Bita Davoodian, DDS
Dr. Bita Davoodian was born in Southern California and raised in the South Bay. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of the Pacific in San Francisco and is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the American Association of Dental Sleep Medicine and the Western Los Angeles Dental Society. She has worked in the dental field for the past 20 years and opened her private practice in Redondo Beach in 2012. For the past 10 years she has been a clinical restorative instructor at the UCLA School of Dentistry.
Why are you passionate about the field of dentistry?
“I am dedicated to creating beautiful, long-lasting smiles and maintaining the oral health of my patients. I deliver the highest quality dental care in an atmosphere of warmth, kindness and respect because I believe that preventive care and education are the keys to optimal dental health.”
What do you want patients to know about your practice?
“Patients should know that we are dedicated to our love for dentistry. We address their needs in a comfortable environment, giving them a realistic and comprehensive treatment plan based on decisions we make together. Most importantly, we stay abreast of new developments and participate in continuing education in order to provide patient care at the highest standards.”
What’s the best way to take care of our teeth?
“Please be sure to brush your teeth a minimum of twice each day and floss between the teeth at least once each day. I suggest using an electric toothbrush, and my favorite is Philips Sonicare. Not only is it effective in cleaning teeth, but it comes with a UV sanitizer that helps kill up to 99% of the bacteria on your toothbrush.”
Why is it important to see your dentist regularly?
“Although a simple checkup can be nerve-racking, the more you go to the dentist for routine cleanings, the more likely you are to avoid larger problems that result in extensive procedures. Dental procedures have greatly improved in the past few years, and modern dentistry offers new methods and treatment options to make you comfortable. I will explain the entire procedure to you beforehand and walk you through step-by-step while the procedure is being performed.”
What services do you offer?
“We specialize in preventive dental care, cosmetic dentistry and children’s dentistry. We can help with sleep apnea and TMJ disorder and can provide teeth whitening and implants. We highly recommend Invisalign®— a series of clear, BPA-free plastic trays that many patients prefer instead of traditional braces. Instead of being cemented to your teeth, Invisalign trays are easily removable when you eat, drink, brush, and floss.”
What minimally invasive options do you suggest to enhance your patients’ smiles?
“Teeth can be affected by discoloration, spaces, gaps, chips and misalignment. A conservative way to repair any of these problems is bonding and/or enamel shaping. Advances in cosmetic dental bonding procedures have led to improved strength and durability. Enamel shaping is often combined with bonding and is usually quick and painless. No anesthesia is required, and results can be seen immediately. Be aware that enamel shaping and bonding can’t solve all problems. For perfect symmetry and color, oftentimes porcelain veneers are the best options. For further information please visit our office for a complimentary consultation.”
How do you stay on top of recent developments in dentistry?
“As a clinical instructor at ucla for the past 10 years, i participate in cutting- edge dentistry and new advancements, which carries over to my practice. I attend dental lectures, meetings and dental conventions and am a member of various professional dental associations to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.”
How do you ensure your patients’ comfort while at your office?
“We pride ourselves in making sure patients are comfortable from the moment they walk into our office to the time they leave. Collectively as a team we spend as much time with our patients as they need to understand the treatment and feel comfortable and relaxed. We perform every treatment with a steady and gentle touch, using modern technology and practices to ensure our patients have the best care possible.”
Tell us about your team.
“Behind every dentist is a dedicated team of assistants, patient coordinators, surgeons and specialists helping provide the service and care our patients need. All of our members would be glad to answer any questions you have about the services we provide.”
What do your patients like best about you?
“Our patients consistently tell us how much they love our friendly environment and honesty. They also love our modern equipment and commitment to the highest level of clinical excellence. We stay abreast of new developments and participate in continuing education in order to provide patient care at the highest standards.”