Gurrinder Atwal, BDS, DDS, MS

Associate Professor
Preventive & Restor Dent Sci

Dr Atwal enjoys clinical practice and mentoring students to be excellent clinicians at the UCSF school of dentistry. Key to success is conservative, ethical practice with great communication skills and compassion towards patients. He strongly believes in continuing education and team building. In his spare time Dr Atwal is a pilot who enjoys flying, traveling, playing acoustic guitar and practicing Kundalini Yoga.

Education and Training
  • Loma Linda University
    DDS
    Dentistry
    12/1998
  • King's College, University of London
    MSc
    Dentistry
    07/1995
  • KLE's Dental College
    BDS
    Dentistry
    07/1993
Awards and Honors
  • UCSF, School of Dentistry
    2017
    Admiral Paul Reibe Award for Excellence in Teaching
    Admiral Paul Reibe Award for Excellence in Teaching, UCSF, School of Dentistry, 2017
  • UCSF, School of Dentistry
    2016
    Admiral Paul Reibe Award for Excellence in Teaching
    Admiral Paul Reibe Award for Excellence in Teaching, UCSF, School of Dentistry, 2016
  • Academy of General Dentistry
    2012
    Fellowship Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD)
    Fellowship Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), Academy of General Dentistry, 2012
  • UCSF, School of Dentistry
    2011
    Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching
    Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, UCSF, School of Dentistry, 2011
  • UCSF, School of Dentistry
    2010
    Admiral Paul Riebe Award for Excellence in Teaching
    Admiral Paul Riebe Award for Excellence in Teaching, UCSF, School of Dentistry, 2010
  • Loma Linda University
    1998
    Excellence in Clinical Achievements
    Excellence in Clinical Achievements, Loma Linda University, 1998