Specialized Services

The UCLA Dental Clinics in Westwood and the UCLA Venice Dental Center (some specialized services aren't offered at this location) also have clinics that provide specialized treatment for patients with more advanced dental needs.

These specialties include:

  • Advanced Prosthodontics – Provides comprehensive dental care for complex, multidisciplinary cases requiring fixed, removable and implant dental treatment. (Not available at the Venice Dental Center.)

  • Endodontics - Provides root canal therapies, root canal retreatments, endodontic microsurgeries, vital pulp therapies, apexifications, apexogenesis, internal bleaching, and endodontic emergencies.

  • Esthetic Dentistry – Primarily focused on the appearance of the teeth and gums.  They also perform limited periodontic and orthodontic treatment as concerned with esthetics.

  • Maxillofacial Prosthetics - Provides comprehensive oral, dental and facial treatment and rehabilitation for patients with a history of oral, head and neck cancer, birth anomalies, or trauma, employing dental implants and the latest in digital technology.  

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – Performs extractions of teeth and surgical procedures for patients who need ambulatory procedures.

  • Orofacial Pain – Provides treatment for such conditions as Tight Muscle Jaw and obstructive sleep apnea (for patients who can't tolerate a CPAP device). (Not available at the Venice Dental Center.)

  • Orthodontics – Provides treatment for jaw, bite, and tooth alignment.

  • Oral Pathology – Takes tissue specimens and biopsies for diagnosis of disease. (Not available at the Venice Dental Center.)

  • Oral Radiology - Makes X-ray images of teeth and jaws for diagnosis of disease.

  • Pediatric Dentistry - Provides oral health care to infants, children, adolescents, and individuals with special health care needs. Pediatric dentists implement individualized preventive oral health practices and reduces the child’s risk of preventable dental/oral disease, and should start no later than 12 months of age.

  • Periodontics and Implant Surgery – Non-surgical and surgical therapy for diseases of the gums; hard tissues and soft tissues around the teeth.

  • Restorative Dentistry - Focused on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of caries, conservation of tooth structure and the restoration of structurally compromised teeth, in an effort to restore form function and esthetics.

  • Special Patient Care (Hospital Dentistry) – Provides advanced dental treatment for patients with severe medical, physical, or mental impairments.  Provides dental services under IV sedation and in operating room settings. (Not available at the Venice Dental Center.)

If you are interested in becoming a patient of one of our specialized clinics, have a referral or would like more information, please contact the clinic directly.