Q&A with Doctor George
Get to know Dr. George
Q: What got you into this specific medical field?
A: Dentistry is a challenging yet extremely rewarding field. The field is also continuously evolving with new technologies and restorative techniques. I have the opportunity to improve patients' health and restore their smiles, which in turn builds their confidence and helps achieve their goals. It's the most gratifying aspect of my work.
Q: What landed you in your city, and what is it that you like about the neighborhood?
A: I have lived in West Los Angeles for over 20 years. I can't imagine living in a better city and I feel so fortunate that I am able to practice dentistry in the same community in which I grew up.
Q: Where did you receive your undergraduate and professional degrees, and did you participate in any residencies?
A: I attended California State University, Northridge, graduating with honors in Anthropology. I then completed my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry.
Q: What year did you begin practicing?
Q: Do you belong to any professional associations?
A: I am an active member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Los Angeles Dental Society, and USC Alumni Association.
Q: What investments in your practice equipment and facilities have you made?
A: The greatest investment we have made in our practice is our amazing staff. Their knowledge and years of combined experience helps bring the best care possible to our patients.
Q: What procedures do you feel your practice excels in above others?
A: We are a multidisciplinary office, with a focus on cosmetic dentistry. We offer comprehensive dental services for your entire family ranging from cleanings and fillings to porcelain veneers, crowns, inlays/onlays, and complete smile makeovers. Our in-house periodontist allows for continuity of care for patients who need specialized treatment such as perio surgery, crown lengthening and dental implants. We also provide Invisalign and Zoom! whitening.
Q: What are the most challenging parts of your everyday practice?
A: Every patient is unique and requires individualized care. The most challenging aspect of my every day practice is keeping up with the current literature and technological advancements so I am able to provide the best possible care for my patients, as well as educate them on their oral health and treatments that best meet their needs.
Q: What are the best moments that make it worthwhile?
A: The best moments are when patients see their restored smile for the first time and express the joy it brings them. Whether it’s a simple filling on their front teeth or a full mouth makeover with veneers and crowns, seeing the patient happy with their treatment and smiling is the most rewarding part of practicing dentistry.
Q: What are your office hours?
A: We are conveniently open Monday thru Saturday from 9:00AM to 6:00PM, with lunch from 1:00-2:00PM.
Q: What HMO or PPO providers are you in network with? Do you offer financing?
A: We accept most PPO plans, including Delta, MetLife, Cigna, Safeguard, Aetna, Liberty, Humana, Blue Cross and Blue Shield. We offer financing through CareCredit.
Q: Do you accept any government programs or discount cards?
A: We do accept discount cards based on the insurance provider.