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Dr. Steve Mark G. Gan

The iconic founder behind GAOC, Dr. Gan personifies the ultimate profile of excellence, ambition, and passion.

Despite his young age, he is already considered one of the leading practitioners of dental implantology in the Philippines today.

He began to display his intellectual prowess in school, being a consistent scholar and honor student while in college and was very active in extracurricular activities. In 1993, he graduated with a DDM degree and passed his licensure exams that same year. Two years later, he completed a year of grueling Oral Surgery Externship program from the Philippine General Hospital, the biggest and most prestigious sanatorium in the Philippines, where he was exposed to one of the most extensive and varied cases of dental disorders anywhere in the country.

He decided to go to the United States to take up a one-year residency in prosthodontics at the University of Southern California and underwent a 10-month Mini-Residency in Prosthodontic Implant Training at the University of California in Los Angeles. In 2001, he founded the Gan Advanced Osseointegration Center or GAOC, a one-stop dental center that offered the most advanced technology in oral diagnostic and surgical procedures - a concept relatively unheard of at that time.
With his mounting reputation as the new "whiz kid" on the Philippine Dental scene, he was unanimously elected as President of the prestigious Philippine Academy of Implant Dentistry in 2009.

In 2010, he planted another historic first when he started Metro Dental - the country's first top-notch dental healthcare chain which offers distinct dental experience with the use of the latest in dental technology with a fraction of the price that world-class clinics charge their clients.

Dr. Gan's sterling achievements have gained him national and international recognition. He was appointed Committee Member of the Academy of Osseointegration, and is a member of the Philippine Dental Association, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the American Society of Osseointegration, and the American College of Oral Implantology - arguably the biggest and most prestigious global dental associations. But perhaps his greatest professional role to date is his appointment as Chairman of the Professional Regulation Commission's (PRC) Board of Dentistry by the President of the Philippines, one of the youngest ever to assume this prestigious position.

This early, he began working with his colleagues to better regulate and set the standards to produce world-class Filipino dentists and improve the relationship between the PRC and the teaching institutions, as well as the accredited professional organizations.

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