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Huntington Beach Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

7677 Center Ave. Suite 206

Huntington Beach, California 92647

(714) 766-6560 - TEL

(714) 766-6563 - FAX

Meet Dr. David R. Telles

Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Diplomate of National Dental Board of Anesthesiology
Diplomate of American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Dentistry
at USC Ostrow School of Dentisty

Born in Los Angeles, Dr. Telles grew up in LA until the age of 6 when he moved with his family to Huntington Beach, CA in 1986. Throughout high school, he excelled in mathematics and the sciences with the support of his family who were in the sciences. He then graduated from Edison High school as a distinguished scholar. Throughout his young years, Dr. Telles enjoyed working with his hands as he built r/c model planes and flew them in his past time. In addition, he participated on his high school tennis team and played golf for leisure.

Dr. Telles then went to the University of Southern California as a 3rd generation of his family to attend. He obtained his B.A. in Biological Sciences and a minor in web development. Then he went on to attend New York University College of Dentistry where he graduated as member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon which is reserved to the highest 10% of the graduating class.

In 2006 he completed his NYU dental training and went on to a general practice residency where he was involved with numerous complex hospital cases and completed rotations in medicine and anesthesia at UCLA-Harbor Medical Center. During his GPR, Dr. Telles found his passion for oral surgery and decided to go to the University of Illinois at Chicago for an oral surgery internship under the direction of Dr. Michael Miloro.

Upon the completion of his oral surgery internship, he transitioned into his residency training at NYU-Woodhull Medical Center under the direction of Dr. Orrett Ogle. There he received extensive training in trauma, pathology, implantology, dento-alveolar, IV sedation and orthognathic surgery. During 2011 he attended the International Committee of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons meeting in Santiago, Chile where he presented a free paper on the Incidence of Oro-facial infection -  a retrospective study. At the end of his residency training, he received the resident of the year award determined by both his colleagues and attending faculty.

After residency, Dr Telles worked one year as an associate in Sacramento with a large multi-office group called Sacramento Oral Surgery. Afterwards, Dr. Telles decided to return to southern California to be close to family. As the practice owner, Dr. Telles along with Drs. Marshall, Hochwald, Spoolstra and other associates are working jointly to provide the highest quality oral surgery. In addition to private practice, Dr. Telles is dedicated to education and currently serves as a clinical professor at USC Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. Telles holds the true value of patient care as an essential quality that all surgeons should understand and practice. It is his goal to provide caring, comfortable and compassionate surgery to all of his patients.


  • 1. Oral Presentation: 126 cases of orofacial infection, microbial incidence and management and treatment in a US population; 20th International Conference on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery November, 2011
  • 2. Squamous Cell carcinoma of the tongue: case series, management and literature review, Greater New York Dental Meeting 2010
  • 3. Gorlins Syndrome: case report and review of management, Greater New York Dental Meeting 2010
  • 4. Ludwigs Angina: Case report and literature review, Greater New York Dental Meeting 2010
  • 5. A retrospective analysis of orofacial infection at Woodhull Medical Center: Residents day #1 award winner 2009
  • 6. Central Schwannoma a case report and literature review January 2009, NY Institute of Clinical Oral Pathology
  • 7. Case series: Bisphosphonate related osteonecrosis of the jaw, a case series, management and review, Residents Day University of Illinois at Chicago 2008
  • 8. Distraction Osteogenesis a single implant site Development, case series presentation - Table Clinic presentation Chicago Dental Society Meeting 2007
  • 9. Case report: dental management of a patient taking long term IV bisphosphonates and literature review, Table Clinic Presentation, California Dental Association May 2007
  • 10. Dental Emergencies -Chapter 10 "Bleeding in the Dental Office", 2015

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