John K. Sudick, DDS
My patients are like family to me. I became a dentist to bring people together to be healthier, feel better about themselves, and have more fulfilling lives. More so, dentistry allows me to be an artist, a craftsman, and control my quality of workmanship. And everyone can enjoy my work when my patients smile.
I have enjoyed improving peoples smiles for over 33 years. In my early years as an undergraduate student at the University of Southern California (USC), I developed my skills and education in biology and psychology to aid me in caring for patients. While at USC Dental School, I developed my skills not just as a great clinician, but also as a doctor of concerned and comfortable dental care and treatment. This included language and listening skills that help to calm, inform and comfort my patients. My own experience with hypnosis for relaxation and treatment reinforced the importance of strong patient relationships and teaching patients how to be comfortable at the dentist.
As a Whittier dentist, I have developed relationships with the finest specialists to preserve people’s natural teeth. Although, I also provide care and treatment of the gums, root canals, extractions, and smile and implant design, I am very proud of the care and results of my team of orthodontists, periodontists (gums), endodontists (root canals), and oral surgeons that I call upon to consult and provide treatment for special conditions and needs. As one of the first dentists in 1986 to bring implant dentistry to Whittier, I replace missing teeth with a tooth-like replacement. With implant teeth, I create natural and comfortable smiles and bites when a natural tooth is lost to trauma or disease processes. As new technology is developed, I continue to expand my own knowledge of these specialized care areas with over 50 hours of continuing education per year.
Outside the dental office, I am a supporter of my community that includes donating my time, money and efforts to such organizations as the Greater Whittier YMCA, Boy Scouts of America, St. Mathias Soup Kitchen, Women and Children’s Crisis Center, Whittier Assistance League, Hillcrest Congregational Church, Habitat for Humanity, and many other worthwhile organizations. My family is most important to me. My wife, Pany, and I have taught our three wonderful children, Kirpa, Arjan, and Harbans, to give of their time and talents as well. This includes volunteering with Presbyterian Hospital, Whittier Public Library, Meals on Wheels, National Charity League, and other organizations. I am proud of their high honors and academic accomplishments in college. I am delighted to have my daughter, Kirpa, join my team as a dental hygienist two days a week. My son, Arjan, enjoys making movies and graduated from USC School of Cinematography. He is currently writing and pitching stories for film and television. Harbans recently graduated from Whittier College. He continues to work for the City of Whittier and the Whittier City Manager’s Office. My wife, Pany, helps with the office accounting and purchasing while volunteering for the Whittier Public Library Foundation as marketing manager. She also helps me with projects to benefit the Greater Whittier YMCA and other local groups.
In addition to enjoying family time and my work, I like networking for friends and patients as well as doing woodworking, hiking, skiing, kayaking, traveling, photography, music, and reading. Please ask me about these passions and dentistry on your next visit to our office.