Ephraim W. Aklilu, DDS

Board-certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Ephram AkiluDr. Ephraim is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and has the highest level of training and over ten years of experience. 

Dr. Ephraim has the expertise and training to provide a wide range of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Procedures.  With his extensive training in dentistry, medicine, anesthesiology, and surgery, Dr. Ephraim is uniquely qualified to provide safe and gentle sedation to patients of all ages, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and seniors, to treat a broad spectrum of oral and maxillofacial surgical issues.

Dr. Ephraim has a vast amount of experience requiring from simple tooth or impacted wisdom teeth extractions, bone replacement surgery and dental implant placement for single and multiple missing teeth to the most complicated and challenging surgical procedures that includes dental implant placement for fabrication of permanent/fixed prosthesis to avoid and rid patients of removable dentures.

His philosophy of care involves approaching each patient with friendliness, compassion and to provide exceptional care and positive experience. 


  • Stanford University School of Medicine, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Fellowship 
  • UCLA Harbor Medical Center Department of Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • UCLA Harbor Medical Center Department of Anesthesiology
  • UC San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry, DDS
  • UC Berkeley, BS

Licensure And Certifications

  • Diplomate of The American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • California General Anesthesia and IV Sedation Permit and Certification
  • California Licensure, Dentistry
  • Commonwealth of Virginia Dental License
  • Dental Implant Placement and Alveolar Bone Grafting Certification
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • Southern California Academy of Oral Pathology
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Alameda County Dental Society

Academic Teaching

  • Stanford University- Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: Clinical Instructor
  • UCLA: Lecturer General Surgery Grand Rounds
  • UCLA: Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
  • UCSF: Local Anesthetic and Basic Clinical Skills
  • UC Berkeley: Dental Anatomy, Morphology, Basic Science, Biology Scholars Program, Chemistry


  • Transplantation of stem cells in the maxillary sinus for placement of dental implants
  • Organophosphate Pesticide Exposure and Fetal Growth-UC Berkeley
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