Dr. David Li is a Board-Certified Specialist in Orthodontics and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Li began his career by receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California. He went on to stay at U.S.C. to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) there as well. Dr. Li was not done with U.S.C. yet. He continued at U.S.C. for his advanced specialty training, receiving a Certificate in Orthodontics and a Master of Science in craniofacial biology. During his training, his research emphasis was on the development and comparison of 3-D volumetric x-rays with traditional 2-D x-rays.
Dr. Li was actively involved in organized dentistry during dental school, most notably being the Region 10 Trustee, where he represented the 7 west coast dental schools in political forums on a nationwide basis. He was also Student Body Vice-President and the ADA Representative for the U.S.C. School of Dentistry.
Dr. Li has continued to stay involved with organized dentistry. He is an active member of the San Diego County Dental Society, and is a member on the Recruitment and Retention Committee. Dr. Li is a member of the CDA, the ADA, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, the American Association of Orthodontists, World Federation of Orthodontists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.
In addition, Dr. Li has continued his commitment to give back to the community. He was past Chair of the 4S Ranch-Del Sur Community Foundation, whose goal is to support schools, non-profit organizations, and community activities. Dr. Li was also past-President of the Stone Ranch Elementary School Foundation, and is currently the President of the Oak Valley Middle School Foundation. Dr. Li is also a member of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce.
In his free time, Dr. Li enjoys outdoor activities, traveling, and spending time with his lovely wife and their three beautiful children.