Malena-Rodriguez-Photo-193x300MariaElena Rodriquez, D.D.S. graduated from the UCLA School of Dentistry in 2000. She has been practicing Maxillofacial Prosthodontics in Torrance and expanded her specialization by completing the internationally respected two year Implant Dentistry fellowship at Loma Linda University. This combined training and practical experience has made Dr. Rodriguez a highly skilled dental implant surgeon. Her understanding of the complete implant process makes her uniquely qualified to work with referring dentists and patients alike.

Her goal with every surgical procedure is to have a happy patient who is completely satisfied with their implant. Whether it’s support for one or several teeth, the implant(s) will be comfortable and aesthetically pleasing.

PermaDent is the only practice in Torrance specializing exclusively in dental implants and nothing else.  Since 1989, over 10,000 implants have been placed with a 98% success rate.

Dr. Rodriguez has taught at UCLA and continues to mentor students and young dentists. At PermaDent she focuses on all aspects of dental implant surgery.

Professional Societies and Organizations: American Dental Association
American College of Prosthodontics
Kois Center
Academy of Osseointegration
Western Dental Society
California Dental Association

1993-1996
Loyola Marymount University BA in Psychology/Biology
1996-2000
D.D.S. – University of California at Los Angeles
1999-2000
TA for section of Removable Prosthodontics at University of California at Los Angeles
2000-2003
Certificate in Advanced Prosthodontics – University of California at Los Angeles
2000-2004
Faculty at University of California at Los Angeles – Clinical Instructor, section of Removable Prosthodontics
2003-2004
Certificate in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics – University of California at Los Angeles
2003-2005
Geriatric Fellowship – University of California at Los Angeles
2004-2008

Faculty at University of California at Los Angeles – Clinical instructor for the Graduate Prosthodontics Residency Program

Faculty at University of California at Los Angeles  Continuing Education – Clinical instructor for registered dental assistants extended function.

2012-2014
Certificate in Implant Dentistry – Loma Linda University