Erik Sahl, DDS, MSD
Dr. Erik Sahl received his bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University with a Major in Biological Sciences and a Minor in Chemistry in 2002. He went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS in 2006 from the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. Dr. Sahl then practiced general dentistry for 2 years, after which going on to earn his Masters of Science Degree in Dentistry (MSD) in Periodontics.
Dr. Sahl has placed hundreds of dental implants and performed hundreds of periodontal surgeries and soft tissue grafts, and is also an Assistant Professor at the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Department of Advanced Periodontics, where he teaches and mentors students who are specializing in Periodontics. In April of 2015, Dr. Sahl was appointed the Program Director for the Advanced Specialty Education in Periodontics Residency Program at the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. Dr. Sahl is a published author in the realm of periodontal bacteria and the treatment and diagnosis of periodontal disease progression. He is currently involved in a number of clinical and basic science research projects at the School of Dentistry, namely evaluating the precision and accuracy of dental implant surgical guide fabrication.
Dr. Sahl is also an active lecturer for numerous Continuing Dental Education courses, most notably recently lecturing for the American Academy of Periodontology at the annual meeting, as well as for other local societies such as the California Society of Periodontists and the Tri-County Dental Society.
Dr. Sahl is an active member of the California Dental Association, the American Academy of Periodontology, a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, the American Dental Association, the Tri-County Dental Society, and the Academy of Osseointegration.
Dr. Sahl has been practicing in the Coachella Valley with Inland Dental Specialties since 2011, as well as the Inland Empire. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and is an avid golfer. He is always expanding his knowledge base though research and clinical training, and is very excited to bring his services to the Desert.