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Dr. Leonard Koltun - North County San Diego Periodontist
Dr. Koltun is a native New Yorker and now a resident of Encinitas, California. The doctor was educated, clinically trained, and has been actively involved for over 20 years in biological, medical, and dental research. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1970, his Masters of Science Degree in Biology in 1972, and his Doctor of Philosophy in Physiology in 1976.
Dr. Koltun's educational degrees extend far beyond his titles (DDS, MS, PhD) with more than 25 publications in nationally ranked and refereed journals complimenting his extensive research in cell biology and cancer research (National Institutes of Health, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) which has led to a better understanding of stem cell development in the medical treatment of leukemia patients.
In 1981 Dr. Koltun graduated New York University Dental School and received a fellowship in Oral Medicine and Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital. He then went on to pursue his postdoctoral training in Periodontology at New York University Dental School.
Since graduation from his specialty program in Periodontology he has taught periodontal surgery as well as the placement and use of dental implants as a staff doctor at Maimonides Medical Center and Long Island College Hospital in New York. As a teacher and scientist he has been involved in dental research at New York University Dental School in the Departments of Periodontics, Oral Medicine, and Post Graduate Endodontics, and was the Director and Founder of the Northeast Atlantic Dental Forum and presently Director and Founder of the North County Dental Forum in San Diego.
His lecture presentations range from local to national levels with seminars given at the National Cancer Institute, American Academy of Hematology, New York State Dental Society annual meetings, Maimonides Medical Center, Long Island College Hospital, Fordham University Graduate School, New York University Graduate Biology Department, Lutheran Hospital, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Mexico City and in Encinitas, California.
His practice and philosophy of periodontal treatment combine much of his scientific background incorporating a rich knowledge of biology, medical microsurgical training and advanced treatment modalities in periodontal regenerative repair, dental implant placement and rescue.
Dr. Koltun is a member of the following professional associations:
American Academy of Periodontology
American Dental Association
California Dental Association
San Diego Dental Society