Encore

Dr. Ahn recently launched a new teeth-whitening system. “Encore is formulated to effectively whiten teeth without the sensitivity and pain often associated with professional teeth-whitening systems,” says Dr. Ahn. “Encore can brighten most patients’ teeth effectively, even those with very dark stains. What makes the system stand apart is its stain-guard technology. We provide each of our patients with a cleansing gel and an Encore Stain Guard spray to use before they eat or drink stain-causing beverages or food. Encore will soon be available at dental practices throughout the United States.” 

A Winning Smile

This 34-year-old patient wanted to change her narrow smile and irregularly shaped teeth. Dr. Ahn placed 10 Empress® porcelain veneers on her top teeth to give her a bright smile. 

A Brilliant Result

This 34-year-old patient was unhappy with the shape and dark color of her teeth. Dr. Ahn placed 10 e.max® porcelain veneers on the top teeth with minimal enamel removal. 

Education & Credentials

EDUCATION:

Degree:

  • Dr. Ahn: UCLA School of Dentistry
  • Dr. Bossel: Nova Southeastern University

Residency:

  • The Brooklyn Hospital Center

AFFILIATIONS:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies

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About Me

What treatments are you excited about?

Innovations in adult orthodontics that straighten teeth with nearly invisible braces are very exciting, as are oral appliances that provide cosmetic enhancement to adults with jaw development issues. 

Why did you become a cosmetic dentist?

From the time I was a child, I’ve been drawn to art. My artistic skills and meticulous nature have helped me to excel in the field of cosmetic dentistry. I’ve applied my passion for aesthetics to all phases of my practice as a doctor of dentistry. 

About My Practice

What sets your practice apart?

We’ve created a state-of-the-art environment that’s beautiful and welcoming. We take a comprehensive approach to dentistry, from TMJ therapy to smile restoration. Committed to staying ahead of the curve, our doctors and staff attend continuing education courses to ensure we have the latest innovations and techniques for diagnosis and treatment. 

How do you approach patient education?

Patient education is my passion and responsibility. I believe patients deserve to know their options when making decisions about their dental care. I use pictures, models and an intraoral camera to show them the issues present in their mouths. 

How do you help alleviate dental anxiety?

Our office is comfortable and inviting, with TV monitors and earphones. We offer conscious sedation and IV sedation with a licensed anesthesiologist. We make procedures as pain-free as possible: Some of our most anxious patients have become our biggest fans! 

What is the importance of dental health?

When I started dental school, I thought I would just treat disease, but the more I studied, I realized dentistry is more than just treating a local infection. It has a cascading effect on our overall health. What happens in our oral, dental structure has a profound impact on our health. 

Education & Credentials

EDUCATION:

Degree:

  • Dr. Ahn: UCLA School of Dentistry
  • Dr. Bossel: Nova Southeastern University

Residency:

  • The Brooklyn Hospital Center

AFFILIATIONS:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
A Minute With

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR PROFESSION?

That’s an easy one: the people. I can’t tell you how gratifying it is for me when I help my patients achieve a transformative smile that sparkles with youthfulness. Sometimes it changes the entire trajectory of their lives

MY DREAM INNOVATION

Liquid veneers that rival porcelain veneers

WHAT SETS OUR PRACTICE APART

We never rush our work—we take the time to give our patients the care they deserve

THE FUTURE OF MY FIELD

Digital dentistry: less waste, less mess, more efficiency, more accuracy, better dentistry

MY HAPPIEST PROFESSIONAL MOMENTS

When our patients express how happy they are with their new smiles and that they enjoy coming to see us

MY GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT

Making our patients happy

THE BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION ABOUT MY FIELD

That veneers can create "buck teeth"

MY MOTTO

You only live once, so make each day count

ONE PRODUCT NO ONE SHOULD LIVE WITHOUT

The Encore Teeth Whitening and StainGuard Systems; they provide an effective way to whiten your teeth and are virtually pain-free

WHAT IS YOUR MAIN FOCUS WHEN DOING COSMETIC DENTISTRY?

Understanding the teeth, jaw and joint relations because it affects the outcome of not only the aesthetics, but also function and health

WHAT ONE PIECE OF ADVICE DO YOU OFFER EVERY PATIENT ABOUT MAINTAINING THEIR SMILE?

Rinse with Listerine after drinking coffee or tea

WHAT DREW YOU TO COSMETIC DENTISTRY?

I’m an artist and I guess dentistry sort of found me. Although cosmetic dentistry is very technique-sensitive, I love the artistic freedom I have to create the most beautiful, naturallooking smiles

WHAT SETS YOU APART IN YOUR FIELD?

I was blessed with a natural eye for aesthetics. I see things that others may not but I’ve also done extensive training in aesthetics over my 24-year career. This combination of natural talent and ongoing training allows me to customize every smile

WHAT’S MORE IMPORTANT, FORM OR FUNCTION?

As it turns out, they’re both very important. A stable, balanced bite, and proper craniofacial structure and airway is crucial in supporting a beautiful, elegant smile

TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF THAT YOUR PATIENTS OR COLLEAGUES MAY NOT KNOW.

After dental school I completed a postgraduate residency in pediatrics with an emphasis in orthodontics/growth and development. I guess you could say this background is my “secret weapon.” A beautiful smile must be supported by proper balance and function

WHAT IS YOUR MAIN FOCUS WHEN DOING COSMETIC DENTISTRY?

Understanding the teeth, jaw and joint relations because it affects the outcome of not only the aesthetics, but also the function and health

Insights

Teeth Whitening With Encore

Dr. Ahn recently launched a new teeth-whitening system. “Encore is formulated to effectively whiten teeth without the sensitivity and pain often associated with professional teeth-whitening systems,” says Dr. Ahn. “Encore can brighten most patients’ teeth effectively, even those with very dark stains. What makes the system stand apart is its stain-guard technology. We provide each of our patients with a cleansing gel and an Encore Stain Guard spray to use before they eat or drink stain-causing beverages or food. Encore will soon be available at dental practices throughout the United States.” 

A Winning Smile

This 34-year-old patient wanted to change her narrow smile and irregularly shaped teeth. Dr. Ahn placed 10 Empress® porcelain veneers on her top teeth to give her a bright smile. 

A Brilliant Result

This 34-year-old patient was unhappy with the shape and dark color of her teeth. Dr. Ahn placed 10 e.max® porcelain veneers on the top teeth with minimal enamel removal. 

Services
  • Bonding
  • Veneers
  • Cosmetic Contouring
  • Dental Implants
  • Smile Makeovers
  • Full-Mouth Reconstruction
  • Gum Contouring / Grafting
  • DNA / Homeoblock™ Appliances
  • ALF (Advanced Lightwire Functional) Appliances
  • TMJ Disorder Therapy
  • Snoring / Sleep Apnea Appliances
  • Invisalign®
  • ClearCorrect®
  • Orthodontics / Insignia™ Braces
  • Biocompatible Dentistry
  • Encore Teeth Whitening
  • Myobrace® Multifunctional Orthodontic System
  • Upper Airway Restriction Syndrome (UARS)
Contact doctor for financing details
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