In 1997, Dr. Edison Han completed a Bachelor of Science degree in biological science at the University of California, Irvine. Then in 2001, he earned a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Southern California, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry. During dental school, Edison was honored by winning the Deans Scholarship. It is awarded to students at the dental school for achieving high on the dental national board.
Seeking to “payback the country he is so grateful for,” Dr. Han joined the U.S. Army reserve soon after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2002 and currently holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was mobilized to support Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas, where he provided dental services to soldiers. LTC Edison also performed dental services in El Salvador and North Carolina as part of a humanitarian effort by the United States Army. As a civilian, Dr. Han volunteered to provide dental services to an orphanage in Esenada, Mexico, as part of a nonprofit organization called Corazon de Vida Foundation. He continues to volunteer at various health fairs in Los Angeles to promote oral health to attendees.
Since earning his doctorate, Dr. Han has continually updated and learned additional medical knowledge and skills through continued schooling. In 2002, He completed a postgraduate residency in hospital dentistry at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Los Angeles. During his residency, he received additional training on treating geriatric patients and those who are medically compromised. In addition, he has continually taken courses to learn about the newest dental technologies and treatment methods. And he continually take continuing education courses on the newest treatments, technologies, innovations and discoveries to keep abreast of the latest developments of the dental profession.
In 2012, Dr. Edison was again honored by winning the prestigious distinction of Fellow of Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) by the Academy of General Dentistry. Only two percent of all American dentists earn this august recognition. Dr. Edison is also a past academic advisor and a president of the Aesthetic Dental Institute in Los Angeles. There he helped organize and lead seminars on research and clinical advancements in dentistry to dentists.
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