MEET THE DOCTORS

Dr. Jake Sylwanowicz

General Dentistry

Dr. Jake Sylwanowicz, DDS

Dr. Jake Sylwanowicz is a Southern California native who grew up near Cypress. He studied biochemistry at Cal State Long Beach on a President’s Scholarship and then received his dental degree at the prestigious UCLA School of Dentistry. Dr. Jake chose to continue his dental training at the VA Medical Center Long Beach so that he could develop skills necessary to help patients with more complex needs. Dr. Jake is passionate about being a general dentist because it allows him to apply all aspects of dentistry to give his patients the comprehensive care they need. However, what truly motivates him is that dentistry gives him the opportunity to develop lasting relationships with his patients.

Outside the office, Dr. Jake and his wife, Lauren, are avid world travelers. They love meeting new people around the globe and intend to set foot on all seven continents (currently at five). Closer to home, Dr. Jake loves spending time outdoors, especially at the beach.

• Undergrad: California State University Long Beach
• Dental School: UCLA School of Dentistry
• Advanced Education in General Dentistry: VA Medical Center Long Beach
• Specialty Training Certifications: Invisalign, Oral Conscious Sedation
• Member: ADA, CDA, OCDS

Dr. Katherine Ahn (Wallace)

Cosmetic Dentistry | Orthodontic Treatments | Myofunctional Therapy | Sleep Apnea | TMD

Dr. Katherine Ahn (Wallace), DDS

Dr. Katherine Ahn (Wallace), DDS Dr. Ahn (Wallace) studied Biology at Loma Linda University. Upon completion of her undergraduate work, she began her journey into dentistry by entering the UCLA School of Dentistry, graduating with distinction in 1993. Dr. Ahn (Wallace) continued her post-doctoral training by completing a two year pediatric residency at UCLA, acquiring skills in orthodontics and growth and development which have proven invaluable to her particular focus on jaw and upper airway underdevelopment and dental sleep apnea.

Truly, Dr. Ahn (Wallace) is one of only a handful of clinicians in the country with her level of training and experience in sleep-related breathing disorders, cranio-facial pain/TMD, orofacial development, orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry. Ultimately, The Breathe Well Center is Dr. Ahn’s (Wallace) vision, and represents the culmination of her life’s passion: helping patients achieve optimal smile and health through proper jaw and airway development and stabilization.

Dr. Ahn (Wallace) continues to stay in the forefront of technology and the latest advancements and is committed to providing the best care possible for her patients by continually attending the nation’s top training programs to advance her knowledge and skills.

  • Undergraduate Studies: Biology, Loma Linda University (aka La Sierra University)
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery: D.D.S., UCLA School of Dentistry
  • Pediatric Dentistry Residency: UCLA School of Dentistry
  • Post-Graduate Studies: Las Vegas Institute (LVI) for Advanced Dental Studies
  • Specialty Training Certifications:
    • Invisalign, Clear Correct, Insignia, DNA, Homeoblock
    • OrthOrama Orthodontic Program
    • Dental Sleep Medicine & TMD Program
  • Member:
    • American Dental Association
    • California Dental Association
    • Orange County Dental Society
    • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
    • Academy of General Dentistry
    • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
    • International Association of Oral Medicine & Toxicology
  • Awards:
    •  Orange County Top Dentist, Orange Coast Magazine, 2009
  • Media Spotlights:
    •  Laguna Beach Independent, 2013
    • CBS 2 News, Million Dollar Smile

Dr. Thomas King

Dr. Thomas King was born and raised in Southern California. After high school he attended the University of Pacific in Stockton California where he played water polo and was a member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity. Upon graduating with a degree in Chemistry, Dr. King attended the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California and graduated in 1978. Dr. King opened his practice in Walnut Creek, California in 1983 and was married in the same year. He is the father of two children, Max 27 and Riley 25. In 2010, Dr. King sold his dental practice and began a retirement. Finding that he missed dentistry and wishing to return to Southern California, Dr. King began working as an associate focusing on implant restorations for several practices in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. His hobbies include snow skiing and scuba diving.