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Welcome

Our practice focuses on providing personalized care, cutting-edge dental technology, and beautiful results.

Our philosophy ensures each patient is comfortable and informed of the options that provide them with optimal oral health.

We hope you receive many compliments on your beautiful smile.

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Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Phil Mendelovitz

Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Mendelovitz is a native of Southern California. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from UCLA Dental School. While attending, he was student body president of the UCLA Medical and Dental School. He is on the faculty as Director of the UCLA Center of Esthetic Dentistry in Dental Technology.  He provides concierge dental services for UCLA Executive Health.

Dr. Mendelovitz was selected as one of "America's Best Dentists." In this state-of-the-art dental office, he is well known for his warm and gentle chairside manner.  Dr. Mendelovitz lectures around the world on cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and emerging dental technologies (including Cerec, 3-D X-Rays, and Computer Assisted Design and Modeling.)

Dr. Mendelovitz' s hobbies include auto racing, automobile restoration, skiing and enjoying the great outdoors.

 

Our Services

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Cleaning

Trust: It is important to find a cosmetic dentist you can trust. The UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center is #1 in Los Angeles and in California by US News and World Report.

Cutting-Edge Dental Care: At our practice your testing, evaluation, and our recommendations are informed by the latest in dental research.

Clinical Experience: Our practice has over 25 years of clinical expertise.

Individualized Attention: We provide individualized attention from your doctor and your hygienist to you.  We aim to provide you with a superior dental experience.

Whitening

Many people prefer to have their teeth whitened under a cosmetic dentist’s expert guidance. Teeth whitening is a non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.  The use of a custom fitting dental whitening tray creates for a uniform whitening that is custom fit for your mouth.

Check Up Exam

Trust: It is important to find a cosmetic dentist you can trust. The UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center is #1 in Los Angeles and in California by US News and World Report.

Cutting-Edge Dental Care: At our practice your testing, evaluation, and our recommendations are informed by the latest in dental research.

Clinical Experience: Our practice has over 25 years of clinical expertise.

Individualized Attention: We provide individualized attention from your doctor and your hygienist to you.  We aim to provide you with a superior dental experience.

Digital X-Ray

Digital X-Rays

Our digital X-rays emit 10% of the radiation of traditional dental X-rays.  Not only are digital x-rays better for your health and safety, they are faster and more comfortable to take, which reduces your time in the dental office.

3-D Digital X- Rays

We also offer an advanced Digital 3-D X-ray machine.  3-D X-rays improve the accuracy of diagnosis and treatment planning.  They allow for computer modeling of dental implants to find the perfect fit and smile.

What is a Dental X-ray?

Dental x-rays are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a dental exam.  Dentists and hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan. Detecting and treating dental problems at an early stage saves you time, discomfort, and your teeth!

How often should dental x-rays be taken?

A full mouth series of dental x-rays is recommended for new patients.  A full series is usually good for three to five years.  Bite-wing x-rays are taken at check-up visits and are recommended once or twice a year to detect new dental problems.

The need for dental x-rays depends on each patient’s individual dental health needs.  Your dentist and hygienist will recommend x-rays based upon the review of your medical and dental history, a dental exam, signs and symptoms, your age, and risk of disease.

Emergencies

Dental emergencies can include:

  • A knocked out or very loose tooth
  • Chipped, broken, or cracked teeth
  • Toothaches
  • Infections or abscesses
  • Tender or inflamed gums
  • Deep cuts in gums, lips, or other soft tissues
  • Canker sores which don’t heal as quick as they should
  • Broken or lost onlays, veneers, crowns, bridges, dentures, or dental implants

If your tooth is knocked out or broken, you should proceed to the dentist right away. Some issues can wait a day or two; it is best to at least call the office right away so you can determine what the dentist wants you to do.

Crown

For dental crowns, it is important to go to a cosmetic dentist who is skilled as your smile can improve your overall facial appearance.  We use advanced technologies such as computer modeling to help you achieve a beautiful smile.

Here are some of the benefits associated with CEREC® dental crowns:

  • High-quality porcelain enhances strength and durability.
  • Your natural tooth is saved.
  • Long lasting restorations.
  • Less injections, or discomfort.
  • Cost effectiveness.
  • One dental visit instead of two saves you time.
  • No temporary restorations.

What does a CEREC® restoration procedure involve?

The first step in the procedure is to prepare the tooth. The dentist removes all tooth decay and creates a divergent occlusal axial wall, to make the opening of the tooth wider than the base. Next, an impression is made using a covering of titanium dust. This dust allows the CEREC® camera to take a medical grade highly detailed picture of the tooth.

The image is transposed onto a medical grade computer screen. It is here that the cosmetic dentist is able to view the tooth from every angle and design a final restoration with computer modeling. When the design is complete, it is transmitted to the milling unit.

