Dr. Boehne (pronounced Bay-nee) is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. Being a native of Dana Point and graduate of Dana Hills High School, he takes pride in providing world class endodontic care for his local community. He earned his Bachelors degree in Biological Sciences at the UC Irvine. He earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the UCLA School of Dentistry. Upon graduation he was the recipient of both the Comprehensive Patient Care and the Outstanding Performance in Endodontics Awards.
Dr. Boehne practiced general dentistry in South Orange County for several years, where he gained valuable experience in comprehensive restorative dentistry as well as endodontics. He taught endodontics at the UCLA School of Dentistry during this time. Then he completed two additional years of post-doctoral specialty training in endodontics at the VA hospital in Long Beach. He has been in private practice limited to endodontics ever since.
Dr. Boehne is a part-time lecturer and clinical instructor at the UCLA School of Dentistry. He also teaches and maintains hospital privileges at the VA hospital in Long Beach. He is the co-creator of Endodontic Technique, the instructional video that is the endodontic foundation for dental students at UCLA. Dr. Boehne’s clinical cases have been featured in multiple endodontic textbooks, and he is the co-author of the Endodontics chapter in Wiley’s Best Practices in Dentistry: Avoiding and Treating Complications. His research interest is the restoration of endodontically treated teeth with a focus on dentin bonding following endodontic therapy.
Prior to his career in dentistry, Dr. Boehne earned international recognition as a surfboard shaper and designer. He has been featured in articles in Surfing, Surfer and Transworld Surf magazines. His surfboards are still distributed across the United States and internationally to Tahiti, Japan, Taiwan, Italy, and France.
Dr. Boehne enjoys providing dental care to communities in need at home and abroad. He has led multiple humanitarian dental mission trips to Mexico, French Polynesia and Indonesia; places that he grew up visiting on surf trips. He happily provides endodontic care for multiple charitable organizations at home including Safe Families, The Orangewood Children’s Foundation, Smile on U, and The Friendship Shelter.
In 2009, UC Irvine honored Dr. Boehne with the Lauds and Laurels Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award for his contributions to dentistry, education and philanthropy. He was named one of the top 40 Under 40 dentists by Incisal Edge magazine in 2017.
Dr. Chu is a specialist of endodontics. A California native, he grew up in sunny San Diego and eventually traveled north, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Neurobiology from UC Berkeley. He completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the UCLA School of Dentistry, where like Dr. Boehne, he received the Outstanding Performance in Endodontics Award. During his time at UCLA, Dr. Chu was a strong proponent for dental community service and took the opportunity to travel to China to provide dental care for orphaned children. He was also a member of the UCLA Club Tennis Team and an instructor for pre-dental and dental students.
Dr. Chu completed his post-doctoral endodontic residency at the University of Washington in Seattle. He gained extensive experience in providing both surgical and non-surgical treatment options, as well as in utilizing the latest advances in technology including the Dental Operating Microscope, Ultrasonic instrumentation, and 3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography.
Dr. Chu was excited to return to Southern California to reunite with family and friends. Although Dr. Chu was a nationally ranked junior tennis player, he has more recently turned to a wider array of sports including basketball, rock climbing, and golf and surfing. Dr. Chu also enjoys competitive nights of board games and tackling the numerous escape rooms in the area.
Dr. Chu is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, and California Dental Association.