Meet Dr. Allan
“Dr. Allan” grew up in the Cupertino-Saratoga area and graduated from Monta Vista High School in Cupertino. He earned his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry-Cell Biology and Business from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). While at UCSD, he developed and implemented a free dental clinic that provided dental treatment to the underserved. This desire to help the underserved lead to his acceptance at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. At Tufts, Dr. Pang received honors and awards for helping develop an inner-city free dental clinic for at-risk homeless youth and children through the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship.
After dental school, Dr. Pang completed his General Practice Residency at UCLA-Veteran Affairs Hospital in Los Angeles. During his three years practicing as a general dentist in the Bay Area, Dr. Pang realized how much he enjoyed working with his pediatric patients and returned to specialize in Pediatric Dentistry. His residency in Pediatric Dentistry at New York University (NYU)-Bellevue Hospital in New York City allowed for him to have extensive training in treating the well child and those with special healthcare needs such as those undergoing cancer treatment and with developmental disabilities. He also had the opportunity to provide comprehensive care for children with craniofacial disorders and learned the nasoalveolar molding technique for cleft lip and palate patients at the renowned NYU Langone Medical Center Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Pang has a passion for working with special needs children and immediately after residency took a position as a pediatric dentist at Oakland Children’s Hospital. Although there are some children that have difficulty completing treatment without pharmacological management, Dr. Pang prefers a more conservative approach with his patients as he has two young children of his own.
Dr. Pang’s favorite pastime is hanging out with his wife and two daughters. They look forward to going back to Hawaii every year to visit his wife’s family.