Two Specialists in One Practice
Our doctors are specialists and leaders in their respective fields. As skilled professionals from complementary disciplines—prosthodontics (the aesthetic restoration and replacement of teeth) and periodontics (focused on treatment of the gums and bone that surround teeth)—Dr. Koticha and Dr. Al Sakka make an ideal team to handle your dental needs. They are not only extensively trained in all aspects of replacing or restoring missing or decayed teeth, handling all aspects of gum disease and cosmetic dentistry, but they also teach other dentists how to expertly perform these specialty procedures. Each doctor brings a unique quality and level of care to our patients to deliver the smile experience you’ve been searching for.
Tapan Koticha, DDS
“My goal as a periodontist is to improve my patients’ quality of life by saving the teeth they have or giving them new teeth, when needed. I want each one to be able to smile with confidence.” —Dr. Koticha
Dr. Koticha is an experienced periodontist (gum and bone tissue specialist). He is board-certified in periodontics and dental implants, and is able to provide the full scope of treatment for gum disease, gum recession, bone grafting and dental implant placement. He is also certified to provide the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.
In addition to providing top-quality patient care at Dental Specialists of Edmond, Dr. Koticha is highly involved in academia. He has served as the Director of the Graduate Periodontics specialty training program at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry and continues to serve as a site visitor for the Commission for Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association in the specialty of Periodontics.
He is also an Editorial Contributor for the Clinical Dentistry Channel at Practice Update, an educational resource for dental and medical professionals. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and received numerous awards, including the Ben Duff Fellowship Award (2012), the Richard J. Lazzara Fellowship in Advanced Implant Surgery (2014–15) and the Sigurd P. Ramfjord Award for Excellence (2014).
Dr. Koticha is a member of many prestigious dental organizations, including the American Academy of Periodontology, Southwest Society of Periodontology, American Dental Association and Oklahoma Dental Association.
Yacoub Al Sakka, DDS
“My purpose is to provide patients with the highest quality care and to treat my patients as I would my own family.” —Dr. Al Sakka
Dr. Al Sakka is a prosthodontist, a specialist in aesthetic tooth restoration and tooth replacement. He is passionate about art and science and uses both to improve the quality of life for patients with missing or deficient teeth. He uses the latest digital technology, combined with modern dental ceramics/materials, to create beautiful and natural-looking new teeth and smiles for his patients.
Dr. Al Sakka is highly involved in academia. He was the founding Director of Digital Dental Technology and an Associate Professor at Oklahoma University College of Dentistry, where he has taught since 2014. He also provides consultation services for several practices and institutions to implement digital dentistry. Dr. Al Sakka provides continuing education courses for dental professionals on the topics of digital technology and implant dentistry.
He is a member of the American Dental Association and the Oklahoma Dental Association.