Jason S. Perlman, DDS
Personal & Educational Background
Dr. Jason Perlman’s journey began in Youngstown, Ohio, but it was at Arizona State University where his passion for adventure truly emerged. While team sports had always been a part of his life, Arizona introduced him to a whole new world of outdoor excitement—mountain and road cycling, rock climbing, and backpacking quickly became his favorite hobbies.
After working with The City of Phoenix’s small business relations team, Dr. Perlman returned to Ohio, where he pursued his dream of becoming a dentist (and officially a Buckeye) at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. His dedication and talent were evident when he trained at Akron City Hospital’s Center for Dental Health, where he was honored with awards for his excellence in restorative, periodontal, and endodontic therapies. Though Ohio and Arizona hold cherished memories, Dr. Perlman has found his true home in the beauty that is the Pacific Northwest.
Dr. Perlman isn’t your ordinary dentist— and his inspiration for transforming lives began when he experienced a transformation of his own. For years, he accepted constant exhaustion as the norm, until his professional path led him to begin learning about sleep breathing disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea. Driven by a personal quest for relief, he volunteered for a take-home sleep study during his studies, revealing a surprising diagnosis: mild obstructive sleep apnea.
With newfound hope, Dr. Perlman pursued treatment and was astounded by the profound shift in his daily energy and vitality. This pivotal experience ignited a fire within him to share this journey with others. Determined to make a difference, he set out to earn Diplomacy with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, aiming to offer the same relief and empowerment to his patients.
Dr. Perlman’s mission extends far beyond addressing sleep disorders. His goal is to educate and empower his patients, showcasing the intricate connection between oral health and overall wellness. Through close collaboration with fellow healthcare professionals, he ensures his patients receive top-tier interdisciplinary care, tailored to their unique needs.
With a wealth of educational and training background, Dr. Perlman integrates holistic therapies with cutting-edge technology, blending art and science to bring the best care to his patients. He understands that true healing goes beyond the technicalities; it’s about fostering personal and professional relationships built on trust, empathy, and sincerity. By dissolving dental phobias and instilling confidence, he paves the way for profound transformations.Driven by a deep-seated joy in improving community oral health and overall quality of life. For him, it’s not just about achieving a functional, healthy, and aesthetic smile—it’s about unlocking the full potential of each individual’s well-being.
Dr. Perlman is dedicated to a lifelong journey of learning and mastery. Since earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, he has been on a relentless pursuit of excellence, constantly seeking to elevate his skills and expertise. Immersing himself in world-renowned institutions like The L.D. Pankey Institute and Spear Education, Dr. Perlman hones his craft in advanced technical dentistry. These prestigious institutions are synonymous with innovation and excellence, shaping him into a true leader in his field. In fact, In 2022, Dr. Perlman was honored as one of the 10 Dentists to Watch in the nation by The Academy of General Dentistry.
With complete mastery training in treating sleep related breathing disorders, and earning Diplomate status with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, Dr. Perlman is at the forefront of cutting-edge therapies for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. And his passion extends beyond dental sleep medicine. Completing a Clinical Implantology Residency with the Washington Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Perlman has emerged as a skilled surgeon utilizing laser therapy and his patients’ natural healing abilities to improve surgical results. Now, as a visiting faculty member for the program, he imparts his expertise to other dental professionals.
Dr. Perlman, with his wife and fellow adventurer, Karyn, enjoy sharing their love for the outdoors which manifests in weekend hiking and backpacking escapades, snowshoe adventures, and creating memories as they explore Washington State. He is always on the lookout for new and exciting culinary experiences and savors these moments alongside friends and loved ones.
Dr. Perlman’s enthusiasm extends to the realm of philanthropy and fitness. An avid bicyclist, he actively participates in bike tours, not just for the joy of the ride but to contribute to noble causes such as cancer research. Amidst all of his adventures, Dr. Perlman finds his greatest joy in fatherhood. Cherishing the precious “daddy-son” days with his son, Monte. For Dr. Perlman, life isn’t just about smiles in the clinic—it’s about embracing every facet of life with enthusiasm, compassion, and a genuine love for the journey.
TRAINING & EDUCATION
- Clinical Implantology from A-Z – WAGD 10 Month Mini-Residency
- Former Resident & Current Clinical Faculty
- Diplomate, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
- Mastery Program I, II, III
- The Pankey Institute Essentials Continuum
- Aesthetic & Functional Treatment Planning
- Occlusal Appliances & Equilibration
- Restorative Integration of Form & Function
- Sequencing & Advanced Treatment Planning
- The Pankey Institute: Evaluating, Diagnosing & Treating Worn Dentition
- Spear Education: Facially Generated Treatment Planning Workshop
- Akron City Hospital Center for Dental Health: General Practice Residency
- American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
- American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
- L.D. Pankey Board of Advisors
- The L.D. Pankey Alumni Association
- American Academy of General Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- Washington State Dental Association
- Pierce County Dental Society