Associate Director-Extramural Residency Training, NYU Lutheran Medical Center of Dental Medicine
SDL-10 (2016)

Dr David Okuji

Dr. Okuji received his dental education at the University of California, Los Angeles and pediatric dentistry specialty certification at the University of Southern California. He also has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley-Haas School of Business and earned a Master of Science degree in health care management from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Okuji  practiced as an associate pediatric dentist in Northern California for 5 years and then practiced for Saudi-ARAMCO, an international oil company for the next 5 years. After repatriating to the U.S., he was the principal of a multi-dentist, multi-specialty practice for 24 years in California.  He currently operates a dental practice consulting company and serves as the Associate Director-Extramural Residency Training for the Lutheran Medical Center Department of Dental Medicine. In addition to his practice management experience, Dr. Okuji is an educator and public health advocate. He is also a board certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and an Instructor in Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, part-time, at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Currently, Dr. Okuji has been influenced by his participation in the Harvard Business School's Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness model for value-based health care delivery and he is working on developing a global set of clinical outcomes metrics for the medical condition of severe early childhood caries.