Originally from California, Dr. David Oyster received his B. S. degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1974. After serving as a Line Officer for five years, he then pursued and received his D.M.D. degree from the University of Florida College Of Dentistry in 1985. He reentered the Navy, first serving as a General Dentist for seven years. He completed his Periodontics Specialty Residency in 1994, at the National Naval Dental School, in Bethesda, MD., and concurrently earned his Masters Degree in Oral Biology from George Washington University. After a tour in Jacksonville, FL, and another in Charleston, SC., he retired from the Navy in 2002 after twenty-one and a half years of active duty, to enter private practice. He retired from full-time practice in Dec. 2011. He now volunteers at East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO) Dental Clinic, performing periodontal treatment and exodontia services. He is an Adjunct Professor, MUSC, supervising dental students at ECCO. He also performs services as a dental expert witness. Dr. Oyster is a Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology, and past Fellow, American Academy of General Dentistry. He was also a Clinical Associate Professor, Medical University of South Carolina, College of Dentistry, Division of Periodontics. He is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, American Board of Periodontology, American Dental Association, Academy of Osseointegration, the South Carolina Dental Association, and other professional organizations. He lectured for the Navy, as well as dental societies, and study clubs. He is married to the former Deborah Medalen and has lived in Mt. Pleasant since 1998. Hobbies include swimming, tennis, boating, water and snow skiing.