Jon F. Bauer, M.A., D.D.S. – Retired August 16, 2017

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I wanted to be a dentist since I was 13 when I experienced my own life changing dental results provided by my orthodontist. Today, I am so grateful for the opportunity to be part of the Los Angeles health care community in a profession that allows me to serve by improving the well being of people everyday.  I especially love the amazing patient relationships I am gifted as I provide the care I am enjoying so much. I am thrilled as I experience the joy of a patient who lights up with the confidence of a beautiful and healthy smile.


I received my Doctor of Dentistry degree at The Ohio State University and my Masters of Arts degree in Spiritual Psychology and a certificate in Conscious Health and Healing at the University of Santa Monica.  I began my career in the Public Health, Indian Health Services with the Sovereign Nation of Cocopah in Yuma, Arizona. I co-created the Non-Profit Dental Clinic for treating people with HIV that is serving patients of APLA today.

I attend continuing education courses all over the country, far beyond the state’s requirements, to stay on top of the latest developments and technology in order to better serve my patients. I particularly like to take courses in comsmetic and restorative dentistry.

I am a member of several dental organizations including:


I have served many volunteer organizations in the Los Angeles and Southern California communities, and The Freedom To Choose Workshop at the Coachella Women’s Prison. I also enjoy rescuing racing Greyhound dogs.


I moved to California from Ohio, and I am a resident of Los Angeles. I am an avid swimmer participating in masters events with the West Hollywood Aquatics. I am also an artist with and emphasis on Expressive Art and the style of Graffiti.


My intention is to be in my Loving as I joyfully provide the best dental care I am capable of providing in gentle service to others.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time
”  Max Ehrmann, poet, “Desiderata