Fall asleep in the incredibly comfortable leather A-dec chairs, listen to your favorite music station, or catch up on your Netflix shows during each appointment. From diagnosis and treatment planning to meeting your oral health needs with follow-up care, we strive to keep you comfortable upon receiving the highest quality care.
The best technology and comforts don’t mean a thing without a strong team. The Palisades Dentists team is committed to offering the best evidence-based, quality cleanings and hygiene services in the most comfortable settings. Depending on your particular oral health needs, your hygienist will determine a custom treatment plan to maintain your periodontal health with the appropriate level cleanings and recall intervals.
PREVENTATIVE AND DIAGNOSTIC CARE
As much as we care about your oral health, we also care about your overall health. Research shows an undeniable link between your oral cavity and systemic health. During your initial appointment, and each check-up exam, we evaluate more than just your teeth and gums. We evaluate your Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ), perform an Oral Cancer Screening, and examine all the tissues of your oral cavity.
We offer a full spectrum of general and cosmetic dentistry– from teeth whitening to smile reconstruction. We strive to practice conservatively with a biomimetic approach. Biomimetic Dentistry is a minimally invasive approach that focuses on preserving your natural, healthy tooth structure with bonded restorations to maintain “life-like” form and functionality. Depending on your particular needs, we will discuss the best treatment options. Whether you have a cavity, cracked tooth, or missing tooth (or multiple missing teeth), we will carefully craft a treatment plan to meet your dental needs without pain or discomfort. We also offer treatment options for patients who are missing most or all of their teeth.
Registered Dental Hygienist
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.
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Born and raised in Pacific Palisades, it is an absolute dream come true for Laura to be working in her cozy childhood village alongside Dr. Moncayo and Dr. LeVine and their caring 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 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.
Registered Dental Assistant
Lulu is the proud mom of two daughters, Denise and Jovie, and two dogs, Perry (a Chihuahua) and Rocky (a Husky-Labrador mix). In her time away from the office, she enjoys being with her daughters and husband doing things such as camping, wakeboarding, and visiting amusement parks.
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She has been a practicing Registered Dental Assistant for over 20 years. She was drawn to the dental field at a young age and began her career as an RDA in Santa Monica. She takes joy in making patients’ smiles bigger and brighter and providing quality care.
Sarai is a Dental Assistant born in Santa Monica, California. She chose this career path because she’s very passionate about helping people feel comfortable and making sure they have the best dental experience.
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She strives to build relationships with her patients and finds their trust very important and rewarding. During her free time she enjoys spending time with her family as well as running and singing.
Marilyn has been a dental assistant for 10 years, and she enjoys and appreciates that dentistry is a continuous learning process. When she is not at work, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her family and dogs.
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Jessica is a passionate dental professional who is committed to providing exceptional service to all of her practice patients. With over fifteen years of industry experience, she is dedicated to giving each patient the time and personalized attention that he or she deserves.
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Jessica fell in love with the profession at a young age, after receiving a full spectrum of orthodontic treatment. This experience boosted her confidence and positively impacted her life.
While she began her career as a dental assistant, she went on to work as a dental receptionist, and then to oversee hygiene and treatment programs, along with practice schedules, for several prominent orthodontists, oral surgeons, endodontists, periodontists, and general dentists. Her depth of experience, along with her devotion to excellence, has allowed her to transition to working as the office manager of The Palisades Dentists and Palisades Surgical Arts. Today, Jessica’s purpose and passion lies in helping others to achieve the dental health and the smiles that they desire. She is extremely gratified to be part of these dynamic “sister” practices and to assist with the coordination of treatment plans, to ensure that all of their patients are happy and healthy. Jessica began her career, as a dental assistant, while she was still attending high school. She earned her Dental Assistant Certificate from Baldy View Regional Occupational Program, in Upland, California. While Jessica was born in Los Angeles and raised in Ontario, California, she and her family recently moved to Pacific Palisades. When she is not working, Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband, Ruben, and their two children, going swimming at the beach, and visiting Disneyland.