John E. Tillner, Jr., DDS

Oral Surgeon

769 Medical Center Ct. Suite 200
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 482-6774


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. Tillner

Dr. Tillner is a native Californian who graduated from dental school at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco. For his oral surgery training and residency, he completed four years at the University of Illinois and then transferred to the Medical College of Wisconsin to serve as Chief Resident at a level-one trauma center. As a result of his extensive training and experience, he can offer comprehensive Oral and Maxillofacial care to patients with the most challenging cases.

As well as maintaining his private practice, Dr. Tillner is an examiner for the American Heart Association and a speaker at both regional and national meetings. He is a member of several professional organizations including the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the American Dental Society of Anesthesia, and board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

About the Practice

Dr. Tillner’s surgery center has been designed with state-of-the-art equipment and the staff has received extensive training. For special cases, Dr. Tillner maintains surgical and admitting privileges and takes emergency calls at both Rady Children's Hospital and Sharp Chula Vista.

Both the doctor and staff feel it’s important to offer a warm and inviting environment for the patient. They are proud of their high success rate for dental implant surgery and feel the patient can feel reassured they are getting the highest level of treatment and care.

Your Initial Consultation

Dr. Tillner starts with a comprehensive examination including the jaw, joints, soft tissues and teeth, and complete the process with a thorough screening for oral cancer. The examination is followed by a treatment conference where they provide all options for treatment, identify your needs and goals, and answer any questions.

Before your first visit, you can visit the practice website and download patient registration and health history forms to have ready for your appointment.

Implant Restorative Network

Dr. Tillner works closely with some of the finest general dentists in the area. Close collaboration between surgical and restorative colleagues results in the best possible outcomes for patients, particularly with dental implant treatment.

Vivencio Abante, DDS
865 - 3rd Avenue, Suite 120 
Chula Vista, CA 91911

Nicolo Addario, DDS
1351 Medical Center Drive #B 
Chula Vista, CA 91911

Eric Barajas, DDS
890 Eastlake Pkwy., Suite 304
Chula Vista, CA 91914

John Dickie, DDS
345 F Street, Suite 180 
Chula Vista, CA 91910

William Fisher DDS
738 Otay Lakes Road 
Chula Vista, CA 91910

Bruce Goldman, DDS
247 F Street 
Chula Vista, CA 91910

Cecil Macatangay, DDS
890 Eastlake Pkwy., Suite 201
Chula Vista, CA 91914

Francisco Mondragon, DDS
180 Otay Lakes Road, Suite 206 
Bonita, CA 91902

Barry Slipock, DDS
750 Medical Center Ct., Suite 10 
Chula Vista, CA 91911