Why Choose Dr. Alijanian?

Dr. Ali Alijanian practices the full range of oral and maxillofacial surgery with clinical efficiency and expertise from dental implant surgery to wisdom teeth extractions. He also manages patients with facial trauma at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, California, where he has been on staff for over 23 years. As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Alijanian provides a variety of solutions for oral, dental, and facial concerns. Why choose Ali Alijanian, DDS?

1. Dr. Alijanian is a board-certified diplomate from the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is also board certified by the American Board of Dental Anesthesiology, is a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and has served as past president of the Contra Costa Dental Society, Sadie Fontaine Academy and the Highland Hospital ALUMI Association.

2. Dr. Alijanian has established our A-Team with the latest technology and state-of-the-art facilities. We can provide same day teeth services for our All-on-4® implant patients. (This concept enables us to place implants and attach teeth on the same day.) Our award-winning front desk team are all members of American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM), an organization created to help dental office managers grow in their careers. The AADOM mission is to educate, connect, and empower dental office managers and practice leaders across North America. Many of our team members have received their distinctions as fellows and master’s from the American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM).

3. Our office provides many options to tailor treatment to your specific needs. All procedures performed in our practice can be performed under IV sedation, general, local anesthesia, or nitrous oxide to help calm and relax our patients. Dr. Alijanian uses D-Suvia sedation technology which provides a higher level of anesthesia safety. Our surgical assistants are certified by the California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (CALAMOS). The surgical assistants are certified on Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Safety (ACLS) and the entire team is also certified on Basic Life Support (BLS).

4. Dr. Alijanian has demonstrated leadership by founding the Partnership Study Club (PSC), a group dedicated to advanced dentistry and implants. He is also the leader and founder of SPEAR Study Club. He is the recipient of the James M. Pappenfus award and was recognized as the volunteer of the year by the California Dental Association (CDA).

5. Dr. Alijanian is an experienced lead oral surgeon with specific training in zygomatic implant placement and All-on-4 implant surgery. He performs this procedure on a regular basis and also lectures and teaches these procedures to colleagues at Centurion Dental Practi(CE)nter, a state-of-the-art training facility he founded. Through him, it has become the leading learning center in implant education. Dr. Alijanian is passionate about education and creates opportunities to train other dentists in the latest techniques.

6. Our relaxing, state-of-the-art, water-themed facility will unwind you from the moment you step into our clinic, and the ambiance will make you feel right at home. We invite you to dive into our world.

High Quality Oral Surgery Services in Contra Costa County and Walnut Creek


Ali Alijanian and our team are dedicated to providing high quality patient care and surgical services in a soothing, spa-like environment in order to alleviate anxiety and help our patients feel at home. Our office and surgical suites are designed with safety and patient comfort in mind, and we are happy to provide:

  • Warm blankets
  • Complimentary refreshments
  • Lavender-scented towels
  • Charging stations

Dr. Alijanian is an experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon with four years of intensive surgical anesthesia training in addition to his Doctor of Dental Surgery. His blend of compassion and expertise is unparalleled in Walnut Creek and the surrounding community, including East Bay, Bay area, Contra Costa County, Alamo, and San Ramon.

You can rest assured that when you come to our office, Dr. Alijanian will keep in close communication with your referring doctor, and will coordinate your appointments.

In appreciation of the trust placed in our hands, we also give back to our community by participating in a variety of charitable events.

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Dr. Ali Alijanian is an outstanding oral surgeon with a passion for his profession. He graduated with honors from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in 1994 and completed a four-year residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Alameda Health System Highland Hospital.

As a board-certified surgeon with over 23 years of experience, Dr. Alijanian has an impressive track record of success with complex reconstructive implant procedures. His commitment to continuing education and love of teaching motivated him to found the Centurion Practi(CE)nter and Partnership Study Club. He also founded and leads the Walnut Creek chapter of the SPEAR Study Club.

When he is not hard at work, caring for his patients, you can find him skiing, cycling, scuba diving, swimming or spending quality time with his family.

“How do you feel when you are misunderstood or not heard? We take this feeling very seriously. We make sure to take time to listen, educate, and answer all your questions and concerns so that you make the BEST informed decision regarding your care.”

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Top-of-the-Line Technology for Life-Changing Results

We believe in providing our patients with the most advanced dental care possible. With state-of-the-art technology, we can do just that. Dr. Alijanian and team are constantly researching the latest dental and maxillofacial procedures, so we can stay on the cutting-edge of oral health advancements and give you the care you deserve!

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We Love Our Patients,
and They Love Us!


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Our office is not only equipped with advanced dental technology but also decorated to reflect Dr. Alijanian's love of underwater sea life! He often scuba dives and participates in open water races, and he celebrates the beauty of the coast whenever he can. Visit our oceanic office in person when you schedule your visit for high-quality oral surgery in Walnut Creek, California!

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Dedication to Continuing Education

Dr. Alijanian knows how important it is to stay current with the constantly evolving medical and dental fields through continuing education. That is why his encourages every team member to participate in as many educational opportunities as they can, and another reason why he has been so involved in founding two different continuing education organizations — the Partnership Study Club and Spear Study Club. Along with directing these programs, Dr. Alijanian also created the Centurion Dental Practi(CE)nter, which provides dental professionals and experts in the dental field a space dedicated to continuing education.

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At the Heart of the Dental Community

For over 23 years, Dr. Alijanian has worked with patients and fellow professionals at the heart of the Walnut Creek dental community. He has served as former president of the Contra Costa Dental Society and the Sadi Fontaine Academy and is a proud member of the ADA®, the CDA and the AAOMS.

As a board-certified oral surgeon, fellow of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and diplomate of the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology, Dr. Alijanian takes pride in his work and is grateful for your continued trust and friendship.

James M. Pappenfus Award

Dr. Alijanian was recognized for his outstanding service and dedication to the field of organized dentistry, and for his efforts to practice and promote the highest ethical standards in both private and public domains.

CDA Volunteer of the Year

The Contra Costa Dental Society and the CDA Foundation elected Dr. Alijanian as the 2009 Exemplary Volunteer of the Year for his influence in various charity events and organizations in the area.

Additional Awards

  • KRON4’s Best of the Bay Oral Surgeon Contra Costa County
  • NBC’s The Best in Bay Area Medicine 2010 Top Doctors and Dentists for Doctors Improving Healthcare
  • Patients’ Choice Award — One of California’s Favorite Dentists (2012)
  • Opencare’s Patient Choice Winner (2015) & Top 20 Walnut Creek Dentists (2016)
  • City Beat News Spectrum Award (2015-2018)

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