Dentist Los Angeles CA
There are more than 4 thousand licensed dentists in Los Angeles, CA and about 8000 dentists in (LA) county. About 30% of Los Angeles dentists are women. Nearly 18% are specialists and the rest are general practitioners*****. About 4 million people live in the city of Los Angeles and more that 10 million live in LA county. The ratio of dentists to population is LA is about 1/1200.
How many dental schools are in Los Angeles?
LA is the home for 2 of the most prestigious dental schools in the country. The UCLA school of dentistry and the USC school of Dentistry. The UCLA school of dentistry is located in Westwood, west to LA downtown. The Herman School of Dentistry of USC is located near the center of Los Angeles.
How to choose a new dentist?
Experience and convenience are the 2 most important factors to consider when choosing a new dentist. Experience is not a synonym to the number of years in practice. Knowledge gained through practicing dentistry will build experience. Dental experience is measured by producing successful results routinely not occasionally. Learning from experts in the field by attending their CE courses can strengthen experience. Quality conscious patients are usually critical in selecting an experienced dentist.
Convenience will make access to dental service easy. Personally, I prefer to see a dentist in my building than to drive 10 miles to see another dentist. If the dentist in my building is not competent, I rather drive 20 miles to see an experienced dentist.
Who is the best dentist in Los Angeles?
Every dentist in Los Angeles claims he/she is the best dentist. Most Los Angeles dentists are competent practitioners while very few may be not. Don’t be fooled by the number of stars you see next to a dentist name in Yelp of Google reviews when choosing a new dentist. These stars reflect an individual experience and not a fair judgment. The community need a review system based on none-biased professional judgment by experts in the field rather than reviews by reactive or paid individuals.
Are famous dentists the best dentists?
The short answer for this question is: not necessarily. Some average dentists got famous by luck. On the other hands, some famous dentists are truly competent and experienced professionals. Famous dental practices are more likely found in rich neighborhoods. This makes since because high end dental procedures are costly. Famous dentists attract customers from all areas regardless of the socio-economic level of the area. People find ways to pay for things they want more than to pay for thing they need. Dental work done by none-famous dentists may outperform the work done by famous ones.
What makes dentists in Los Angeles so special?
Los Angeles in the capital of the entertainment industry that has big influence on the whole word. Los Angeles in the world’s capital for plastic surgery and cosmetic dentistry too. The coexistence of entertainment and beauty enhancement procedures in Los Angeles gave birth the term Hollywood Smile.
People from all over the world come to LA to get cosmetic dentistry work. Many smile enhancement procedures such as dental veneers and teeth whitening were created in Los Angeles.
Is Dr. Khalifeh a general dentist or a specialist dentist?
Dr. Khalifeh is one of the very few dual boarded dental specialist. He is board certified in dental implants by the American Board of Oral Implantology / Implant Dentistry. Dr. Khalifeh is also board certified Orofacial pain specialist by the American Board of Orofacial Pain.
Dr. Khalifeh is a practitioner and an educator. He practiced all aspects of dentistry for over 30 years. He teaches dentistry to dental students and dental specialist residents at the USC School of Dentistry for over 25 years.
At the Museum Dental Center, we offer most of the dental treatment procedures to our patients. These are the categories of the dental treatment we offer:
- TMJ disorders and Orofacial pain management
- implant dentistry
- General dentistry
- Preventive dentistry
- Restorative dentistry: dental fillings, crowns and dental bridges
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Periodontal and gum disease treatment
- Endodontics and root canal treatment
- Oral surgery, wisdom teeth extraction and bone grafting
- Biopsy and Oral Medicine care
- Invisalign and clear braces
- Botox injections for TMJ and Orofacial pain conditions
If you have additional questions don’t hesitate to contact us by email or phone.