Meet Dr. Alan Esla

Dr. Alan Esla is a highly experienced Bakersfield oral and maxillofacial surgeon whose passion lies in enhancing the lives and health of his patients through advanced oral surgery techniques.

With a career spanning over two decades, Dr. Esla's journey began with academic excellence, earning his Bachelor's degree with Honors from California State University - Northridge. His educational journey continued at the prestigious UCLA School of Dentistry, where he received his dental degree in 1995, followed by his medical degree in 1998. Dr. Esla's commitment to excellence led him to complete a General Surgery internship at UCLA Hospital in 1999, followed by an Oral and Maxillofacial Residency in 2001, solidifying his expertise in the field.

Since establishing his private practice in 2001, Dr. Esla has provided top-notch care to his patients. His Bakersfield office, opened in March 2003, has become a beacon of health and wellness in the community.

Dr. Esla's dedication to staying at the forefront of his field is evident through his commitment to continuing education. Regular participation in yearly meetings with the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and UCSF Oral Surgery ensures he remains updated on the latest advancements and research. Additionally, Dr. Esla serves as a general anesthesia examiner for the State of California Dental Board and shares his expertise as a lecturer for local study groups.

A respected member of the professional community, Dr. Esla holds memberships in the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, California Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and the Kern County Dental Society, of which he is a past president.

Dr. Esla's commitment to excellence is further demonstrated by his board certification from the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, obtained in 2005. With each patient he serves, Dr. Esla finds joy in witnessing their improved health and well-being, making his work not just a profession, but a heartfelt mission to make a positive impact in the lives of others.