2020 Annual Meeting Speaker


Joan Otomo-Corgel, DDS, MPH, FACD, FICD

Dr. Joan Otomo-Corgel is a graduate of UCLA School of Dentistry 1976 (DDS), UCLA School of Public Health 1980 (MPH – Behavioral Sciences and Health Education). She is currently a Clinical Associate Professor at the UCLA School of Dentistry, Department of Periodontics (1979- ) and faculty at the Greater Los Angeles VA Health Care Center Dental Service (1990- ).

She has had a private practice limited to periodontics, oral medicine, and implantology in Los Angeles, California, with Dr. William Matoska, since 1981.

Dr. Otomo-Corgel is the Past President of the following organizations: AAP, WSP and CSP. She lectures extensively on periodontal medicine, medical emergencies, over-the-counter dental products, and clinical periodontal topics. She has contributed to over 60+ journals and texts.


  • Doctor of Dentistry (1976) – UCLA School of Dentistry
  • MPH – Behavioral Sciences and Health Education (1980) -UCLA School of Public Health/li>
  • Clinical Associate Professor – UCLA School of Dentistry / Department of Periodontics
  • Faculty – Greater Los Angeles VA Health Care Center Dental Service