Who says going to the dentist can’t be fun? Fall asleep in the incredibly comfortable leather A-dec chairs, catch up on your binge watching with Netflix and Bose noise canceling headphones, and do it in complete comfort as a painless, non-invasive anesthetic delivery device gently numbs the area. This is an experience unlike anything you’ve ever known at the dentist. We all have to go the dentist, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be comfortable!
The best technology and comforts don’t mean a thing without a strong medical team. The Palisades Dentists team is committed to offering the best quality cleanings and hygiene services in the most comfortable settings. With Bose© noise cancelling headphones, you just might catch some Zzzzzz’s.
Did you know that many diseases in the body actually begin in the mouth? You work out, you eat right and you take care of your body. Top off your healthy regime with timely exams and hygiene appointments so that you can catch potential problems before it is too late.
Sometimes life throws us a curve ball. You might need to fill a cavity or get a crown. The good news is, all is not lost! Things can be fixed. And it can be done, comfortably and without pain or discomfort.
Ursula Reyes – Bio
Ursula earned her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from the University of Southern California, School of Dentistry in 2005. In 2014, she earned her masters degree in dental hygiene. During this time, she received the Eric Green Award for her commitment to community health, and the Ruth Ragland Award for clinical excellence. She has served patients in private practice, as well as in under-privileged communities in Southern California and abroad.
As a clinical professor at the University of Southern California for over 11 years, Ursula has been able to give back to the profession and school that profoundly impacted her life. She embraces her leadership skills along with her natural mentoring capabilities, and is well revered by both her students and professional peers. Ursula’s unique combination of education, experience, and skills has demonstrated her passion for patient education through disease prevention and health promotion.
Although she specializes in treating periodontal disease, Ursula is extremely eager to educate her patients on the link between oral health and overall health. In April of 2016, she developed and published a comprehensive protocol for treating renal transplant patients. She is undeniably committed to providing personalized, high quality dental care and emphasizes a team approach when working with her patients. Outside of private practice, Ursula stays abreast of the most recent research and technology by preserving her commitment to safety standards. She continues to present lectures at dental industry conferences, and has taught advanced instrumentation along side Anna Pattison, RDH.
Laura Brown Norris – Bio
Laura is a Registered Dental Hygienist, and a graduate of the University of Southern California, where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. She has been working in private practice for the past 5+ years at two locations. With Dr. Francis (the previous owner of this practice) in Pacific Palisades, and with Dr. LeVine at the previous location in Santa Monica.
Born and raised in Pacific Palisades, it is an absolute dream come true for Laura to be working in her cozy childhood village full-time, alongside Dr. LeVine and Dr. Moncayo and her incredible staff. She loves coming to work every day and giving her absolute best to her patients, many of whom have known Laura most of her life growing up in the Palisades. Her role as your dental hygienist is to provide you with exceptional care and a greater understanding of your oral/systemic health. She will discuss the best tools and tips for at-home oral management and she’ll customize a dental hygiene treatment plan that works best for you.
One of Laura’s greatest passions is working with children, not only to help them understand the importance of their oral health, but to also feel comfortable with their teeth and their smiles. She currently lives in Westchester with her wonderful husband Matt and their golden retriever Dodger. They recently welcomed their first child into the world in September of 2016. She is extremely passionate about her career, and takes great pride in being a part of this team of health care professionals.