Dr. Anthony L. Korbar II, DMD

 

 

Dr. Korbar grew up the youngest of five children in Beaver Falls, PA, outside of Pittsburgh. With so many professional athletes from western Pennsylvania, including Joe Montana, Dan Marino, Johnny Unitas, Mike Ditka, Joe Namath, and Tony Dorsett to name a few, sports were ingrained at an early age. After playing many different sports in high school, Dr. Korbar chose to play baseball in college. He attended Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA, and graduated with a B.S. in Biology in 1994. He went on to attend the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and obtained his DMD in 1998. During dental school, Dr. Korbar earned a United States Air Force scholarship and was commissioned as a Captain to begin his professional career. He served as a general dentist in the Air Force from 1998 to 2002, completing an Advanced General Dentistry Residency at Offutt Air Force Base, NE, in 1999. From there, he was assigned to Luke Air Force Base, AZ, where he began to develop a special interest in endodontics. One of his proudest accomplishments while at Luke was the opportunity to represent the United States on a humanitarian mission to El Salvador. He was the acting oral surgeon and treated over 300 patients in ten days. Also during his tenure at Luke, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, occurred. Within a few months he was sent for training on an EMEDS (Expeditionary Medical Support) team to be deployed to Afghanistan. Unfortunately, his Air Force enlistment ended before he could begin his tour in Operation Enduring Freedom. In 2002, Dr. Korbar was accepted into the Advanced Endodontic Residency program at the VA Medical Center in Long Beach, CA. He completed his endodontics training and joined Carmel Valley Endodontics in 2004. Dr. Korbar’s personal interests include fishing, golf, and almost every other sports activity, reading mystery novels, and cheering on his beloved Steelers…although those San Diego sports teams are making their impression. Dr. Korbar, his wife Theresa, two-year-old daughter Mikaela, their new baby girl Kendall, and 13-year-old Jack Russell Terrier Oscar enjoy living in the beach community of Leucadia.