MariaElena 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
Academy of Osseointegration
Western Dental Society
California Dental Association
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.