Before affixing the restoration to the tooth, the dentist will place it dry to ensure it fits perfectly. It is then polished and affixed to the tooth with a dental cement. The procedure is now complete, and all without the need for a second visit!  This produces very high quality results, yet a great deal of your busy time has been saved.

Veneer

As a cosmetic dentist Dr. Mendelovitz is an expert at using Dental Crowns and Veneers to achieve a beautiful smile.  Veneers can completely reshape your teeth.  They can be alternatives to crowns.  For all cosmetic services, it is important to choose someone skilled as it can enhance your smile.

Reasons for veneers:

  • Cosmetically, to create a uniform, white, beautiful smile.
  • Crooked teeth.
  • Misshapen teeth.
  • Severely discolored or stained teeth.
  • Teeth that are too small or large.
  • Unwanted or uneven spaces.
  • Worn or chipped teeth.

What does getting veneers involve?

Getting veneers usually requires two visits to complete the process, with little or no anesthesia required during the procedure.  The teeth are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the surface to allow for the thickness of the veneer.  A mold or impression of the teeth is taken and a shade (color) will then be chosen by you and the dentist.

On the second visit the teeth will be cleansed with special liquids to achieve a durable bond.  Bonding cement is then placed between the tooth and veneer and a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond.

You will receive care instructions for veneers.  Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your veneers.

Implant

For our implants we improve our diagnostic reliability through 3D X-Rays.

A custom fit stint is based on the 3D X-rays and Medical Computer Modeling so your implant is placed exactly as planned, reducing potential medical errors, improving accuracy, and crown aesthetics.  This leads to high quality treatment, without mistakes.

After an implant is placed, a crown is attached.  It is important to go to a cosmetic dentist you can trust.  Dr. Mendelovitz is a  Director at UCLA in the Center for Esthetic Dentistry in Computer Aided Design and Modeling.  Through computer modeling and cosmetic design, we can now achieve your perfect smile.

 

Cosmetic Filling

It is important to get a cosmetic filling that looks aesthetically pleasing, so it is important that you choose a cosmetic dentist you can trust.

Reasons for composite fillings:

  • Chipped teeth.
  • Closing space between two teeth.
  • Cracked or broken teeth.
  • Decayed teeth (Cavity).
  • Worn teeth.

Oral surgery

An Oral Surgeon can diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions:

  • TMJ, Facial Pain, & Facial Reconstruction
  • Dental Implants
  • Tooth Extractions & Impacted Teeth
  • Wisdom Teeth
  • Misaligned Jaws
  • Cleft Lip & Palate
  • Apicoectomy
  • Oral Cancers , Tumors, Cysts, & Biopsies
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery

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What Our Patients Say About Us

I had dental work done by another dentist and spent thousands of dollars on work that was done incorrectly. When my brand new front crown fell out, I called Dr. Mendelovitz’s office for an emergency appointment. I shed tears of joy when I saw my new crown that had been made the same day! I haven’t had any problems since then. I have had a large amount of dental work done throughout my life, and I have never had such a positive experience with a dentist.

Vicki Southern California

Dr. Mendelovitz is one of the best dentist’s I have ever been to and I’ve been going to him for twenty years. He’s skilled in his work. He has done caps, bridges, fillings and extractions for my mouth and they have always been great. He is fair in his pricing and his office has always been willing to work with me when a payment plan was necessary. I would highly recommmend him.

Jennifer San Francisco

I’ve seen Dr. Mendelovitz for several years at least, and he’s easily the best general dentist I’ve ever gone to. I used to be fearful about dentists, but he keeps me totally calm. His work is virtually painless; he is fast, comforting, and very nice. Not long ago he did an extraction for me — I found it hard to believe I could get through it without general anesthesia, but he assured me I’d have no problem, and he was right.  It was over before I knew it, and I felt fine.  If he has to refer you to someone — for instance, an endodontist — it will be someone great.  Also, Karen cleans my teeth, and she is wonderful — thorough, careful, and very pleasant.

Leslie Los Angeles

Thank You! After one night wearing my new and improved mouth guard I feel a positive difference in my jaw this morning. Your brilliant expertise is saving me from years of damage with this handy dandy appliance.

Blessings and good health to you always,

Samantha Los Angeles

I used to HATE going to the dentist, but since going to Dr. Phil’s, I have changed my attitude.We like him so much, we drive from Pasadena. I needed a new crown (ughhh) and he’s got the knowledge and technology and they created a crown on the spot and within a few hours and no pain, I walked out with a new crown!! Even the teeth cleanings are pretty painless. I highly recommend Dr. Phil and he’s located in West Los Angeles.

Michelle Pasadena

Contact Us

100 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 445
Los Angeles, Ca. 90024