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 11 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 is your practice known for?
Our patient-centered practice offers comprehensive dental care with an equal commitment to preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. We spend as much time with our patients as they need to understand the treatment and feel comfortable and relaxed. We strive to deliver the highest quality dental care in an atmosphere of warmth, kindness and respect.
Patients constantly express how comfortable they feel from the moment they walk into the office to the time they leave. I accomplish this by treating all my patients like family. I perform every treatment with a steady and gentle touch, combined with the most modern technology and practices to ensure our patients have the best care possible.
What is your advice for patients who are afraid to visit a dentist?
Let our office know about your fears. We explain each procedure and give you an opportunity to ask questions beforehand, and continue to update you throughout the procedure. Our communication and modern dental procedures greatly improve our ability to make you comfortable during every procedure. I also advise patients to see the dentist for routine cleanings in order to avoid larger problems that result in extensive procedures. I strive to understand each patient so we can build trust and minimize your fears of visiting a dentist to achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.
Quality care begins with trust. I aim to understand and identify with my patients in order to provide a positive experience. As my patient, you can expect clear treatment options, honesty, efficiency and quality.
To what do you attribute your practice’s growth?
Our growth is based on our love for dentistry and our patients. Building trust is extremely important, and our whole team is dedicated to building trust by understanding and identifying with patients to provide a positive experience. When our patients leave the office, they have a realistic treatment plan that is comprehensive and based on decisions we make together. Most importantly, we attend dental lectures, meetings and conventions to stay abreast of new developments and participate in continuing education in order to provide patient care at the highest standards.
Why is it important to see your dentist regularly?
Although a simple checkup can be nerve-wracking, 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.
Tell us something our readers may not know about you.
In addition to cosmetic dentistry and full-mouth rehabilitation, I also address patients’ overall health, including airway and TMJ evaluation. I am recognized for working hand in hand with physicians to treat patients with oral appliances for sleep apnea.
What do your patients love about your practice?
The best feedback I have received was from an 8-year-old patient when she told me that the procedure was so gentle, she did not feel a thing. She said she had found her new dentist and she couldn’t wait to come back because she loved being in my office. It was so rewarding to have such a young patient enthusiastic about the health of her teeth and visiting a dentist—especially after hearing later about her unpleasant dental experiences in the past.
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.
What product do you recommend?
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.
How do you enhance your patients’ smiles in a minimally invasive way?
Teeth can be affected by discoloration, spaces, gaps, chips and misalignment. A conservative way to repair any of these problems is bonding combined with enamel shaping. No anesthesia is required, and results can be seen immediately. For further information please visit our office for a complimentary consultation.