Project Overview



Dr. David Willner is a volunteer dentist at the Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center. Dr. Willner retired from private practice dentistry in 2011 after thirty-six years and held private practices in Torrance, Hollywood and La Mesa, California. Prior to running his own dental offices, Dr. Willner worked as a general dentist for the first full service HMO in California.

Born in Brooklyn, NY in 1949, Dr. Willner moved to Long Beach, CA in 1951 where he attended Long Beach Poly for High School among alumni John Wayne, Tony Gwynn, Cameron Diaz, and Snoop Dogg. He received his B.S. in Psychology in 1971 and received his D.D.S. from the School of Dentistry in 1975.

Dr. Willner is married to Lidia Chang and they have a son, Daniel. His hobbies include ceramics, gardening, physical conditioning, triathlons, golf, snow skiing, reading, and he is a beginner in classical guitar.