experience & service

licensure & credentials

honors & awards


education & Residency

Research and Publications

general surgery, anesthesiology, plastic surgery, otolaryngology, emergency medicine, and other specialty areas. He also received intensive training in oral and facial surgery including wisdom teeth removal and other complicated dental extractions, maxillofacial trauma and reconstruction, corrective jaw surgery, head and neck pathology, and dental implant surgery. Dr. Malan is a strong advocate for advanced technology including computed tomography (CT scan), 3D and digital treatment planning for many of his surgeries. 

A highlight in residency was the opportunity to participate in the Hearts in Motion Cleft Lip and Palate medical missions to Guatemala. Dr. Malan served as resident surgeon and Spanish translator. Each year hundreds of patients were treated, including many requiring complex facial surgeries.

Immediately following residency, Dr. Malan began his active duty service in the US Navy in Okinawa Japan. There he was proud to serve nearly 50,000 active duty members and their families as staff oral surgeon for 3rd Dental Battalion and later as Department Head of Oral Surgery and Dentistry at Naval Hospital Okinawa. After three years in Okinawa, he was transferred to the Naval Medical Center San Diego, where he completed his active duty commitment. During his military service, Dr. Malan received multiple awards and achieved the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

Married, with 3 children, Dr. Malan is thrilled to be home in Idaho with friends and family. In his spare time he enjoys all things outdoors including backpacking, fishing, hunting, biking, swimming and running.

Dr. John P. Malan is a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. An Idaho native, he graduated from Nampa High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Boise State University, graduating magna cum laude.

Following his university studies, Dr. Malan accepted a scholarship from the US Navy and obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of California San Francisco. He continued to excel in his academic studies and went on to complete his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at the University of Washington in Seattle.

During his 4 year residency, Dr. Malan trained alongside medical residents in internal medicine, 

Dr. John P Malan

2014-2015 Staff Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Naval Medical Center San Diego

2013-2014 Department Head, Oral Surgery/Dental US Naval Hospital Okinawa Japan

2011-2013 Staff Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, 3rd Dental Battalion, Okinawa Japan

2009, 2010 Resident and Spanish Translator, HIM Cleft Lip and Palate Mission, Guatemala

2013 Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

2014 Dental License, Idaho

2007-Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support

2013, 2014 US Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal

2013 US Naval Dental Center Okinawa “Top Doc” award

2004 University of California San Francisco NIH T35 Research Program Grant

2003-2007 US Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program recipient

1996-1998 Viola/Chamber Orchestra Scholarship Boise State University Music Department

1996 Brown Presidential Scholar, Boise State University (4 year full tuition and fees)


Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Meet Dr. John Malan

2007- 2011 University of Washington School of Dentistry
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Certificate in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

2003-2007 University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry
Doctor of Dental Surgery

1996-2002 Boise State University, Boise Idaho
Bachelor of Science, Health Science Studies, magna cum laude

Malan J, Ettinger K, Naumann E, Beirne OR. “The relationship of denosumab pharmacology and osteonecrosis of the jaws.” Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2012 Dec;114(6):671-6.


Charan NB, Malan JP, Thompson WH, Carvalho P. “Methacholine infusion into the bronchial artery causes bronchoconstriction” Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 167:A881, 2003 (Abstract)

Malan JP, Dierks E, Giesy J. “Necrotizing fasciitis of the midface: a review of the literature and report of a case with prepuce skin graft reconstruction of the eyelids.” International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. 2011 October; Volume 40, Issue 10:1039-1040 (Abstract)

Malan, J. “Personality Characteristics that Predict Career Choices” Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. August 2005, Volume 63, Issue 8, Supplement Page 58. (Abstract)