About Dr. Tso

Dr. Vincent Tso is a Board-certified prosthodontic dentist specializing in maxillofacial, implant, fixed and removable prosthodontics. Dr. Tso is a San Gabriel Valley native who received his Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1981. He earned his dental degree at the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated with honors and was elected into the honorary dental society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon in 1985. He was awarded the Caelus Award, given to the senior graduate exhibiting “the highest clinical proficiency in the concepts and practice of dentistry during clinical training and who has combined art and science with imagination and intelligence.”.   From Penn, he completed a one year hospital dental residency at Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center where he learned to care for medically compromised patients of all ages with emphasis on the geriatric population. He received his advanced prosthodontic training at the Veterans Administration in West Los Angeles/ UCLA training program where he was chief resident. He received his Maxillofacial and Implant Prosthodontic training from the UCLA School of Dentistry where he attended from 1988 to 1989.    Dr. Tso then finished off his training by voluntarily taking the clinical, oral, and written Board examination and is now board certified by the Amerian Board of Prosthodontists. He is honored as a Fellow in the American College of Prosthodontists.

Dr. Tso believes in continually improving oneself and stays up-to-date on the best treatment methods. Dentistry is advancing rapidly, there are new advances being made constantly. He has been at the forefront in dental implant restoration since he was a resident in prosthodontics at UCLA in the late 1980's and has been active with teaching residents in restoring implants, and in restoring patients needing maxillofacial prosthodontics and needing simple and complex esthetic dentistry.

Dr. Tso has been an assistant professor at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry as well as the Loma School of Dentistry and was the maxillofacial and implant prosthodontic staff consultant to the USC / LAC Medical Center, King/Drew Medical Center, Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, and the craniofacial team at Orthopedic Hospital. He is currently still teaching hospital and prosthodontic dentistry at Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center, and Harbor UCLA.

Dr. Tso's passion is helping patients and treating all his patients like family. He takes time to explain all treatment options to his patients and gives honest opinions to treatment, if no treatment is necessary, Dr Tso is more than happy to say so and save both himself and his patients their time. Dr. Tso has been practicing maxillofacial prosthodontic dentistry since 1989 and he has been at his current location in South Pasadena since 1994. He is an expert in all phases of restorative dentistry and maintains a stellar reputation. He has been voted in the first annual 2014 Southern California Super Dentists list by his peers and Los Angeles Magazine and is included in the 2015 edition. Dr Tso has also been included in America's Top Dentists 2013 and 2015 and in America's Best Dentists in 2015.

Dr. Tso's interests include photography, bicycling, audiophile gear, old cars, old watches, cooking (especially barbequeing), various sports, growing orchids (until they were burned in the greenhouse), and everything related with raising a family. He and his wife Rebecca have three boys and a girl who are on various stages of their lives.

 

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VINCENT J. TSO, DMD, FACP

EDUCATION

Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, University of California at Los Angeles School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, California, June 1989.

Advanced Prosthodontics, Veterans Administration Medical Center, West Los Angeles, California, June 1988.

Hospital General Practice Residency, Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center, Downey, California, June 1986.

D.M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1985.

B.S., University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, June 1981. Majored in Psychobiology.

Honors

Fellow American College of Prosthodontists

Diplomate American Board of Prosthodontists

Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society - ETA Chapter Membership based on academic achievement, outstanding qualities of leadership, potential for future growth, and high moral character.

Caelus Award - Awarded to the senior who has shown the highest clinical proficiency in the concepts and practice of general dentistry during his clinical training and who has combined art and science with imagination and intelligence.

St. George Oral Cancer Society

Dr. Louis Wolf Scholar

Honors in Form and Function of the Masticatory System- Honors awarded to students demonstrating excellence in the concepts of occlusion and function of the human dentition.

Honors in Neuroanatomy

Chief Resident- Advanced Prosthodontics

2014, 2015 Southern California Super Dentist List

America's Top Dentists 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017

DENTAL EXPERIENCE SUMMARY

Clinical Assistant Professor - USC/LAC School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, California, 1992-2012

Clinical Assistant Professor - Loma Linda School of Dentistry, Loma Linda, California, 1994-2004

Maxillofacial Prosthodontic Private Practice- 627 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena, California, 1995-present: 100 South First Street, Alhambra, California, 1989-1997

Maxillofacial Prosthodontic Staff Consultant - Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center, Downey, California, 1989-present.

