With a practice that has been active for over 35 years, we’ve always maintained ourselves at the forefront of the profession; seeking clinically proven innovation in dental care at every step of the journey. So rest assured, you’re in good hands.
Dr. David Wagner and Dr. Dan Pinar met ten years ago when Dr. Wagner was in residency at UCLA. Dr. Wagner was looking to network with LA’s like-minded and best dentists—genuine, caring, friendly, and super talented with great practices made up of amazing patients.
Dr. Wagner reached out to Dr. Pinar and they met for dinner in West Hollywood—and immediately hit it off. They realized they share a lot of common ground—Midwest roots, the love of big city life, high ethical standards, a commitment to creating a gentle and caring patient environment, and a desire to provide nothing but the best dental care.
While Dr. Wagner went on to practice in a thriving Santa Monica office for seven years, Dr. Pinar maintained his busy and successful practice in West Hollywood. Over the years, Drs. Pinar and Wagner stayed close, often meeting for dinner to catch up and “talk shop” about everything new and exciting that was happening in dentistry, and life. After Dr. McFadden’s retirement and the completion of Dr. Pinar’s new office on Beverly Boulevard, Dr. Pinar and Dr. Wagner decided it was time to join forces and establish a dental partnership.
Drs. Pinar and Wagner are excited to be practicing together, and together it is their mission to uphold the same compassionate, patient-centered approach that has always existed, and collaborate to deliver the communities of West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and beyond, a modern, individualized, caring experience.
Drs. Pinar and Wagner are passionate guys— about enjoying life, about advocating for patients, about advanced learning and staying at the forefront of the profession, providing the highest level of dental care that is possible.
Dr. Wagner has been in dental practice since 2010.
Before joining forces with Dr. Pinar, Dr. Wagner established his reputation at a thriving Santa Monica dental office for seven years.
David Wagner earned his DDS from Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska, near where he was born and raised. He subsequently moved to Los Angeles in 2010 and completed the Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program at UCLA, which focused on complex restorative dentistry, dental implants, TMJ and expert patient bite evaluation.
Dr. Wagner then went on to complete the UCLA Esthetic Program, where he further refined his in-depth understanding of the art of dental esthetics and the necessary treatment skills for optimal function and longevity. Completing the circle, Dr. Wagner is presently a Clinical Lecturer at UCLA’s Center for Esthetic Dentistry where he teaches multiple courses.
Says Dr. Wagner, “For me, teaching while running my private practice strikes a perfect balance because they feed into each other. UCLA’s program is of such a high caliber that it keeps me in the forefront with the brightest minds, most talented innovators and most advanced techniques in dentistry.”
Dr. Pinar has been in dental practice since 1998.
Along with a gentle touch and surgical precision, his signature attributes have long been his friendly demeanor, listening skills and ability to communicate clearly with patients as he guides them through the process.
Dan Pinar was born and raised in a small town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. After eight years at the University of Michigan for both his undergraduate and DDS degrees, he moved to New York City where he practiced dentistry for eleven years. He arrived in Los Angeles in January 2009 seeking a warmer climate and new challenges.
That year, he joined the West Hollywood dental office of James K. McFadden, DDS. When Dr. McFadden retired in 2016, Dr. Pinar kept the offices which today are the site of the Pinar& Wagner practice.
Says Dr. Pinar, “I am an absolute believer of conservative treatment. Keeping dental work small and conservative may take a little longer but it always gives the best results.”
“Dr. Pinar performed a procedure on me (extracting a corroded molar and implant preparation) that from anyone else would have been painful and scary. But it wasn’t. In fact, I was so relaxed I even dosed off a bit. And his work was immaculate.”
“I've been a patient of Dr. Wagner's for over five years and he's the best dentist I've ever had. I can tell he truly cares about my dental care. His work is always thorough and if I need anything additional he explains why very well.”