Oral Surgeon in San Diego

As a Board-Certified, dual-degree Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. Sidal has a very extensive and comprehensive list of training and accomplishments. He has completed both medical and dental schools, as well as various internships and surgical residencies.

Doctor Tarkan Sidal. Torrey Pines Oral Surgery

Dr. Sidal obtained his Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) from San Francisco State University. He, then, received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree (DDS) from one of the most prestigious dental schools in the country, the University of California, San Francisco. Prior to his specialty training, Dr. Sidal participated in several Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Internship and Externship programs at University-affiliated hospitals in Iowa, Texas, Virginia, and California.

He later entered and completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Medical Center and its affiliated hospital Jesse Brown Veteran Affairs Hospital in Chicago. Consequently, Dr. Sidal went on to bring his training to another level by attending one of the most prestigious medical schools in the Midwest, the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine. He continued to teach the residents in the same institution while going through his rigorous education as a Doctor of Medicine (MD).

Upon completing medical school, his curiosity in learning and everlasting passion in the dentistry, medicine, and surgery, brought him back home to the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where he completed a prestigious Chief Resident appointment in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as well as a General Surgery Internship at the UCSF, Department of Surgery.

He then embarked on completing two years of rigorous fellowship training at the San Diego Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. During his fellowship, he also served as an integral part of an elite reconstructive team of surgeons at the Sharp Memorial Hospital, partnering with Operation of Hope. Together, this team donated surgery for facial reconstruction of a young man from Africa – whole story is available on YouTube as “Sharp Experience Episode 13”.

Dr. Sidal holds medical staff privileges at Scripps Memorial, Scripps Clinic (Green), Scripps Mercy and Sharp Memorial Hospitals. He is a member of American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and Oral and Facial Surgeons of California. Dr. Sidal maintains his certifications by the American Heart Association in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

He is also a participant of the Spear Masters Program, an online inter-disciplinary continuing education platform for specialists, to stay up-to-date on the ever-changing world of clinical expertise and patient care.

Dr. Sidal shares a holistic vision in patient care where his patients are evaluated as whole, and not blindly focused on parts. He is an avid advocate of healthy quality living, body and soul nourishment for supporting healthier and productive lives. Dr. Sidal lives in San Diego with his wife and two children. His interests are jogging, windsurfing, arts, and classical music.

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  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ABOMS) – Diplomate
  • Dental Board of California – Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Medical Board of California – Physician and Surgeon
  • Dental Board of Illinois – Dental License
  • General Anesthesia Dental Board of California


  • Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, CA
  • Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego, CA
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, CA
  • Scripps Clinic (Green), San Diego, CA