Dr. Leyster is a board-certified pediatric dental specialist. He attended the University of Washington, Seattle where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. While in dental school he was consistently selected to represent the entire University of Washington School of Dentistry at numerous national and international symposiums and conferences. In addition, he served as the President of the Student Research Group and was involved in many outreach opportunities to provide dental services and education for those with extensive needs and limited access. It was at this time he developed a passion for serving children and chose to pursue a specialty in Advanced Pediatric Dentistry. Upon achievement of his doctorate degree in dentistry he relocated to Los Angeles to complete his pediatric dental specialty residency at the prestigious University of Southern California, and Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital of Long Beach.
During his residency he received extensive training in a wide range of modern behavior management techniques, proficiency in providing dental care for patients with special healthcare needs, and expansive experience providing sedation dentistry and hospital based dentistry at the world renowned Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and Children’s Hospital of Orange County.
He is recognized as a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He has served as faculty as an Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in the Division of Public Health and Pediatric Dentistry. While there, he was directly involved in the dental education of both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral residents by providing the most current clinical training to residents, dental students, and other local dentists. Dr. Leyster has also provided his services for an extended period to children of the Armed Services performing comprehensive dental care to those desperately in need in the Appalachian Region of the United States.
Dr. Leyster belongs to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, California Dental Association, Pacific Northwest Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.
He is an avid music lover and sports fan, and cheers on many of the local teams, as well as his childhood favorite the Los Angeles Dodgers. In addition to his love for sports, he enjoys playing the guitar, hiking the outdoors, and spending quality time with his beautiful wife and two precious babies.
Dr. Leyster stays current and up to date by being on the forefront of preventive dentistry by attending numerous conferences and lectures both nationally and worldwide. He strives to educate his patients and their parents, and he looks forward to connecting with each patient and their family!