Meet Dr. Matthew Korn - Sacramento, CA

Meet Dr. Matthew Korn

Dr. Matthew Korn

Dr. Matthew Korn is a periodontist, a dentist who specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases and conditions that affect the foundation of the teeth. This area of specialty includes the complex and sophisticated art and science of reconstructive treatment, using high-tech 3D imaging, regenerative therapy (allowing patients to regenerate their own bone and gum tissue), and dental implant technology. Thankfully, the days of unsophisticated, painful “bone grafting” are over. Matt is one of very few periodontists nationwide performing minimally invasive microsurgery.

Matt is passionate about ending the suffering and loss associated with periodontal disease. In 30 years of clinical practice, he has seen first-hand how “periodontitis,” the painless and progressive infection of the gum and bone, slowly destroys the foundation of the teeth and results in significant disabilities. Matt believes that any patient can return to health, no matter how far down the scale they’ve slipped, and that this journey can be comfortable physically, emotionally and financially.

Matt understands that successful outcomes also require bringing harmony to the occlusion (the bite, or fit of the teeth), the mechanical workings of the teeth supported by the foundation. Matt is the only Sacramento periodontist that specializes in treating both periodontal diseases and complex occlusal problems. Matt takes the time to discover the many internal and external factors that play a role in re-establishing and maintaining dental health for a lifetime. Matt is committed to serving the patient as a whole being.

One of the pillars of success at Aria Periodontics & Implants is the amazing team. Matt often says that every positive outcome for every patient is made possible by the wonderful contribution of his empowered team. The team is the most important asset of this organization. No expense is spared when it comes to training and preparing. Every dedicated employee of Aria Dental Implants & Perio follows Matt’s lead in a lifetime commitment to growth and learning.

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Early Career

Dr. Korn began his career in 1990, aspiring to be a lifelong learner in dentistry. He completed a unique residency program at the University of Southern California, gaining expertise in periodontology and dental implant surgery. He recognized the gap between dental implant technology and proper tooth restoration. Collaborating with restorative dentists, he strives to restore periodontal health using straightforward approaches.

However, he acknowledges the complexity of severe cases and realizes that successful treatment involves behavioral education alongside technical skills. This realization led him to study at the LD Pankey Institute, where he learned the importance of understanding patients as individuals. Beyond periodontal issues, Dr. Korn also focuses on resolving occlusal problems. In his practice, he emphasizes comprehensive care, considering internal and external factors to ensure his patient’s long-term dental health and overall well-being.

Continued Education & Development

A long, long time ago, Matt earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of California, Davis. After taking three years off to find himself and four years in dental school, the University of California at San Francisco granted him a license to practice dentistry. Because he sat between an amazing graphic artist and a gifted dental lab technician, he made a decision to specialize in dental implantology and periodontics. Matt completed his residency in 1992, the first year that formal dental implant training was a part of any residency program.

At the University of Southern California, microsurgery and computed tomography were brand new to the curriculum, too. As a practicing microsurgeon for almost 30 years, Matt has completed continuum training at the LD Pankey Institute and Spear Education. Matt takes the time to discover the many technical and behavioral factors that play a role in re-establishing and maintaining holistic dental health for the patient’s lifetime.

‍For the last ten years, Matt has dedicated himself to developing as a leader in the Sacramento dental community. He participates in several ongoing personal growth programs. Matt is currently the chair of the California Dental Association Wellness Committee. He has a local study club (The Possibilities Club) dedicated to mentoring local dentists who aspire to grow in their understanding of comprehensive care in their practices. To date, he has proudly mentored and developed six employees who have gone on to become practicing dentists.

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Hobbies and Interests

Matt often says he’s never worked a day in his life because he loves his job. Despite his busy schedule, he has a love affair with bicycles, and can often be found grinding up and down the local roads, trails and race courses on one of his beloved machines. Winter doesn’t slow him down. He simply shifts to downhill or backcountry.