Dr. David Wilhelm
With 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
DR. DONALD GRUPE
Dr. Donald Grupe is a highly skilled Newport-Irvine dentist who is dedicated to providing gentle and effective care to patients of all dental backgrounds. Designing, creating, enhancing, and maintaining a beautiful smile is his specialty. His state of the art dental care incorporates experience, refined skill, gentle delivery and attention to detail in every procedure. Dr. Grupe’s preventive and maintenance care allows his patients’ oral health to remain in optimal condition.
A graduate of two of the best schools in the country, Occidental College and UCLA School of Dentistry. Dr. Donald Grupe achieved his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in a field that he is passionate about. He believes that excellent oral health begins with education and prevention. Dr. Grupe has made it his mission to enlighten patients in the ways that they can take greater control over their own dental health. He is committed to continuing his dental health education, as well as remaining aware of the latest advancements in his field.
- Occidental College
- UCLA School of Dentistry
- UCLA Postdoctoral Residency in Gnathology and Occlusion: TMJ Specialty
- USC School of Dentistry Clinical Lecturer and Instructor
- International College of Applied Nutrition Fellow
- Samara University of Health Science Bachelor Degree in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture
- Charter Member of Holistic Dental Association
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.