ucla dentist los angeles dr leshin chen

Dr. Leshin Chen

Dr. Chen graduated magna cum laude from UCLA with a degree in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. He then continued his education at UCLA School of Dentistry, where he graduated cum laude with his dental degree. He then completed an additional three- year residency in Post Graduate Periodontics and Dental Implant Surgery at UCLA School of Dentistry. Dr. Chen is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. A Diplomate is a periodontist who has made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty and who is certified by the American Board of Periodontology.

His professional affiliations include memberships in the American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Gabriel Valley Dental Society, Los Angeles Dental Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, and Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

During his time at UCLA, he served as Director of the UCLA Asian Dental Free Clinic. He served as a member of the board for the San Gabriel Valley Dental Society. He lectures for UCLA School of Dentistry and Pasadena City College Dental Hygiene Program. He also participates and lectures for various dental study groups for continuing education for dentists.

Recognizing an important need for community service, he is an active volunteer for the "Give Kids A Smile" program. The American Dental Association's Give Kids A Smile program enhances the oral health of large numbers of needy children. Give Kids A Smile activities also highlight for policy makers the ongoing challenges that low-income families face in finding dental care. Beside English, Dr. Chen speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, swimming, watching sports, and learning about new technologies.


Dr. Ling Zhu

Dr. Ling Zhu earned her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry, followed by her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Due to her culture and education background, she has fully understanding of inter-cultural communication and she is fluent in both Chinese and English. She also volunteered at John Weingart Community Health Center in downtown Los Angeles, Queenscare, and the Community Health Centers of the Central Coast. After her graduation, she continues to volunteer at Care Harbor Los Angeles and Give Kids a Smile.

Her professional affiliations include membership in the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Gabriel Valley Dental Society, Chinese American Dental Society of Southern California and Punjabi Dental Society.