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Dr. Ken Hovden: Dental Implants Dentist – San Francisco CA

Dr. Hovden

Dr. Ken Hovden has dentistry in his blood as the son of two successful dentists. Born and raised in San Francisco, Dr Hovden attended St. Ignatius College Preparatory. Dr. Hovden completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford University graduating with honors and a dual degree in biology and social/political science. Dr. Hovden went on to earn his doctorate from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry (UOP), where he received the prestigious Gene Dixon Student Leadership Award. After graduating in 1981, Kenneth Hovden DDS joined his father in private practice. He remained in practice with his dad until his father’s retirement in 1997.

Daly City dental implants dentist Dr. Ken Hovden has been practicing dentistry for more than 30 years. He continues his education by training with the country’s top academic leaders in preventive and cosmetic dentistry. He has a high reputation among the dental community and with his patients for excellence and dedication to quality work. In recognition of his talent and skill, Dr. Hovden has been the recipient of many accolades and awards, including multiple gold medals from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is also a highly sought after author, lecturer and teacher.

Dr. Hovden has served as a member of the endodontic faculty at UOP Dental School for over 28 years, as well as on the executive board of the university’s Alumni Association for over 12 years. As a faculty member of the Hornbrook Group, he taught advanced cosmetic and restorative dentistry to dental professionals across the nation. Currently, Dr. Hovden is a Spear Institute faculty member, mentoring dentists from around the United States at their prestigious teaching facility in Scottsdale, Arizona. An accomplished author, Dr. Hovden has published several articles in highly respected dental journals and his work has been featured in numerous national publications.

Dr. Hovden belongs to several professional organizations and affiliations, including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). In 2018, cosmetic dentist Dr. Hovden was awarded Fellowship Status in the AACD (a designation enjoyed by only two members in Northern California, Nevada, and Oregon). He is also a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the San Mateo Dental Society, and is among a handful of general dentists invited to join the American Association of Endodontists.

Away from the office, Dr. Hovden enjoys snow skiing, water skiing, backpacking, and RVing with his wife and children. He is also actively involved with the Bay Area Aesthetic Masters, a study club he formed, that is dedicated to enhancing the skills of local dentists.

To learn more about San Francisco dental implants dentist Dr. Ken Hovden, including his education, professional memberships, awards, and more, please visit his main website for Ken Hovden DDS – Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry. We also invite you to contact our office in Daly City, CA or fill out the form on the left of this page and we will be happy to talk with you.