For an impressive 44 years and counting, Dr. Houchin has been dedicated to helping every patient achieve a stronger, healthier smile that stands the test of time. He is proud to now work alongside so many other talented professionals here at Summit Boulevard Dental. To learn more about his background, keep reading below:
Dr. Houchin has always enjoyed the fact that dentistry involves a number of different, challenging disciplines and skills. He also has a genuine love of caring for other people and helping them thrive. These qualities made this career an easy choice for him, and nearly half a century later, he hasn’t looked back.
Dr. Houchin graduated from Georgetown University with his Doctor of Dental Surgery after attending several other universities, including UC Berkeley, Citrus College, UCLA, Loyola University, and Cal State. He is also passionate about continuing education and has completed advanced training in several important dental specialties, including obstructive sleep apnea treatment for both children and adults, oral sedation, clear aligner orthodontics, rotary endodontics, and TMJ therapy. He is a current member of the following organizations:
Originally from Topaz Lake, Dr. Houchin and his wife Linda have two adult daughters named Kelly and Elizabeth. In addition to being a dedicated husband and father, he spends his free time traveling, skiing, rock climbing, playing softball, and managing investments.
In addition to his dental background, Dr. Houchin is also a proud Vietnam veteran. He was part of the US Navy Hospital Corps and went on two separate tours to South Vietnam. For his service, he was awarded a Navy Achievement medal, a combat “V,” and two presidential unit citations.