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Meet Dr. Wallace

Dr. Katherine Ahn Wallace, DDS

Dr. Ahn began her journey into dentistry by attending the UCLA School of Dentistry. After graduating in 1993, she completed a two-year pediatric residency at UCLA where she acquired skills in craniofacial development and orthodontics, which has proven invaluable to her particular focus on jaw development and healthy airway support. Dr. Ahn stays on the forefront of dentistry by receving extensive training in sleep-related breathing disorders, craniofacial pain & TMD therapy, facial development, orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry.

Ultimately, Aviara is Dr. Ahn’s vision, and represents the culmination of her life’s passion: helping patients achieve optimal smile and health through proper jaw and facial development.


Biology: Loma Linda University
Doctor of Dental Surgery: UCLA School of Dentistry
Pediatric Dental Residency: UCLA School of Dentistry
Post-Graduate Studies:

  • Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies: Cosmetic & Neuromuscular Dentistry
  • TMJ & Sleep Therapy Research Center: Dental Sleep Medicine & TMJ Disease Mini Residency
  • EODO: Full Face Orthodontic Mini Residency
  • AACP: Craniofacial Pain Mini Residency
  • AMR: Airway Mini Residency
  • OAMT: Myofunctional Therapy Training
  • Facial Beauty Institute: Growth Guidance & Controlled Arch Systems Training


American Dental Association
California Dental Association
Orange County Dental Society
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
IAOMT (International Association of Oral Medicine & Toxicology)
IAO (International Association of Orthodontics)
AACP (American Academy of Craniofacial Pain)
AADSM (American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine)

Dr Katherine Ahn Wallace

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