Meet Dr. Peter S. Young
Dr. Peter S. Young, DDS, MADG, FIADFE, believes in developing a partnership with you in order to achieve optimal dental health long-term. Providing the highest quality comprehensive dental care in an ethical and conservative fashion is his number one priority. He also works closely with a team of well-qualified specialists in providing multi-disciplinary dental care.
He received the designation of MAGD, a “Master” from the Academy of General Dentistry. Less than 2% of dentists in American have this degree. The “Mastership” level requires a dentist to complete the “Fellowship” level and attend a total of 1100 hours of continue education with 400 hours being hands-on workshop in 16 different dental disciplines. In fact, Dr. Young has attended over 4000 hours of advanced dental continued education since 1988 and continues to attend over 100 hours a year, 4x the requirement by California. Dr. Young is also a Fellow of the International Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics and an Accredited Member of the American Society of Dental Aesthetics. This means Dr. Young has been recognized by his peers as a leader and an example to other dentists in the importance of continued learning for optimal patient care.
Dr. Young earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Pacific Union College in Angwin, California. In 1988, he earned his Doctoral degree in Dental Surgery from Loma Linda University with Honors. Dr. Young is an Associate Fellow of the World Clinical Laser Institute and a sustaining member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is also an active member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. Other memberships include: American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Total Patient Service Institute (TOPS), San Gabriel Valley Dental Society, and American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Young is a lifetime member and is certified by the United States Dental Institute in Orthodontics since 2002. He also holds membership in the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and is a Lifetime Quality member of the Crown Council. He is also a graduate, Mentor, and a Clinical Instructor, one of the most highly regarded training centers for advanced dentistry in the world. Dr. Young is a Preferred Provider for Clear Aligner.
Educating others is also one of Dr. Young’s passions. He has been an Assistant Professor since 1998 at the Division of General Dentistry School of Dentistry in Loma Linda University where he lectures on esthetics dentistry and practice management.
Dr. Young feels that continual learning is vitally important in keeping pace with the latest dental developments. In fact, he attends an average of 150 to 200 hours of advanced seminars annually. Since 1988 he has completed close to 4000 hours of continuing education seminars. These seminars include subjects such as implants, cosmetics and laser dentistry.
In addition to continuing his education, Dr. Young produces case studies in order to develop insight into both dental conditions and treatments. You can read one such case study here.
Dr. Young is active both locally and globally in his profession.
Dr. Young served as Secretary and Ethics Chair for the San Gabriel Valley Dental Society and was a member of their Board from 2004 to 2007. He has been a member of the Society since 1996.
Since 1997, Dr. Young has been an active member in the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Chamber’s Board of Directors since 1998 to 2016. Proudly, in 2002 to 2003, he was elected President of the Chamber.
Dr. Young has also been in many countries on humanitarian missions. Countries such as China, Malaysia, Peru, the Dominican Republic, and Kenya. These trips only confirm his passion for giving back. Annually he also inspires and leads his office to reach out the underprivileged in Indio Cocheal Valley, California with CARE.