Jeffrey Turchi, DDS, BA
Assistant Professor College of Dental Medicine, Admissions & CE Coordinator
College of Dental Medicine
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 in 1988. 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, implant dentistry, 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.
He comes from a family of dentists as his dad, brother, and sister are all graduates of Dugoni/UOP. He is married and has four beautiful soccer playing daughters. Dr. Turchi received his BA degree from UCLA in History and still enjoys it to this day. He has visited the Normandy area of France the last four years to research and study the D-Day invasion and the subsequent liberation of Europe.