Thomas E. Gaffaney, DDS
Practice Limited to Periodontics and Implants
Giving Teeth a Second Chance

About Dr. Gaffaney


Dr. Thomas Gaffaney has been actively serving in the Whittier area for over 30 years.  We can proudly claim that most of our patients learn about us through the recommendation of one of our patients or one of our referring doctors. When friends or family are referred to us, you can rest assured that they will be in good hands and we will take excellent care of them.


1995 - Present:     Founder and Director of Applied Dental Studies
1979 - Present: Full-time Practice, Limited to Periodontics and Implant Dentistry
1978:     University of Southern California, School of Dentistry – Certificate in Periodontics
1977:     Emory University, School of Dentistry – DDS Degree
1973:      California State University at Fullerton – BS Degree


American Dental Association
California Dental Association
San Gabriel Valley Dental Society
American Academy of Periodontology
Western Society of Periodontology
California Society of Periodontology
Academy of Osseointegration
Whittier Dental Society
Tri-County Dental
Pierre Fauchard Academy


Membership Chairman - California Society of Periodontology
Chairman of Peer Review - California Society of Periodontology
Chairman of OSHA – San Gabriel Valley Dental Society
Board of Directors - San Gabriel Valley Dental Society
Co-chairman Clinical Affairs Committee - American Academy of Periodontology
President - Whittier Dental Society
Board Member - Western Society of Periodontology
Treasurer - Western Society of Periodontology
President - Western Society of Periodontology
Chairman - Western Society of Periodontology


San Gabriel Valley Dental Society – Current Concepts in Periodontics
Western Invitational Dental Society – Root Coverage Grafts
Whittier Dental Society – Guided Tissue Regeneration
Downey Dental Academy – Guided Tissue Regeneration
Valley Implant Study Club – Surgical Procedures to Improve Implant Placement
Downey Dental Academy – Surgical Procedures to Improve Implant Placement
Valley Implant Study Club – “Simpler in Practice” Benefits of Cementable Implant Restorations
Advanced Oral Studies – Creating Restorative Opportunities with Perio-Plastic Surgery
Applied Dental Studies – Creating Restorative Opportunities with Perio-Plastic Surgery
Western Society of Periodontology - Creating Restorative Opportunities with Perio-Plastic Surgery


J Periodontol (December 2004 Issue) - Guided Tissue Regeneration Using a Bioabsorbable Membrane: A 21-Case Series
Periodontology 2000, Vol. 33, 2003 - Distraction Osteogenesis for Vertical Bone Augmentation Prior to Oral Implant Reconstruction