MEET HIGHLY CREDENTIALED PROSTHODONTIST
DR. MARIAELENA RODRIGUEZ AND HER TEAM
OF ADVANCED DENTAL CARE SPECIALISTS.

Dr. MariaElena Rodriguez, prosthodontist and prosthodontics specialist, and Dr. Michelle Ikoma prosthodontist and a specialist in comprehensive restorative dental care, are both dedicated to eliminating your dental problems – transforming your smile, ensuring healthy teeth and delivering new confidence so you can enjoy life again.

Both dentist and the internationally trained laboratory craftsman are artists of the smile, carefully creating dental solutions using the highest quality materials and state-of-the-art tools, techniques and treatments.

The hard working staff is committed to you the patient, attentive to your needs, supporting you in every way, and treating you like a family member. Dr. Rodriguez and Dr. Ikoma are extremely thorough and meticulous, perfectionists who bring precision and passion, excellence and enthusiasm to your care. You can rely on them to create a world-class smile, to ensure first-class dental health – to change your life dramatically.

Maria Elena Rodriguez, DDS

DR. MARIAELENA RODRIGUEZ, DDS, PROSTHODONTIST

Dr. MariaElena Rodriguez is a prosthodontist, a highly educated and uniquely trained specialist at restoring or replacing damaged teeth with teeth implants.

She is also certified in, and deeply involved with Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, the evaluation and treatment of patients with acquired or congenital defects of the head and neck due to cancer, trauma, surgery or birth defects.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

  • American College Of Prosthodontics
  • International Society For Maxillofacial Rehabilitation
  • Academy Of Osseointegration
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Western Dental Society

EDUCATION:

  • Certificate In Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, UCLA
  • Certificate In Graduate Prosthodontics, UCLA
  • DDS Degree, UCLA
  • BA Degree, Loyola Marymount University
  • Certificate in Implant Dentistry, LLU

Dr. Rodriguez is also a Co-Director at Permadent Dental Implants Center in Torrance, CA.

Michelle Ikoma, DDS

DR. MICHELLE IKOMA, DDS, PROSTHODONTIST

Dr. Michelle Ikoma is a USC-trained prosthodontist, a specialist in comprehensive restorative dental care for difficult to treat cases like partial dentures. She stays current with emerging new technology, dental materials, and alternative treatment approaches so that she can provide you with the best dental treatment customized to suit your needs. Dr. Ikoma is fully dedicated to working with you to achieve your goals for your oral health care.

She was a professor at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California for 18 years.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Western Dental Society

EDUCATION:

  • Certificate in Graduate Prosthodontics, USC
  • DDS Degree, USC
  • ADAPT Program, USC

Primary Responsibilities:

DOCTOR’S TEAM

Amelia

AMELIA BARRON

Registered Dental Hygienist

Primary Responsibilities:

Patient Oral Hygiene Care

Professional Affiliations:

Long Beach Dental Hygienist’s Society (LBDHS)
California Dental Hygiene Association (CDHA)
American Dental Hygiene Association (ADHA)
South Bay Dental Hygiene Study Club

Lucy

LUCY HALBASCH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Primary Responsibilities:

Patient Oral Hygiene Care

Professional Affiliations:

Phi Theta Kappa (International Honors Society)
South Bay Dental Hygiene Study Club
California Dental Hygiene Association (CDHA)
American Dental Hygiene Association (ADHA)

Adriana

ADRIANA MENDOZA

Dental Assistant

Primary Responsibilities:

Primary Chair-side Dental Assistant
Outside Laboratory Coordinator
Inventory Control Manager
Manage Operatory Systems for Direct Patient Care

Tara

Tara Burke

Appointment Coordinator

Joanna

Joanna Fernandez

Financial/ Treatment Coordinator

Carolyn

Carolyn Ross

Dental Assistant