Dr. Bita Davoodian
Dr. Bita Davoodian graduated from UCLA and attended dental school at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco. She has been a clinical instructor at UCLA Dental School for the past seven years, where she teaches future dentists. Born in Southern California and raised in the South Bay, Dr. Davoodian has worked in dentistry for about 20 years. She 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.
Tell us about your practice.
“I am dedicated to creating beautiful, long-lasting smiles and maintaining the oral health of my patients. I strive to deliver the highest quality general, restorative and cosmetic dental care in a warm atmosphere with the utmost kindness and respect. I see a wide range of patients including seniors, adults and children. I truly believe that preventive care and education are the two most important aspects of optimal dental health.
Patients should know that we love 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 is your driving force?
“Every day I strive for my patients to regain or expand the confidence in their teeth and smile. Equally important is providing a personalized treatment plan that the patient can fully understand and agree to with a caring, genuine and professional staff. My goal is for each patient to walk out of my office knowing they have a dentist who is dedicated to performing what is necessary for them to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile.”
How do you empathize with your customer in order to build trust?
“Quality care really 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.”
What should parents know about their child’s dental health?
“The foundation for healthy permanent teeth is developed between the ages of 1 and 5. A healthy diet combined with proper brushing and flossing decreases cavities in children. The fewer cavities in baby teeth, the lower the risk of developing cavities in permanent teeth. Therefore it is crucial to establish a proper daily oral hygiene routine as early in life as possible to help ensure the development of strong and healthy teeth.”
What feedback do you get from your youngest customers?
“The best feedback I have received was from an 8-year-old patient when she told me that the procedure was so gentle and 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 are some ways you provide top-notch customer service?
“Patients constantly express how comfortable they feel from the moment they walk into the office to the time they leave. I do this by treating all my patients like family. As a team we make sure to spend as much time with our patients as they need to understand the treatment and feel comfortable and relaxed. 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 do your patients like best about you?
“Patients love that we can provide a full range of dental treatment including preventive, family and cosmetic dentistry. We always make sure that we have an appointment to see our patients and are always on call for emergencies. We assure comfort by listening to our patients and taking the time to answer all of their questions prior to any dental procedure.”
Tell us something unique about your practice.
“In addition to cosmetic dentistry and full-mouth rehabilitation, I also address patients’ overall health, including airway and TMJ evaluation. I am a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and recognized for working hand in hand with physicians to treat patients with oral appliances for sleep apnea.”
Why is dentistry a good career path for women?
“The structure of the dental profession provides unique opportunities to exercise a high degree of autonomy and flexibility. This ultimately allows females to be able to be mothers and wives as well as excellent dentists and business owners.”