Dr. Chen graduated magna cum laude from UCLA with a degree in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. He then continued his education at UCLA School of Dentistry, where he graduated cum laude with his dental degree.Dr. Chen is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. A Diplomate is a periodontist who has made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty and who is certified by the American Board of Periodontology.During his time at UCLA, he served as Director of the UCLA Asian Dental Free Clinic. He served as a member of the board for the San Gabriel Valley Dental Society. He lectures for UCLA School of Dentistry and Pasadena City College Dental Hygiene Program.