Meet Dr. Pankaj Narkhede - Your Dentist in Lake Forest, CA

Meet Dr. Pankaj Narkhede

Dr. Narkhede has practiced Cosmetic Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Dental Implants, and Dental Reconstruction surgeries for more than 29 years. He followed in his father’s footsteps when he decided to pursue dentistry. Dr. Narkhede began his dental education in 1980. He received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from the prestigious Bombay University in 1985. Dr. Narkhede received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the Dental Board of California with credentials from UCLA. He is a co-founder of the Boston Implant Institute of Oral Implantology. In 1989, he earned his Master's Degree (MDS) in Prosthodontics, with honors.

Dr. Narkhede is one of the few doctors in the Lake Forest, Orange County area who specializes in both the surgical and prosthetic phases of dental implant therapy. He is one of the earliest pioneers to embrace Implant Dentistry in the 1980's.

In 1990, he became an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry in Chicago, and in 1993 he became the youngest Honorary Fellow of I-ASMU, Japan.

In October, 2010, Dr. Narkhede was recognized as "Honored Fellow" by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. AAID is one of the largest organizations governing Implant Dentistry in the world.

He is proud to be counted with the 6 best dentists around the world to be recognized with this award. This recognition was given to those individuals who have highly distinguished themselves through professional clinical care, academic and research endeavors.

Awards and Recognition

  • Honorary Fellow, ASMU-I; Fellow of the International Academy of Shape Memory Alloy For Medical Use, Japan. Shape Memory Alloy (Ni-Ti) is presently used in Orthopedics, Endodontics, Orthodontics & Implant Dentistry.  1993
  • Gold Medal, Dr. P.S. Dastoor Memorial Award, in Dental Anatomy.   1983
  • Gold Medal, Dr. Peter Souza Carderio Memorial Award, in Prosthetic Dentistry.  1985
  • Dr. Jimmy N. D. Award, To be the First in Bombay University, in Prosthetic Dentistry.  1985
  • “Vijay Shree Award”, a national award for the outstanding achievements in the field of Implant Dentistry in India & abroad, New Delhi. 1992
  • Name included in the directory of "Prominent Personalities of India", a publication from New Delhi.  1993 - 1994
  • “Glory of India (International) Award,” a national award for the outstanding achievements in the field of Implant Dentistry in India and abroad.
  • “National Excellence Award”, a national award for the outstanding achievements in the field of Implant Dentistry in India, New Delhi. 1992
  • “Vikas Ratna Award”, a national award for the outstanding achievements in the field of Implant Dentistry in India, New Delhi. Implant Dentistry in India, New Delhi.1992


We are conveniently located to serve our patients from Lake Forest, Laguna Hills, Laguna Woods, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Dana Point, Irvine, Newport Beach, or Ladera Ranch. Call Dr. Pankaj Narkhede to schedule your appointment today!