Dr. Justin M. Braga, DDS, MS
Dr. Braga was raised in the Bay Area and attended the University of Washington where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Celular and Molecular Biology and a minor in Chemistry. Following a year of research in pediatric neuro-oncology, Dr. Braga attended the University of Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. After earning his DDS, he completed a General Practice Residency at the VA and Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto where he focused on dentistry and surgery for medically complex patients.
Upon completion of his GPR Hospital Residency, Dr. Braga was accepted to the University of Southern California Department of Post Doctoral Periodontics where he completed an additional 3-year full-time residency in Periodontics and Implant Surgery. While at USC, his postdoctoral research in Dental Implants earned him a Masters in Craniofacial Biology and the California Society of Periodontology Dental Implant Research Award.
Dr. Braga is a Board Certified Periodontist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He is also Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Southern Calfornia Department of Post Doctoral Periodontology, where he enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with the postdoctoral residents educating them in periodontics and implant surgery. Dr. Braga feels maintaining an active role in Academia at the University of Southern California is essential to staying at the forefront of his profession.
Dr. Braga is active in the dental profession, as he leads and lectures in several dental study clubs in the community. This includes the Periodontal, Implant & Restorative Study Club, The Spears Study Club, and The Beach Cities Dental Hygiene Study Club. Dr. Braga is also an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the Western Society of Periodontology, The American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the Orange County Dental Association.
Dr. Braga feels lucky as he truly loves and is passionate about what he does. When not spending time in his profession, you can generally find Dr. Braga surfing at Bolsa Chica or spending time at the beach with his wife Robin and son Grayson