David M. Pressutti, Jr., DMD, MSD
Meet Dr. Pressutti
I feel so fortunate that I can say that I work in a profession I truly love. Being an orthodontist provides me with unique challenges brought by each patient, making each day different and exciting. Seeing children grow up right before my eyes, as well as watching adults achieve a smile they’ve only dreamed of, brings me such joy.
I have worked in health care for more than 18 years. It was during pharmacy school that I realized how much I enjoyed working with people. I have had, and continue to have, lots of fun every day at work. I look forward to going to work each and every morning.
Education and Continuing Education
I completed my formal dental education at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, earning my Doctorate of Dental Medicine, before going on to the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for my Master of Science degree in Dentistry. Since then, I have continued my education through local, state, and national meetings and seminars focusing on new and improving technology in the dental field.
An orthodontist is a dentist who has completed an American Dental Association accredited graduate program in the specialty of orthodontics. A dentist who graduates from a specialty program becomes an orthodontic specialist who is eligible to become board certified through the voluntary examination process of The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO). Involvement in the certification process is a demonstration of the orthodontist's pursuit of continued proficiency and excellence.
The certification process involves a thorough Written Examination covering all areas of information on which an orthodontist should be knowledgeable. Successful passage allows the orthodontist to present treated cases which will be evaluated by expert examiners of the Board during a Clinical Examination. Certification is now awarded for a time-limited period and the orthodontist must re-examine on a periodic basis to retain the board certified status.
Orthodontic specialists who are current Diplomates of The American Board of Orthodontics can be found at Find an ABO Diplomate.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
- California Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- Fresno-Madera Dental Society
- College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics
- American board of Orthodontics
Outside the Office
A native of Clovis and a graduate of Clovis High School, I am proud to work and raise my family in the community where I grew up. My wife and I have four sons and many members of our extended family who all live in the Fresno area. When I have free time I enjoy staying active by hiking and biking, as well as traveling. I have a passion for aviation, old cars, being a life-long student, and teaching my children how to be valuable members of society.