Faculty & Staff bios

Jeffrey Turchi, DDS, BA

Assistant Professor, Manager of Recruitment & Admissions, Coordinator of Continuing Education, College of Dental Medicine

College of Dental Medicine

E-Mail: jturchi@westernu.edu



American Dental Association

California Dental Association

Orange County Dental Society

International Team for Implantology


Dr. Turchi began practicing general dentistry after graduating from the Arthur A. Dugoni University of the Pacific School of Dentistry.  After practicing for 19 years in Palos Verdes and Mission Viejo, he served as the Director of Educational and Clinical Affairs and Senior Product Manager for J. Morita USA.  He has lectured nationally and written several articles on bone grafting, digital imaging, and cone beam imaging.  He most recently had an appointment as Group Practice Director at the UCLA School of Dentistry.  His experience at UCLA has convinced him that dental education is his true passion and he truly enjoys working with dedicated students.  Dr. Turchi feels his experience at Dugoni/UOP makes him an especially good fit for the humanistic approach to education here at Western.