Dr. Aron Kivel graduated from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco.  Upon graduation, he joined the famous dental office of Reality TV’s “Extreme Makeover” and also the Center for Aesthetic Dentistry in Beverly Hills, experiences that laid a strong foundation of personalized and modern dental care.  After five years in the Los Angeles area, Dr. Kivel returned to San Francisco to start SFdental (www.sfdental.com). 

With an eye on the future, Dr. Kivel and his wife, Ryann, toured the western states looking for an ideal small town to call home and set up his dream practice.  With Ashland's warm community, culture and arts, exceptional schools, awesome outdoor sports and activities, sensible cost-of-living, and blend of west coast seasons - it was the perfect fit! Meeting Drs. Tom Dumont and James Benson, two the nicest guys on the planet, was the icing on the cake. He took over care for their patients, some of whom they'd been seeing for over 30 years, in 2015.

Dr. Kivel is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the Association of Osseointegration (AO; Implants), the California Dental Association (CDA) and the International Dental Implant Association.  He is a Mentor for other dentists at CerecDoctors based in Scottsdale, Arizona and a graduate of the Pacific Implant Institute’s Implant Prosthetic mini-residency program and a Premiere Invisalign provider.   Dr. Kivel holds a license in Oral Conscious Sedation and is a member of the State Bar of California, having received his law degree from University of San Francisco.

Dr. Kivel feels extremely lucky that he and his wife get to raise a family in the Ashland community. They had their first child, a daughter named Siena, in May of this year. Outside of work, Dr. Kivel is passionate about wind, water, snow and dirt … he rides mountain bikes, kitesurfs, surfs, skis, practices yoga and is learning to white water kayak.