DISCOVER YOUR TRUE SMILE
The Palisades Dentists offer the finest in general, cosmetic and specialty dental healthcare services in the Pacific Palisades. Their modernized office provides the very latest in state of the art dental technology, a highly educated and caring staff and the ultimate in patient comfort. The treatment rooms feature top of the line A-dec chairs, iPads and Netflix streaming, Bose noise cancelling headphones and “The Wand”, a painless, computer-assisted anesthesia delivery system. Their team is committed to changing the way you feel about going to the dentist.
Dr. Carly LeVine talks about the mixture of technology and passion that inspired her to create one of the most unique and state of the art dental practices in the country.
Dr. Cerisa Moncayo discusses her civil and military service and her love of dentistry and serving people.
Dr. Cerisa Moncayo – Bio
Dr. Cerisa Moncayo is a firm believer in the Golden Rule when it comes to her patients. She strives to offer her patients nothing less than the type of care she would like to receive—a personal, positive, pain-free experience.
Having grown up in a military family (her father served 20 years in the U.S. Navy), and as a Navy veteran herself, Dr. Cerisa is no stranger to solid work ethic and sacrifice. She has always been relentless with her goals and finds it a joy to put her patients first.
One of her first dreams was achieved when she attended Stanford University where she became fluent in Spanish and graduated with a degree in Human Biology with a focus on International Health and Development. After working in the non-profit sector, Dr. Cerisa went on to obtain her Doctor of Dental Surgery at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC where she was on the Dean’s List every semester and was part of the IV Sedation Team, led by world renowned Dr. Stanley Malamed. Through college and dental school, she had the privilege of traveling to over 20 countries and serving others on humanitarian missions in Southeast Asia and Central America.
After dental school, she lived out another dream of serving her country as a Naval Officer stationed with the Marines. Having access to world-class technology, and working closely with specialists on a daily basis, enabled her to become skilled in the entire scope of general dentistry—from cosmetic to trauma management and oral surgery.
It is Dr. Cerisa’s daily dream come true to serve those in her own community of the Pacific Palisades. When you don’t see her at The Palisades Dentists, you’ll probably find her and her husband jogging around Rustic Canyon or the Huntington with their chocolate lab.
Dr. Carly Levine – Bio
Dr. Carly brings a new meaning to the expression “put your best face forward” with dental reconstructive procedures using non-invasive techniques resulting in a more natural smile.
Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Dr. Carly observed the many fads of cosmetic enhancements. “Growing up in Miami, there is a prevalence of renewal and reconstructive treatments for skin, hair, body and teeth. Known as one of the most beautiful destinations due to its residents and tourists, the market for new developments in cosmetic procedures was and still remains in high demand,” explains Dr. Carly.
With an undergraduate degree in Psychology, Biology, and Chemistry from the University of Miami and armed with a thorough understanding of humanistic behavior, Dr. Carly gained interest in the field of cosmetic dentistry. Post graduation and eager for a change in climate and surroundings, Dr. Carly relocated to California. She attended the acclaimed University of Southern California, the nation’s top-ranked school for dentistry and received a Doctor of Dental Surgery.
Exploring all aspects of dental hygiene and needs, Dr. Carly believes that building upon your natural oral aesthetics is something that you not only want, but deserve. “Facial cosmetics are the forefront of dental care and it is quite common for people to notice the attractiveness or unattractiveness of an individual’s smile,” says Dr. Carly. “We meet new people every day, it is vital that we showcase a bright, healthy-looking smile that not only boosts our confidence and creates a more memorable impression.”
Her philosophy as a cosmetic dentist is simple: assuming necessary measures to ensure the safety and care of their patient’s health and comfort with minimally invasive dentistry. “Cosmetic dentistry is an exciting field with constant changes in practices. I empathize with the concerns of my patients who want to achieve natural enhancements, safely, with subtle changes to their appearance” says Dr. Carly. “Discovering improvements in science and techniques in my field is an incredible reward, especially when my patients are pleased with the results.”
Dr. Carly recently opened her state of the art facility in Pacific Palisades, CA. Dr. Carly went to USC School of Dentistry and works at USC as an adjunct professor when she is not with her husband and daughter.