James Mata, DDS | Santa Ana / Costa Mesa CA

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James Mata, DDS

Dr. Mata was born and raised in Southern California. He attended undergraduate studies at Cal State Los Angeles. He graduated in the top 10% of his class from UCLA Dental School and completed his Periodontal Residency at Tufts University in Boston, MA.

He currently resides in Irvine, CA with his wife Deanna and two children – Daniel and Julia. When he is not in the office or home he loves to climb mountains, jog and enjoy a variety of other outdoor activities.


  • Bachelors Degree – California State University, Los Angeles – 1978
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery/ UCLA – 1982
  • Certificate of Specialization in Periodontics/Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA – 1984
  • Graduate Scripps Implant Institute – 1992
  • Implant Innovations Training – 1996
  • Teaching Appointment – Assistant Professor of Postgraduate Periodontics/USC
James Mata, DDS and his family

Organizational Affiliations:

Dr. Mata is currently a member of:

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • California Society of Periodontics
  • Orange County Dental Association