New Website Featuring Educational Videos Empowers Patients in Dental Health Decisions


Orange County oral surgical group launches—providing information on key healthcare choices from regionally-based experts

From when to have your child’s wisdom teeth removed to questions about the safe use of anesthesia, more and more people are searching the Internet to get educated about healthcare choices for themselves and their children. In Orange County, California, a pair of board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons is responding to this development by launching, a one-stop educational resource created for people contemplating oral surgical services.

“The Internet is making all of us smarter and, in many ways, more independent,” says Junil Ahn, DDS, MD of OC Oral Surgery serving all of Orange County. “People want be informed about the healthcare decisions they’re facing, and they want quick access to information that’s easy to understand from practicing professionals in their own area. provides reliable information on conditions and treatments that people may be facing, from qualified medical experts they can trust and who are close to home.”

Created by Dr. Ahn and Kenneth Girard, DDS, features a series of nine educational videos and is complete with pre-operative and post-operative instructions. Patients seeking information about wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, bone grafting, oral pathology, the treatment of facial trauma, and a myriad of other oral and maxillofacial surgeries can find informative, short-format videos that explain the procedures on the website.

“Quality patient care is our top priority,” says Dr. Girard. “Making sure that our patients are fully informed is a key element to that. The educational videos on are engaging and provide valuable information, helping patients to understand the process and feel more at ease.”

“For instance, many people have concerns about their children undergoing anesthesia during wisdom teeth removal,” says Dr. Ahn. “Often, parents aren’t aware of the difference in education and training between a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, and a general dentist. As oral surgeons with board certification, we are specially trained and equipped to safely administer anesthesia during medical and dental procedures for children and adults.”

The videos launched recently at and are already receiving stellar reviews. “I was thrilled to find out that I could watch the video on and learn all about my upcoming wisdom tooth surgery,” says Yolanda Castillo, a resident of Orange County. “I watched it before my procedure, and it made me feel much more confident now about the process and about the outcome I could expect.”

As diplomates of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Ahn and Dr. Girard have each completed an accredited hospital-based surgical residency program. Their specialty training includes internal medicine, general surgery and anesthesiology, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, emergency medicine, and other specialty areas. Dr. Ahn is both a medical doctor and a doctor of dentistry.

About OC Oral Surgery
OC Oral Surgery, based in Mission Viejo, CA, offers a state-of-the-art facility and highly trained staff serving all of Orange County, including Lake Forest, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Tustin, Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Laguna Niguel, San Clemente, Las Flores, Mission Viejo, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Santa Ana, Huntington Beach, and Rancho Santa Margarita.

Dr. Junil Ahn, DDS, MD
Diplomat of American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
An Orange County native, Dr. Junil Ahn received his undergraduate degree at UC Irvine in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He went on to earn a dental degree from UC San Francisco and a medical degree from UC Davis. With his diverse background in dentistry, medicine, and engineering, Dr. Ahn brings together the latest surgical techniques and technologies. He is recognized among the nation’s leading oral and maxillofacial surgeons and is an active continuing education provider, giving numerous lectures in topics of surgical dental implantology, oral surgery, oral pathology, and medicine.

Kenneth R. Girard, DDS
Diplomat of American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. Kenneth has extensive experience in all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery. He earned his dental degree from Georgetown University and completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at USC/LA County Medical Center. He served as a clinical professor in the Department of Oral Surgery at USC for many years. He has been practicing in the South Orange County region for over 30 years and is highly regarded by his peers and patients.

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