Gurrinder Atwal, BDS, DDS, MS

Title(s)Professor, Preventive & Restor Dent Sci
SchoolSchool of Dentistry
Address3333 California Street, #3214
San Francisco CA 94118
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    Collapse Education and Training
    KLE's Dental College, Belgaum, IndiaBDS07/1993Dentistry
    King's College, University of London, London, UKMSc07/1995Dentistry
    Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA, USADDS12/1998Dentistry
    Collapse Awards and Honors
    Loma Linda University1998Excellence in Clinical Achievements
    UCSF, School of Dentistry2010Admiral Paul Riebe Award for Excellence in Teaching
    UCSF, School of Dentistry2011Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching
    Academy of General Dentistry2012Fellowship Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD)
    UCSF, School of Dentistry2016Admiral Paul Reibe Award for Excellence in Teaching
    UCSF, School of Dentistry2017Admiral Paul Reibe Award for Excellence in Teaching
    American College of Dentists2018Fellowship American College of Dentists (FACD)
    International College of Dentists2019Fellowship International College of Dentists
    OKU Chapter, UCSF2020Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU)
    Academy of General Dentistry2020Master Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD)

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    Dr Atwal enjoys clinical practice and mentoring students to be excellent clinicians at the UCSF school of dentistry. He is the director of Community Based Clinical Education & Partnership (CBCE) program. CBCE enable students to work in the most underserved communities for multiple weeks as part of their externship journey. Learners get to enhance their clinical skills, get mentorship and most importantly bridge the gaps in access to oral health care in the marginalized communities. Hope is that some students will get inspired and seek employment in public health field at some point in their professional journey. Key to success is conservative, ethical practice with great communication skills and compassion towards patients. He strongly believes in continuing education and team building. Apart from being faculty at the UCSF school of dentistry, Dr. Atwal is a private practitioner in high private office since June, 2000. In his spare time Dr Atwal is a pilot who enjoys flying, traveling, hiking, humanitarian work, and Yoga.