Jochen P. Pechak, DDS, MSD, is a periodontist at Perio & Implant Center of Monterey Bay and Silicon Valley, with locations in Sunnyvale and Monterey, California.
Originally from Germany, Dr. Pechak first began his path toward a career in medicine by enrolling at the University of Padova School of Medicine in Italy in 1987. He later transferred to Ludwig‑Maximilian‑University School of Medicine in Munich, Germany, where he completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1994. After graduation, he practiced dentistry for several years in Munich before being accepted into a prestigious program as one of only three international students in a three-year postdoctoral program in periodontics and implantology at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Pechak received his specialty certificate in periodontics and a Master of Science in Periodontics from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, in 2000, graduating top of his class. Upon graduation, he was invited to join the full-time faculty as a clinical instructor at the dental school, and he was later invited to address the alumni of Tufts School of Dental Medicine in September 2009.
Along with his board certification in periodontics and dental implant surgery, Dr. Pechak is certified in advanced technologies utilizing plasma technology, as well as dental lasers. One of his passions is integration of virtual reality to improve the precision of dental implant placement with guided surgery which means shorter appointments and eliminates guesswork. He has also published several articles in dental journals, and lectured to many audiences around the world. Dr. Pechak’s research was also presented at a conference American Academy of Periodontology and Academy of Osseointegration.
He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, California Society of Periodontists, Academy of Osseointegration, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Monterey Bay Dental Society, Mid‑Peninsula Dental Society, and Seattle Study Club.
Dr. Pechak remains at the forefront of leveraging cutting-edge technology in his field. He was recognized on the front cover of The Monterey County Herald in 2010 for his breakthrough technology utilizing plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF). He is also one of few board-certified periodontists using an FDA-approved laser periodontal therapy (known as LANAP laser treatment) in Monterey County.
Committed to the pursuit of higher education, Dr. Pechak is the founder and director of the Monterey Bay-Salinas Study Club, a local forum of Monterey County dental professionals that focuses on raising the level of dental care and expertise in the community. Dr. Pechak lives with his wife and their beautiful twin boys in the Monterey Bay, California.