Frank L. Pavel, DMD

Oral Surgeon

309 Walnut Avenue Suite 26
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 299-3320


Board Certified Specialist,
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery


  • Dental Implant Surgery
  • Dental Implant Reconstruction
  • Bone Preservation & Grafting
  • Surgical Removal of Teeth
  • Wisdom Teeth Removal
  • Sedation & Anesthesia

About Dr. Pavel

Dr. Pavel attended Gonzaga University and then completed his DMD at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. He completed one year of post-doctoral studies in anesthesiology at Ohio State University Medical Center and trained in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles County Medical Center. He has been in the private practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in San Diego since 1984 and has placed more than 16,000 dental implants.

Professional Organizations

Dr. Pavel is a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, an organization dedicated to professional excellence in the field of dentistry. As a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Academy of Osseointegration, an organization dedicated exclusively to advancing implant dentistry. Dr. Pavel is also a Charter Member of the Institute for Dental Implant Awareness.

Leadership in the Dental Profession

During his career, Dr. Pavel has been the Chief of Oral Surgery at three major local hospitals. He is on the Board of Directors of the Southern California Orofacial Academy, and a Co-founder of the San Diego Mini-Residency for Dental Implants and is Past President of the San Diego Surgical Society.