We are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles!
Dr. Guttman's Philosophy on Dental Care
I believe in conservative, quality dentistry that strives to meet or exceed your expectations. I enjoy teaching my patients about what dentistry can offer them. I will show you digital x-rays and photos so that you will see what I see. I will take all the time you need to answer your questions, as I believe that an informed patient is a more confident and relaxed patient. I will listen to what you say and incorporate your needs into formulating a treatment plan. I will explain what options you have and why I believe one option may be better then another. Sometimes, the better option may not be the one that the insurance company would like you to choose. Insurance companies are in the business to make big profits and do not always have the best interests of the patients in mind. Working together with you, we will find the best course of treatment that suits your needs. I will then take the time to provide the gentlest care possible. I strongly believe that if you are informed and comfortable, your experience will be that much more positive. And when I complete a successful case and see the happiness and smiles that appear on my patients, it makes my day! For in my office, quality dentistry, and your comfort, are my top priority.
About Dr. Guttman
I graduated from Michigan State University in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science degree, and from the University of Detroit School of Dentistry in 1980. I then went on to complete a General Practice Residency at the Sepulveda VA Medical Center. I had a long-time practice in Montebello before deciding to relocate to beautiful Playa Del Rey to be closer to home. I am a member of the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association.
I was born in Detroit, Michigan and moved to California in 1980. I am happily married with a beautiful daughter. My hobbies include photography, roller blading, and tennis. I also enjoy watching college basketball and football.
Education & Prevention
As a practice, we are true believers that preventive care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”. That’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking safer, digital x-rays when necessary. With digital x-rays, you receive up to 90% less radiation than with old, film x-rays. We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease. Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we’re also concerned about your health. A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.
Training & Expertise
As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care. Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.
A Positive Experience
Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.
We thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental needs and look forward to serving you.
Make an appointment today…..we’ll give you a reason to smile!