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Dr David Cheng – Dentist

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David Cheng earned his DDS degree in 1987 from the University of Western Ontario. David has a long-standing passion for dentistry that has grown over the last 30 years. His nearly 35 years of clinical experience combined with an extensive CE education has given him invaluable insight in looking at the overall wellness of the oral health of his patients. He focuses not only on how to put the teeth together but more importantly, how to do so while reducing the risk to the patient, as well as the prosthesis.

David has been serving as a mentor at the Kois Center in Seattle, Washington for the last 10 years. He also created his own non-corporate sponsored website to educate the public on various dental topics based on the current literature which can be found at https://drchengs.com/. In addition to his written work, you can also find dental educational videos he has published on his YouTube channel: drchengs. David can be reached at .

In addition to being a widely esteemed expert in his field, Dr. Cheng has garnered enthusiastic accolades from his patients. Several of these reviews are accessible for viewing on the RateMDs website, which is linked below.

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Dr. David Cheng’s Life

Dr. David Cheng graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1987 and has since established a thriving dental practice in Toronto’s bustling financial district. His expertise spans a diverse array of dental techniques, encompassing everything from foundational procedures like fillings and crowns to more advanced treatments such as cosmetic dentistry, braces, Invisalign, gum grafts, and implant dentistry.

Recognizing the paramount importance of continuous education, Dr. Cheng has devoted over 3500 hours to his own professional development. This commitment ensures that his patients directly benefit from the latest advancements in the field. With a remarkable track record of over 50,000 patient visits, his exceptional expertise has left a positive impact on countless lives, instilling newfound confidence through radiant smiles.

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Dr. Cheng’s journey has been profoundly shaped by his interactions with esteemed figures in the dental realm. Learning from luminaries like the late Dr. Carl Misch, Dr. Pat Allen, Dr. John Kois, Dr. Newton Fahl, Dr. Istvan Urban, and Dr. Richard Litt, he has assimilated their wisdom to forge an approach that seamlessly integrates inventive solutions, marrying the precision of dental science with the artistry of the field.

His affiliations stand as a testament to his dedication. He holds memberships in numerous distinguished organizations, including the Ontario Dental Association, British Columbia Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the Toronto Crown and Bridge Study Club. Beyond his memberships, Dr. Cheng serves as a mentor at the esteemed Kois Center. He has earned esteemed fellowships in the Academy of General Dentistry and the International Congress of Oral Implantology. In 2022, he has published two articles in the Ontario Dental Association Journal.

Licensed to practice in both Ontario and British Columbia, Dr. Cheng’s commitment to exceptional patient care remains resolute. He continues to lead the way in staying abreast of the latest dental technologies, ensuring that his patients receive nothing less than the highest level of care.


Mentor at the Kois Center to facilitate the learning for the dentists coming to the program.

Memberships in British Columbia and Ontario

  • Ontario Dental Association since 1987.
  • Toronto Crown and Bridge Study Club since 1992.
  • Academy of General Dentistry since 1992.
  • Founding and executive member of the Toronto Kois Study Club.
  • Toronto Central Dental Society.
  • FORCE orthodontic study club. 1992-1996.
  • British Columbia Dental Association.

Published articles in the Ontario Dental Association Journal 2022

  1. Management of Hard and Soft Tissue in the Esthetic Zone in a Trauma Case. May 2022
  2. Minimally Invasive Dentistry to Enhance the Esthetic and Function in a Class III Skeletal Case


Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@drdavidcheng

1987. University of Western Ontario BA, DDS.


  • Misch Implant Institute
  • Kois Center
  • Fahl Center


CE Courses

1992-1993   FORCE Comprehensive Orthodontics. Toronto. Dr. Richard Litt

1993-1996   LD Pankey Institute (Continuum Level 1-4). Key BIscayne, Florida

1995-1996   Piper Education Research Center. St. Petersburg, Florida.

  • TMJ Diagnosis and Management (Level I-III)
  • Doppler, MRI interpretation
  • Piper Classification

1995   Dawson Center. St. Petersburg, Florida. Dr. Peter Dawson

1994   Comprehensive Esthetic Continuum, University of Buffalo.

1998   Endodontics Warm Vertical Condensation. Herbert Schilder. Boston University.

2001   Hands On: Non-surgical Endodontics. Stephen Bucchan. University of Detroit.

2002-2005   Misch Implant Institute. Toronto and Detroit.

  • Implant Surgical.
  • Implant Prosthetic.
  • Hard and Soft Tissue Grafting.

2006   Center for Advanced Dental Education. Dallas.

  • Dr. Edward Allen.
  • Oral Plastic Surgery.
  • Soft Tissue Grafting.

2007   IV Sedation. University of Alberta.

2008-2009   Dr.Hom Lay Wang. University of MIchigan.

  • Periodontal Mechanical Instrumentation and Surgery.
  • Oral Plastic Surgery.
  • Advanced Implant Surgery.
  • Advanced Periodontal and Implant Surgery: A Hands-On
  • Cadaver Course

2009-2022   Kois Center. Dr. John Kois.

  • Advanced Treatment Planning.
  • Advanced Functional Occlusion.
  • Biomechanics.
  • Perio Esthetic.
  • Implant Fixed and Removable.
  • Annual Symposium.

2010   Aligntech.

  • Invisalign Level 1 and 2.

2011   Hands on Endodontics.

  • Cliff Ruddle. University of Toronto.

2014-2016   Fahl Center. Curitiba, Brazil.

  • Achieving Excellence with Composite Resins.
  • Anterior Composite.
  • Posterior Composite.
  • Anterior Tooth Anatomy.

2017   Cerec I and level II training. Scottsdale.

2017   Improved Surgical Results with Platelet Concentrates: A

  • Hands-On Program
  • Dr. James Rutkowski

2017   Peri-Implantitis: Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment

  • Protocols
  • Dr. Daniele Cardaropoli

2018   Urban Regeneration Institute. Budapest, Hungary.

  • Advanced Bone and Soft Tissue Regeneration Techniques
    In Implant Therapy.
  • Osseodensification: Optimize the Site – Optimize the Outcome
    Dr. Salah Huwais

2020   Airway Collaborative:

  • Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Treatment(SFOT).
  • Airway Mini Residency.

2021   Airway Collaborative:

  • Understanding TMJ and Airway through CBCT Radiology.
  • Bone-Borne maxillary development.

2021   Professional School of Behavioural Health Sciences.

  • Diploma Breathing Behaviour Analyst.
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