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Meet Dr. Robert Chen

In 1993, Dr. Chen graduated with honors (Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society) from the Johns Hopkins University, majoring in bioengineering (BS). Since orthodontic treatments involve a lot interaction of biomechanical therapy and biology, Dr. Chen’s bioengineering background gives him very unique and special insights in designing orthodontic treatment. His research focus at Johns Hopkins was on bioinstrumentation, modeling of the heart arrhythmias, and the timing of defibrillation. His work was published in a national journal.

After Johns Hopkins, Dr. Chen went on to the University of Pennsylvania, an internationally renowned Ivy League school, to pursue his doctoral degree in dentistry (DMD). While going through the rigorous four-year dental program, Dr. Chen also conducted research which led to publication and presentation in national meetings. He was also involved in a number of orthodontic research projects with the orthodontic residents at University of Pennsylvania. Graduating as one of the top students from his dental class and as an inductee into the OKU dental honor society in 1997, he went on to the orthodontic residency program at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

Like Johns Hopkins and University of Pennsylvania, University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) is also a world renowned institution for training excellent clinicians. During the three years of orthodontic training at UCSF, he was under the tutelage of many renowned orthodontists. Combining his education with his bioengineering background, Dr. Chen was able to design orthodontic treatment strategies, which were very effective and minimized patients’ discomfort. Dr. Chen’s orthodontic research interests were on using hand X-rays to evaluate children’s growth status and various biomechanical designs of orthodontic treatment. In 2000, he received his orthodontic certification and master's degree in oral biology from University of California, San Francisco. He also became a certified Invisalign® provider in the same year. He is very knowledgeable about Invisalign treatment. Dr. Chen runs orthodontic workshop/seminars on a regular basis to share with the local dental community about the latest advancement in orthodontics and how orthodontic treatment can bring tremendous changes to patients' smiles.  He is a certified California State Dental Continuing Education provider.

Our orthodontic practice has two convenient locations (Sunnyvale and Cupertino) to serve the residents of the Silicon Valley and the greater San Jose metropolitan area. Both locations are equipped with many digital innovations and advanced equipment. We strive to provide excellent orthodontic care with the least amount of discomfort and disruption to patients' daily activities. Dr. Chen is very committed to learning the most advanced orthodontic techniques. One of Dr. Chen’s passions is to invent/study/design innovate orthodontic biomechanical strategies to achieve clinical excellence and efficiency. He has made numerous presentations to the local dental study clubs on innovative biomechanical treatment using orthodontic microimplants.

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