Here is a list of the best dentists in California, based on patient reviews, awards, and professional recognition: This list is not based on advertising or payment. Dentists cannot 'buy' their way onto my list.
These are dentists that I have become familiar with over the last 40 years, either by personal interaction, online, at Continuing Education courses, or by reputation.
They all have exceptional skills, and are
experts in one or more fields. I would trust these dentists to work in
my mouth without hesitation!
This list is not comprehensive, and I will be adding to it regularly.
Just click on the dentist's name in this list to jump to their review.
Dr. Rod Kurthy is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry and is a member of the American Dental Association. Dr. Kurthy is known for his gentle touch and his ability to make patients feel comfortable.
Dr. Kurthy uses state-of-the-art equipment in his office, which allows him to provide his patients with the best possible care. For example, he uses a laser to treat gum disease.
Laser therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that can help to reduce inflammation and promote the healing of gum tissue. This can help to improve the health of the gums and prevent the progression of gum disease.
In addition to his expertise in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Kurthy is also experienced in general dentistry. He can provide his patients with a wide range of services, including routine cleanings and exams, fillings, crowns, and bridges. He also offers a variety of cosmetic procedures, such as teeth whitening and veneers. He developed the KöR tooth whitening system, regarded as the most effective whitening system available.
Location: 19995 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Phone: (949) 582-1122.
Dr. Raymond Bertolotti is a highly skilled and experienced dentist who has been practicing for over 40 years. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of California, San Francisco in 1983. He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the International Association of Dental Research.
Dr. Bertolotti is a pioneer in the field of adhesive dentistry, and he has developed several innovative techniques that have revolutionized the way that dentists restore teeth. He is also a highly sought-after lecturer, and he has presented his work at numerous dental conferences around the world.
Here are some additional details about Dr. Bertolotti's dental education and qualifications:
Location: 1550 Alvarado Street, Suite 100, San Leandro, CA 94577
Phone: (510) 483-1111
Dr. Lane Ochi graduated with honors from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in 1981, and completed a general practice residency at the University of Southern California Medical Center.
Dr. Ochi is a specialist in cosmetic dentistry, and he has developed several techniques and products that are used by dentists around the world.
Dr. Ochi, has many positive reviews from his patients. They praise his professionalism, skill, and compassion. They also say that he is always up-to-date on the latest dental techniques and technologies.
Here are some additional details about the techniques and products that Dr. Ochi has developed:
The Ochi Smile Design System is a comprehensive system for creating a beautiful and natural smile. The system includes a variety of products and techniques, such as porcelain veneers, crowns, and bonding. The system begins with a consultation with Dr. Ochi.
During the consultation, Dr. Ochi will discuss your goals for your smile and create a treatment plan. The treatment plan may include one or more of the following procedures:
Location: 250 N Robertson Blvd. Ste 401, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: (310) 275-4491
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Dr. Bill Dorfman graduated Bachelor of Science (BS), Psychobiology, UCLA in 1980, and Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), University of the Pacific, San Francisco, California, 1983.
Dr. Dorfman is a specialist in cosmetic dentistry, and has been referred to as 'dentist to the stars' due to the number of famous and high-profile people he has as patients. He is highly skilled, very experienced, and one of the top dentists in Los Angeles.
He offers a wide range of dental services, including general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and implant dentistry.
10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067
Dr Jim Boyd graduated with honors from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in 1981, and completed a general practice residency at the University of Southern California Medical Center.
Dr. Boyd is a specialist in temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and has developed several techniques and products such as the NTI-tss bite splint, that is FDA approved for migraine treatments.
Dr. Boyd is a pioneer in the field of oro-facial pain research. He has published several papers on the topic and has given presentations at national and international conferences.
Dr. Boyd is:
Location: 125 W Plaza St, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Phone: (858) 755-3223.
Dr. Jay Reznick is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, with both medical and dental degrees. He received his dental degree from Tufts University, and his medical degree from the University of Southern California.
He did his internship in General Surgery at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena and trained in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at L.A. County- USC Medical Center.
Dr. Reznick was the first specialist in the U.S. to integrate CBCT and CAD/CAM in his practice. He has taught dentists about basic and advanced implant dentistry, surgery, and 3D digital technology for the last 2 decades.
Dr. Reznick has published extensively and founded the educational website OnlineOralSurgery.com. He lectures frequently at dental meetings and educational conferences, as well as giving live training courses to dentists from all over the world.
He is the Director of the Southern California Center for Oral and Facial Surgery, in Tarzana, California. (www.sccofs.com)
Location: 18372 Clark St, Tarzana, CA, 91356
Phone: (818) 996-1200
Dr. Hornbrook received his undergraduate degree from San Diego State University. He fulfilled his dental training and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1986.
In his commitment to continuing education, Dr. David Hornbrook became a Diplomate in the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry (ABAD) after completing a 250-hour course and 500 question examination in 2018, meeting the ABAD's stringent criteria for technical expertise and natural artistry.
Dr Hornbrook sees his patients at the Hornbrook Center for Dentistry.
Location: 7777 Alvarado Road, Suite 210 La Mesa, CA 91942
Phone: (619) 463-7797
Dr Cellars is a general dentist with an interest in cosmetic and holistic dentistry.
Dr Cellars is dedicated to serving his patients and caring for all their individual needs. He is committed to providing excellent and comprehensive dentistry and takes pride in getting to know each of his patients individually to tailor his treatment to their specific needs. He believes in minimally invasive dentistry and emphasizes preventative care to minimize the amount of treatment that his patients need.
After graduating from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry and working at a private practice in Lancaster CA, he has returned to Southern California and is excited to serve his patients and his community.
Dr Cellars has worked alongside some of the best prosthodontists, oral surgeons, and general dentists to perfect his clinical skills in cosmetic dentistry, TMJ and jaw disorders, facial pain, orthodontics, and oral surgery. He believes in having a complex understanding of all outlets of dentistry so that he can draw from every discipline to provide the best treatment options for his patients. He was distinguished by the dean of his dental school for being one of the best clinicians in his class because of his comprehensive and patient-specific approach.
Location: 18652 Florida St # 300, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: +1 714-848-4247
Dr. Koenitzer graduated with high honors from the University of Pacific with his Bachelor of Science in biology. He then attended the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), the top-rated dental school in the US, and graduated DDS. He received several awards for clinical excellence and was the president of his class.
Upon graduation, Dr. Koenitzer became the youngest faculty member at UCSF, and spent several years treating patients, training post-grad dental students, and working with several world-famous dentists.
Dr. Koenitzer was voted Best Dentist in Petaluma six years in a row!
Location: 101 Lynch Creek Way Suite A, Petaluma, CA 94954
Phone: (707) 766-6666
Dr. Matthew Lau was born and raised in Alameda, CA. He completed his undergraduate studies at UC Davis, and graduated from the University of California School of Dentistry in San Francisco.
Dr Lau has extensive experience working in family dental offices in San Francisco and San Mateo County. He is particularly experienced in Cosmetic Dentistry and Invisalign Orthodontics, and is a Fellow of International Oral Implant Society.
Location: 2111 Whitehall Place, Suite C, Alameda, CA 94501
Phone: (510) 523-5323
I will be adding to this list of the best dentists in California regularly, so be sure to bookmark this page and check back regularly!
If you think YOUR dentist deserves to be included, please contact me with the details.
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