Dr. John Willardsen completed his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Loma Linda University. He continued his professional studies and received his certificate in Implant Dentistry and Prosthodontics.As an Assistant Clinical Professor at Loma Linda University’s Center for Implant Dentistry, Dr. Willardsen is able to pursue his passion for teaching and continuing education. This is one of the only institutions in the nation, where one can receive training in implant surgery and prosthodontics. Dental Implants are the standard of care for the replacement of lost or missing teeth. Dr. Willardsen’s extensive training has given him a comprehensive understanding of the complex discipline of implant surgery and restoration. Dr. Willardsen’s main objective is to “give patients back their smile.” Implants provide support and esthetics. This support is vital for proper mastication and digestion. Dr. Willardsen spends his free time attending school functions and sporting activities with his family (wife Marie, and his four children, Zac, Dane, Seth, and Elsa.) He also serves in various leadership positions in his church and is a leader in a Southern California mentoring program for professionals in his field. Other interests include cycling, motocross, wake boarding, snow skiing, snowmobiling, and other outdoor activities.