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.
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 while the procedure is being performed.”
Tell us about your team.
“As the saying goes, ‘It takes a village.’ 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 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.”
Tell us more about Invisalign®.
“Instead of being cemented to your teeth, Invisalign trays are easily removable when you eat, drink, brush, and floss. Once you are ready to begin, we will take photos and X-rays and scan your teeth using the latest in digital scanning: the iTero® Element. No need for gooey and messy impressions. A digital model of your teeth is immediately uploaded onto the Invisalign site, and treatment planning can start right away.”
Does the pandemic impact how we should be taking care of our teeth?
“The standard recommendation for oral health care is no less important now than it was before this crisis. Please be sure to brush your teeth a minimum of twice each day and floss between the teeth at least once each day. It’s best to clean toothbrushes on a regular basis. 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 are you grateful for today?
“My team and I are thankful to have the opportunity to help the community and to help people live healthier lives.”
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.”
How do you stay on top of recent developments?
“As a clinical instructor at UCLA for the past nine 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.”
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 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, 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.”