Dr. David Wilhelm

DrDavidWilhelm_NewportDentalArtsOCWith over 35 years of experience, Dr. Wilhelm has designed his state-of-the-art office with one thing in mind: to ensure that patient comfort is our number one priority. You’ll notice the difference from the moment you arrive because the office reception area has the hallmarks of a five-star hotel, and your treatment will have that same caliber of care from start to finish. Nothing has been spared to make the patient feel at-ease and welcomed.

Sensitive to the fact that many patients feel apprehensive about visiting the dentist, Dr. Wilhelm and his team go out of their way to ensure that each patient feels comfortable and at ease from the moment they arrive. Freshly baked cookies and custom-brewed coffee are just a few of the many comforts of home in our warm and comfortable environment. Dr. Wilhelm has special dental chairs that massage the upper back during treatment, and each room has satellite TV entertainment and DVD players for a pleasant diversion. Still nervous? Nitrous oxide is available for those who prefer it.

Dr. Wilhelm utilizes the best technology has to offer for better patient care. The water that we use is sterilized water, not city tap water. Dr. Wilhelm explains that research has shown that normal city water, which is not sterilized, can introduce bacteria into the oral environment that can delay healing or cause secondary infections. Dr. Wilhelm’s office also has its own in-house dental laboratory for your convenience.

In a field where technological advancements continue to expand at a rapid pace, Dr. Wilhelm’s office remains on the leading edge of dentistry. His patients enjoy advanced laser dentistry for everything from routine fillings and ZOOM! one-hour tooth whitening to gum re-contouring and hygienic treatments. Dr. Wilhelm also offers aesthetic imaging which allows patients seeking a smile makeover to see before and after pictures of their new smile prior to the work being done. Implant dentistry and Invisalign® clear braces round out Dr. Wilhelm’s extensive menu of dental services.

  • Graduate of the University of Pacific School Dentistry, San Francisco
  • Member of the Orange County Dental Society
  • Member of the California Dental Society
  • Member of the American Dental Society
  • Served on the Orange County Dental Society Peer review committee as a committee member and as peer review committee chairman
  • Member of the Orange County Dental Academy
  • Member of the Board of Directors for the Orange County Dental Academy
  • Associate Fellowship Certification from the World Clinical Laser Institute
  • Fellowship Certification from the World Clinical Laser Institute

Meet Our Team

Dr. Wilhelm is able to create beautiful smiles with the aid of his wonderful dental team. We are proficient in the use of some of the most modern technology in order to provide aesthetic dentistry in Newport Beach, California, that enhances smiles. Read some of the biographies below to learn more about our team at Newport Dental Arts OC.

Jamie — Registered Dental Assistant/Expanded Functions

Jamie has enjoyed working with Dr. Wilhelm for the past ten years, and she has been in the dental field for 21 years. She enjoys using new technology and working as a team. In her free time, Jamie enjoys being with family, walking, running, cooking, and having dinners by the beach.


Dena — Registered Dental Assistant

Dena has been part of Dr. Wilhelm’s team for ten years, and she has been in the dental field for 29 years. She enjoys getting to know her patients and informing them of all the new technology. Dena enjoys spending time with family and friends. She loves hiking, going to the beach, and long walks with her dog, Sasha.


Lisa — Registered Dental Assistant

Lisa is one of the kindest people that will greet you once you enter our lovely practice. With 27 years of experience in the dental field, she will be able to assist in every aspect of your dental needs. Lisa is also board certified with the California Dental Board as a registered dental assistant. Having extensive background with dental treatment and insurance benefits, Lisa has a passion to help in ensuring you get top-notch service. On her days off, Lisa enjoys spending her time inspiring others by living a healthy lifestyle. Lisa has two beautiful children and two lovely puppies, Jewels and Bruce Wayne, who enjoy spending quality time with each other. Lisa’s favorite quote is “Progress over perfection.”


Rio — Registered Dental Assistant

Rio has been involved in the dental field for almost a decade. Her bright and cheery attitude will ensure you are welcome as soon as you enter the door. Rio is a registered dental assistant with the Dental Board of California. She is also currently going to school at California State University Long Beach for her bachelor’s degree in health science. Rio enjoys hiking, reading, going to wineries, volunteering and traveling on her time off. She loves spending time with her little Maltese Poodle, Mochi.


Debbie — Registered Dental Hygienist/Alternative Practice

Debbie has been with Dr. Wilhelm for over twenty years, and she has been in the dental field for an awesome 35 years. She cherishes the relationships with her patients and assists them towards their overall health. Debbie enjoys bicycling, reading, and yoga. In her free time, Debbie can be found spending time with family, friends, and volunteering at numerous organizations.


Emilio — Laboratory Ceramist

Emilio has been in the dental field for twenty-five years, and he has been Dr. Wilhelm’s ceramist for the last twenty years. He enjoys photography and mountain biking. In his free time, he can be found spending time with his family, friends, and enjoying the outdoors.