Maxillofacial Prosthodontic Staff Consultant- King Drew Medical Center, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Los Angeles, California, 1990-2006, 2016-present.

Maxillofacial Prosthodontic Staff Consultant- Harbor/UCLA, Medical Center, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Los Angeles, California, 2016-present.

Maxillofacial Prosthodontics - University of California at Los Angeles School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, California, 1988-1989. Emphasis in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and restoration of osteointegrated implants, both intraoral and craniofacial.

Advanced Prosthodontic Residency- Veterans Administration Medical Center, Wadsworth, Los Angeles, California, 1986-1988. CHIEF RESIDENT: 1987-1988. Emphasis in all phases of fixed and removable prosthodontics, occlusion, implants, and difficult restorative problems.

General Practice Residency - Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center, Downey, California. Emphasis on dental management of the chronically ill, disabled, elderly, and cleft palate patients, 1985-1986.

Instructor in Complete Dentures - University of California at Los Angeles School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, California. Instructed dental students in the fabrication of complete dentures in clinic, 1988.

Instructor of General Dentistry II - University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Instructed preclinical dental students in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics. 1984-1985.

Instructor of General Dentistry I- University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Instructed preclinical dental students in operative dentistry and cast gold restorations, 1984.

Instructor of Dental Auxiliary Utilization- University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Instructed preclinical dental students in proper operative dentistry utilizing dental assistants in four-handed- dentistry, 1984.

ACTIVITIES

PRESENTATIONS:

University of Southern California- Prosthodontic Rehabilitation of Craniofacial and Intraoral Implants. February 1994.

Veterans Administration Medical Center - Complications in Implant Prosthodontics, 1992.

Downey Dental Academy - Maxillofacial Prosthodontic Treatment of the Cancer Patient. June 1990.

Pasadena Implant Society- Prosthodontic Rehabilitation of Craniofacial and Intraoral Implants. December 1989

Chinese American Dental Association of Southern California - Prosthodontic Rehabilitation and Complications of Intraoral Implants. March 1990.

Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center Continuing Education Seminar- Prosthodontic Rehabilitation of the Osseointegrated Implant Patient. June 1991.

Veterans Administration Medical Center Intracity- Mandibular Position: Static and Dynamic. February 1988.

The American College of Prosthodontists- Characterization of Provisional Restorations. October, 1987.

Veterans Administration Medical Center Staff Conference- Provisional Restorations in Fixed Prosthodontics. June, 1987.

Veterans Administration Medical Center Intracity- Considerations in Selecting Fixed Versus Removable Partial Dentures. May, 1987.

Rancho Los Amigos Nursing Facility Seminar- Dental Care of the Handicapped Patient. April, 1986.

Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center- Fixed, Removable, Implant, and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics in General Practice. Bimonthly 1989-present.

Drew Medical Center- Fixed, Removable, Implant, and Maxillofacial Prosthodontic Considerations in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Bimonthly 1990-2006.

Too many to list.....

CLINICS:

Too many to list............

California Dental Association Scientific Session- Complications in Osteointegrated Implants. June 1990.

California Dental Association Scientific Session- Provisional Restoration of the Fractured Endodontically Treated Tooth. April 15, 1988.

California Dental Association Scientific Session- Provisional Restoration of the Fractured Endodontically Treated Tooth. April 24, 1987.

California Dental Association Scientific Session- Dental Management of the Cleft Palate Patient. May 2, 1986.

University of Southern California 78th Alumni Day- Operating Room Dentistry. 1985.

ORGANIZATIONS:

American College of Prosthodontists - Fellow, American Board of Prosthodontists- Diplomate. Southern California Academy of Oral Pathology, California Dental Association, American Dental Association, San Gabriel Valley Dental Society- Board of Director, American Association of Hospital Dentists, Founder - Pasadena Implant Society