Gary Oden was born in Hollywood, moving to Fountain Valley in 1965. After graduating from La Quinta High School, he entered the Orange Coast College Dental Technology Program in 1967. In 1969, Gary was drafted into the U.S. Army Infantry and served with the 25th Infantry Division in South Vietnam from January to November, 1970. After an Honorable Discharge, he returned to school to complete his Dental Technology education.
Gary worked for commercial dental laboratories in Orange County from 1971 until 1980, becoming the Lead Ceramist at one of the largest dental laboratories in the country. In 1980, Gary started his own dental laboratory which he continues to manage in addition to the time he is with our office. We are fortunate to have Gary, with his 40 plus years of experience and knowledge, in our dental laboratory.
Gary, and his wife of 40 years, have two grown children. The family enjoys boating and water skiing at Lake Mead. They are members of Calvery Chapel in Costa Mesa. Gary also enjoys playing guitar with his Blues Band, Mesa Blue.