Learn About William M. Dorfman, D.D.S.
In The Media
Dr. Bill Dorfman has been interviewed extensively for numerous television and magazines including ABC’s Good Morning America, The View, Oprah, CNN’s Larry King Live, NBC’s The Today Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Dr. Phil, The Rachael Ray Show, The Tyra Banks Show, Entertainment Tonight, MTV’s The Osbournes and Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, The Wayne Brady Show, The Sharon Osbourne Show , EXTRA, Soap Talk, Acess Hollywood and E! Entertainment Television. In addition, Dr. Dorfman is a world-renowned lecturer and author of the best-selling cosmetic dentistry book, The Smile Guide and the NY Times bestseller Billion Dollar Smile.
He has been honored by being recognized as the “Best Aesthetic Dentist in Los Angeles” in Los Angeles Magazine and, by the young age of 42, was awarded not one but two lifetime achievement awards from the largest academies in dentistry and has since then been awarded a total of eight lifetime achievement awards.
William M. Dorfman, D.D.S.'s Office Serving Los Angeles, California
The First Appointment
If you are only interested in cosmetic dentistry, we offer a cosmetic consultation to all new patients. During the consultation we will discuss your cosmetic options for creating the smile you've always wanted. For general dental patients, all areas of your mouth will be thoroughly examined. This process will include a detailed examination of the teeth, soft tissue, supporting structure alignment, bite and more. A complete set of x-rays will be taken and models of your teeth will be made if necessary. All the information that we obtain will be carefully evaluated so that we may accurately assess your dental needs.
Preventive Oral Hygiene Appointment
After your examination, you will be ready for the preventive oral hygiene session. At this time, you will have access to the latest theories and techniques for controlling dental disease. Specific approaches will be recommended for your individual needs. Your teeth will also be cleaned by our licensed dental hygienist, a professional dedicated to your receiving maximum longevity from your natural dentition. We consider this session to be one of the most valuable services we offer to our patients.
Dental Evaluation and Plan for Treatment
After your preventative appointment, we will explain your dental evaluation and plan for treatment. Immediate needs as well as long term objectives will be based on the goal of your receiving maximum life for your natural teeth.
Payment is expected at the time services are performed. We accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard and American Express. When extensive dental care is necessary or when dental insurance is involved, financial arrangements can be made with our office manager. Please inquire about our financing plans. Our primary concern is your dentistry. Nontheless, we will be sensitive to your financial circumstances within the framework of sound business practices.
As a cosmetic dentist specializing in creating beautiful smiles, I understand you are looking for a dentist who will listen to precisely what you would like to accomplish with your cosmetic dental procedure.
Most of my patients are educated men and women who come into our office with fairly specific goals for their smile. It is my philosophy that our relationship begins with you telling and showing me exactly how you would like your teeth and smile to look. It is then up to me to help you understand what can and what sometimes cannot be done to accomplish your aesthetic dental goals.Learn more about William M. Dorfman, D.D.S.
Compare Before & After Pictures
A good cosmetic dentist should be happy to show you a portfolio of dental before and after photos from satisfied patients. These pictures can help you gauge the right dentist (and the right dental procedure) for your smile makeover. Learn why you should bother with before and after photos.
Qualifications for William M. Dorfman, D.D.S.
Dr. Dorfman graduated from UCLA where he was honored with the prestigious "UCLA Outstanding Senior Award" in 1980. He then received his dental degree in 1983 from the University of the Pacific in San Francisco where he was one of the youngest graduates to ever receive his doctorate degree. Upon graduation, he completed a two-year residency at a dental hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland. In 1985, Dr. Dorfman returned to the United States and established his private practice in aesthetic and general dentistry.
In 1989, at the age of 30, Dr. Dorfman formed the now hugely successful company, Discus Dental, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of tooth-whitening, oral hygiene and aesthetic dental products. Here he helped develop such ground-breaking professional take-home teeth whitening products as Nite White and Day White, both of which brighten smiles much more quickly, safely and effectively than conventional over-the-counter teeth-whitening strips and paint-on gels. Recently his company has launched Zoom!, a revolutionary in-office whitening system which uses a safe, effective and gentle light-activated gel to whiten by 6 to 10 shades in just over an hour; and Breath Rx, a complete line of breath freshening products available only in dentists' offices.
Dr. Dorfman is a member of the American Dental Association and the Century City Medical Staff, and he is one of only 33 Fellows in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, only two of which are in Los Angeles. In addition, Dr. Dorfman is a world-renowned lecturer and author of the best-selling cosmetic dentistry book, The Smile Guide, one of the most popular books ever in dentistry. He is also the past editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
In addition, Dr. Dorfman is the founder and program coordinator of P.A.C.-live, a continuing education program to teach practicing dentists state-of-the-art cosmetic dental skills on live patients, at the University of the Pacific Dental School. He has been honored by being recognized as the "Best Aesthetic Dentist in Los Angeles" in Los Angeles Magazine and, by the young age of 42, was awarded not one but two lifetime achievement awards from the largest academies in dentistry.
Procedures Performed by William M. Dorfman, D.D.S.
- Teeth Whitening
- Porcelain Veneers
- No Preparation Porcelain Veneers
- Extreme Makeovers
- Snap-on Smiles
- Tooth Colored Fillings
- Crowns & Bridges
- Gummy Smiles (Lip Repositioning and/or Crown Lengthening)
- Jaw Surgery
- Partial and Full Dentures
- Cleft Palate