Meet Dr. Len Tolstunov, DDS, DMD

Oral Surgeon in San Francisco

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Dr. Len Tolstunov is a Diplomate of the American Board of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry, and a Diplomate of International Congress of Oral Implantologists.This is unique. Dr. Len Tolstunov is the only surgical specialist in California who holds three Diplomate statuses in both Oral Surgery and Oral Implantology.

Dr. Tolstunov was born in Moscow, Russia. In 1985 he graduated from the prestigious Moscow Dental University with Summa Cum Laude and spent three years specializing in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the Emergency/ Trauma Hospital in Moscow.

In 1989 he moved to San Francisco where he studied from 1990 to 1997 in the two finest Health Care Universities in the United States, UOP and UCSF. In 1992 he graduated from the University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry with Honors and in 1997 from UCSF (University of California San Francisco) Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Training Program.

Since 1997, Dr. Len Tolstunov has been practicing the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is the owner of the practice Van Ness Oral Surgery and Implantology Center. Dr. Len Tolstunov is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry, and a Diplomate of International Congress of Oral Implantologist.

He is a fellow of the American and California Associations of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Fellow of International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and a member of local and national dental and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery associations including the American Dental Association, American Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Academy of Osseointegration. Dr. Tolstunov holds the part time teaching position of an Associate Clinical Professor at the Pacific University, School of Dentistry. Dr. Tolstunov has his inventions and is also a CPR and ACLS provider and instructor.

Dr. Tolstunov organized and leads a well-known implant study group in San Francisco (basic and advanced) with continuing educational implant seminars for the general dentists to enhance their knowledge in a new implant technology and restorative practice.

Dr. Tolstunov has written two books on bone augmentation in implant dentistry that were published by Wiley and Son Co. in 2016.

                 

The books are available on Amazon.com.

Dr. Tolstunov’s hobbies include playing piano, enjoying classical and jazz music, dancing, tennis, volleyball, and skiing. He is fluent in both English and Russian. His wife Marina and he are proud parents of two beautiful children, Deana and Antony.

For more information, or to schedule a consultation, please call our office in San Francisco, CA at West Portal Location Phone Number 415-661-6006, or request an appointment online.

Education

University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA – 1992-1997

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Training Program

Associate Clinical Professor Teaching Position at the University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry

Diplomate, the American Board of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Diplomate, the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry
Diplomate, International Congress of Oral Implantologist

Fellow, the American and California Associations of OMFS

Trained in full scope of OMFS, including orthognathic surgery, TMJ surgery, reconstructive surgery, implant surgery, OMF trauma and infections, dentoalveolar surgery, anesthesia. Dr. Len Tolstunov developed a particular expertise in permanent replacement of missing teeth with DENTAL IMPLANTS.

Private Practice – Van Ness Oral Surgery & Implantology Center

CPR and ACLS Instructor

Completion of the Osseointegration Training Course by Nobelpharma USA, UOP

Completion of the Microsurgery Surgery Training Course, UCSF

Completion of LactoSorb Training Course, W.Lorenz

Completion of the Luxar/CO2 Laser in Surgery Course, Luxar Co.

Completion of Open and Closed Techniques for Rhinoplasty Course, UCSF

University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, San Francisco, CA
Graduated with Honors (TAU KAPPA OMEGA)
1990 – 1992
Trauma Hospital, Moscow Russia
Resident, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Multiple surgical experience in treating Oral and Maxillofacial infection and trauma patients.
1985 – 1989
Moscow Dental Institute, Moscow Russia Doctor of Stomatology (DDS)
Graduated Summa Cum Laude.
1980- 1985

Membership

American Dental Association

California Dental Association

San Francisco Dental Society

Academy of Osseointegration

The American college of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Inc.

California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons – Fellow

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons – Fellow

American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – Board-certified

Multiple Publications in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Literature

  • Maxillary Implant Reconstruction
  • Bell’s Palsy Article
  • Combination Syndrome: Classification and Case Report
  • Dental Implant Success and Failure
  • Implant Zones of the Jaws
  • Lingual Nerve Vulnerability
  • Management of Biomechanical Complication
  • Marsupialization Catheter
  • OKC Article
  • Pericoronal Ostectomy Article
  • Primary Tooth as a Guide
  • Third Molar Surgery
  • Maxillary Tuberosity Block Bone Graft
  • Delayed Paresthesia